Hi all @niallmcdiarmid here back taking over the @bjp1854 account this week. I'm showing images from my travels across Britain ahead of the opening of the Town To Town exhibition at @martinparrfdn in Bristol next week.
After making trips mostly across southern England and the Midlands in 2011 and 2012, I decided, as best I could, I would cover the whole of Britain - Scotland, England and Wales. The North East of England was a region I returned to several times and since then have been lucky to visit most of the towns from Berwick, south to Redcar. Here's one from Cullercoats on the coast, east of Newcastle.
This image is included in the Town to Town book published by @rrbphotobooks that accompanies the exhibition.
Beverley Terrace, Cullercoats - April 2013
Hi all @niallmcdiarmid here taking over the @bjp1854 account this week. Ahead of the opening of the Town To Town exhibition @martinparrfdn in Bristol, I'm showing images from my journeys across Britain over the past 7 years.
After trips to most of the cities in the South East of England up till the summer of 2011, I then began making longer journeys into the Midlands and further north. I began to formulate a loose plan that would take me all across Britain. However I never made lists of places to go or people to meet, it was and still is, a random, meandering tour based on colour, shape, pattern and chance encounters.
This image - Hertford Street, Coventry - March 2012
Hi all @niallmcdiarmid here again, taking over the @bjp1854 account this week. I'm showing images from my travels across Britain ahead of the opening of the Town To Town exhibition at @martinparrfdn in Bristol next week.
After initially making work across London in 2011, I realised I wanted to expand the series and began making journeys across the South East of England too. Usually I would jump on trains, cheap day returns to towns such as Crawley, Guildford, St. Albans and as far south as the coast. This one from Marine Parade, Hastings - May 2011. This image is in the Town To Town book published by @rrbphotobooks to coincide with the exhibition.
Hi @niallmcdiarmid here again. I'm taking over the @bjp1854 feed this week. I'm showing images from across Britain ahead of the opening of my Town To Town exhibition at the new Martin Parr Foundation next week.
Here another image from early in the series, South Molton Street, London - Feb 2011. After initially only intending to make work close to my home in South London, I decided to broaden my horizon and began to make longer walks across different parts of London, such as this one which took me through Mayfair. I also began to realise that if I was to continue building this body of work, I needed to develop a distinctive style that made my images recognisable. So I began introducing colour in what the subjects were wearing and the backgrounds.
Hi all @niallmcdiarmid here, taking over the @bjp1854 Instagram account this week. I'm showing images from my journeys across Britain this week. The portrait series began in early 2011 when I made walks across South London, with no particular project in mind. This image here - South Bank, London - Feb' 2011.
An exhibition of the work showing 70 portraits will open at the new @martinparrfdn in Bristol on 31st January.
Hello all. It's @niallmcdiarmid here, taking over the @bjp1854 Instagram account this week ahead of the opening of a new exhibition of my work, Town To Town at the @martinparrfdn in Bristol. I'll be showing images from my travels across Britain over the past seven years. I'm interested in hearing your tales of towns across Britain, maybe your home town, maybe towns you've always fancied visiting or maybe just towns you suggest I should visit.
Here's a shot from the valleys of South Wales - Dunraven Street, Tonypandy - May 2014. This is from the accompanying book Town To Town published by @rrbphotobooks available now.
"It’s an interesting time to be a photographer in Britain," says @niallmcdiarmid.
His latest series, Town to Town, has just been published as a book and goes on show at the Martin Parr Foundation on 31 January; he's taking over our Instagram from tomorrow.
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As @hyman_collection donates 125 photographs to the Yale Center for British Art, James Hyman tells BJP he hopes the gift will help promote British photography at home as well as abroad. 📸: @annafox61
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As the Iranian-born, Swiss artist Arunà Canevascini wins the chance to print Villa Argentina and display it at @photolondonfair 2018 and @photoespana_ 2018, we revisit the interview with her first published in BJP's June 2017 Ones to Watch issue.
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