CURRICULUM VITAE

ALAN LODGE

MEDIA – PHOTOGRAPHER – alan @ alanlodge.co.uk

Photographer with a special interest in multi-cultural, social documentary, commenting on lifestyles, sub-cultures, social developments, emerging concerns such as environmental and alternative movements. I remain interested in news-gathering and current affairs. I have developed visual awareness and a sense of design that I have  applied on a variety of projects.  With the convergence of photographic and computer technologies, my interests have grown  to include aspects of electronic publishing, multimedia presentation and the arts.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Oct 2014          MA Photography: Nottingham Trent University

Oct 2014          Associateship, Royal Photographic Society (ARPS)  (prof. qualification)

Sep 2013          Interactive Media / Web Development. BTEC (Distinction), Central College, Nottingham

Feb 2013          Associate and Judge, Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts

Nov 2012          Member, Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs (MIoEE)

Feb 2010          Project Management – City & Guilds [unit 7540-381] level 3, Doctrina U2 Limited

Apr 2004          Trade Union Reps Course, General Federation of Trade Unions, Northern College

Feb 1998          University Certificate in Information Technology  (Distinction), NTU

Dec 1995          University Certificate in Information and Resource Management, NTU

July 1993          BA (Hons) Photography: Nottingham Trent University

 

SKILLS                                       EXPERIENCE

Photographer                            –           Lens based, digital and audio-visual. Archive & photo-library.

Inter-Personal Relations        –           Self – Employment. Networking and negotiation.

Teamworking                            –           Collaboration with the Media organisations, Solicitors, Publishers,                                                                   Local Authorities, Voluntary Groups.

 

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Built an archive that has been widely applied by the media, academics and others doing research. Publications have included: The Guardian, The Independent, The Times, New Statesmen & Society, Sounds, i-D, MixMag, Roof  (Shelters housing Magazine), and Vice.com Magazine.
  • Maintain black+white, colour slide and digital image collection with over 300,000 on file over 35years.
  • Wrote and maintain web-pages to display some of my work and to make observations on issues and discuss some of my concerns. This has grown considerably since original construction in 1993. The site has a high graphical content. Awarded the accolade of being the Liberty ‘site of the year’ in 1997. Thus demonstrating internet involvement since early days.
  • Produced illustrated lectures and exhibitions to galleries, educational and civic establishments.
  • Have produced and delivered a number of skills workshops for photographers.
  • Provided record and evidence work for solicitors. Also, ‘retained’ press work for local newspapers.
  • Self-published a photo-book entitled:- ‘Stonehenge: Solstice Ritual’. ISBN: 095124960 6.   Photographed, originated text, layout & made printer-ready copy.  10,000 printed and sold in two editions.
  • Set up an open publishing news website at Nottingham IMC as part of the global Indymedia Network.
  • Member of the National Union of Journalists and a representative of the Nottingham Branch. I have successfully negotiated a set of guidelines on police / press relations. These have been nationally adopted under the auspices of the National Police Chiefs’ Council [NPCC].
  • Invited to contribute evidence to ‘Lord Leveson Inquiry on Culture, Practice & Ethics of the Press’.
  • Lay member of Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, providing integrated healthcare services.

 

COMPUTER SKILLS

  • Internet: produced and maintain own web pages. Dreamweaver and wordpress.
  • Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
  • Graphics and layout packages including PageMaker, Quark Express and Adobe Illustrator.
  • Photo-manipulation packages such as Adobe PhotoShop, Lightroom and Creative Suite.
  • Authorware and multimedia presentation, for both onscreen and projected display.
  • Create soundfiles – Soundforge, Cubase, Ableton Live, for use within multimedia presentations.
  • Own computer workstation, a PC and mobile devices. Am also ‘Mac literate’.

 

EMPLOYMENT

1986 – current           Photographer

1980 – 1986             Administrative and field work for “Release”, an organisation concerned with                                     the povision of medical and advice services to outdoor events.

1975 – 1980              Accident Ambulanceman in the London Ambulance Service.  `Front line’  work in                                West London.  Qualified for N.H.S. Para-medic certificate.

 

EXHIBITIONS

  • I have contributed to a number of ‘pop-up’ shows. Displayed ‘Large-scale’ pieces in the Atrium at Nottingham Trent University and the Bonington Gallery, Nottingham.
  • Full Listing available on request. Recent: Surface Gallery, Arts Organisation & Sumac Centre, Nottingham.
  • I consulted and supplied work to the `Street Style’ exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London in 1993. My photography helped inform the base research on various sections, of the life-styles described. A book also titled Street Style (Pub: Thames and Hudson), accompanied the exhibition.
  • Produced multi-projector slide shows drawn from my library on related subjects and titled “One Eye on the Road”.

 

TV

I have consulted and contributed to a number of television programmes on various related issues, the most recent of which include:

  • ‘Modern Age of Coach Travel’           Film by Timeshift team, for BBC Bristol / BBC Four
  • ‘New Age Travellers’                           Film by Timeshift team, for BBC Four
  • `Surveillance Society’                         Film by team from BBC Two
  • `Heritage’                                             Film by team from BBC Two (Southampton)
  • `Operation Solstice’                            Film produced for Channel 4

 

INTERESTS

Trustee on the Management Committees of a number of charities involved with youth issues, welfare and advice.  Am an avid reader and maintain a library of work on issues surrounding my concerns.

For relaxation, I garden an allotment Plot. I enjoy walking and taking photographs in Wales and the Peak District.

I have a full driving license.

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