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Mike Finley

Mike Finley

Holmes Chapel, United Kingdom

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I’m a UK based photgrapher, currently living in Cheshire though I’ve lived in many other areas in the past (Yorkshire, Lancashire, Wiltshire, Norfolk, Durham, Edinburgh, London …). We moved around a lot when I was a child, and I seem to have followed the style in adult life. (I’m trying to move again, but now is not a good time for selling houses here!)

My photography has been exhibited in the UK and France, including in the monochrome section of the inaugural Swansea International Photographic Exhibition in the UK, and the Hype Gallery in Arles. Recently, one of my monochrome infrared prints was selected for the Royal Photographic Society’s exhibition to mark the centenary of infrared photography. Much of my monochrome work is sold as Limited Edition Giclee prints and so is not available from redbubble.

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Tony Belzsylko Photography Awards
Excellence in Abstract Photography
SoJie 12, August 2011

  • Joined: January 2008

Journal

fragments-'poppies' nominated for SoJie 12

MY WORK HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR SoJie 12! / fragments – ‘poppies’ / by Mike Finley /    Join me at the Juried Invitational Exhibition… /   /   / I am very excited to exhibit in SoJie 12. SoJie 12 takes its name from the first letters of Solo’s Juried Invitational Exhibition. This month is only the 12th one, ever, and 120 other members of the Solo Exhibition group, b…
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the rule of thirds

The photographer’s rule of thirds is one that always irritates me whenever its quoted. Now a kind soul has saved me the trouble of explaining why! / see the lazy rule of thirds – an explanation of the much older rule, substantially predating photography, which seems to have been considered too complex for mere photographers to understand! Complete with some excellent photography as ex…
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Creative Commons - for artists and photographers

Firstly, I’ve posted an article on my new blog on why artists and photographers might want to use a creative commons licence / hint its partly about getting your art found / and secondly, we have a brand new group here Creative Commons where you can either / 1. discuss pros/cons of creative commons / or / 2. display your works that are creative commons licenced
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One hundred years of infrared photography ... and the Magic Dragon

This year sees the one hundredth anniversary of the first publication of an infrared photograph, and this is being recognised by a number of exhibitions, though it all seems to be very low key with little publicity (at least in the UK). / One useful site is the Infrared 100 blog , the blogger of which recently contacted me to ask if I would loan a copy of one of my prints, Puff, the Magic Dragon …
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