Scott Church Legacy Show 2015

Ok, so with thanks to all those who weighed in, here are the images that I am submitting to Scott Church‘s Legacy Show for 2015, after being invited to contribute.

Here is the flyer for the show

Legacy Show Flyer 2014

I have ordered the prints and will be sending them to Scott as soon they are delivered and I have time to make sure that they have been printed correctly 😉

Floofie - Nymph
Floofie – Nymph
Rachelle - Personal Time
Rachelle – Personal Time

Exciting News!

Well hello there, dear reader…

I have some pretty exciting news (apologies to LJ readers who are getting this syndicated as well as the LJ post, but hey-ho) – I’ve been invited to contribute some work to an exhibition being curated by and “starring” the work of Scott Church, over in Pennsylavania…

Here is the flyer – if you are in any way able to attend I know you’d be welcome:

You can see the images that I am contributing to the show here:

My Submission

I warn you now, none of the images are really Safe For Work, but neither are any of them involving anything more than ‘tasteful nudity’, at least in my opinion…

Please feel free to pass the word, and thanks for dropping by 🙂

Exhibition News, Part II…

Wow… Thanks so much to everyone that came along on Friday evening to the Private View. I had a great time, saw lots of people that I was not expecting and generally had a great time. I had a real sense of pride and gratitude that I have these wonderful people in my life, who all came together to experience my work, talk about it and have a few drinks together. I can’t tell you how lucky I feel right now.

Saturday was quiet, but lovely. I had some people who were just walking by, and some people who made a special trip, including one of the senior Application Engineers where I am working, a former colleague from SpinVox and a couple from my local friends who were not able to come on Friday night.

Shortly I am heading out to see if anyone comes by today; more to follow…

Press Coverage Part One (I hope)…

Yesterday there was an article in the Reading Chronicle about my exhibition. Thanks are due to for transcribing it from the paper; here is the text:

Photographer records the year with portfolio of 366 pictures

A photographer with plenty of focus is staging a unique exhibition of the 366 people who occupied a year of his life.

Oliver Godby, of Kennet Walk, is presenting 366 portraits- one taken every day for a year, of friends, family, and chance encounters with strangers.

The project, which is free to view, will be displayed at Blake’s Lock Museum, on the River Kennet from September 13-18.

The 33-year-old said: “My aim was to take an interesting photo of someone I knew or met before midnight every day for a whole year to create a portfolio which would be as much about my life as those I photographed.

“The original challenge was to find 365 ways of taking someone’s portrait that would give some insight into their character and be an interesting photograph.”

The artist and freelance computer programmer started the project on May 10, 2007 on his 32nd birthday and then realised that 2008 is a leap year and he needed an extra picture on February 29.

The pictures feature subjects ranging from babies to pensioners, photographed in Britain and abroad.

Oliver’s love of photography stems from an old school friend, and from his father Clifford Godby, who is still a keen photographer today.

He said “I am interested is all areas of photography, but my primary focus has always been taking pictures of people. I enjoy event photography of all kinds, weddings, parties, gigs as well as fashion and fine art.

“My hope is to advance my art by taking photographs as often as I can, and one day to make my living doing what I love.”

He hopes to present his exhibition in other places in the UK, and to produce a book, based on the stories of his subjects.

Oliver added: “I am hoping that this exhibition will stimulate people to think about the people they meet every day, and to consider taking special portraits of their friends and family”

Last night and tonight, thanks to the help of some friends who have been more than generous with their time and support, I have hung the show, and now I can say that tomorrow evening I will be opening my first exhibition, and I am so proud, thankful, excited, scared and wired.

A whole year of my life is hanging on those walls… Seems like only yesterday that Heppie and I were joking together about how mad one would have to be to attempt to take a portrait of a different person every day for a year.

I look forward to seeing those of you who can make it, we will think of and toast those of you that can’t, and I will let you all know how it all goes.

Night night all 🙂

Poster…

Hello again all, more exhibiton news…

Last night jfs created an absolutely killer poster for my show – I cannot tell you how blown away I am by this, it’s just so cool 🙂

Anyway, if anyone reading this is in a position to put it up at work, or you just want a sneak preview of the poster, then please feel free to download and print this:

Poster – Click Here to Download 

Thanks for your help if you print it and put it up – just so you know it’s colour, A3…

TTFN

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A little help from my friends…

Hello all…

I don’t know if anyone on my friends list is a journalist, or knows one, and even then the story is really only local interest in the first instance, but with my upcoming exhibition I am feeling the need to drum up some PR…

I have already sent a press release to all 3 local radio stations and both local newspapers in Reading, plus to Amateur Photographer, but I would like to cast the net wider if I can

As such, could you just have a quick think as to whether or not you know someone in the media that you could schill this to, or even someone who might know someone – you know?

The ACTUAL Press Release is here:

http://www.techno-mage.co.uk/wp_docs/PressRelease_365Portraits_OliverGodby.pdf

The information about the show and the project can be found at this link:

http://www.techno-mage.co.uk/blog/365-portraits/

The Photos themselves are here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/oliver_godby/sets/72157600200897004/

Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to give…

..::EDIT::.. Can anyone on here help me with creating a poster for the show..? I am crap at these things and could really do with input from someone who is good at this kind of thing…

Thankyou all…

…for your support since I announced the show for my 365 Portraits Project – I am dead chuffed!

I think it only fair to “come clean” and point out that I am self-funding and self-organising before anyone gets too carried away with their congratulations – it’s not like I’ve been “spotted” even on a local level, but even so I am very pleased to be able to take the project to its hoped-for conclusion.

If __anyone__ thinks that they might be in a position to offer to do some daytime shifts sitting in the space during the week that the show is on (I already have one volunteer), then please let me know.  I should be able to organise crash space for anyone who is prepared to do this, either with me or with decent, pleasant (non-student) folk in Reading, along with me covering their (reasonable) expenses and my ETERNAL gratitude.

More details as and when they become available and of course details about the invitations for the Private View as well.

T’ra for now…!

It’s official…

There will be an exhibition of my 365 Portraits project from 11th September to the 17th September in The Turbine House exhibition space in Reading Town Museum’s extension property Blake’s Lock Museum.

There will be a Private View (by invitation only) on the 12th of September from 1930h – Invitations will follow.

WOOHOO!

I don’t want to get too excited, but…

…it looks like I may be having my exhibition for my 365 Portraits project in September this year.

Clearly if it generates any interest at all I will tour it around a little, but just to begin with I want to see it up on the walls somewhere. I’m not going to say any more right now; I don’t want to jinx it, but hopefully I will have more to tell you in the near future – keep your fingers crossed!