March 2011

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Well we wrapped up a ten week evening short course of Art and the Snapshot at Central St Martin’s this week. A fantastic group that was not afraid to debate and challenge each other on their points of view regarding art and photography. Congrats on a successful ten weeks through one of the colder winters in a while! Best of luck to all of you in your photographic paths.

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Just returned from a fabulous weekend in Paris leading a group in a street photography brief for The Mango Lab. Thanks to the groovy folks at Ricoh and the fine folks at Chiswick Camera Center , London who gave us a new CX4 compact to test drive. Being Paris I was set on using the toy camera mode with a black and white setting and the 1:1 ratio set up for that square Holga look that I love. Below are some of the results. I just couldn’t get enough of it. Very, very little adjustments have been made here in post production. I was like a kid in a candy store — great little piece of kit.

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All images copyright Karl Grupe 2011

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Yeah, we made it.  In print. Book is all about setting up a business and working as a creative… from solo ops to forming a company – it’s all here. Good read and a MUST for anyone pursuing or engaged in a creative based business. Book is sold at Tate Modern, Serpentine Gallery and all the rest of those dandy online bookshops. Profile is on page 25.