IWPOY Welcomes Larry Ellis as Judge for 2009

larryellispressA warm welcome to former press and celebrity photographer Larry Ellis as a judge for this year’s IWPOY.

Press Photographer Larry Ellis was born in East London in 1931. Like many who were eager to join  the rank and file of Fleet Street, he started at the bottom – as a messenger boy for Central Press Photos – before quickly progressing to darkrooms and  assignment work.

In 1951 he joined the Press Association and was taken on by the  Daily Express, soon working his way up to be their official Show Business Photographer.  In fact Larry performed a dual role he’d shoot celebrities for the Daily Express during the week and would switch to sports coverage over the weekend  for the Sunday Express – predominantly football, rugby, golf and cricket.

Larry, now retired lives on the Isle of Wight and can still talk the hind legs off of a donkey.   In fairness to the Donkey Sanctuary we will keep that location under wraps – his favourite phrase is “to cut a long story short…”  but he never does! Continue reading

Island Photo Show 2009

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All Weekend-FREE Entry-Live Demonstrations-Special Offers-Latest Innovations-Impressive Discounts- Win A Free Canvas Print.

The Island Photo Show 2009 hosted by the Island Photo Centre is the most comprehensive imaging event ever to be staged on the Isle of Wight and will cover all of your needs from image capture through to output and beyond.

The entire weekend 7th-8th November, will provide demonstrations from many of the leading lights in the photographic market. Including the latest digital cameras and processing equipment from … Nikon, Olympus , Fuji , Ricoh , Pentax , Hewlett-Packard (HP), Lyson , Slik , Tamrac , Tokina and Kenro to name but a few. Continue reading