Every year I try to attend The Photography Show if I'm available I was lucky enough to attend as a trade visitor which was very exciting. This year I went with some fellow photography friends and stayed for two days. I'm going to share with you some main points that I learnt from the talks/speakers that I saw, as well as what I gained from this experience. I was so inspired and motivated by all of the photographers that I saw. My ultimate goal for my career is to be up on that stage telling my story and inspiring current and upcoming photographers to carry on doing what they are doing, just like these photographers did for me.
Before I start let me tell you a bit about The Photography Show. The photography Show is ran by an international media group called Future Plc. The show brings together varies photographers from different backgrounds. This year the show was hosted in The Nec, Birmingham. The show will return on the 17-20th March 2018 which I will make sure to attend again since this experience has opened my eyes to varies style of photography.
Behind the lens stage
'Women in photography, how to make a name for yourself.'
The first speaker that I went to see was Lottie Davies. Honestly, this woman inspired me so much. I was so engrossed in what she was saying and her work.
Her first main break was her photographs flowers which was used in Monsoon shop window displays. She took some pictures of brightly coloured flowers and then she noticed that Monsoon had similar images in their shop windows. She then sent them to Monsoon. They called her and she ended up photographing for four shop window campaigns.
Lottie Davies didn't just photograph flowers she also photographed food for news articles. One of her work was for The Spruce where she photographed lemon lime sorbet recipe. The photograph below is an example of her work.
Lottie travelled to Burma and became a travel photographer for a news article. This was exactly what she wanted to do. Lottie travelled to Burma in 2007 where she travelled to a small bustling market town called Mae Sot. She photographed a small representation of the Burmese people. This picture below is one of the photographs that she took.
Lottie Davies Photography(Burma)
She won the Taylor Wessing prize for her travel photography. She didn't expect to win this prize due to the fact that she did the work for the fun of it and not