Author Archives: Tony Blood

About Tony Blood

As a photographic artist, I am always developing new ideas. I am versatile in my approach to image making and do not necessarily restrict myself to one particular method or style; therefore each series can look very different to the next. My current photographic practice uses the influence and inspiration of Renaissance painting and contemporary photography through still life, landscapes or portraiture. This can be seen in composition and lighting, particularly within the still life images. There are many complex themes running through my work. In my most recent series, ‘Salt’ depicts man’s historical and cultural impact on his surroundings. Similarly, the opposite can be seen in the ‘Emergence’ series whereby the impact of a place can appear threatening to us causing fear and anxiety. Objects can have an effect on us too. In ‘Transition’ objects evoke memories of lost loved ones; creating souvenirs and memorials. It is with themes of memory, identity, loss and impact that I strive to represent in my work. No copying without the photographer’s permission. All images copyright © 2010-2018 Tony Blood Photography All Rights Reserved.

Sibelius Monument | Töölö, Helsinki, Finland | 11 July 2017

In front of The Sibelius Monument Chinese tourists pose for photographs in the rain. The monument was designed by Eila Hiltunen and is dedicated to Jean Sibelius, the Finnish composer. It is located at Sibelius Park in the district of Töölö in Helsinki, Finland.

© Tony Blood – Sibelius Monument, Töölö, Helsinki, Finland. 11 July 2017


Market Square | Helsinki, Finland | 8 July 2018

A family wait to cross a street near Market Square, while a green Cadillac passes them by.

© Tony Blood – Market Square, Helsinki, Finland. 8 July 2017

Abandoned Soviet Military Base | Tagaranna, Saare, Saaremaa, Estonia | 5 July 2017

A former Soviet military base lies abandoned on the Estonian island of Saaremaa. Evidence of Soviet occupancy can be found all over Estonia and its islands. Soon many of these places will be demolished. Fortunately, I was lucky enough to be able to wander through many of the buildings to document their existence before they eventually get torn down.

© Tony Blood – Abandoned Soviet Military Base, Saare County, Saaremaa, Estonia. 5 July 2017

Pebble Beach | Ohessaare Tuulik, Saaremaa, Estonia | 4 July 2017

This picturesque pebble beach near Ohessaare Windmill is popular with tourists. Visitors traditionally make pebble sculptures all along the edge of the beach. The tide washes them away but rebuilt when the tide goes out.

© Tony Blood – Pebble Beach, Ohessaare Tuulik, Saaremaa, Estonia. 4 July 2017

Sõrve Lighthouse | Saare County, Saaremaa, Estonia | 4 July 2017

Gabriel Oxenstierna first founded the Sõrve Lighthouse in 1646 but it was destroyed in World War II. Located on the Sõrve Peninsula, its replacement was built in 1960 standing 52 metres tall and 53 metres above sea level. Here the long stretch of sand, pebbles and purple flowers complement the view looking back at the monolithic and towering structure.

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© Tony Blood – Sõrve Lighthouse, Saare County, Saaremaa, Estonia. 4 July 2017

Panga Cliffs | Kuressaare, Saaremaa, Estonia | 3 July, 2017

A lookout tower situated at the edge of Panga Cliffs allows for stunning views overlooking the forest and Baltic Sea. The clouds and treetops glow as the sun begins to set around 7:30 pm.

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© Tony Blood – Panga Cliffs, Kuressaare, Saaremaa, Estonia. 3 July 2017

SALON | Group Exhibition | Waterhall Gallery, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery | 13 Nov – 23 Dec (12 – 2pm)

2 of my Still Life pictures will be on display at the SALON Exhibition at Waterhall Gallery, Birmingham. If you are around Birmingham between 12 and 2pm, feel free to visit the show. The exhibition offers over 100 works of contemporary art for sale by 80 artists from the West Midlands and beyond between 13 November to 23 December 2015.  Works include paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, book and film.

Waterhall Gallery,
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery,
Edmund Street,
B3 3DH.

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