Hear photography expert, Ian Rotherham speak about his new book.
Ian is an experienced photographer in everything from weddings and fashion through to creative, and is a senior lecturer in photography at UCOL’s School of Creative Industries in Palmerston North. His work has won numerous awards in the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography Awards, and his students think he’s pretty cool.
At the start of this project, a portrait a week for 100 weeks seemed like a good idea. During the next 100 weeks Ian photographed everyone from his students, his next door neighbour right down to the lady who makes his Monday coffee. Inspiration for the photographs came from all sorts of unexpected places, capturing faces from all walks of life and in different situations.
The book is a vibrant collection of portraits, which has became a research piece in Ian’s role at UCOL. Each portrait is accompanied with details of how it was shot, the ‘model’ and some background.
Ian will be launching his book at this public lecture and plans to regale the crowd with stories of how you find 100 people willing to pose, through to taking on and staying on top of a project this size.
"The only rule when I set out on this project was that I would do it until it was no longer fun. Having creative freedom over the images was important too... The pattern of posting each week kept my enthusiasm up.... What this turned into was quite a large personal project."
You and a guest are warmly invited to join us to hear from Ian Rotherham, who has been working in photography for nearly 30 years and has just completed his book 100 Portraits: a portrait a week project at the upcoming book launch and public lecture at UCOL.
5pm Drinks and nibbles
5:30pm Ian Rotherham lecture
6:15pm Questions and networking