Sunday, 25 January 2009

Shots Young Photographer of the Year 2008

I was recently selected as a finalist in the Shots Young Phographer of the Year award 2008 for my project I'll see you on the far post... One of my images features in the December issue of the magazine and also the Shots Directory.

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East End Liberal Club, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Beechwood House, Newport

I was commissioned by Newport City Council to photograph the £4.2M redevelopment of the Grade II listed building, Beechwood House in Newport, South Wales. The images produced are due to be displayed in the building and are of the refurbishment and construction work, in progress, and interior and exterior final images.

Beechwood House was built in 1877-78 by Habershon, Pite and Fawkner, architects of Cardiff and Newport. The House was built as the private residence of George Fothergill, a tobacco manufacturer and former Mayor of Newport, and is set on the hillside, within Beechwood Park, with views over the park, the city and the Bristol Channel.
The park, which covers 30 acres, originally formed the private grounds to the House. In 1900, Newport Borough Council bought Beechwood House and the grounds were opened up as a public park, with refreshments available in the House. During the First World War, the House was also used as a convalescent home.
Between 1901 and 1920, many features were added to the park including two new entrances, lime avenues, tennis courts, bowling green and a bandstand.
Beechwood House was occupied by American Forces during World War II and following this had a number of uses including a hospital for the treatment of tuberculosis, an open air school and a model railway club.
The House has remained empty since 1987 and was severely damaged by fire in 1992 but following a successful bid by Newport City Council for a total of £4.2 million of funding, including substantial contributions from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Welsh Assembly Government’s Local Regeneration Fund (LRF), construction work started in October 2006 to redevelop Beechwood House as an Entrepreneurship Centre.
Final Images -

Progress Images -

All Images Daniel Lillie/© University of Wales, Newport.

Folio Forum at The Photographers Gallery 15.01.09

I presented my project I'll see you on the far post... at the Photographers Gallery on Thursday and had a fantastic reaction from the audience. The night was led by Joy Gregory from LCC and she was very postive about my project and her comments were very useful. It was great to of been given the opportunity to present to an audience and to gather feedback about the project.