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Al Brydon

Al Brydon AL BRYDON IN CONVERSATION WITH EMYR YOUNG.BRIDGEND, SOUTH WALES, JULY 2016 AL BRYDON YN SGWRSIO GYDAG EMYR YOUNGPEN-Y-BONT, DE CYMRU, Gorffennaf 2016 Al Brydon talking with us during a summer visit to Wales in 2016 Al Brydon is a talented (and deceptively unassuming) photographer based in the North of England. His deeply personal interpretation of the Landscape where he was brought up continues to produce images of scarred and often abandoned locations with a long history. Al also experiments with multiple and long exposures – including his ongoing and unique Solargraph series. Al is one of the founding members of the Inside the Outside Landscape Collective and has recently published his stunning image collection of ‘Based on a False Story’ with Another Place Press. Y mae Al Brydon yn ffotograffydd talentog diymhongar ac yn frodor o ogledd Lloegr. Y mae’n dehongli’r tirlun, ei filltir sgwâr mewn modd personol iawn. Y mae’r delweddau o dirlun creithiog, angof a hanesyddol. Yn ogystal â’r confensiynol mae Al yn arbrofi gyda ffotograffiaeth gyfansawdd a solargraffs unigryw. Y mae e yn un o sylfaenwyr cydweithfa Inside the Outside ac mae e newydd gyhoeddi llyfr o luniau rhagorol ‘Based on a False Story’ wedi ei gyhoeddi gan Another Place Press See below for a small selection of Al’s work, reproduced here on Ffoton with kind permission of the photographer. Yma ar Ffoton trwy...

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Peter Jones

Peter Jones PETER JONES IN CONVERSATION WITH EMYR YOUNGABERYSTWYTH, WEST WALES, AUGUST 2016 PETER JONES YN SGWRSIO GYDAG EMYR YOUNGABERYSTWYTH, CEREDIGION, AWST 2016 Peter Jones talking with Ffoton, August 2016. Image by Brian Carroll Peter Jones at home. Image by Alan Hale One of Peter’s many hand-crafted sculptures around his home. And felled tree becomes a handmade chair! After studying at Manchester College of Art and Design in the late 1960’s, Peter Jones moved into photography as first assistant to London Advertising photographer John Thornton. But the quieter life of West Wales saw Peter return to run the family Farm and put photography aside for 30 years. His body of subsequent photography (much of it still unseen) includes an intimate record of rural life in West Wales, including his ‘Welsh Farming Community’ project. With his health declining in recent years, Peter kindly agreed to Ffoton visiting him at home rear Aberystwyth. We’re glad we did: not only is Peter a knowledgeable photographer with a wicked sense of humour but also a very talented artist. Enjoy this in-depth conversation with a very humble but extremely passionate Welsh photographer. “I’m just a hick from the sticks” — Peter Jones See below for a selection of Peter’s work, reproduced here on Ffoton with kind permission of the photographer. Yma ar Ffoton trwy garedigrwydd y ffotograffydd fe welwch gasgliad bychan o’i waith isod. Currently...

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Robert Haines

Robert Haines Robert Haines IN CONVERSATION WITH Brian CarrollHeolgerrig, SOUTH WALES, August 2016 Robert Haines YN SGWRSIO GYDAG Brian CarrollHeolgerrig, DE CYMRU, Awst 2016 Hailing from the small mining village of Heolgerrig near Merthyr Tydfil, Robert Haines is an award-winning film-maker and photographer. He is best known for his 1970’s project ‘Once Upon a Time in Wales‘ which hid away in a box for 35 years and it’s 2014 follow-up ‘This Time in Wales‘ – both recording the close-knit Heolgerrig community where he grew up and still lives to this day. Mae Robert Haines yn hanu o Heolgerrig ger Merthyr. Mae e  wedi ennill sawl gwobr fel gwneuthurwr ffilm a ffotograffydd. Fe ddaeth i’r amlwg gyda ‘Once Upon a Time in Wales‘. Tynnodd y lluniau yn y 70au ac fe fu’r gwaith yn gorwedd mewn bocs am 34 mlynedd. Yr oedd dilyniant i’r gwaith yma ‘This Time in Wales‘ cyfrol sy’n adrodd hanes cymuned Heolgerrig lle cafodd Robert ei fagu a’r lle mae e yn dal i fyw heddiw. See below for a selection of Robert’s work, reproduced here on Ffoton with kind permission of the photographer. Yma ar Ffoton trwy garedigrwydd y ffotograffydd fe welwch gasgliad bychan o’i waith isod. Gallery: ‘Once Upon a Time in Wales’ Gallery: ‘This Time in Wales’ and Landscape 1 Comment Source:...

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Glenn Edwards

Glenn Edwards Glenn Edwards IN CONVERSATION WITH EMYR YOUNGCARDIFF, SOUTH WALES, JULY 2016 Glenn Edwards YN SGWRSIO GYDAG EMYR YOUNGCAERDYDD, DE CYMRU, Gorffennaf 2016 Glenn Edwards with fellow photographer and long-time friend Roger Tiley Glenn Edwards talking to Ffoton in Cardiff Glenn Edwards is an accomplished and published photojournalist based in Cardiff with clients across the UK and Internationally and a former UK Press Photographer of the Year. Having studied on the original prestigious Newport photography course, Glenn has gone on to work on projects that convey his passion for Africa and its people, act a part-time lecturer and has led photography workshops for The Thomson Foundation. Glenn founded and is the Director of The EYE International Photography Festival here in Wales. Y mae Glenn Edwards yn ffotograffydd newyddiadurol rhagorol o Gaerdydd. Y mae ganddo gwsmeriaid yn rhyngwladol ac ar draws y Deyrnas Unedig. Y mae e’n gyn enillydd yr UK Press Photographer of the Year. Wedi astudio ffotograffiaeth yng Nghasnewydd fe aeth Glenn i weithio ar brosiectau yn Affrica ac mae ei angerdd a’i gariad tuag at y cyfandir a’i phobol yn amlwg yn ei waith. Y mae’n ddarlithydd rhan amser ac wedi cynnal gweithdai’r Thomson Foundation. Glenn yw sylfaenydd a chyfarwyddwr gŵyl ryngwladol yr Eye sy’n cael ei gynnal yng Nghymru. See below for a small selection of Glenn’s work, reproduced here on Ffoton with kind permission of...

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Aled Jenkins

Aled Jenkins ALED JENKINS IN CONVERSATION WITH EMYR YOUNGCARDIFF, SOUTH WALES, JULY 2016 ALED JENKINS YN SGWRSIO GYDAG EMYR YOUNGCAERDYDD, DE CYMRU, Gorffennaf 2016 Aled with his X-Pan II – the camera he takes on all filming assignments Aled with his daily filming tool – a Sony F5 4k  camera Aled’s preferred film cameras. Aled Jenkins studied Photography and Film at Plymouth College of Art and Design before working as a photojournalist, specialising in covering conflicts around the world. In 1992, he returned to Wales to train as a television cameraman and has been freelance since 1997 – in demand both in the UK and abroad as a skilled cameraman and documentary film maker. Aled is the recipient of the 2016 BAFTA Cymru award for Best Factual Photography for his work on the BBC series ‘Patagonia’. Ffoton talks with Aled about his career and his ongoing love of stills photography. Bu Aled Jenkins yn astudio ffotograffiaeth a ffilm yn ysgol Gelf a Dylunio Plymouth cyn gweithio fel newyddiadurwr ffotograffig gan ganolbwyntio ar ohebu mewn gwledydd yn dioddef o wrthdaro a rhyfel led led y byd. Yn 1992 dychwelodd i Gymru ac hyfforddi fel dyn camera a gweithio ym myd teledu. Y mae Aled wedi gweithio yn y maes ers 1997. Y mae’n gweithio’n gyson yn y DU a thramor ac yn cael ei gydnabod fel dyn camera a dogfen medrus iawn....

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