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‘Bamboo (Six Seconds)’ project featured in Orion Magazine

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

 

A bamboo forest in China from the project on deforestation and bamboo production called Bamboo (Six Seconds) by photographer Jon Wyatt

 

Orion Magazine is one of the oldest and most respected environmental and cultural magazines in the US and their May/June issue which is out today features my ‘Bamboo (Six Seconds)’ project. The images are beautifully laid out over five pages in a great looking edition ( I would say that..) which also includes, for those of you into the language of landscape, an extract from Robert Macfarlane’s new book, Landmarks.

Every image in the ‘Bamboo (Six Seconds)’ project has an exposure time of six seconds. This idea came from a quote I read that every six seconds fifteen acres of the planet is deforested. The full project statement continues:-

To the Chinese, bamboo holds iconic status, representing the harmony between nature and man – and symbolising civilisation. In myths, literature, calligraphy and painting bamboo’s characteristics embody the finest human virtues – integrity, humility and purity. Comparing a person to bamboo is considered the highest possible praise of their character.

Touted as a miracle crop to counter deforestation, bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants on earth. Growing up to four feet a day, one hectare of bamboo sequesters sixty-two tons of carbon dioxide per year. Generating up to 35% more oxygen than an equivalent stand of trees it can be used to produce everything from food, fabrics, paper, building material and oil.

However rising demand from the west has brought new environmental concerns for bamboo forests. Increased use of unregulated pesticides for production plus the strong chemical solvents required to process the bamboo have poisoned watercourses and threaten precious animal habitat. Indiscriminate harvesting has resulted in half the world’s species of bamboo now being in imminent danger of extinction.

A bamboo forest in China from the project on deforestation and bamboo production called Bamboo (Six Seconds) by photographer Jon Wyatt

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Magenta Flash Forward Anniversary Book Set

Friday, July 11th, 2014

magenta flash forward 10 year anniversary book set

My work was recently highlighted in this special anniversary four book set celebrating 10 years of Magenta Flash Forward.

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Interviewed by ‘On Landscape’ magazine

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Tim Parkin at OnLandscape.co.uk interviewed me recently – the resulting article can be seen here. On Landscape is a UK based bi-weekly magazine dedicated to landscape photography.

Personal projects ‘taster’ book available

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

This ‘taster’ book includes sample images and project texts from six of my personal projects produced between 2009 and 2012. Available in hardback or as a pdf download from Blurb, it includes a total of sixteen images.
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Latest exhibition news

Friday, October 19th, 2012
Ben Nevis and Aanoch Mor, Fort William, Scotland. 4 fatalities, 1998

Ben Nevis and Aanoch Mor, Fort William, Scotland. 4 fatalities, 1998

This image from my ‘Avalanche UK’ series has been selected for the AMPS Salon at the Photofusion Gallery in London. The triptych is intended to be printed at 3 metres total width but due to lack of gallery wallspace I will be showing a half-size version. The private view is on 6th December at 6.30pm with the exhibition continuing until 18th January.

The Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward 2012 exhibition is opening shortly at the Regent Park Arts and Cultural Centre in Toronto, Canada. The private view is on the 14th November at 7pm with the exhibition continuing until 20th November.  I’m showing the image below from the Huangshan Ltd series.

Untitled IV, from the series Huangshan Ltd

Untitled IV, from the series Huangshan Ltd

Selected as one of the winners of the Magenta Foundation’s 2012 Flash Forward Competition for emerging photographers

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

I’ve been selected as one of the winners of the Magenta Foundation’s 2012 Flash Forward Competition for emerging photographers.

My ‘Huangshan Ltd’ project was selected by Diane Smyth (British Journal of Photography), Stefanie Braun (Photographers’ Gallery) & Francesca Sears (Panos Pictures).

The work will be published in the Magenta Foundation catalogue and feature in Flash Forward Festival events in Boston and Toronto.

PDN Magazine Interview

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Untitled IV from the series 'Huangshan Ltd'

I was recently interviewed by Conor Risch, editor of respected US-based photography magazine PDN (Photo District News). The interview is published in the March 2012 issue of the magazine. We discuss the ‘Huangshan Ltd’ project in particular and the framework behind my work. The magazine will be featuring five images from the series. You can read the interview and see the gallery of images here. Alternatively you can download the pdf of the interview here.

Newsletter – September 2011

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

Untitled I, from the series Huangshan Ltd Untitled VII, from the series Huangshan Ltd

Untitled X, from the series Huangshan Ltd Untitled II, from the series Huangshan Ltd

From the series ‘Huangshan Ltd

  • The ‘Huangshan Ltd’ series is now available as limited edition digital bromide prints from the Diemar/Noble Gallery in London. Edition sizes are 45 x 36ins (ed. of 3) and 24 x 20ins (ed. of 7).
  • The ‘Bamboo (Six Seconds) series has been selected to be shown as part of the ‘Open Here’ exhibition at the Hereford Photography Festival throughout November. The exhibitions selection panel included Simon Bainbridge, editor of BJP and Melissa deWitt, editor of Hotshoe.
  • A print from the ‘Bamboo (Six Seconds)’ series will be auctioned at an event at the Hotshoe Gallery in London on the 7th October. Organised by the Hereford Photography Festival, the prints will be on display at the gallery from 3rd October. Other contributors include Martin Parr and Simon Roberts.
  • Images from the ‘Sound of Jura’ series are currently being shown at 10GS in Mayfair, London as part of an exhibition entitled ‘Luminance’. The private view is on the 2nd November and also features work by Wendy Pye and Judith Lyons.

Untitled III, from the series Sound of Jura Untitled V, from the series Sound of Jura

Untitled VI, from the series Sound of Jura Untitled IV, from the series Sound of Jura

From the series ‘Sound of Jura’

  • Jon Wyatt Photography has a new facebook page for all the latest news on images, exhibitions and photographic wanderings. Check out www.facebook.com/jonwyattphotography and hit that ‘like’ button.
  • Jonwyatt.co.uk is now fully available on all mobile devices, the new versions being Ipad and smartphone compatible.
  • Printed versions of my two recent Chinese series – ‘Bamboo (Six Seconds)’ and ‘Huangshan Ltd’ – are now available as self-published 11 x 8 inch booklets from Magcloud.
  • On a more commercial angle I have been selected (for the second year running) for Luerzer’s Archive’s ‘200 Best Advertising Photographers 2011/2012′. The publication will feature several pages of my work.
  • Elsewhere over the last few months work has been featured on Harry Hardie’s ‘Here’ blog; alongside an interview on E-photoreview; as editors picks on the Behance Network and Adweek’s talent gallery; Shots Magazine; shown in the exhibition ‘Transience’ at Galerie Huit as part of Les Rencontres d’Arles Festival; and as part of the Association of Photographers Gallery ‘Collectives’ Print Sales.

Untitled I, from the series Bamboo (Six Seconds) Untitled II, from the series Bamboo (Six Seconds)

Untitled III, from the series Bamboo (Six Seconds) Untitled IV, from the series Bamboo (Six Seconds)

From the series ‘Bamboo (Six Seconds)

Recent commission in Gulmarg,Kashmir

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

Here’s some recent images from this trip. Big thanks to Nick and Chris at Mountain Tracks for putting everything together and Tom from The Observer for publishing the article and being a tireless ski model. Previously having only been to beautiful Kashmir in the summer, the Himalayas proved to be a truly a unique ski experience and one I’ll always remember.

200 Best Advertising Photographers Worldwide

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Recently I was invited to submit some work to Luerzer’s Archive magazine. I have just heard that some of the work has been selected for the issue entitled ‘200 Best Advertising Photographers Worldwide’.

Lomo work published

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

Photographer Francois Boutemy has recently self-published a soft-back book entitled ‘Lomosexual – A Tribute to Lomo Cameras’. It features many of my images taken on a Lomo Supersampler camera – a camera with no viewfinder and four tiny lenses – and interviews with several Lomo users including myself.