A lovely write-up in this months Amatuer Photographer magazine of my ’Gwen, Did I Want To Be Here?’ portrait, written by Zelda Cheatle.
My 5’6” tall image of Gwen can still be seen at the Royal Photographic Society ‘Squaring The Circles of Confusion’ exhibition in Bristol until November 6th along with great work by Takashi Arai, Susan Derges, David George, Joy Gregory, Tom Hunter, Ian Phillips McLaren, Céline Bodin and Spencer Rowell.
My portrait of Gwen is also about to be used to try to raise some awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s research.
ng The Circles of Confusion’ exhibition in Bristol.
The portrait is also about to be used by Alzheimer’s Research to try to raise some awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s & Dementia research.
This is a gum bichromate print from my recent ‘Drive By’ series called ‘The Road To Debden’ I decided to leave some brush marks on the bottom of this image to reinforce that this is a photograph made with watercolour pigment.
This is my first post on this domain name IanPhillipsMcLaren.com after running with ipmclaren.com for the last couple of years for my fine art photography work. Things were starting to get a bit confusing using variations of my name, so thought I’d stick with my full name Ian Phillips McLaren. After 30 years of Fashion and portrait photography for various large companies / magazines / clients, I decided to move away from commercial photography to get back to making images for me. In order to immerse myself fully in fine art work, I’m starting my Fine Art masters degree at Cambridge Ruskin university / Cambridge School Of Art on 18th September 2019, possibly as the oldest student in town. I will post updates on my work and degree work as I go, on this blog.
Here are a couple of recent shots from my Drive By series.