/ 2018 / Fine Art /
Appleby Mud Portraits
Annually, in the first week in June, Europe's largest horse fair takes
place in Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria, not far from the
Scottish / English border.
Tim stood and knelt in the quagmire that had been the show
ground to better photograph the Traveller and Gypsy children who
dress up for the occasion, foregoing the more classic documentary
approach, Tim has focussed on the children for this series, using a
single studio flash, lifting & separating the children from the back
ground adding impact through the vibrant colours.
This also has the advantage of taking the images slightly out of
the real world and adds a playful and almost pantomime twist,
especially with an element of the children dressing as adults, since
this subject is often shot in a very serious manner, so Tim
approached the project in a more light hearted manner.
Awards Sony / WPO Short List 2018. Portraiture / Professional 2018.
Art Gallery in Keswick owner since 2018.
Many IPA honourable mentions over the last 3yrs.
Art on a Postcard 2017.
Magnum Swap Shop 2017.
Portrait of Britain; BJP the last 2x yrs.
IPA & Family of Man; 2nd place.
5 x PX3 HMs inc; a win in the automotive category, maybe 8yrs ago.