Martin Grahame-Dunn | Blog

Retitled work of Art - "I lavish in desire"

November 01, 2016  •  1 Comment
As my friends and followers will be aware, I have recently began a journey of research to use the art and literature of the Pre-Raphaelite era as an inspiration to create pieces of fine art via the medium of photography, in that distinctive painters style. I needed to produce a 'test piece' to explore a very different lighting scheme and colour pal...
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A study for "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" - A new journey

October 28, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Following on from the Renaissance inspired imagery of my recent Historical Research Fellowship with the BIPP, I am staying true to my quest to experiment with other art pieces inspired by different eras in the history of art. I have long been enthralled by the Pre-Raphaelites and their obsession for figurative accuracy when portraying the human fig...
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Keeping up appearances - being a great photographer is a complete package!

October 25, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Some food for thought. What is a Professional Photographer in 2016? What should they look like? How should they behave? Three very important questions then, that need an answer, and probably answers that some will not want to hear. So, perhaps its better to face questions with questions that only one’s conscience can answer. Isn't professionalis...
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Why I love prints!

October 21, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Its really not that long ago that it was the norm to have professionally printed, just about every image we took. Indeed since the advent of the photographic process, a print of some kind has always been made. Prints were valued as art, as memories, as legacy and as records. Without prints we would not be able to enjoy the earliest portraiture of J...
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“When is an image truly Fine Art?”

October 19, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
It's still alarming that the term ‘Fine Art photography’ continues to be a repository of anything not understood or perceived to be outside the comfort zone of existing, established genres or categories in the photography world. I beg the question “When is an image truly Fine Art?” Surely it cannot simply be a consumable studio portrait with the ap...
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