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 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.
Custom Made Fine art prints:
Happy New Year!
Brand New Project; Driving around my immediate surroundings exploring the local landscape.
The brooding clouds cut available light to near darkness, so in order to capture a sharp usable image I set my tripod awkwardly between my legs and steering wheel. The out of focus rain drops on the windscreen along with parts of the cars interior set the aesthetic for ‘Drive By’.
I set out on the first day of the new year – January 1st 2019.
Various sized fine art prints are available please email me for details.
The framed print below is 60″x40″ 5 foot wide and made up of 30 sheets of fine Japanese bamboo paper.