Taylor Wessing

Taylor Wessing photographic portrait prize is an international competition open to all, which celebrates and promotes the very best in contemporary portrait photography from around the world.This Showcases young photographers.

these images above are of the taylor wessing comaption in 2016


What the Taylor Wessing page say whats its about

Showcasing talented young photographers, gifted amateurs and established professionals, the competition features a diverse range of images and tells the often fascinating stories behind the creation of the works, from formal commissioned portraits to more spontaneous and intimate moments capturing friends and family.

The selected images, many of which will be on display for the first time, explore both traditional and contemporary approaches to the photographic portrait whilst capturing a range of characters, moods and locations. The exhibition of fifty-seven works features all of the prestigious prize winners including the winner of the £15,000 first prize.




zine_working2 this is my Zine what i made for my Units 5&6 and below is Images of the printed version.



Good Points:

  • The pictures i have chose work well together with the paper i chose which is a good point because all the pictures stand out and all go together and there is nothing what looks out of place.
  • i have got all the pages in the right order. With a zine people can have problems getting the pages you want to match up with what you want on the other side so this is a good point because they are all where i want them and nothing came out wrong.

Bad Points:

  • The pictures are not in the middle of the page.
  • i left the right on the bottom saying page 1-20
  • No title on the front but on the inside cover and i didn’t like it when i saw it printed out.

If i was given another week to work on this Zine i would change the bad points so i would not have a title on the inside i would have it on the front with out a picture and i would take off the page numbers and reline my images so they are in the middle of the page and not to one side and make sure that they are all in the same place on the paper.

Micro Landcsape


These are my Micro Landscape.

Even thought we was meant to be on film i couldnt get them to come out on the film camera’s i use i did many different camera such as a twin lens, Holga and a classic 120 film camera but each time i tried and use them my pictures never came out or if they came out out of focus so when evaluating my work i ended up  do my work on digital and these above are the images i chose for micro landscape.


Daniel Edwards

Daniel Edwards visited our college to talk about his work and what his work includes.

Daniel works at a place called  Darbyshire where they make frames for different people and for exhibitions.

When at his talk i learnt from him when framing your work never use anything with acid as it will ruin the picture you put in the frame and try to get the best materials

if you want to sell the photo you have taken put it in the frame your self as if you dont a person wont be as carefully with the frame and do something what isnt right so if you do it you have all rights and they wont change it as they will want money.

He used 3 words which describes what he does;

Prevention – Making it the best way you can with no acid and nothing to compromise the work.

Presentation – The way you show off your work.

Perception – The space in the room,  they way someone see it


My August Sander work

I took these at a local butty shop but out of the photo i took i didnt use these in my exhibit we did i did this picture below

reboundthis was the better one of the three picture i took.

This was taken in a small shop what sells rebound books.


i wanted to take another picture at the cathedral but i didnt hear back from them when i rang them to ask them if i could go and take the photo so i ended up not doing that and going to these places instead.






These print are are first week of task what were anything we wanted to do

what we had to do was take out 120 film cameras and take perfectly exposed.


when we had to experiment with the dark room and different chemicals so we used …… tone to turn the prints brown and we can bleach them to make them just look disruptive.


Planning And Images for Taylor Wessing

When researching Taylor Wessing i liked the work and i also found another photographer who did similar work when i went down to the library.

Richard Avedon

i found one of his book which is In the American west i took insprstion from that and also Taylor wessing work so what i decied to do was mix both of them together and get the idea i like.


What i did. 

i took my model and made him stand in front of my camera and not smile and than i played around with light so i moved it farwards to try and get the subject light but i didnt like that so i changed it and moved it away from the subject and i changed the modifier on the flash head and it gave me the lighting i wanted.

i used the background and lighting from taylor wessing but i changed the place of the subject and i did most of them off centre as i thought it would give it a better effect .


Images i used. 

These are images i picked from the shoot I did

i choose 4 images and with the 4 images i processed them in light room so they were black and white and so they was all the same so i changed what i did so with one i just used a black and white filter and than with others i played around with the different elements you can use in light room.


When it was handed in for the unit we had to exhibit down the corridor and we had one of our teacher look at them and see how they were done and how they were as picture.