People ask me “what do you do”? (as they do!)
I tell them I make photographs. And that in addition to making photographs, I have, since August 2020, been taking photographs of sculptures and statues – and other categories of art – for a charitable organisation called ArtUK.org.
What is ArtUK.org?
It’s an online art gallery. It’s the home for every collection of art, of every category and genre, in the UK.
UK’s leading online art gallery.
ArtUK.org has become the online home for high quality digital photographs of every work of art contained in public art galleries and museums, academic and cultural institutions in the UK. Its mission is to make our nations art accessible to everyone.
Art for enjoyment, learning and research.
Since its inception, ArtUK.org has brought together, and continues to bring, our nation’s art onto a single platform on the internet for the world to see. After capturing photographs of our nation’s art in digital form – as opposed to analogue – it researches the stories behind the origins, histories, and creators of each piece of art captured thus creating unrivalled opportunities for the public at large, students, teachers, and researchers to learn about, and interact with many different types and classes of art.
A thousand photographs taken. (as near as damn it!)
Since August 2020, I have taken many hundreds of photographs – each from several different perspectives e.g., fronts, backs, sides, tops, and close-ups etc. – of every public sculpture and statue, and other types of art, in Herefordshire. And I have post-processed, e.g., edited, every individual photograph I have taken, and will continue to take, to make sure it meets the high image quality standards set by ArtUK.org.
ArtUK.org has asked me to photograph every important public statue and sculpture in the golden square mile that is the City of London which I plan to start doing as soon as the current Covid19 lockdown restrictions are lifted.
Anyone fancy volunteering to be a photographer’s assistant?