Thursday, 31 May 2012

Showcase of the Fine Art Photography of Paul Biddle

Most years I get a few photography students getting in touch and asking if they can do a critique or presentation of my work as part of their college course.

I received an email from Debra Curran who is a photography student currently studying The History of Photography. One of the course requirements is to create a showcase about the work of a contemporary photographer, and fortunately for me she chose to use my work.

She sent me several questions about my images and I answered them by email.

There have been some great presentations over the years but Debra’s showcase stands head and shoulders over the rest.

You can even make your own comments on the images.

Thanks for the great presentation, Debra. It made me feel like a proper photographer.

Please click on the link and have a look at what she has created.

You can click on an image or text to zoom and see more detail. 

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

The Dilemma of Florists

The Dilemma of Florists, Flowers and General Shrubbery OBE

Imagine my surprise when I opened the door to my studio today and the following words issued forth as Word Clouds    Cumulus Conundrums

Imagine My Surprise

Angiosperms, Reproductive Organ Grinding, Gymnosperms, and other seed-producing plants, Parthenocarpy, and vegetative means

Angiosperms Having Fun

I immediately turned to Aunty Wikipedia, the font of all knowledge, for some comforting advice :

Aunty Wiki's Book of Tulips

“A flower, sometimes known as a bloom or blossom, is the reproductive structure found in flowering plants (plants of the division Magnoliophyta, also called angiosperms). The biological function of a flower is to effect reproduction, usually by providing a mechanism for the union of sperm with eggs. . Flowers give rise to fruit and seeds. 

Mr Mark The Pollinator General

Many flowers have evolved to be attractive to animals, so as to cause them to be vectors for the transfer of pollen.”

The Lobster that mistook herself for a Florist

My initial response was to Blush and Blame

Tick Tock

Seeds doing what they do Best

The Florists of Desire must be responsible for this outrageous trafikking  in 

petals, sepals   Stigmatas and stamens and a few of my favourite things

Floristry is the general term used to describe production, commerce and trade in flowers. It encompasses flower care and handling, floral design or flower arranging and     unspeakable things with Bouquets

What exactly is the  transfer of pollen  ?

Fig 272.   Insert The Butterfly Boys

The Transfer of Pollen

Editors' Note :

Apologies to the Gymnosperms, and other seed-producing Potentates.

Any reference to Floristry and my friend Madame Lobster is purely Fic  titious