Monday, 28 February 2011

Cory Doctorow at work (composite)

It's a whopper and it's on sale alongside images from Jonathan Shaw, Paul Smith and Elly Clark so the shrewd investor might want to grab a bargain. There are also investment opportunities in images by tomorrow's stars from last years Open Undergraduate Photography classes #phonar and #picbod, all going for a snip.


.... the full story for this image follows:

In 2009 I made a piece of work with the author Cory Doctorow. It involved making a series of portraits which I then sold along with pages from his (then) unpublished novel "For the Win".

The prints were scaled in value, numbered 1 - 111, you can read all about it here. The most expensive of these pieces was a composite image (more than one image assembled into one print) that printed out to about 140 x 100cm (4 1/2" x 3 1/2").

There were three signed edition prints - one for Cory, one for me and one was shipped out to a buyer in Australia (tips hat). I also had to make a colour proof (usually referred to by artists as 'Artist's proof') these are unsigned test prints and for the buyer are a great way of owning the artwork at a much discounted price (canny artists will often make several and stash them away).

I made one. And I'm donating it to my photography students at Coventry University. They will put the proceeds from this sale towards their degree show.

Portrait by Jonathan Worth 1, credit Jonathan Worth, link to

The composite is made up from contact sheet images, you can see one of them super annotated here

Monday, 21 February 2011

New App for Open Undergrad Photography Classes

We've just launched an app for one of the open classes that I teach at Coventry University. This beta version is a fairly straight forward aggregator of the various feeds but future full and paid for versions will enable active class-engagement.

Thanks and credit to Pete Woodbridge (@loftysbridge) for this. You can download it from the Apple store for free.

Moonbug selected for World premiere at Houston International Film Festival

Nicola Bruce's movie "Moonbug" has been nominated for a Remi Award in the feature film category. The film features Steve Pyke photographing astronauts and members of the NASA communities involved in the Apollo, Mercury and Saturn missions, but is most notable for it's snippets of a 25 year old Jonathan Worth assisting Steve. ;-}

There's more at Steve's blog and Nicola's website.