Colin new photographer

Colin New

I was born in Alton, Hampshire but moved to Yorkshire in my late teens. This is where I now live and work.

My professional training was at Bretton Hall where I studied music, art and literature. Although all the clichés about childhood box brownies are true in my case (for me it was a Coronet box camera given to me by my father when I was 9) – it wasn’t until I chanced upon the work of John Blakemore that it dawned on me that photography might be something important. This meeting – combined with an exhibition of the work of Edward Weston in the local art gallery in the same week – changed my life. Prior to these events I had dabbled in the darkroom, but from the time I saw their work I decided I too must try and use photography to try and show my thoughts, feelings and emotions about life.

I took a fairly conventional route into photography – I joined a photographic society, entered club and national competitions before moving on to the world of salons and internationals. I spent many hours in the darkroom before cautiously emerging into the light to tip toe into the world of digital photography.

I am a regular lecturer on the photo club circuit and visit all parts of the country. I have lectured for the RPS and the National Museum of Photography. I have had solo exhibitions in London, Harrogate, Bradford, Buxton, Sheffield and Barnsley as well as contributing to countless group exhibitions. I am a member of the and past chairman of GAMMA.

Throughout my photographic career I have been told I should specialise but my camera club background () bred in me the urge to try many aspects of photography – I really don’t want to be categorised in a neat little box and type cast – I am having too much fun moving from people photography to landscape to flowers to documentary to travel photography and back again.”

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Using the Images

All the images on this site are copyright Colin New and may not be used without his permission.

All images on the website are available as a high resolution collector’s print.

Many of the images are also ideal for the making of prints, posters, book covers, greeting cards etc. Colin welcomes the approach of individuals or companies regarding the purchase and use of his images. Please use telephone as the initial point of contact.

Tel 01226 764181