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Doug Kennedy Photography Bulletin

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This is my second photography bulletin, which I’ve sent to my existing contacts list. If you would like to receive updates and new images, please send me your name and email address.

Isn’t it wonderful that spring is here! April showers and the birds singing herald long days and a lovely summer (fingers crossed!) during which a lot is happening.4

Invitation to the Brill Art On The Hill Preview.
I will have a display stand at Art On The Hill in Brill at the Brill School (http://www.brillpta.co.uk/index.php/category/art-on-the-hill/ and https://www.facebook.com/brillartonthehill/) next weekend. The preview is on Friday evening 15th April from 7.30 and I shall be showing some new prints, cards and my books, including two new cards of Brill scenes. There will be a lot to see there, along with some refreshments, so it should be a fun evening. If you can’t make that, then the main event is from 10am – 5pm on Saturday and 10am – 4pm on Sunday.

I will also be taking part in the Aylesbury Book Lover’s fair in the Aylesbury Market Square on Tuesday June 16th, but am not doing Bucks Open Studios until 2017, when a group of us plan to exhibit in St Nicholas Church, Cuddington.

Book Projects.
I am currently very busy finishing Yorkshire Landscapes, which is my biggest book to date (120 pages). The landscapes in Yorkshire are a gift to photography, but I haven’t had an easy time of it because of the weather over the past 18 months, which has been rather too cloudy, windy and damp. I have had to do a couple of extra trips to complete the book, but the last one at the end of March was magnificent, with 3 days of great weather! As a result I was able to photograph on Ilkley Moor bar t’at in brilliant sunshine (see header). Yorkshire Landscapes will be published by Oxbow Books this summer.

Norfolk Landscapes has had a good start and has been very well received, with lots of excellent reviews and recognition from fellow photographers. My first book, Chiltern Landscapes, came out in 2012 and I have done my best to market it, but it is amazing how often I introduce it to someone who hasn’t heard of it before: luckily they usually buy a copy there and then. Working out how to get the word to more people is an art I’m still working at.

I am now looking for a new project to follow up Yorkshire Landscapes, so if you want a photobook designed from your photographs, or if you know someone who might want to commission a book, I’d love to hear from you.

Greetings Cards.
I have produced some new greetings cards of Brill to add to my photographs of local wildlife and landscapes, which have been beautifully produced by Digital Colour Services in Devon. These are blank inside and come with white envelopes at a price is very competitive with what you can buy in shops. Just call or email if you are interested (or come to Brill!).

Other Projects:
I have a growing library of wildlife photographs, including some lovely recent images of brown hares, and I  am looking forward to adding to this in the summer (have a look at my Flickr page ). I do a lot of work with the River Thame Conservation Trust and am building collections of images that will hopefully document the river, its landscape and wildlife during the next year or two. My images are being used on a growing number of web sites and public places and I am working at adding to these.

I can produce high quality prints, framed or mounted, in a wide range of sizes and formats at competitive prices. You can select the subject from my entire library or give me a specification and I’ll see what I can come up with.

I hope to see you at Brill, but otherwise, have a lovely summer,

Doug

3 Comments
  1. Hi Doug,
    When last visiting Helmsley, I happened to pick up an edition of Yorkshire Living. I loved the photograph they featured,from your new book, of the square in winter. Is it possible to buy a copy of this print? Helmsley is my favourite place in the world and has so many happy memories .
    I look forward to hearing from you.
    Many thanks and best wishes
    Lucy

  2. hello, i can’t find an email for Doug, so asking a question here.
    Doug, are you the Douglas Kennedy who taught at Xavier College, Melbourne, Australia in the 1960’s?
    I was there from 1966-69 and I am trying to remember some things.
    Thanks
    Mark Prytz

  3. Hello Mark. No, I’m afraid that was not me. I arrived in Sydney in 1971, spent a year teaching in Lithgow then moved to Adelaide. I spent a bit of time in Melbourne, normally at the folk music events. I have a number of Aussie friends, mostly in Adelaide.
    Best wishes, Doug

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