The eagle eyed among you will have noticed the new social media icons at the bottom of the website. Among the collection of familar names you will spot a couple of video websites – YouTube and Vimeo. This is a small indication of what’s to come in the next year or so.
So here it is. The news area of the website. Just one of a number of improvements that have been added with the redesign of the website. The News area is the blog for this website and doesn’t replace the Richard Flint Photography Blog. Any new pages, changes to the website or exciting additions to the functionality of the website will be reported here. I may also add a few comments every now and again.
So why the new website style? The old design was OK, wasn’t it? Well, yes, but a number of factors came into play that mean’t that the old theme was becoming problematic (lack of support, bugs and other issues) but the biggest reason was flexibility. The new website design enables new components like video, galleries and more to be added in the blink of an eye.
The first phase of this project concerns the redesign of the whole site. Phase two is more specific – the implementation of a new gallery slideshow system that can be viewed on a variety of systems from Desktop to mobile phone.
SCOTLAND: Lowlands, Highlands and Islands | Landscape and Documentary Photography
This landscape and documentary photography project follows a number of locations and routes through Scotland. The area covers runs from the borders through to the highlands and the Hebrides.
The first trip created a relationship with Scotland that will last all my life. The diversity and beauty of the country never fail to amaze me. I feel so at home when I’m amongst the mountains and lochs of the Highlands.
Much like the Norfolk project, this is a photography project with no end date. I imagine that it will be a ‘work in progress’ until the time I can no longer physically continue to take images.
Highlands and Skye
The scope of photography is huge. So far the images cover mostly a narrow area of the Highlands and Skye, but the plan is to add more areas in the future.
Fortunately, the Scottish Borders are around an hour’s drive from where I live. The opportunity to regularly continue photography in southern Scotland is there.
The northern areas also include plenty of potential too. The Outer Hebrides is one area of interest for future project development. It’s going to be a great project to contribute to over the coming years.
The photography comes from a mix of mediums including mobile photography. Instagram has been especially useful for showing images as journeys have progressed. The Two Towns and Seven Hills photography are offshoots of this project looking at the city of Edinburgh.
Future plans include the development of a number of photography books, large format photography, multimedia and more.
Work is currently well under-way on the first photography book. This will bring together photography from four trips to the Highlands of Scotland and Skye.
If you would like to purchase a print then the Richard Flint Photography RedBubble store has a wide range of images available.
A selection of exclusive signed prints can be purchased directly from the website shop.
Sea, Sky, Sand and Street | Landscape and Street Photography Book
Originally created as a PDF book, for an online photo project, this gallery features an extended gallery of 115 images shot for the Sea, Sky, Sand and Street iPhone photography book released in the summer of 2011.
This extended gallery contains photographs not featured in the book, edited down from the 400 images taken for the project using an iPhone. The images are shown in the order they were shot. Using landscape, still-life and street photography, Sea, Sky, Sand and Street features a variety of rural, urban and coastal locations along the north Norfolk coast.
A big influence on the project was John Tordai’s excellent 1993 photography book that documented the northern English county of Northumberland.
The project was really the first true test of mobile photography as a photographer. It confirmed to me that mobile photography had a future and was a useful tool for photographers. It also captured quite brilliantly, although I didn’t realise it at the time, a specific period of my life.
Places change and we change too. Often quicker than we’d like to think. I will return to Norfolk at some point, but it won’t ever be quite the same as before.
Featured Photography Page
A detailed background account of the ‘Sea, Sky, Sand and Street’ photography and project can be found HERE
The photography was used in two books. The first was a PDF photo book for the Solo Photo Book Month project in 2011. Participants had to shoot, edit and design a PDF photo book in 31 days. Sand, Sky, Sea and Street was the final book I produced for the Solo Photo Book Month project.
Sadly the popular bookmaking project closed in 2011 due to rising running costs. The PDF book would lead onto the 2011 print version with the slightly altered title of Sea, Sky, Sand and Street.
The PDF books from the Solo Photo Book Month projects are located HERE.
The Printed Book
The 80 page print version ‘Sea, Sky, Sand and Street’ book featuring 70 black and white landscape, documentary and still life photographs can be purchased from Blurb HERE.
Sea, Sky, Sand and Street Prints
A collection of 25 images, taken from the ‘Sea, Sky, Sand and Street’ book, are available to buy as professional quality prints via the Richard Flint Photography Redbubble store.
Ready to display easily, the prints are available as 4×4″ (10×10 cm) and 6×6″ (15×15 cm) acrylic blocks. Also available are professionally printed watercolour textured 4ply artboards in a variety of sizes from 6×6 (15.2×15.2 cm) to 10×10 (25.4 x 25.4 cm).