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Posted 10.06.15

Photography grad Tim Pearse wins prestigious BJP Award

By Sarah Packer

BA (Hons) Photography graduate Tim Pearse in his studio.

BA (Hons) Photography graduate Tim Pearse has won the single image award in the British Journal of Photography Breakthrough Awards – an international search for the world’s most talented students and recent graduates.

Tim is already well known for his photographic craftsmanship after creating the largest camera in the UK with which he can take photographs up to 30”x30”.

However, Tim steered away from his signature technique and took his winning BJP image on a Mamiya RB67 camera, printing it as a lith print using lith developer, which gives the image its soft, hand-drawn quality.

“Since graduating from the college, I have been exploring the boundaries of my practice through generating new work and experimenting with process and concept, shaping my creative outlook."

The image ‘Untitled (Shell)’ is part of a longer untitled series of lith prints with the same soft, painterly aesthetic.

“It feels great to have won the award. To receive a little recognition from such a prestigious publication as the BJP is wonderful, and to have my work seen by so many people has been a really positive experience for me,” said Tim.

'Untitled (Shell)' by BA (Hons) Photography graduate Tim Pearse. Winner of the BJP Single Image Breakthrough Award 2015.

“Since graduating from the college, I have been exploring the boundaries of my practice through generating new work and experimenting with process and concept, shaping my creative outlook.

“My projects are constantly evolving and my boundaries are always shifting, with new ideas ever forming in my mind.

"I have a sketchbook full of these ideas, which will begin to make the transition from sketches on paper to photographs, very soon, as I return to Plymouth in July, to take up residency in one of the new spaces at Ocean Studios. Look out for new work very soon!”

Tim’s work be exhibited at the Breakthrough Photography Awards, showcased from 12-22 June 2015 as part of the Free Range Graduate Shows in East London.

Read how Tim created the image in his interview with the British Journal of Photography here.

See more of Tim's work at www.timpearse.co.uk.

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