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Clare Dove

6 November 2009
By Sean

Photos by Clare Dove, Ramsgate, UK






Normally I write a little piece on the photographers that I present, but today I’m going to let Clare do most of the talking.  Below is how she explained her work on flikr to me:

“The images are mostly taken using my mobile phone camera, which is discreet and so simple to use. The photostream is my visual diary: art-lite. The images are unplanned and an intuitive response to my environment. More recently I have been making montages that echo the expanded cinema work I made in the 1970′s. I have also started to animate some of my stills and accompany the shorts with “found” sound.”

I really like this for a few reasons.  I love mobile phone cameras, in fact, I use mine religiously and am thankful that so many people use theirs in a similar manner.  What’s even better is that she takes her mobile pictures to next level, by making them more dynamic and interesting by placing them in groupings or montaging them together.  Her imagery is visually interesting and enjoyable to look at.  In some cases it’s difficult discern their meaning, but as she explains the images are an intuitive response to her environment, this works for me and I’m going to bet that it works for some of you as well.

Via our flikr group.

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7 Responses to Clare Dove

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  2. Zip Hydroboil on 24 August 2013 at 6:42 pm

    Much of the credit for these pictures should go to Photoshop Actions. Personally, I prefer photos that rely on composition rather than manipulation.

  3. Clare Dove on 9 November 2009 at 7:28 am

    Many thanks Sean Smith, brilliant photographer (http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/seansmith). My mobile phone camera however hasn’t heard of Cartier Bresson’s decisive moment, so successful pics with people need about 5 seconds anticipation. I hope you don’t rely on one at work..Afghanistan,Iraq et al!

  4. sean smith on 9 November 2009 at 4:50 am

    great whatever camera the photos were done on .really good . S.Smith

  5. Clare Dove on 8 November 2009 at 9:27 am


    Here’s the web-site on flickr!

  6. Clare Dove on 8 November 2009 at 9:25 am

    Thank you for your kind words, I’m really pleased you like the work. My flickr website is as shown. My name on flickr is Picture Post-its, a nod to the Picture Post photojournalistic magazine published in the UK from 1938 to 1957 and Post-it notes made by 3M and symbolic of short throw away notes which hang around for much longer and can be used in other ways, not least to create art!

  7. C. Wright on 6 November 2009 at 6:31 am

    Wow! I love her images…and what she does with them is fantastic….can we see more? Please…..

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