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Review of Canvas Print Service

I was recently approached by MCanvasPrints.co.uk to review their service. Now I’m not a huge fan of canvas prints, being slightly of the mind that canvas is for oil paintings not photographs. However, recognising that some folk like this format … Continue reading

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Durham Photographer, Rob Birrell Selected for Shot Up North Awards

One of my images “Mobile Phone” has been selected for this year’s Shot Up North (SUN) Awards. The SUN Awards – now entering its 20th year – recognises and rewards the best commercial photography in the UK regions, working in … Continue reading

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RobBirrell.com Updated

I’ve finally got around to a long overdue update of my commercial website, Rob Birrell Photography at RobBirrell.com. Along with a new colour scheme you’ll find loads of new images that hopefully better describe what I do. Let me know … Continue reading

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Durham City Baths

Last month I had the privilege of photographing the old 1930s Durham City Baths just prior to their closure in July 2008. They have been replaced by a swish new pool and leisure complex called Freemans Quay which I hope … Continue reading

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Valves, Bells and Whistles

I recently completed a commision for a German Engineering company who asked me to shoot some images of a valve assembly before it shipped out to their customer. Problem was that the assemblage was about the size of a mini … Continue reading

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55° North

Yet another personal project … I’ve been working in a series of urban/hard landscape photographs. They started off loosely based within about 100 yards of the 55 degrees north roundabout in Newcastle Upon Tyne but I’ve extended the remit to … Continue reading

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Ripon Races

I recently visited Ripon Races with my friend Anne with the intention of doing a little recreational photography. Well it proved to be more difficult than I anticipated especially in the overcast conditions. I had hoped to get more people … Continue reading

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Accepted for Cravens Art Prize / The People Show

I’m pleased to say that the above image of mine has been accepted into the 2008 People Show (formerly known as the Cravens Art Prize). The exhibition is open to painters, printmakers, sculptors, photographers, film and ceramic artists who live … Continue reading

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Bookshop goes online

I’ve decided to take an opportunity to share some thoughts on what photography books I like and/or have found useful by adding a book shop to my blog website. Hopefully you will something useful and inspirational here too and if … Continue reading

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The Roma Journeys

Photo Copyright Joakim Eskildsen I visited Joakim Eskilden’s exhibition, “The Roma Journeys” on Friday at the Side Gallery in Newcastle. Between 2000 and 2006 Joakim Eskildsen travelled in seven different countries photographing the life of the Roma and the conditions … Continue reading

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