LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHER TONY BRAMLEY ACHIEVES FELLOWSHIP WITH THE ROYAL PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
Local photographer and artist, Tony Bramley, from Marks Tey, has just had confirmed that he is receiving the highest distinction in the photography world, he is to become a Fellow of The Royal Photographic Society.
Tony, owner of Essex based Storm Photography, has produced an extremely unique body of work that draws on concepts from the artists of the Russian avant-garde at the turn of the 20th century. In particular, Tony has taken the work of the abstract Russian painter, Kazimir Malevich and transformed his concept, known as Suprematism, into a body of conceptual and contemporary photography.
Tony’s Fellowship is within the conceptual & contemporary category of the Royal Photographic Society, an area that requires photographers to push creative boundaries and explore new & original bodies of work. He believes that photographers in the past have skimmed over the surface of Suprematism. His work has adhered to Malevich’s original concept on “non-objective art”, where the final compositions are devoid of objectivity, with only the essence remaining within its geometry.
“For me, becoming a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society is a huge accomplishment that tops off my career, there is nothing better out there. I am now looking to develop my portfolio for gallery work and commercial commissions. There is definitely an outlet for my work as commercial art and this I will start exploring in 2016.
I had three pieces excepted in the Colchester Art Society 2015 Summer Exhibition, one in Colchester Firstsite’s first open exhibition. Currently I have two on display at Colchester Art Society’s Winter Exhibition at the Minories Gallery. Hopefully more exhibitions will follow. I have already given one presentation on my work and will be developing this further in 2016.” Tony Bramley