A Day with Stuart Allen and Colin Trow-Poole FRPS FIPF MPAGB
Although not schooled in photography or art, Stuart has been passionate about his hobby for over thirty years. He is fortunate to travel the world for work, and always has his camera by his side for whenever he gets a break in his busy schedule. He loves urban and rural environments, but it is in the city streets where he derives most of his photographic inspiration, seeing things that most would pass by. Although he has examples of his minimalist work dating back to the early eighties, his collection has grown considerably in more recent years. His work has been featured in magazines and international salons, and as one of the most followed photographers on 500px, he has had several of his images credited with 'Editor's Choice'.
Picture: Urban Abstract by Stuart Allen
Colin is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and the Irish Photographic Federation. He holds a Master at the Photographic Association of Great Britain and has won numerous gold and silver medals. As an avid monochrome worker, he enjoyed the simplicity that the black and white image affords. He believes that by removing colour, the focus is shifted, distractions are minimized and viewers' impressions are altered. His goal, wherever possible, is to create drama, mood and narrative power which he conveys by grouping his pictures into panels.
He enjoys the tactile physicality of the print and considers that the way an image is printed can influence the meaning and the emotional values we attach to it. He believes that printing is an intimate and exquisite craft that lies at the heart of photography.
Picture: From Colin Trow-Poole's FRPS panel.
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