I am working on a series of portraits about the transitional stages teenagers experience with their identity and how their gaze suggests a detachment from the world around them.
A great boost from an international photography competition I entered this summer.
‘Your submission was among the top-rated entries in the Magnum Photography Awards 2016. This is an impressive accomplishment given the record number of submissions we received. So, we’ve upgraded your LensCulture account to a Portfolio Account which means you can now upload an unlimited number of photo projects, link to your photo books and add more to your profile info. Portfolio Accounts are free to photographers we invite, forever. It’s also free to publish new work — all of which our editors will see and our global audience can appreciate.’
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Trudy Raven was my neighbour for 5 years and I have always been amazed by her energy and strength to live such a long and happy life. Her hair is still naturally brown, she gardens each day, grows vegetables and lives next door to her son Jimmy and his wife. She has twelve great grandchildren who keep her active. Her mind is sharp as a button and she has just celebrated her birthday of 100 years on this planet. It is an honour to know her.
I am working on a series of portraits exploring the dreaminess of teenagers. My son is the start of a body of work that will take shape in the coming months. Watch this space…
I am very pleased to have the opportunity to meet Danielle who is an Artistic Champion Roller Skater. She is studying a Law Degree at present and is keen at weekends to continue her passion for skating and coaching. It was a pleasure to meet her and Danielle’s Mother, Amanda, and have the chance to photograph the skater in her family home. My documentary photography project is slowly taking shape now and I will be entering the second phase of it soon. Watch this space….
I have been selected as part of Norfolk by Design Exhibition this March 17th -20th 2016. The theme is Nature. Location: Main Barn at Creake Abbey, in North Creake, Norfolk. See: http://www.norfolk-by-design.com/portfolio-items/debby-besford/
I am delighted by LensCulture’s response.. Very encouraging for me and what I truly love doing.
As part of our mission of discovering the best of contemporary photography, we have completed our annual review of all submissions to our competitions. We wanted to let you know your entry to the LensCulture Portrait Awards 2015 (shown below) was among the highly-rated entries we received this year.
It was a great pleasure to photograph Ellen at her home a few weekends ago. I love the bright colours of the interior that compliment her skating dress and hair decoration. She was asked to think about a moment of glory. I am hoping to build on at least 10-12 portraits in the next few months. There is another part to the project which I will reveal in the New Year! I want to get this recognised in a few contemporary photography magazines and perhaps a weekend supplement.