Category Archives: Art Photography

Durham Miners’ Gala 2011

Durham Miners Gala 2011 took place on Saturday (9th July). As ever the city was buzzing and we were treated to the usual excellent selection of bands. In approaching photographing this years gala I was keen to stay away from … 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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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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Middleton Mart

At my recent GLEAM showcase one photograph seemed to be universally popular. I called it “In the Cheap Seats”. Its a group of interesting old characters sitting at the back row of the Middelton in Teesdale cattle market. Brenda Burrell … Continue reading

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GLEAM Showcase – 1st May, 2008

Firstly, I have to apologise, its been a bit quiet on the old blog for a while now. I’ve been pretty busy with one thing and another namely organising an exhibition of my work for the GLEAM Showcase 2008. I … Continue reading

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Welcome to Rob’s Blog

I’d like to welcome you to my photography blog. I intend it to be a place where I can debate, inform and generally sound-off about photography and specifically stuff that interests me. While I am a practising professional I am … Continue reading

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