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    I like to think of myself more as a historian then an artist.
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    Born a number of years ago in Southern Ontario to Scottish immigrant parents. As a teenager was introduced to a Nikon FE, which promptly caused a VERY large number of poor snapshots. Once girls were discovered NOT to gross, the camera got left behind.
    Fast forward to a few years ago.
    A cheap (and rather beat up) Nikon F401x was discovered and the poor snapshot phase was restarted. Discouraged and tired of lab fees, Mr. Mitchell went in search of better artistic style (HA!) which lead him to the library. Discovering that many tend to steal or destroy library books, he soon moved on. With a love of Black and White pictures, and a discovery that these could be done at home, a darkroom quickly ensued.
    After a couple of frustrating "continueing education" classes, Mr. Mitchell has improved (debatable) his ability, moved out of the snapshot phase and now attempts to produce fine art images. I also continue to inflict punshment on myself by taking more bad night classes and the rest of the world but producing questional prints with fancy names, on silver gelatine.
    (sorry BWgirl, I just couldn't resist the switch of persons)

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    This is on my gallery page. I don't particularly like it but it will do for now. I wrote it in the third person as this seemed to be the fashion and i am shallow and follow trends.

    'born in norfolk in 1971, marcus scott has been interested in visual art for a number of years, with past jobs including cad operator, motocross livery designer and technical illustrator.

    more recently he has moved into photography when he bought his first 'serious' camera in july 2003. enrolling on a level 2 city & guilds course has seen marcus's work evolve from colour snaps to hand printed black & white images.

    with the end of the course and passes with distinction comes new challenges and marcus is thinking of the future. while the rural landscape of norfolk is a big inspiration he is always looking to expand his personal horizons. future projects include cityscapes and social documentary work.'
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    Mr. Callow!!! Most excellent! (I love working with pottery, too! ).
    I think a bio should be a personal statement and come from the 'artist'. It feels that much more personal when written that way.
    Jeanette
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    One doesn't write in the first person because it sounds like bragging. One writes in the third person so it looks like one actually has friends.

    I find writing them quite easy. The trick is not to believe all the bullshit that you write.


    Michael McBlane
    I couldn't think of anything witty to say so I left this blank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blansky
    One doesn't write in the first person because it sounds like bragging. One writes in the third person so it looks like one actually has friends.

    I find writing them quite easy. The trick is not to believe all the bullshit that you write.


    Michael McBlane
    Michael would you like to share?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blansky
    One doesn't write in the first person because it sounds like bragging. One writes in the third person so it looks like one actually has friends.

    I find writing them quite easy. The trick is not to believe all the bullshit that you write.


    Michael McBlane
    Once again Michael has proven to be the catalyst to my creative writing ability. Therefore having given credit where credit is due, I will begin.

    Mr. Miller is an accomplished artist currently working in the medium of black and white photography. This follows his equally stellar and noteworthy accomplishments in painting (by number), wood burning, and cow chip sculpture.

    He migrated to this present means of self expression after severely burning himself while wood burning. Still later, he discovered that he couldn't count very well and the color scheme in his paint by number images became disjointed and virtually indistinguishable from a childs finger painting. (this comment taked from an actual critique) Ultimately he found that wet cow chips do not stack very well. This fact was further complicated when his former wife commented " you smell like s***".

    Considering his age, purchasing his photography would probably be a worthwhile investment since not much more will be produced and very little of it presently exists.


    Brian whadda think? Is this what you had in mind?

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    I need a drink...
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    Mr Callow wrote:

    Michael would you like to share?

    Brian, you've made it to step one. Have the drink. Then have another. Then get with another photographer and have them tell you what they have done. Then you tell them what you have done.

    Now start recording.

    It should start something like this. "OH YEAH. WELL I HAVE DONE THIS AND THAT AND BEFORE THAT I DID SUCH AND SUCH.

    Then they will say. "BIG DEAL. I DID THIS AND THAT AND A WHOLE HELL OF A LOT MORE.

    Then you come back with. SHIT THAT'S NOTHING. I EVEN DID THIS, AND THIS AND THIS.

    Then they come back with. HA, I WOULDN'T EVEN CALL MYSELF A PHOTOGRAPHER IF I'D ONLY DONE THAT. I REMEMBER I ONCE DID THIS.

    Then you go...........well you get the idea.

    Well this should go on for a few hours and many drinks with the occasional shot of tequila and voila. You have your bio.

    When you have recovered from your hangover. Transcribe your recording and then remember to embellish, embellish, embellish. (sp?)

    Write it in the third person as if it were on the biography channel narrated by Peter Coyote and there you have it.

    But like I said don't buy into it yourself. It will ruin your relationships and your life. Just hope that others and prospective clients go for it.


    Michael McBlane
    I couldn't think of anything witty to say so I left this blank.

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    Simple Bio:Have camera,will travel...
    "An object never performs the same function as its name or its image"-Rene Magritte

    "An image of a dog does not bite"-William James applied to photography

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