Monday, May 17, 2010

Photos in BBC Countryfile Magazine

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In the May 2010 edition of the BBC Magazine, Countryfile - based on the TV show of the same name - willow sculptor, Trevor Leat, is featured in an article.

They wanted some photos to accompany the write-up so looked to his website. Several of the images they thought had potential were ones I'd taken, so they contacted me for high resolution, print quality copies. I wasn't going to get paid, but I would get a credit.*

This all happened a couple of months ago, around the time I was asked to do the exhibtion at the Mill on the Fleet, so I'd forgotten all about it. Maggie hadn't though, and found the article today when she picked a copy of the magazine off the shelf.



The full page and the small black and white images were taken when Trevor was building the Tam O'Shanter scultpture that was set fire to at the Burns Light Festival in January 2009. And the one of him standing among the willow was taken at the same time I took my competition-winning photo of him last year.

You can click on the image for a larger, just about readable, version, or head to your local newsagent for a copy if you're interested.


*And they even spelt my name correctly
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20 comments:

savannah said...

how exciting, sugar! congratulations! xoxox

Kim Ayres said...

Thank you Sav :)

mapstew said...

Fame beckons, if not fortune! :¬)

Fat Lazy Guy said...

Dude, that is so awesome!!! Congrats mate! Shucks, you're rollin with the big boys now!

Charlie said...

Let's hope the BBC remembers you in the future. Good work, Kim.

Keepin' afloat - barely said...

Truly amazing! Congratulations.

Pat said...

Your fame is spreading:)
I'm just reading Marie Helvin's book - she was married to David Bailey, the photographer for years. He used to take his cameras to bed with him and were the last thing he touched at night.

Eryl Shields said...

How thrilling this is, you're national!

hope said...

How wonderful!

AND they spelled correctly? You are becoming famous. :)

debra said...

I remember when you posted the photos here, Kim. I thought that both the photos and the sculptures were amazing. Kudos to you!

Carole said...

The pictures are really good. Excellent stuff.

Hindsfeet said...

yeay for you, Kim!! : ) Onward and Upward!!!!!

Gillian said...

Very exciting!

I have tagged you in a Photo Blog Challenge.

check it out!

*mwah*

erika said...

Look at you go :) This is seriously awesome!

Jayne Martin said...

How wonderful for you! I'm so glad you're starting to get a wider audience for your work. Congrats!

That wicker sculpture is amazing.

Library girl said...

You bash away and bash away and sometimes (LOTS of times) you wonder why on earth you are bothering, when it seems that no amount of hoping and wishing and plain hard yakka seems to make a bit of difference .... THEN something like this happens. Nice, huh?

Helen said...

tioHey Bearded One - Perhaps you better keep that maroon velour bathrobe packed in your suitcase, ready to go on your world tour!
I like the new photo! Very distinguished, yet somewhat mischievious.........

Falak said...

Congratulations!!!So happy for you!

Kim Ayres said...

Mapstew - I've often wondered what a fortune might be like. We've always lived between just enough and not quite enough

FLG - I can't imagine the big boys accepting me as one of their own yet, but to have my first images in a national magazine is a good feeling.

Charlie - it's a bit unlikely - they are a huge organisation with hundreds of thousands of contacts and are unlikely to have me on their hit list. But maybe one day :)

Keepin afloat - thank you :)

Pat - now that sounds a bit OCD...

Eryl - it's just a shame my name is in such small print. It should have covered at least half the page...

Hope - it feels like such a rare thing when my name is spelt right. Only 5 letters in it, and yet most people get it wrong

Debra - thank you :)

Carole - thank you :)

Hindsfeet - we live in hope :)

Gillian - I'll be over later to take a look :)

Erika - a brief moment in the spotlight :)

Jane - Trevor is an amazing sculptor and build all sorts of huge figures for setting fire to at festivals. Check out www.trevorleat.co.uk

Library Girl - I have allowed myself a brief *smug* moment :)

Helen - world tour? I'll be packing out stadiums... ;)

Kim Ayres said...

Falak - sorry, I missed you there - we must have crossed over in the ether - thank you :)