Photographer Dan Bladen

We are right in the middle of what I will refer to as a bureaucratic issue with the move. Don’t ask. You really don’t want to know.

So, sometimes stepping away from a trying situation is the best policy. As we are  moving, I told my son it was finally time for him to clear out my walk-in wardobe which is filled with about fifteen  years of his stuff.

He and his wife live in a very beautiful but very Compact & Bijou apartment & have virtually no storage space. 

This proved to be a very rewarding exercise as it meant he pulled out all his old art and photography folios from his degree course and a bunch of photos I’ve never seen.

It just reminded me how damn good he is and I told him that, despite the distractions of the day job, he mustn’t let this huge talent sit on the backburner.

Below, taken with my phone (so some reflections and not good) a trypytch portrait taken with a large format camera; he told me all the technical stuff about measuring etc but it went right over my amateur head. 

I had seen these photos a while back , in a small thumbnail and they had caught my eye even as tiny images. 

At this size they are truly arresting.


About coteetcampagne

Artist, period home maker, renovator, restorer, Francophile. My mission is to save the old stuff, one beautiful piece at a time
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11 Responses to Photographer Dan Bladen

  1. poshbirdy says:

    This is beautiful. The talent of photography is in harnessing the techniques to create a work that captures and illustrates a feeling, as this does perfectly

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  2. Chris says:

    wow, he is very talented


  3. Osyth says:

    Talent is a vastly overused word. Dan has vast talent.

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  4. francetaste says:

    Gorgeous photos. Surely pursuing photography for art, not commercial success, would be a nice psychological/moral complement to any job.


  5. Ellen A. says:

    Wow, yes, he has a great eye and the technical expertise as well. I love how well he captured that monochrome space and brought out so much texture and mood. The creativity definitely runs in your family.

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  6. bizzyella says:

    Being a great photographer and making a career as a photographer are very different things. Let’s hope your son stays on the “great photographer”path, at least. It feeds the soul in a way that most day jobs just don’t.

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    • He can’t be any other way. The thought of doing any kind of “commercial” photography is utterly alien to him.
      I respect the fact that he does what he feels when he feels it.
      Its quite amazing that he achieved a degree anyway as he is off the scale, profoundly Dyslexic

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