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© 2017 John Kiely        john@purlieu.photography             Phone +447736849388

February 10, 2019

My work, especially over the last decade, has been strongly concept led. This has not only influenced my personal output, but also my teaching.

November 27, 2018

The beach at Torre del Mar is four kilometres long and is bounded by a wide esplanade with a good variety of trees planted for shade and decoration. This, combined with the many cafes, restaurants and bars, plus numerous fountains and monuments make it an interesting place in the quiet season. A 3.2 kilometre running surface has been create the length of the main part of the beac...

November 10, 2018

I suppose my love of black and white imagery stems from the darkroom.  I was never really interested in colour printing, then once I became a portrait and wedding photographer I was forced into it.  I used to print much of my own work, this was a dark period of my life, not only printing colour but photographing people!

November 2, 2018

An exploratory photographic shooting trip to the south of SpainAfter driving 1827 miles from Mossley, thats a total of 51 hours behind the wheel, we have arrived in Cadiz. We started with Black Rock Sands in North Wales to meet up with our friends Emma and Jim. A night in Kent before the Eurotunnel was followed by two stop overs in France and three in Spain before reaching the st...

November 1, 2018

Tordesillas was our second Spanish stop over.  This lovely medieval town is on the banks of the Duoro river and has a history of its own version of bull fighting. The fight against a five year old bull was banned after extensive complaints from animal rights protestors, which the town still isn’t happy about.  A statue of a magnificent bull greets you as you cross the bridge from...

October 26, 2018

A brief visit to Zaurutz in the Basque area of northern Spain

October 24, 2018

The second stop was in Chez Gendon, a lovely campsite in the middle of the vineyards in Blaye, south west France.  We only stayed one night but that gave plenty of scope for work.  The front of the campsite faces the vineyards, whilst the rear borders chestnut woodland.  The quite dense chestnut canopy gave the opportunity to play with the pools of light created on the woodland f...

August 15, 2017

Today I finally manage to pack away all of the props etc that were stored in the darkroom and finished adding the supplementary lighting.

 This was the room when I moved in; it had been used as a bedroom.  After ripping up the carpet and decorating I removed the fluorescent light fittings.  One, as you can see, was actually inside the wall, with the plasterboard cut away to expose...

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