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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Editorial, Black and White Photography Magazine

Portugal Through My Eyes

Mel Sewell
Blurb, hardback

Photographer Mel Sewell describes Portugal as Europe’s best kept secret. His passion for the country shines through in this large collection of black and white images.

Sewell has an excellent eye for patterns, shapes and shadows. He sees the symmetry in a concrete staircase, the patterns in pavements and office windows and the shapes in a bridge stretching across a river. Shooting in black and white adds power to his pictures by emphasising the shadows across a garden path, the delicate contrasts of a hothouse at night and the different tones in a church in the heat of the day.

Subjects photographed range from sandy beaches and rugged coastlines to street scenes and urban architecture. There are very few people here, but the atmosphere of the country, its beauty and mystery, are caught on every page.

Portugal Through My Eyes is produced by specialist publisher Blurb and the picture reproduction is excellent. The book does not have an ISBN number but can be ordered direct from Blurb.

Mark Bentley, Black and White Photography Magazine.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Paying with PayPal

Purchase any of my prints from any of my websites with PayPal. Decide on what you would like to purchase, send me an email to mel_sewell01@yahoo.co.uk and I will send you a proper PayPal invoice. Fill it in and Bob's your Aunty.
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Sunday, November 01, 2009

Portugal Through My Eyes media success

Somebody out there likes my book.
Following on from the abfab launch that the Museum of Photography (www.cpf.pt) in Porto gave me and the powerful publicity put out by Quercus (www.quercus.pt), the hits have been going crazy on the page counter of the Blurb page. And I now have a copy of the book in the museum's library.
I have also managed to get into 36 media on the back of it, including a newsflash on Portuguese TV (at prime time), as well as a massive piece of publicity on a German website and next month Black and White Photography magazine will be doing a review.
Hope you all like the limited edition prints that are now available (just in time for Christmas).

Friday, October 23, 2009

Portugal Through My Eyes Special Edition Prints

"Cliffs" - Boca do Inferno

To follow on from the launch of my book at the Museum of Photography (CPF) in Porto last month I have produced a portfolio of limited edition prints (limited to 100 copies) of the image from the front cover of the book.

These are printed Giclée, A4 on Hahnemuehle 188gsm Photo Rag, acid free paper to the same high archival quality that I give to all my prints.

Each print is signed, titled and dated in pencil on the front and in ink on the back as follows:

"Cliffs" - Boca do Inferno

Quercus Special Edition x/100

Mel 2009

They will be sent first class post (postal strikes notwithstanding) within 5 days of receiving payment.

£50 ea. inc p&p to anywhere in UK and Europe

If you would like to take advantage of this promotion please email me at mel_sewell@yahoo.co.uk.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Portugal Through My Eyes

Well I leave for Porto on Thursday morning to set up the launch at the Museum of Photography in Port, or as they call the place Centro Portugues Fotografia (www.CPF.pt). They have sent out invitations from their/my mailing list and so I hope someone will turn up. They have already posted news on their website, so if you go to their homepage and scroll down the left hand side you will see 'Lancamento do livro Portugal Aos Meus Olhos'. On Thursday I will be interviewed by Agencia Lusa, which is the Portuguese equivalent of Reuters and on the launch day (Sat 26th) The heavy brigade and their publicity crew will attend from Quercus (www.Quercus.pt), who are the premier Portuguese environment agency. Complimentary Port will be served.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Black and white ph...
By Mel Sewell

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