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bipp photographer of the year 2016

to my complete surprise and honour i was awarded bipp photographer of the year 2016 for his portfolio "sketches of japan", for which he also received a gold award in the visual arts category.

The BIPP Photographer of the Year Award is regarded as one of the highest in photography.

i am Humbled and privileged to receive this prestigious honour from the bipp.

the full list of winners and awards can be found here.

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exhibition: photography! the work of the bipp

photography! the work of the british institute of professional photography

16 january – 5 march 2016

bucks county museum
church street
aylesbury, hp20 2qp


7 april – 21 may 2016

oxheys mill studios
1 stanhope street
preston, pr1

join us and view this stunning exhibition of photography and celebrate professional image making at its best. this selling exhibition includes a programme of talks and workshops. 

for further information and events visit:


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cycles and processes

following on from my involvement in look/15, i recently compiled my thoughts and considerations of this years festival together with emma smith, executive director for the biennially run liverpool international photography festival. 

you can read the full essay here.

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bipp licentiateship

liverpool based photographer, bryn davies LBIPP, has received recognition for his fine art photography after being awarded a licentiateship by the british institute of professional photography (bipp).

bryn is an award winning fine art photographer and design consultant. his company, indigenous, works with international companies, start-ups and community groups on art projects and commercial design consultancy. he has recently completed a three year study into the asian landscape culminating in a solo show at trunk gallery in seoul, korea. his photo essay noryangjin, was recently included as part of look/15, liverpool international photography festival.

when asked how he felt about achieving his LBIPP, bryn said “i’m very happy to have achieved my qualification with the bipp. the process was a very insightful experience which gave me the opportunity to consider not only my work today, but also in developing a clear direction for the future. i’d like to thank the bipp and all of those who have supported me in achieving my licentiateship”.

bipp president, roy meiklejon FBIPP, stated “bipp qualifications are among the most rigorous in the world. qualification with the bipp requires hard work, determination, commitment and lots of creativity”.

as the qualifying body of professional photography in the uk, bipp requires any photographer going for qualification to follow strict criteria and provide a substantial portfolio of commissioned work, together with supporting information about themselves as a professional.

you can download a full copy of the press release here.

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look/15 noryangjin fisheries wholesale market

i am pleased to announce that the photo essay, noryangjin is included in look/15, the biennial international photo festival held in liverpool, uk.

i will give a talk on building the perfect photography project, alongside paul herrmann (redeye), tadhg devlinjona franklouis quail and the caravan gallery for a talk on may 18th from 11am at;

7 hurst street
liverpool, l1 3da

additionally i will be joining camilo jose vergara, jona frank and louis quail for a talk on photo ethics on may 18th from 6pm at;

victoria gallery and museum
ashton street
liverpool, l69 3dr

for more information check out events on the look/15 website.


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korea and japan

writing from underneath a blizzard in central hokkaido, japan. having successfully completed the exhibition in seoul, the next goal has been to develop the sketches of series, building on the korea portfolio and establishing a japan collection.

the trilogy of china, korea and japan take in the variations of landscape, seasons and philosophy to be mused over both individually and collectively.

this represents the completion of three years of conceptualising, researching, travelling and presenting a body of work. while i will continue to add to each series over time, once this trip is completed it will be a time to reflect on how the work has progressed and what is next.

in between walking through the snow storms and winter gales of seoraksan, juwangsan and hokkaido, the days have varied from an audience with a zen monk, stumbling upon herbie yamaguchi's new exhibition opening, to business meetings and photo essays in seoul and tokyo.

one things for sure its been busy.

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exhibition: trunk gallery, seoul

“space, as my work evolved, really became my subject.” richard serra (1939-).

liverpool based award winning photographer bryn davies has announced a new exhibition at trunk gallery in seoul, korea.

“the body of work i’ve produced aims to juxtapose the masculine, western form language with the feminine, eastern meditation on the landscape.” says bryn.

asian landscape, is the accumulation of three years reflection on the almost mythical landscapes of china and korea. bryn’s polar interests of traditional brush and ink paintings and germanic abstract art are fused in the resulting works . bryn adds, “comparing the styles of bauhaus and de stijl with shan shui (mountain, water paintings) and asian philosophies, there is a common appreciation of space, emptiness and polarity. this i wished to explore further, taking a western trained eye to the ancient practice of the asian landscape”.

trunk gallery’s director park youngsook is excited to share bryn’s images to a korean audience: “bryn’s fascination with the asian landscape respects the centuries old traditions of the medium. modern korean artists have pursued western art movements, therefore it is interesting to share bryn’s graphical take on our landscape and provide a new perspective, one that searches for geometrical ways to explain the deeper meanings and make it more accessible to a western eye.”  


the exhibition runs from february 5th - march 3rd 2015. you can download a copy of the exhibition brochure here.


for more information please contact

trunk gallery:

address: 128-3 sogyeok-dong, jongno-gu, seoul 110-200, south korea

phone: +82 2-3210-1233




bryn davies:

phone: +44 7742 089800




you can download a copy of the press release here.

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sketches of korea

with another trip to korea in the book later this year, the last few weeks have been an excellent opportunity to survey the possibilities of expanding the sketches of china series out across asia.

taking in the wondrous, if washed out scenes of seoraksan national park and jeju island the interacting elements in the landscape offer lots of potential for the minimal, abstract compositions together with contrasting textures and tones that are enhanced so well in black and white.

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leica m monochrom

testing out newly acquired german precision. a concise setup of a leica m momochrom and zeiss 50mm 1.5 sonnar lens. nothing more, nothing less.

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the photographer magazine

i was featured in this quarters edition of the photographer, the internal magazine of the bipp. editor jonathan briggs and i discussed the ups and downs of fine art photography and crossing the disciplines of art and design.

thanks again to jonathan for a great read. you can check out the excerpt from the magazine here.