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Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

Discussion in 'Talking Pictures' started by Fen, May 1, 2014.

  1. Fen

    Fen Well-Known Member

  2. 0lybacker

    0lybacker In the Stop Bath

    At which point, there is a chorus from photographers of a certain age "What about a Cowboy Kate?"
  3. 0lybacker

    0lybacker In the Stop Bath

    Someone, somewhere does really rather well out of the TW. ;) You would think with a sponsor of size, that entry would be free.
  4. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Haha! Those were the days...
  5. miked

    miked Well-Known Member


    As I'm still of the opinion that Taylor-Wessing theme is 'dour', 'unhappy' and 'miserable', I'm tempted to enter the above with a request that it is displayed behind perspex with crayons alongside for people to draw the face on that best suits their mood at the time. But then again, I'm unsure if the T-W judges have any sense of humour.
  6. Fen

    Fen Well-Known Member

    I quite like that Mike :)

    Really? You seen some of the previous winners ;)
  7. miked

    miked Well-Known Member

    Aye, you have a point there, Fen, for now I recall the young girl with rifle and dead deer a couple of years back.
  8. AlanW

    AlanW Well-Known Member

    A few observations.

    Some portraits are just plain strange, until you read the back story! For instance, in this year's exhibition there's one of a Swiss man with a goat in his rucksack, it relates to the days of his youth when he used to smuggle goats from Switzerland into Italy. :)

    Interestingly, the labels on many images state taken from a Series . . . , so rather than a one-off, the portraits tend to be part of a body of work. About 6 or 7 (out of 60, I think) are in black& white and in one case the photo was produced by two photographers and a Art Director (Proyecto Mírame Lima). One photographer was about 22 or 23, can't remember who it was, but I'd say the average age would be about the mid-30's.

    Oh, and in at least one portrait the subject is smiling - Choir Master by Rosie Hallam.

    The 2013 judges: http://www.npg.org.uk/blog/the-judges-view-taylor-wessing-photographic-portrait.php

  9. Fen

    Fen Well-Known Member

    Just got my print back...


    It looks fantastic..!
  10. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Who do you use to print things. Fen? I've been considering Simlab, but would be interested to know. Simlab only post flat up to 20". The rules also say it has to have a protective sleeve, but i have found a company which do these larger sizes. It's a pain being so far away!
  11. Fen

    Fen Well-Known Member

    I've used The Printspace who are in London for this print. I've used them in the past for exhibition prints, which also used the German Etching paper. You'd have to contact them to see how they would post it to you. I pick up in person from them so I just put it in a roll to transport home.


    That's what I need now. I've found somewhere that do Secol 30"x40" sleeves, but only in packs of ten and I don't want to pay £85 quid for something I'll only use once!

    Do you have any suggestions?
  12. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member


    That size for collection only. They appear to be in London Road, London.

    Thanks for the link. :)
  13. Fen

    Fen Well-Known Member

  14. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    What a shame. Still I expect you'll go again. :)

    I've had another thought for a model. My dentist. My brain is working already. He's also a keen film photographer, so I'm hopeful!

  15. 0lybacker

    0lybacker In the Stop Bath

    You could try sweet-talking Process Supplies in Mount Pleasant ... they may say 'No' but until you try ... :)
  16. Fen

    Fen Well-Known Member

    ProSup are very strict on what they do or don't open for customers. I've been shopping there for years and I think they have only done that for me on one occasion!

    Being as the ones I am after are quite specialised I doubt they would do it. But will be off to Silverprint tomorrow :)
  17. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    But today, you are going to clear your inbox! Haha!

  18. Fen

    Fen Well-Known Member

    Clear :)
  19. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    :)I've just heard back from the team that delivery by Royal Mail is fine and also in a tube - so that's fine too.
    Just in case anyone else wondered.

  20. Fen

    Fen Well-Known Member

    That's good news :)

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