Jamie Dormer-Durling

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Sir Crispin Tickell | She Sells Sea Shells | Jamie Dormer-Durling | August 2014

April 27th 2014

Today I made my first meaningful trip to Lyme Regis to make some photographs for this new Mary Anning project.  Modern fossil hunters is a good place to start, surely?

Fossils Hunters at Work | She Sells Sea Shells | Jamie Dormer-Durling | April 2014

Fossils Hunters at Work | She Sells Sea Shells | Jamie Dormer-Durling | April 2014

Fossils Hunters at Work | She Sells Sea Shells | Jamie Dormer-Durling | April 2014

Fossils Hunters at Work | She Sells Sea Shells | Jamie Dormer-Durling | April 2014

Fossils Hunters at Work | She Sells Sea Shells | Jamie Dormer-Durling | April 2014

Fossils Hunters at Work | She Sells Sea Shells |…

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She Sells Sea Shells

Lately…

Mary Anning circa 1830

When I first went into Bristol Museum to look at the Natural History displays I managed to make a few half decent photographs of the dioramas.  I previously blogged about this but never put the images I made up because I got a bit lost as to what to do with them.

Making them in the first place was of course motivated by my love of Hiroshi Sugimoto’s dioramas made at the Natural History Museum in…

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Sir Crispin Tickell
British Diplomat, Environmentalist and descendent of Mary Anning 
Ablington, August 2014
Jamie Dormer-Durling

Sir Crispin Tickell

British Diplomat, Environmentalist and descendent of Mary Anning

Ablington, August 2014

Jamie Dormer-Durling

'Selfie with Banksy'  |  April 13th 2014

'Selfie with Banksy'  |  April 13th 2014

Contact Sheets

Auschwitz Contact Sheet 2

Here are the contact sheets from the Auschwitz project.  They really reveal inconsistencies in my approach to the portraits.  I could excuse myself by complaining about the wind, rain and reluctance of the students to cooperate for any length of time as they were pretty uncomfortable, but ultimately I should have paid more attention to the distance from subject.

I’m not quiet sure how or why I…

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If Facebook Was a Guy

nikolatamindzic:

FACEBOOK: Hi, I’m Facebook.

ME: Nice to meet you, I’m Ryan.
FACEBOOK: What’s your last name? Where do you live? When were you born? What’s your phone number? Is that work or mobile? Can I have your work number too?
ME: Facebook, I just met you.
FACEBOOK: This is what friendship is to me.

***

(Source: ryannorth)

Holocaust Tourism

Luke, Auschwitz, May 2014

I must confess I hadn’t given The Holocaust much thought since a brief fascination immediately post-school. So when I found myself on a bus heading towards Auschwitz I didn’t really know what to expect.

I have been running a tour to Poland at the college I teach at for the past few years and this year, in accordance with student feedback on the previous trips (Auschwitz and so called ‘Holocaust…

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On Camera Lucida

‘All those young photographers who are at work in the world, determined upon the capture of actuality, do not know they are agents of Death’

There are a few times when reading philosophy makes me feel alive.  Camus amuses me, Saramago delights me, Heidegger infuriates me (because I cannot comprehend it).

I began reading ‘Camera Lucida’ months ago and have been dipping in and out, reading and…

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'Gas Chamber & Tuck Shop' Auschwitz, May 2014

Jamie Dormer-Durling

from the beginnings of a new series about Holocaust Tourism.

'Fossil hunters at work' - Lyme Regis, April 2014
So as Google appear to be celebrating the birthday of the British palaeontologist Mary Anning I thought I’d share a couple of photographs from the very early stages of a project in progress ‘Looking for Mary’ 

'Fossil hunters at work' - Lyme Regis, April 2014

So as Google appear to be celebrating the birthday of the British palaeontologist Mary Anning I thought I’d share a couple of photographs from the very early stages of a project in progress ‘Looking for Mary’ 

Hotel Room | Winter 2013

Hotel Room Winter 2013

Cauliflower | Spring 2014

Cauliflower Spring 2014

Black Rock | Summer 2013

Black Rock Summer 2013

Museum Diorama | Winter 2013

Museum Diorama | Winter 2013

Museum Diorama | Winter 2013

Museum Diorama | Winter 2013