Jane Bown dies age 89.

The great British photographer Jane Bown has died at the age of 89. I had the great pleasure of meeting her once, and admired her work and tenacity. A diminutive woman in stature and yet a tremendous force in British photography who worked for the Observer newspaper for most of her life. Today is a sad day for me.


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Fujifilm X-World

I am pleased to say that there is now a small portfolio of my work on the Fujifilm X-World web site at http://fujifilm-x.com/photographers/en/gerry_walden/#01

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Away from the Spotlight Exhibition

I am pleased to say that my exhibition ‘Away from the Spotlight’ featuring 15 images of jazz musicians at rehearsals is now open at the Turner Sims in Southampton until Feb. 20. All images were taken on the Fujifilm UK X-Pro. If you can’t make it to the show here is a link to the exhibition images:


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“Away from the Spotlight” – Exhibition Notice

I am pleased to say that I have a new exhibition of my work photographing jazz musicians at sound checks and rehearsals on display at the Turner Sims Concert Hall on the University Campus in Southampton opening 12 December and running until 20 February. Actual opening times are the same as box office times at the Turner Sims and you can get details from their web site.

Below are 4 images from the exhibition, and all images were taken on the Fujifilm X-Pro1 at speeds up to 6400iso using only available light.

David Murray & Thornton Hudson Jr. Evan Christopher Ian Shaw John Abercrombie



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R.I.P. Acker Bilk

I was very saddened to hear today of the death of British jazz legend Acker Bilk. I was lucky enough to photograph his 80th birthday concert at the Concorde Club in Southampton. He provided the music of my youth with his hit ‘Stranger on the Shore’ which was in the charts for 55 weeks and charted both here and in the United States as well as Europe. R.I.P Acker.

Acker Bilk

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The Face of Music

My latest exhibition “The Face of Music” is now hanging at Mettricks in Southampton until the end of the year and features 16 images of musicians such as Nigel Kennedy, Isaac Hayes and Hugh Masekela amongst others.

I will be having a “meet the photographer” evening on Thursday from 6.30 p.m. so if you can make it you would be very welcome (it is an open mic night).

Special thanks to Mettricks, London Camera Exchange and Fujifilm UK for their continued support!


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Signalbox Stove

Taken at Sheringham Station in Norfolk in 2008. Just reprocessed in Capture One Pro 8 using ‘Punched City’ style.


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