John Blakemore

Tulips – Mutations No. 1 1991

H 38.7 cm x W 47.3 cm

£600

‘Tulipia – The Generations’ No. 1

H 39.7 cm x W 48.1 cm

£600

Tulipa (1994)

H 38.7 cm x W 47.3 cm

£600

Tulipa – Untitled (2004)

H 40.6 cm x W 48.6 cm

£600

‘Tulipa – Celebrations’ (1992)

H 38.5 cm x W 48 cm

£600

‘Tulipa – Celebrations’ (1994)

H 39.7 cm x W 49.7 cm

£600

Chimerical landscapes, No, 2. (1991)

H 29.5 cm x W 35.6 cm

£450

‘Thistle’ (1982)

H 33 cm x W 22.6 cm

SOLD

‘Thistle’ (1982)

H 32.8 cm x W 23.8 cm

£450

‘All Flows’ (1975)

H 39.3 cm x W 45.7 cm

£600

‘All Flows’ (1975)

H 39.2 cm x W 48 cm

£600

‘All Flows’ (1974)

H 41.8 cm x W 35.2 cm

‘All Flows’ (1975)

H 40.4 cm x W 49.1 cm

£600

‘All Flows’ (1975)

H 37.7 cm x W 43.4 cm

£600

‘Wales’ (1970)

H 46.2 cm x W 40.1 cm

£600

From ‘Sound of the Sea’ (1977)

H 39.1 cm x W 46.7 cm

£600

From ‘Sound of the Sea’ (1975)

H 39.1 cm x W 46.2 cm

£600

‘Premonitions’ (1970s)

H 39.7 cm x W 46.2 cm

£600

Shining Cliff Woods, Derbyshire, (1978)

H 37.2 cm x W 44.5 cm

£600

From ‘Lila’ 1970s, Sequence 3

H 38.1 cm x W 45.1 cm

£600

From ‘Lila’ 1970s, Sequence 3

H 38.8 cm x W 45.2 cm

£600

From ‘Lila’ Sequence 3, (1978)

H 39.4 cm x W 46 cm

£600

From ‘Lila’ Sequence 4

H 37.5 cm x W 44.7 cm

£600

Ambergate, Derbyshire, from ‘Lila’

H 38.4 cm x W 48.1 cm

£600

The studio table, No. 2

H 37.4 cm x W 47.1 cm

£600

Tulipa – Mutations 1994

H 49.2 cm x W 39.8 cm

£600

John Blakemore

Signed, hand-printed and toned gelatin silver prints

 

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or call   +44 (0)121 236 5444

 

 

John Blakemore is a highly celebrated master photographer and renowned darkroom printer. His work spans over half a century crossing multiple genres, but it is his landscape and nature photographs that are perhaps better known.

Available here are a selection of hand-printed and toned silver prints from several acclaimed series, made between 1980 and 2010. Many images collectively reflect the essence of the landscape that so inspired and informed Blakemore’s work, focusing on the shaping of the natural environment – water, rock, fauna.

‘I do not see my photographs as concerned with place in a topographic sense. What I seek to evoke is the dynamic of the landscape, its spiritual and physical energy, its fundamental mystery.’

Blakemore’s work responds to and reflects his life experiences and more broadly, metaphorically echoes humanity.

His extensive fascination with the tulip flower continues this metaphorical approach in still-life form. Over a ten-year study, tulips were gathered, arranged and captured in their numerous states – fresh, dried, dissected, decayed; the process of nature and the fluidity of the flower’s evolving life symbolising human ‘sensuality and elegance’ through detailed exquisite prints.

Blakemore is well known for his crafting of and experimentation with exposure and tonality. Many prints offer textural qualities and subtleties in their aesthetic, meticulously achieved though both the camera and skills in the darkroom.

 

Born in Coventry in 1936, Blakemore discovered photography whilst on National Service in Libya. He has worked in documentary, studio portraiture and latterly in landscape and still life. He pursued teaching photography in Derby from the late 1970s, continuing his practice alongside. His work has been widely awarded and exhibited across the UK and internationally. Alongside the creation of numerous handmade books, he has published 5 monographs and has photographs in multiple world-wide public collections, including an extensive archive at the Library of Birmingham.