Arles, as seen by ...A collection of artists' outlooks and original points of view
Anthony Epes is an American photographer who was based in London up until 2017.
He then decided with his wife Diana Bird to go travel the world – with their two kids in tow.
Diana and Anthony nevertheless occasionally settle in places, inspiring them to hold photography workshops that mix technique, creativity and having fun.
Bogdan’s work fuses symbolism and abstraction, energy and sensuality.
Born in Poland in 1954, Bogdan has been based in Paris for the last 30 years.
He is a graduate of Krakow and Paris Fine Arts schools.
A professional artist for over 40 years, he has taken part in over a 100 exhibitions.
His workshops, which he is holding in French and English, enable people to explore mixed techniques and develop one’s artistic practice.
Kenneth Adams, Whangarei, New Zealand:
“I was born in a small rural service town south of Auckland the largest city in New Zealand, shortly after the end of the Second World War. My father had not long returned from his war posting to Egypt. My parents were farmers, so my formative years were spent on their small hill country farm raising sheep and cattle.
Later, as I entered my teenage years, my family purchased a farm near Kaitaia, in Northland, the very north of New Zealand. Growing up in a rural environment fostered a remarkable and joyful sense of freedom, and great opportunities to dream, explore, build and create. I was immersed in stunningly beautiful, rugged rural landscapes, lorded over by vast, ever-changing skies. To quote my Professor, the late Colin McCahon, ‘I saw something logical, orderly and beautiful belonging to the land and not yet to its people.’ I love such timeless beauty, and the visual drama of these memories has become the very core of all my artistic endeavors.
I am an artist-photographer by serendipity, and my creative work owes as much to my artistic background as it does to photography. As a country boy with little idea of the horizons he would open to me, I stumbled into a high school art class run by an inspiring teacher, Selwyn Wilson. I graduated from the Elam School of Fine Arts with Honours in Painting. My Professors, Garth Tapper and Colin McCahon encouraged me to study the work of the ‘Old Masters’ as a guide for my practice.
While Northland’s landscapes feature throughout my work, opportunities to study in France have given me first-hand experience of the great French, Italian and Dutch traditions, and the chance to become totally immersed in the ‘French Landscape’. It fascinates me to be inspired by the same landscapes and subject matter that have been drawn, painted and photographed by artists for hundreds of years.”
Kenneth Adams, Whangarei, New Zealand.