Graham Land ARPS MA

Attracted by photography when lent as a student a magnificent Rolliflex camera by a friend, a junior photographer at the local paper. I really enjoyed the capturing of images. I kept photography up as a hobby throughout my working career, first as a pharmaceutical R&D scientist, then as a project manager and data analytics/business consultant. When my salary could afford higher quality kit I changed to a Nikon based system.

From the start I’ve always had an interest in the photography of people. Recently I’ve greatly expanded my photographic activities, investing in more varied kit that now includes medium format and large format film as well as a comprehensive range of lenses and full and half-frame camera bodies to support the high standard of digital photography routinely conducted. Commissioned work includeded fashion, portrait, event and product photography.

I’ve recently graduated with an MA in Photography with Falmouth University and have undertaken a number of professional workshops in various techniques. I’m an Associate member of the Royal Photographic Society and am currently an Adobe Certified Associate for Visual Design using Photoshop CC 2015 (completed 31st May, 2018).

Away from photography I am a Licentiate member and registered Chartered Chemist of The Royal Chemistry Society (UK) and a member of the British Computing Society. I have been awarded an Honours degree in Applied Biology by what is now The University of East London, a Diploma in Management Studies by Henley Business School, now part of the University of Reading, and a higher National Diploma in Chemistry awarded by what is now The University of Huddersfield.


Solo exhibitions

‘Enterprising Croydon’

4th - 13th April, 2019 at The LOFT, Croydon Arts Store, The Whitgift Centre, Croydon, UK

A portrayal through photography, video, and interviews of fourteen enterprising High Street proprietors.

Distinctly Different

3rd - 8th September, 2018 at La Zaris Art Gallery, Croydon, UK

A portrayal through photography and video of twelve unique Croydon shops and their proprietors.


Book contributions

‘London Markets’, a contribution to ‘Urbanicity’; Ed. Del Barratt, published in 2015 by The Royal Photographic Society. ISBN 978-0-904495-11-9

‘A Flavour of Soho Life’, a contribution to ‘Living London’; Ed. The Urban Group, published in 2017 by The Royal Photographic Society. ISBN 978-0-904495-15-7

‘Windows on Life’, a contributions to ‘SW TWELVE’. Co-author, published in 2017 by The Royal Photographic Society. ISBN 978-0-904495-18-8


Art-work exhibited

'Inconclusive Diagnosis' a collaboration with the artist Bhavani Esapathi; four illuminated transprint images of B. Esapathi’s scarred torso exhibited at the 'Technology is Not Neutral’ touring exhibition. Curated by Gordana Novakovic, Anna Dumitriu and Irini Papadimitriou. Shown at:

  1. The Phoenix Gallery, Brighton; 2nd - 25th September, 2016.

  2. Watermans Gallery, London; 6th November, 2016 to 8th January, 2017.


Photographic work selected for exhibition

Two colour prints and one colour digital image was accepted and shown/hung at the Surrey Photographic Association’s bi-centenary exhibition held at Guildford, May-June, 2015.

Various Royal Photographic Society exhibitions of members work.

 


Ongoing Projects

Further development of the ‘Enterprising Croydon’ theme

Reflections on the Self

Influencers and Innovators

The Business of Fashion