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Nick Dunmur

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I am a professional photographer and have been all my working life.

Although I was born in Oxford, I grew up in Sheffield where I managed to remain relatively unscathed despite regular exposure to Heaven 17, The Human League and Cabaret Voltaire. Good times though.

I moved to Nottingham in 1985 and completed a BA (Hons) in Photography at Trent Polytechnic, with First Class Honours in 1988. I started shooting commercially in my final year and on graduating, set up a studio with a friend of mine in Nottingham's Lace Market.

A few [...ok, quite a few] years on and with the experience of working for some well-known and demanding clients under my belt (Paul Smith, Triumph Motorcycles, Yamaha Motorcycles to name but three), I am continuing to develop my own photographic work, both personal and commercial. I am currently involved in professional commercial and advertising commissions, including making small pieces of video/moving image for clients, and in producing personal photographic work for several environment-driven photographic print-works. A large-scale body of work titled 'Edgelands', has already formed the basis of two exhibitions in the Midlands. I also teach on an occasional basis as a tutor on the BA (Hons) Photography course at the University of Derby and act as Business & Legal adviser to AOP members, having spent many years working alongside Gwen Thomas, before she retired form the AOP in 2015.
Until June 2013, I was a non-executive director of the AOP and between October 2008 and January 2011 held the role of Chair. I am also one of the founding group of members of Pro Imaging, another trade body which also protects the rights of professional photographers, and up until 2013, I represented them on the board of the British Photographic Council (BPC). I now represent the AOP on the board of the BPC

More recently, working with a friend who is also a professional platinum printer, I have devised a method of making digital inkjet negatives allowing digital images to be printed using a range of analogue, alternative processes such as silver gelatin, salt, cyanotype and platinum.

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