We are pleased and proud to announce that graduate David Abrahams is now being represented by the prestigious EAST Photographic, a top London & New York based photographic agents. You can find out more about David and view his work here https://east.co/artists/davidabrahams
Above: Each year we stage a photo treasure hunt for our freshers in which they have to create images in response to a list of directions and actions. These are some of our favourites from yesterday’s adventure.
Above: The first day of Freshers week is the beginning of our new academic year and we always mark it by welcoming back recent graduates and current year two and three students to share their knowledge and experience with our new students.
“The Rockers series is a body of work aiming to portray the personalities of Rockers. The group in this series are usually known as the ‘Scrumpies Lot’. Scrumpies was one of the few 80’s rock and heavy metal night clubs in Leeds that would bring rockers from across the city together for a night of music, mayhem and madness. The Scrumpies lot would set themselves aside from the generic stereotype that surrounded the perception of a rocker and formed a tight knit community that even today, they call their family.”
“This work was created at an event with live music and lots of alcohol that I organised, where they could meet and relive their days at Scrumpies.”
” Over the summer I set myself a brief to create a fashion editorial focused on Gingham. I took inspiration for the styling from 2017 catwalk trends, including brands like House of Holland, Peter Jensen and Christopher Kane. I was inspired by the work of Lachlan Bailey and Benny Horne to create this series of images, created on Saltdean beach, East Sussex. “
“Over the summer, I have been documenting the recovery process of my ankle, which I broke in a rock climbing accident in June this year. This unfortunate event has turned into a project that has helped me focus on the development of my photographic documentation.”
Various images and portraits from Summer in the City
“Over the summer I’ve experimented within my area of specialisation, producing images of subcultures, including the image above of Official Goose dressed as a blue troll for Newcastle Pride Festival. I’ve also experimented in concert photography, photographing singers Alessia Cara and Sabrina Carpenter at the Calgary Stampede (Left) in July as well as YouTuber Emma Blackery, performing onstage at Summer in the City in London (Right), where I was a press photographer for the weekend.”