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Turner’s House Twickenham

Back in the autumn of 2015 I was contacted by one of the trustees of the Turner’s House Trust, who had read in an article that I was a great admirer of J.M.W. Turner’s landscape painting. He asked me if I was aware of the restoration project of Turner’s House in Twickenham, and would I like to contribute in some way. I immediately thought I could help in my capacity as a photographer, and so a plan was hatched, and in March of this year, just days before the restoration work was due to commence, the Trust kindly granted me the great honour of two days access to the house.

I wanted to approach the work in a simple and honest way, and so decided to work purely with natural light, with the single aim of capturing the atmosphere of the house. Turner’s work, for me, is all about drama and the play of light and colour, and I’ve aimed to capture the spirit of that in these photographs. All the work was shot using available light, on the ALPA 12 MAX / PhaseOne IQ180 combo, with ALPA HR Alpagon 32mm SB17 lens.

“Sandycombe Lodge was built by 1813 to the designs of England’s great landscape painter, J.M.W. Turner, working here as his own architect to create a quiet retreat for himself, away from the pressures of the London art world. It also provided a home for his father, old William, in retirement from his trade as a barber and wigmaker in Covent Garden, and with old William’s declining health and changes in his own life, Turner sold the house in 1826

Turner’s House Trust intends to restore Sandycombe Lodge and make it available for all as a living reminder of J.M.W. Turner’s life in Twickenham and its influence on his art; 2013 marked the bicentenary of this building, a three-dimensional work by an artist renowned in his time and celebrated internationally today.

The house has had unsympathetic additions and is in a run-down condition. Turner’s House Trust intends to restore it to its original appearance and make it a monument to Turner in Twickenham. Once restored, the house will open to the public and allow visitors to explore a small but beautiful building, with fascinating stories to tell”

For more information on the history and restoration of Sandycombe Lodge, and the Turner’s House Trust, including donation links, go here. You can also find information, including drawings, on Butler & Hegarty’s web site, the project’s architects, here.

Below is a small selection of the work that I made over the two days that I spent in the house. More work can be found here.

Images shown courtesy of Turner’s House Trust.

Turner's House Twickenham - © Julian Calverley 2016

Turner's House Twickenham - © Julian Calverley 2016

Turner's House Twickenham - © Julian Calverley 2016

Turner's House Twickenham - © Julian Calverley 2016

Turner's House Twickenham - © Julian Calverley 2016

Turner's House Twickenham - © Julian Calverley 2016

Turner's House Twickenham - © Julian Calverley 2016

Turner's House Twickenham - © Julian Calverley 2016

A Meeting Of Minds 2016

I’m honoured to have been invited to be a part of this year’s Meeting Of Minds landscape photography conference.

The conference will be held in November 2016 from the 18th to the 20th of November, at the Rheged Centre on the edge of the Lake District, just above Ullswater.

To receive a 20% discount on your ticket, simply enter the promotional code CALVERLEY on checkout.

You can find out more about the conference, including the full list of speakers, here.

A Meeting Of Minds 2016

World Book Day – 2016

It’s World Book Day on March 3rd, so again I’ve decided to do something a little special.

Anyone purchasing my #IPHONEONLY book between March 3rd and March 10th, will receive a print of my River Etive image, made in in Glen Etive, N.W. Scotland. The picture was made just as a heavy snow storm approached, and which culminated in nearly 10 inches of snow falling overnight.

The archival prints are made on Hahnemühle Bamboo 290gsm stock, and are numbered, initialed and embossed. Paper size is 202 x 140mm. After March the 10th no more prints of the image will be made at this size.

To order the book, simply click here

#IPHONEONLY book and gifted print - Julian Calverley © 2016

#IPHONEONLY book and gifted print - Julian Calverley © 2016

Phase One PODAS Workshop With ALPA Cameras – Mongolia 2016

I’m excited to announce that Joe Cornish and I, will be co-leading a Phase One PODAS and ALPA Cameras workshop in Mongolia this summer, August 13th to 22nd.

“Phase One’s Digital Artist Series workshop has teamed up with ALPA to provide an experience unlike any other. The Mongolian workshop will cover significant ground, and ensure landscape opportunities like you have never seen.

The birthplace of the Genghis Khan, seen today much as it was in his time, is wonderfully diverse in terms of landscape. Still largely undiscovered, there is seemingly endless uninhabited wilderness around every mountain, and in every valley. Our workshop will take place around Ulaanbaatar, with a few short flights and overland travel to ensure the wealth of Mongolian variety can be experienced.

Given the remote nature of Mongolia, we’ll be embracing adventure and staying in Ger camps for the majority of the workshop. You’ll have your choice of single or shared occupancy in the camps but rest assured all amenities are available. While at the camps we’ll explore the surrounding lakes and mountain ranges, as well as the famous hospitality of the nomadic people of this vast and beautiful country”

For more information, including booking details head here.

Joe Cornish & Julian Calverley - PODAS Mongolia 2016

Photographers For The Cumbrian Flood Appeal

I was recently invited to take part in the “Photographers For The Cumbrian Flood Appeal”

“The fells, lakes and tarns of Cumbria evoke deep love from all who visit them as a place of extraordinary and timeless beauty. So when the relentless storms of 2015 caused devastating flooding who could have been failed
to be moved by the plight of the people and animals of the region, as well as the havoc caused to the landscape itself?

Landscape photographer Mark Littlejohn, who lives and works amongst the fells, was moved to try and raise
some money to help his fellow Cumbrians. From his initial fundraising (which soon raised over five thousand
pounds) came the idea to sell some landscape photography prints to raise more.
Joining forces with Doug Chinnery, they started to approach landscape photographers around the country.
Without exception all who were approached wanted to be involved and we’re happy to donate prints for an
auction.

From this germ of an idea, grew the plan for a day of photography, walking and talking to support the
auction, along with an online auction to enable people all over the country to support the cause by bidding for images contributed by the photographers.”

So, here’s the important bit.. You can find the catalogue for the public auction here, and you can also find an eBay auction here.

Below are three of the four pieces that I’ve donated..

© Julian Calverley 2016

Julian Calverley © 2016

New Work For Highways England

We’re now able to share a rather nice commission that came in last year from Williams Lea, which was to create an image library for Highways England.

Client : Highways England.    Agency : Williams Lea.    AD : Aidan Taylor.

Highways England - Julian Calverley © 2016

Highways England - Julian Calverley © 2016

Highways England - Julian Calverley © 2016

Highways England - Julian Calverley © 2016

Highways England - Julian Calverley © 2016

New Work For Barclays Business

Towards the end of last year, the good folk at Redwood commissioned me to shoot a series of ads for Barclays Business.

Here’s one of my favourites..

Client : Barclays.    Agency : Redwood.    AD : Martin Bubb.

Barclays Business - Julian Calverley © 2016

For The Love Of Landscape – Independent Magazine – 06/02/16

A treat to have my work chosen to illustrate Anna Pavord’s celebration of landscape article in the Independent Magazine 06/02/16 issue..

Independent Magazine DPS

Independent Magazine

Linhof Studio Talk Hub – The Photography Show March 2016 – Stand F81

I’m honoured to have been invited to be a part of the Linhof Studio Talk Hub, curated by On Landscape which is taking place at The Photography Show, between March the 19th and 22nd, at the NEC in Birmingham.

For more detailed information, including the full list of speakers, dates and a schedule of the talks, go here.

The Photography Show 2016 - Linhof Studio

New Work For Network Rail

The lovely folk at 23red, commissioned me to shoot a series of images for Network Rail, for their ‘Stop, Look, Listen, Live’ level crossings safety poster campaign.

Here’s two of the scenarios we shot..

Client : Network Rail.    Agency : 23red.    AD : Tristan Cavanagh.    Production : LPA / Rolo Productions.

Network Rail - Julian Calverley © 2016

Network Rail - Julian Calverley © 2016

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