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'Remembering Our Youth' - a powerful personal project responding to isolation by Neil BEDFORD c/o MAKING PICTURES

Remembering Our Youth is a powerful personal project responding to isolation.

In his own words – Whilst I was out walking I began to start seeing rainbows pop up before I knew what they were and started taking photographs of them whilst out on my daily hours walk around the local village. I later discovered what they were and have carried on since to show to my Mum as she’s away at the moment. I love the idea of these children communicating to one another through art and drawing, it really has had an effect on me. In a world where we live with iPads, iPhones and all sorts of weird and wonderful devices that children are glued to, this was their idea of showing the world it will have a bright and beautiful future. My niece counts all the new ones going up daily as she takes her walk, exciting her so much. It’s not only making children be creative, but it’s also making children look around the world and area they live in, noticing new things and being excited during a time that it would be very easy for them to be frightened. I know it’s a cliche to say ’that generation is the future’ but it really is. They are seeing and understanding the World on a totally new level and hopefully it’s something that will stick with them once this is all over and everyone is safe again.
 

Born and raised in Bradford, he still splits his time between his hectic South London base and the peace and quiet of Yorkshire where he finds it easier to plan upcoming projects. Trained at the London College of Fashion, he pays close attention to how tone and colour combine for creative effect – it’s this distinctive look that unites his diverse portfolio. Two of his ongoing collaborations reflect Neil’s versatile skill-set. His pictures of Kasabian, created with Amsterdam based artist and designer Aitor Throup, present the band in a fascinatingly intimate way, while his shoots for the much-revered slow living journal Kinfolk show off a more conceptual side of his practice.
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IMAGE // 'Remembering Our Youth' by Neil BEDFORD c/o MAKING PICTURES
IMAGE // 'Remembering Our Youth' by Neil BEDFORD c/o MAKING PICTURES
IMAGE // 'Remembering Our Youth' by Neil BEDFORD c/o MAKING PICTURES
IMAGE // 'Remembering Our Youth' by Neil BEDFORD c/o MAKING PICTURES
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'Lockdown' by Alexander COGIN c/o MAKING PICTURES
Alexander COGIN c/o MAKING PICTURES has been documenting the weird and wonderful moments of lockdown. 'Coronavirus, while a stressful and taxing time, has its surprising silver linings. Slowing down, I was first panicked at the idea of not capturing the outside world with the pace of a street photographer. But then, slowly and with drama, my world — with its details, foibles, and beauty — started to reveal itself to me. I’m thrilled to continue making, grateful for this time to concentrate and savour the overlooked.'

Alexander Coggin has an utterly unique way of looking at the world. Now based in London after several years in Berlin, the American is happiest wandering the streets with his camera, feeding his visual curiosity and capturing scenes and subtexts he happens across.
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IMAGE // Alexander Coggin c/o MAKING PICTURES
IMAGE // Alexander Coggin c/o MAKING PICTURES
IMAGE // Alexander Coggin c/o MAKING PICTURES
IMAGE // Alexander Coggin c/o MAKING PICTURES
IMAGE // Alexander Coggin c/o MAKING PICTURES
IMAGE // Alexander Coggin c/o MAKING PICTURES
IMAGE // Alexander Coggin c/o MAKING PICTURES
IMAGE // Alexander Coggin c/o MAKING PICTURES
IMAGE // Alexander Coggin c/o MAKING PICTURES
IMAGE // Alexander Coggin c/o MAKING PICTURES
IMAGE // Alexander Coggin c/o MAKING PICTURES
IMAGE // Alexander Coggin c/o MAKING PICTURES
IMAGE // Alexander Coggin c/o MAKING PICTURES
IMAGE // Alexander Coggin c/o MAKING PICTURES
IMAGE // Alexander Coggin c/o MAKING PICTURES
IMAGE // Alexander Coggin c/o MAKING PICTURES
IMAGE // Alexander Coggin c/o MAKING PICTURES
IMAGE // Alexander Coggin c/o MAKING PICTURES
IMAGE // Alexander Coggin c/o MAKING PICTURES

'Colour Me Happy' by Marcus Smith c/o MAKING PICTURES

Marcus’ personal series ‘Colour Me Happy’,  featured in The Photographic Journal.

In his own words: ‘I do a ton of commercial work for brands that involve celebrities or professional athletes, and as much as I love it, sometimes simple ideas can quickly become complicated.  For that reason, I find it incredibly important to do a shoot or take on a project where there’s little to no input coming from elsewhere.  That’s simply what this shoot was, a simple expression of creative freedom and happiness.

I’m very much drawn to the drama of movement and energy, so I was very specific about casting a model that felt comfortable moving and making odd/different shapes with her body.  I’m also very much aware of the story I’m telling through the use color whether it be the wardrobe or background colors and how they work together to convey a particular feeling.  I was in a really positive and happy mood during this shoot because I had the opportunity to create in such a free and unfiltered way.  I hope that emotion comes through when you view the images. ‘ Find the full story here.

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IMAGE // Colour Me Happy Marcus Smith c/o MAKING PICTURES
IMAGE // Colour Me Happy Marcus Smith c/o MAKING PICTURES
IMAGE // Colour Me Happy Marcus Smith c/o MAKING PICTURES
IMAGE // Colour Me Happy Marcus Smith c/o MAKING PICTURES
IMAGE // Colour Me Happy Marcus Smith c/o MAKING PICTURES
IMAGE // Colour Me Happy Marcus Smith c/o MAKING PICTURES
IMAGE // Colour Me Happy Marcus Smith c/o MAKING PICTURES
IMAGE // Colour Me Happy Marcus Smith c/o MAKING PICTURES
IMAGE // Colour Me Happy Marcus Smith c/o MAKING PICTURES
IMAGE // Colour Me Happy Marcus Smith c/o MAKING PICTURES
IMAGE // Colour Me Happy Marcus Smith c/o MAKING PICTURES
IMAGE // Colour Me Happy Marcus Smith c/o MAKING PICTURES
IMAGE // Colour Me Happy Marcus Smith c/o MAKING PICTURES
IMAGE // Colour Me Happy Marcus Smith c/o MAKING PICTURES