Category Archives: Portrait

Gay Pride | Spitafields, London | 7 July 2018

© Tony Blood - Gay Pride, Spitafields, London. 7 July 2018

© Tony Blood – Gay Pride, Spitafields, London. 7 July 2018

McDonalds Buddha | Hamburg, Germany | 30 August, 2017

A homeless man sleeps on the steps of McDonald’s. An empty coffee cup is used to collect change from passers by.

© Tony Blood - McDonalds Buddha, Hamburg, Germany. 30 August, 2017

© Tony Blood – McDonalds Buddha, Hamburg, Germany. 30 August, 2017

Fish Market | Marsaxlokk, Malta | 31 August 2014

Marsaxlokk Bay is Malta’s second largest natural harbour. It is the best place to see the colourful, traditional Maltese fishing boats, the Luzzus, with the mythical eye painted on their prows.

The village is the Islands’ main fishing harbour; its Sunday fish market a fascinating insight into local life and a traditional industry. The stalls brim with the night’s catch – fish of all shapes, colours and sizes. The village itself has many good fish restaurants. Marsaxlokk derives its name from the Arabic word marsa, meaning harbour, and Maltese for the south-easterly Mediterranean wind, the Xlokk (Sirocco in Italian). Marsaxlokk, with its sheltered habour, was an easy landing place for pirates and the Ottoman Turks. It was here that the Ottoman Turks landed for an attack which ended in the Great Siege of 1565. Napoleon’s army landed here in 1798; and in recent times, the harbour was the scene of the Bush-Gorbachev Summit,1989.

The headland to the left of the Bay is Delimara Point. It has two attractive, secluded rocky inlets suitable for swimming: Peter’s Pool; and the furthermost part of the headland. Fort Delimara, on the west of the peninsula, was built by the British in 1881 to guard the entrance to Marsaxlokk Bay.

Information from:
Web: http://www.visitmalta.com/en/info/marsaxlokk

© Tony Blood - Fish Market. Marsaxlokk,, Malta, 31 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Fish Market. Marsaxlokk,, Malta, 31 August 2014

© Tony Blood - Fish Market. Marsaxlokk,, Malta, 31 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Fish Market. Marsaxlokk,, Malta, 31 August 2014

© Tony Blood - Fish Market. Marsaxlokk,, Malta, 31 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Fish Market. Marsaxlokk,, Malta, 31 August 2014

© Tony Blood - Fish Market. Marsaxlokk,, Malta, 31 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Fish Market. Marsaxlokk,, Malta, 31 August 2014

© Tony Blood - Fish Market. Marsaxlokk,, Malta, 31 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Fish Market. Marsaxlokk,, Malta, 31 August 2014

© Tony Blood - Fish Market. Marsaxlokk,, Malta, 31 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Fish Market. Marsaxlokk,, Malta, 31 August 2014

© Tony Blood - Fish Market. Marsaxlokk,, Malta, 31 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Fish Market. Marsaxlokk,, Malta, 31 August 2014

Emmanuel Cini, Salter | Żebbuġ, Gozo | 30 August 2014

“This morning we come about half past five, you know. Not much today. The waves come in and make salt. We start from May up till September and always depends on the weather. The big one there; 20% salt, better than nothing. It takes 5 days, 7 days, but it always depends on the weather, the wind and the water. This is my land. It belong in our relations, 170 years. That’s my part, from that part to the edge of somebody else’s. But once it was one.” Emmanuel Cini, Salter. Żebbuġ, Gozo, 30 August 2014.

© Tony Blood - Emmanuel Cini, Salter. Żebbuġ, Gozo, 30 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Emmanuel Cini, Salter. Żebbuġ, Gozo, 30 August 2014

© Tony Blood - Store Room. Żebbuġ, Gozo, 30 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Store Room. Żebbuġ Gozo, 30 August 2014

© Tony Blood - Store Room. Żebbuġ, Gozo, 30 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Store Room. Żebbuġ, Gozo, 30 August 2014

Store Room. Żebbuġ, Gozo, 30 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Store Room. Żebbuġ, Gozo, 30 August 2014

Fishermen | Il Blata Tal Melh, Rabat, Malta | 29 August 2014

"Yesterday I bought 50 Euros of squid. This, we use it for the bait. So we cut it into pieces like this and they float. But today it stays at the side of the rocks, not so far away. I had no luck, I caught nothing."  Geatano Micallef, Fisheman. Il Blata Tal Melh, Rabat, Malta. 29 August 2014.

“Yesterday I bought 50 Euros of squid. This, we use it for the bait. So we cut it into pieces like this and they float. But today it stays at the side of the rocks, not so far away. I had no luck, I caught nothing.”
Geatano Micallef, Fisheman. Il Blata Tal Melh, Rabat, Malta. 29 August 2014.

"You have to be careful where you walk here. When you get to the inlet you have to run and then jump across it but watch your head on the other side because there is a rock. Some rocks fell down years ago and now it's harder to get to the other side."  Fisherman. Il Blata Tal Melh, Rabat, Malta. 29 August 2014.

“You have to be careful where you walk here. When you get to the inlet you have to run and then jump across it but watch your head on the other side because there is a rock. Some rocks fell down years ago and now it’s harder to get to the other side.”
Fisherman. Il Blata Tal Melh, Rabat, Malta. 29 August 2014.

"I've been coming here for 10 years so climbing up is easy to me." Fisherman. Il Blata Tal Melh, Rabat, Malta. 29 August 2014.

“I’ve been coming here for 10 years so climbing up is easy to me.”
Fisherman. Il Blata Tal Melh, Rabat, Malta. 29 August 2014.

Fish Market | Marsaxlokk, Malta | 17 August 2014

The Marsaxlokk fish market is a very popular attraction featuring in many guide books and therefore attracts many tourists and locals who go to buy fresh fish and seafood caught during the same morning.

The market is very interesting and attractive as different fish and seafood from the Mediterranean are displayed here and prices are cheaper than in the shops. This is also a great way for children to see how the fish look, and some of fish and octopus are still alive.

Although the Marsaxlokk Sunday Market was originally a fish market, it has developed, and now it also sells locally produced honey, fruit jams, wine as well as vegetables, souvenirs and clothes. After shopping at the market, you can have lunch in one of the many seafood restaurants scattered in the picturesque bay of Marsaxlokk. If you are looking for other local produce and fresh vegetables visit the farmers market in Ta’ Qali.

Information from:
Web: http://www.malta.com/en/dining/market/marsaxlokk-fish-market

© Tony Blood - Fish Market. Marsaxlokk, Malta, 17 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Fish Market. Marsaxlokk, Malta, 17 August 2014

© Tony Blood - Fish Market. Marsaxlokk, Malta, 17 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Fish Market. Marsaxlokk, Malta, 17 August 2014

© Tony Blood - Fish Market. Marsaxlokk, Malta, 17 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Fish Market. Marsaxlokk, Malta, 17 August 2014

© Tony Blood - Fish Market. Marsaxlokk, Malta, 17 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Fish Market. Marsaxlokk, Malta, 17 August 2014

Büyükada Market | Büyükada | Princes Islands | Turkey | 3 July 2014

For years Büyükada Market has been held every Thursday between 6:00am and 12:00pm. Stalls and canopies are erected the previous day by the local market traders. Some of them live on the island but most come from Istanbul. They come to sell fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and cheese to the islanders. Over the years the market has expanded into the surrounding side streets. Here traders sell hand made items like lace tablecloths, scarves and rugs; as well as manufactured items like shoes, handbags and clothing. Bartering is expected.

© Tony Blood - Büyükada Market, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Büyükada Market, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Büyükada Market, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Büyükada Market, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Büyükada Market, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Büyükada Market, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Büyükada Market, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Büyükada Market, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Büyükada Market, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Büyükada Market, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Büyükada Market, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Büyükada Market, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Büyükada Market, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Büyükada Market, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Büyükada Market, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Büyükada Market, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Büyükada Market, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Büyükada Market, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Büyükada Market, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Büyükada Market, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Büyükada Market, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Büyükada Market, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Büyükada Market, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Büyükada Market, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Büyükada Market, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Büyükada Market, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Büyükada Market, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Büyükada Market, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Büyükada Market, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Büyükada Market, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Büyükada Market, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Büyükada Market, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Büyükada Market, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Büyükada Market, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Büyükada Market, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Büyükada Market, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Büyükada Market, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Büyükada Market, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 3 July 2014

 

Black Country Echoes | Work in Progress | Handicare | 1 July 2014

In association with Wolverhampton Art Gallery, The Arts Council and the University of Wolverhampton I have been asked to produce work celebrating and reflecting on the manufacturing and industrial heritage of the Black Country. The attached images were taken at Handicare in Kingswinford.

“The people of the Black Country have an unrivalled industrial and manufacturing heritage. But it is not a thing of the past – the area continues to be a creative place of re-invention and innovation. Black Country Echoes is a celebration of this amazing tradition – including a programme of working with local people who share our enthusiasm for recording this history. It will culminate in a major festival opening in September 2014.”

Information from:
Web: http://www.blackcountryechoes.org.uk

Black Country Echoes

Black Country Echoes

© Tony Blood - Tool Board. Handicare, Black Country Echoes, 1 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Tool Board. Handicare, Black Country Echoes, 1 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Handicare, Black Country Echoes, 1 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Handicare, Black Country Echoes, 1 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Handicare, Black Country Echoes, 1 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Handicare, Black Country Echoes, 1 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Handicare, Black Country Echoes, 1 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Handicare, Black Country Echoes, 1 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Handicare, Black Country Echoes, 1 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Handicare, Black Country Echoes, 1 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Handicare, Black Country Echoes, 1 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Handicare, Black Country Echoes, 1 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Track Joint Welding Op. Handicare, Black Country Echoes, 1 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Track Joint Welding Op. Handicare, Black Country Echoes, 1 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Handicare, Black Country Echoes, 1 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Handicare, Black Country Echoes, 1 July 2014

Handicare, Black Country Echoes, 1 July 2014

Handicare, Black Country Echoes, 1 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Handicare, Black Country Echoes, 1 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Handicare, Black Country Echoes, 1 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Selection of Helix Track Bends. Handicare, Black Country Echoes, 1 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Selection of Helix Track Bends. Handicare, Black Country Echoes, 1 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Handicare, Black Country Echoes, 1 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Handicare, Black Country Echoes, 1 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Handicare, Black Country Echoes, 1 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Handicare, Black Country Echoes, 1 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Handicare, Black Country Echoes, 1 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Handicare, Black Country Echoes, 1 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Drilling of Stanchion Bolts. Handicare, Black Country Echoes, 1 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Drilling of Stanchion Bolts. Handicare, Black Country Echoes, 1 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Handicare, Black Country Echoes, 1 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Handicare, Black Country Echoes, 1 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Handicare, Black Country Echoes, 1 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Handicare, Black Country Echoes, 1 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Handicare, Black Country Echoes, 1 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Handicare, Black Country Echoes, 1 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Handicare, Black Country Echoes, 1 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Handicare, Black Country Echoes, 1 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Handicare, Black Country Echoes, 1 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Handicare, Black Country Echoes, 1 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Bridgeport Precision machine for Drilling Track Joint Holes. Handicare, Black Country Echoes, 1 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Bridgeport Precision machine for Drilling Track Joint Holes. Handicare, Black Country Echoes, 1 July 2014

Human Condition | Exhibition | Opening Night | 2014

A few photos taken on the opening night of the ‘Human Condition’ exhibition at Eagle Works Gallery in Wolverhampton. Thanks to everybody that came, it was a good turn out.

Human Condition Images 1

Human Condition Images 1

Human Condition Images 3

Human Condition Images 3

Human Condition Images 2

Human Condition Images 2

Human Condition Images 4

Human Condition Images 4

No copying without the photographer’s permission.
All images copyright ©2010-2014 Tony Blood Photography All Rights Reserved.

Human Condition | Group Exhibition | 2014

I will be exhibiting my current work entitled ‘Forces’ in an upcoming group exhibition on Monday 6th – 13th January 2014 at:

Eagle Works Gallery
Great Brick Kiln Street
Wolverhampton
WV3 0PW

Opening night – 6th January 2014 (6-8pm). There will be drinks.

Human Condition Poster

Human Condition Poster

Forces | 2013 | Digital

The current work is a series of intimate portraits based on people who have trained in the Armed Forces. This role requires skill, mental and physical effort and above all discipline. Choosing a career in the forces with the intention to engage in combat is also a great sacrifice. They do this in order to bring peace, it shows spirit, courage and determination, and it was my aim to depict these mindsets within the series.

Paul - 31.369761,63.958969

Paul – 31.369761,63.958969

Stuart - 54.59171,-5.963902

Stuart – 54.59171,-5.963902

John - 12.80022,45.033345

John – 12.80022,45.033345

Ian - 17.935089,31.080016

Ian – 17.935089,31.080016

Andrew - 17.735607,-89.008484

Andrew – 17.735607,-89.008484

Comments about my work are very much appreciated.

All images copyright ©2014 Tony Blood Photography

No copying without the photographer’s permission.

Transition | 2013 | Film

These are my final 7 images for the series.

Transition – The process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another.

The  work addresses the idea of remembrance, loss, memory, recollection, transition and death through the notion of the object. These objects were originally photographed at a relative’s home after she passed away. The images combine the Still Life with the Portrait whereby each relative of the deceased is seated alongside the ornaments and objects they inherited.

Comments about my work are very much appreciated.

All images copyright ©2013 Tony Blood Photography

No copying without the photographer’s permission.

Transition #1

Transition #1

Transition #2

Transition #2

Transition #3

Transition #3

Transition #4

Transition #4

Transition #5

Transition #5

Transition #6

Transition #6

Transition #7

Transition #7

Work in Progress| Transition | 2013 | Film

More images from the current work ‘Transition’. I am in the process of editing and selecting the final 7 images for the series.

Comments about my work are very much appreciated.

All images copyright ©2013 Tony Blood Photography

No copying without the photographer’s permission.

Transition | Shoot 4 #1

Transition | Shoot 4 #1

Transition | Shoot 4 #3

Transition | Shoot 4 #3

Transition | Shoot 4 #5

Transition | Shoot 4 #5

Transition | Shoot 8 #10

Transition | Shoot 8 #10

Transition | Shoot 6 #11

Transition | Shoot 6 #11

Transition | Shoot 6 #8

Transition | Shoot 6 #8

Transition | Shoot 2 #12

Transition | Shoot 2 #12

Transition | Shoot 2 #10

Transition | Shoot 2 #10