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The time I travelled to Colombia.

The time I travelled to Colombia. Ages ago I studied Spanish and one of my teachers was from Colombia. She always had amazing stories about the people and the country itself and would always get mad at people who said that it was too dangerous to...

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Amsterdam Curl (Krulletter)

In October this year, Ben and I took our fiancee/girlfriend (respectively) on a trip to Amsterdam. The idea was to explore all that the city had to offer, as the girls had not visited the city before. For Ben and I, this was our second outing...

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Bristol after dark.

I love this time of year; leaves turning, nights getting longer, seeing your breath as you stand motionless, waiting for that long exposure to finish. As I think I've said before, I can be a little bit lazy by the end of the day and...

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The Fisherman of Leigh Woods

Ever since first hearing about Luke Jerram’s Withdrawn Art installation, I had an idea in mind to set up a photoshoot using the fishing boats to create a picture that runs alongside the story of the install about global warming and rising sea levels. My image...

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Behind the signs at Boomtown fair 2015.

My brushes have taken me to many weird and wonderful places; this time to Boomtown Fair near Winchester. I got asked by fellow brother of the brush and good friend James Cooper of Dapper signs to work at the festival. Gutted as the bloke was,...

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Meet The Mcleans

I often wonder about the generation of young people growing up in this ever changing world. I see more and more childeren and teenagers sat on their phones/tablets mindlessly involved in their own little world whilst the real world passes them by. Whats worse is...

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Train tracks and traffic jams

Recently, I’ve been working on a very exciting commission. A few weeks ago, I was commissioned to create a Transport themed game of snakes and ladders. I was told that it was part of a treasure trail around Bishopston, Redland and Cotham, and that they...

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Switzerland; from Vevey to Montreux (Jazz)

As much as I really want to avoid this post sounding like a travel blog it's extremely difficult not to whilst sat underneath some palm trees in the garden of my partners family home, on a chaise longue, sipping ice tea in thirty eight degree...

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The Steam Crane.

Dom recently got in touch and said she'd been to a pub and got chatting to a guy behind the bar. They spoke about the website and he said he wanted us to do a pop up exhibition. I emailed said guy, whose name is...

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Adventures in the Wye Valley.

The last few weeks have been insanely busy; as it turns out buying and remodelling your first house can be quite stressful! Anyway that's another story for another day. So, as a little treat my friend Billy booked a short trip away to the Wye...

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Thailand 2015

Recently I was lucky enough to visit Thailand for the first time.To be honest I was’t very excited at first, as many people I know told me that Thailand is overdeveloped, everything is done for tourists so I won’t be able to experience real Asia...

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Getting ready for ‘Streets, lanes and skylines’

This blogpost aims to give a behind the scenes insight into my second solo exhibition. Since returning to Bristol in 2012 and becoming a full time artist part of the big plan was always to work towards having an exhibition of work shown at a...

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Daily Cut – My January Collage Challenge

The whole purpose of doing this project was purely for me and my practice. I’d seen other illustrators do similar projects, where they drew a particular thing everyday etc, and I wanted a piece of this for myself. I’ve got big plans and ideas for...

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Looking back.

As we start 2015 I find myself looking back at what has been an amazing year. I'm a bit shocked really, that an idea I'd had to do something with all the photos I was taking, has actually turned into an ever growing group of...

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Dark by four.

It is officially winter and that can only mean one thing, the nights are drawing in and for a photographer who works full time, that doesn't leave much daylight for taking photos. I don't mind night time photography but after a long day at work...

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Co-LAB Pop Up Shop

The last few weeks have been busy! Myself and Bruce Crowes have been hard at work getting ready for our upcoming shop. I've been back at work full time and Bruce has had a lot of jobs on; it's been all about the evenings and...

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“Exchange” Review

What do Spike Island’s volunteers do when they aren’t volunteering? They create an exhibition of course. So the other night, I headed up to Spike Island’s test space to check out the exhibition run by and created by some of Spike Island’s volunteers. There was activity in the...

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Young Arnolfini “Wanderings” Exhibition

"The title 'Wanderings' describes both the mental and physical movement of the imagination. The exhibition encapsulates a range of different themes including journeys, dwellings, and the shift between absence and presence. Presented through varying forms, Young Arnolfini have taken over the top floor of Be.In...

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Vsco, Vsco, Vsco, Vsco

I've been obsessed with Vsco since I first heard about it online, I requested a grid and was lucky to get one within a week or so. I must start by saying that I have fallen head over heels in love with Vsco and everything...

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Watermark Drama.

I woke up the other day, rolled over to check my phone and saw an Instagram notification. When I checked,  it was someone telling people to follow Bristol Art Collective! "Great!" I thought, but as I checked the post I wasn't quite as pleased. I...

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The writings on the wall

My obsession with graffiti started when I was young (about 12 I think) I, like all boys I knew had a "tag" that I had spent hours perfecting during the lessons at school that I thought were boring...

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The Best Camera is the one that’s with you.

Mobile phone photography has become a bit of an obsession of mine over the last few years. I have found "the best camera is the one you have with you" to be a very true statement, so much so that I soon found myself using...

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Mystic waters

Today was, for me, a very important day. The start of my summer holidays, six weeks with no work. I got a text from my mate Cav asking if I wanted to go spend the day on his new boat "Mystic". I was more than...

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MIA in Miami

After a week in New York, me and Rose hopped on a plane to Miami. The first thing that hit us was the heat - it was so bloody hot! We dragged our bags to a taxi and headed for Miami Beach. Compared to New...

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New York, New York.

In April I was lucky enough to spend a week in New York with my then girlfriend (now  fiancée)  for  a week filled with photography, shopping, sightseeing and lots of walking. She had been before but it was my first time in the states; I...

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Welcome Bruce Crowes

Coming from South Wales, a now Bristol based self-confessed type addict, Bruce Crowes has many hairs to his brush. Starting his career as a graphic designer and illustrator, coming to the city opened his eyes to the already well established street art culture and he...

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New Photographer Joe Sims

"I've been a practicing photographer for 15 years now shooting on Canon full frame, my favourites are landscape and macro. I never get bored of picking up my camera. Photography still amazes me and is something I never want to stop doing. It's a chance to freeze...

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A little bit about me……

My name is Ben Adams, I'm twenty six and I live in Bristol. For as long as I can remember I have loved photography. Ten years ago I started an Art & Design course but it soon became clear that I can't draw or paint....

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Bristol Art Collective

Welcome to Bristol Art Collective, our mission is to create a community of artists with links to Bristol. Showcasing the finest talents the city has to offer we want to start something great, but are only as good as the artists we feature. We hope...

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