/ 2018 / Fine Art /

Appleby Mud Portraits

  • Prize
    3rd Place winner in Fine Art, Gold in Fine Art/People
  • Photographer
    Tim Fisher
  • Studio
    Tim Fisher Photograpjy

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.

Photographer, art gallery owner, usually, though not always, in the reverse order.

Awards PX3 - Bronze for "Ruskin's World" in 2022 and Silver in the 2019 IPA's (same project).

Portrait of Britain / BJP, on average, 1x portrait image every year.

IPA & Family of Man; Silver Medal.

PX3 a Gold in the automotive category 2009 (?).

Intenational Photography Awards 2022:

Silver - Fine Art / Portrait of Ukrainian refugees.
Jury Top 5 selection - "Proscenium Landscapes".
Honourable Mentions x 3 including - "A phenomenological Reading of Landscape".
8x Official Selections

All six of my portraits submitted to the Taylor Westing / National Portrait Gallery annual competition and exhibition 2022 were printed up for the final round of judging.

Sony / WPO Short List 2018. Portraiture / Professional

Art Gallery in Keswick owner since 2018

Art on a Postcard 2017
Magnum Swap Shop 2017

Mists of time......