Anthony Tyley Photography: Blog en-us (C) Anthony Tyley Photography (Anthony Tyley Photography) Wed, 09 Aug 2017 16:10:00 GMT Wed, 09 Aug 2017 16:10:00 GMT Anthony Tyley Photography: Blog 89 120 Family Heirloom This small sculpture belonged to my parents, and was always referred to as "The Lady". There is a 1940's photograph of her in the family album, so it was probably made in the 1930's.


(Anthony Tyley Photography) art deco nude sculpture Wed, 09 Aug 2017 16:10:06 GMT
My 1957 Jaguar XK 150, owned in 1968. 1957 Jaguar XK 150 FHC, owned in May 1968.1957 Jaguar XK 150 FHC, owned in May 1968.Recently rediscovered photograph from the archive, scanned from the Mamiya 6x6cm negative. Seen in preparation for respraying in Mercedes silver. A search has revealed that his car still exists, at 58 years old, but is now cream in colour.

A search has revealed that this car, now 58 years old, still exists, but is now cream in colour. In May 1968, I was in the process of respraying it Mercedes silver. The photo was taken on a Mamiya 6x6cm format camera on Ilford HP4 film.







(Anthony Tyley Photography) 1957 Jaguar vintage Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:04:03 GMT
Trafalgar square mystery solved Wedding Photo Trafalgar Square.Wedding Photo Trafalgar Square.Wedding guests?

At the time, I thought this was a wedding group like any other, albeit rather varied. But I showed it to a friend recently who offered a suggestion as to what had probably happened. The group of friends, totally unconnected with the wedding, had asked to have their photo taken with the bride. Suddenly it made sense.


(Anthony Tyley Photography) Tue, 23 Jun 2015 15:53:11 GMT
Allegory Late June evening setting sun.Late midsummer light.An object with a history.

(Anthony Tyley Photography) Late sun Warm and cool Fri, 19 Jun 2015 08:22:07 GMT
Kite Festival on Fuerteventura, Canary Islands Festival of Kites on Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, 2006.The very large kite in the foreground is actually rotating slowly, driven by the wind in the turbine like folds at the front.

Summer is approaching, so a look back to a chance discovery on the Canary Islands. My hotel had a poster for the International Kite Festival or "festival international de Cometas". The sight was amazing, on Playa del Burro, a 10 minute walk away from Corralejo. The wind was constant, coming off the Atlantic Ocean onto the beach, about 60 miles west of the African coast. The island in the far distance is Lanzarote, a 10 minute ferry ride away.

(Anthony Tyley Photography) Atlantic coast Burro beach Canary Islands Corralejo Fuerteventura Lanzarote beach colour holidays kite flying kites sun and sand wind Wed, 03 Jun 2015 10:12:15 GMT
Back to the beginning - 1959 London Photo Show, Olympia. Another group, this time from 1959. As a 16 year old schoolboy, the interest in photography was well established. This is Olympia exhibition hall in Kensington, where the 1959 London Photo Show was held. The photo enthusiast's cameras vary from 35mm to 6 x 6 cm, probably Rolleiflexes. London Photo Fair, Olympia, May 1959.London Photo Fair, Olympia, May 1959.

(Anthony Tyley Photography) 1950's London 1950's cameras 1950's exhibition stand 1950's model posing 50's London styles camera group exhibition jackets and ties Sat, 30 May 2015 15:13:29 GMT
Traditional English landscape photography Kingston village, Cambridgeshire, May 2015Kingston village, Cambridgeshire, May 2015


Kingston village, Cambridgeshire, May 2015. I have a collection of "Photograms of the Year" photo annuals from the 1930's and 40's, including some that belonged to my father. He worked for the RAF as a civilian, repairing Spitfire radios during the war, in Worcestershire, where I was born.  This and similar photographs are directly inspired by the "Photograms" annuals that I saw as a child. Duxford, Bourn and Gransden Lodge airfields, used in WW2 from where RAF aircraft flew in these skies, are nearby, and still used for airshows and civilian  flying. Sometimes, I see a Spitfire above these fields and villages, almost certainly from the Imperial War Museum at Duxford.

(Anthony Tyley Photography) England Springtime. countryside dramatic sky gate heavy sky storm timeless village whitewashed houses Thu, 28 May 2015 20:06:28 GMT
Anthony Tyley's Blog Last week, I worked with the green screen, or "Chromakey" studio. The ever helpful Lydia posed for several hours, without any settings or background. But later, inspired by the sumptuous colours of her clothes, bought during a recent trip to India, I looked through my own India files from 1984. This is the result:


Lydia/Kashmir composite.Lydia/Kashmir composite.My 1970's experience with the BBC "CSO" or blue screen television special effects system is now brought to bear on the "Green Screen" process. Lydia was combined with my 1984 photograph of lotus flowers on Nageen Lake, Kashmir, India.  

(Anthony Tyley Photography) Chromakey Green Screen Kashmir Lotus Nageen Lake composite flowers lotus portrait. Wed, 27 May 2015 17:18:57 GMT