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From time to time we will feature a Creative Media User, and share their story/journey. These creatives will range from high end professionals to members of our community and students.

Abigail Eastwood

I am a Sheffield dwelling artist attending university in Leeds, Fine Art Second Year. My work embraces the spontaneity of watercolour to create brightly coloured bold and fluid pieces, usually depicting plants and animals intertwining with the human body. My method of painting is similar to automatic drawing in that I don’t plan where certain […]

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Adam Saunders is a 29 year old photographer specialising in wildlife and urban photography. Originally from Kingston upon Thames, London he now resides in Sheffield. In January 2014 he started the Project Sheffield ‘photoblog’ with the aim of learning more about his adopted home. The main focus of the blog is to see things differently […]

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Becca Kelly

Becca Kelly (born Leeds 1990) is a freelance illustrator based in Yorkshire. She is currently completing a Masters in Graphic Design specialising in Illustration at Sheffield Hallam University. Alongside her studies she has also undertaken internships at Lemonade Illustration Agency a global Illustration Agency, who represents some of the leading Illustrators working in the industry […]

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CalX Art Originally from Scotland, Cal is a self taught digital media artist with a passion for international motorcycle racing mainly in Moto GP, WSB, BSB and The TT.  He also holds a passion for Wild Life as well as Portraiture. Cal’s creative side developed from his early days as a commercial manager in F1, […]

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Chard Remains

My love for photography really began when I started following local graffiti artists and photographing their work. Many of them would paint and practice in old derelict buildings, so I began to explore and search out graffiti that people wouldn’t normally see. Art that’s hidden away from the streets. As this progressed I became more […]

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Chris Rivers

Chris Rivers is the drummer for UK upcoming rock band, Heaven’s Basement. Signed to Red Bull Records, Heaven’s Basement released there debut album Filthy Empire in 2013 and since have toured internationally on some of the worlds biggest rock festivals such as Download, Australia’s Soundwave and USA’s ‘Month of Loud’. The band have also had […]

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Daniel Ackerley

Daniel Ackerley is a 32 year old freelance professional photographer based in Cambridgeshire and has had his photography published in the UK, Europe and the US. Beginning his career in 2007 by offering local promoters free photos/reviews in return for access to shows, he quickly built a reputation in the underground scene for capturing exciting […]

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Darren Hoyland

Darren has always been interested in photography. He first came across the Little People idea in 2013, when I saw some images online. Since then he has started to develop his ideas to use ‘Little People’ in everyday situations, sometimes with a humorous message, sometimes with a serious message and some well simply, ‘just for […]

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Duncan Stafford

I am a freelance photographer based in Sheffield. My passions are in both music and model photography. I am heavily influenced by music photographers such as Jim Marshall, Jill Furmanovsky and of course Ian Tilton. In model photography my main influence is Ellen Von Unwearth. The Suicide Girls images are also of great interest to […]

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Ella Worthington

Graphic Designer and Printmaker living in Sheffield. Ella likes to dabble in anything that’s messy so screen printing suits her just fine. She can often be found laboring lovingly over a screen-printing bed where it allows her to create something bold and full of colour. Ella is partial to a bit of hand-drawn type and […]

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Fiona Allsop Aka Skull Pinata is a local artist. Her work is best known for the use of vivid colour, along with recurring themes such as Mexican folk art and tiki kitsch. Fiona is quite a prolific painter, and almost exclusively works in acrylic as it is such a fast medium to work with. She […]

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Felicity Hoy

I have always been an artistic person, but I started to really get into drawing when I was living in Melbourne three years ago. I spent most of my time painting canvas, creating t-shirt stencils, using pyrography on wood and visiting contemporary art galleries, mainly Outré. This is when I began my Fairytale Series. When […]

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George Law

A lot of my illustration work is based on lines, shapes and colourful characters. Literally not always too colourful but a lot of my past pieces are referenced from cartoons and comic book characters from when I was kid. Even today I’m still keen to look at manga and anime and other comic book forms […]

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Georgina Martin

“I was born In Sheffield and have lived here all my life. I have had an interest in photography since I can remember, even as a child. From the age of 15 I began photographing local bands at gigs and was primarily focused on music and performance photography. Only in recent years, has my interest […]

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Glenn Ashley set up business s a freelance photographer in Sheffield in 1992 after being a photographer for HM Forces. Though now mainly working in the areas of  press and PR, music and sports photography, Glenn has also covered everything from portraits, weddings, schools, legal, and illustrative photography for clients and publications around the world. […]

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Ian Tilton

Ian Tilton is a professional, award-winning rock photographer with over 30 years’ experience. Based in the north-west of England, he began his career in the Eighties, taking photos of bands as diverse as Nirvana, Guns N’ Roses, Iggy Pop, The Smiths, The Stone Roses, The Happy Mondays, James and Oasis. He has since spent years […]

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James Deaves

I started creating these pieces on the basis that I wanted something colourful and different in my life; I wanted each one to relate to something within me, something that I could convey on a canvas. Many have used spray paint, stencils, and colour before….. but I like to be different. Ian Tilton captures “the […]

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Jonny Sutton is a contemporary artist working primarily with lens based media. Jonny’s work interrogates our current perception of the world around us, exploring themes of beauty, sexuality and the everyday. By exploring our connection with reality and allowing us to observe it from a new perspective Jonny enables the viewer to reconsider their own […]

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Karen is a freelance digital artist based in Sheffield. She has four years experience of both creating her own artwork whilst undertaking commissions for council run art projects and music media requirements for local artists and musicians. “I have many art ideas and inspirations, and as Sheffield is my hometown, I felt I wanted to […]

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Kevin Nixon

Originally from Barnsley, Kevin moved to London in 1981 and has been a professional photographer for over 22 years. Starting as a commercial photographer, Kevin veered into shooting music in the 90‘s and during this time has shot most of the biggest Rock and Metal acts on the planet from the Rolling Stones to Slipknot. […]

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Liam has been interested in photography for 10 years.  Self taught and mainly concentrating on landscape photography using infra red 665mm filters. Living in North Sheffield, Liam has completed projects on many of the heritage parks and houses of Yorkshire, Derbyshire and the Pennines. Although having traveled far and wide, he can usually be found […]

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Martyn Bedford

Born in 1955, Martin grew up in the Thames riverside town of Gravesend in Kent. From the early age of 12 he attended saturday morning art classes, first at Gravesends own school of art and then later at the Medway Art College. After leaving school he did a foundation course at Canterbury Art College, before […]

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Marek Payne

As a student of photography I always admired Don McCullins social documentary and war photography I resented posed catalogue style images despite having an interest in fashion. I was heavily influenced and embraced Corinne Days gritty reality style of fashion photography also American photographers Nan Goldin and Linda McCartney for their natural documentary approach to their subjects. […]

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Martina has an eye for patterns, both natural and man-made, and for the beauty in those details of our everyday life that we no longer notice. She moved to Sheffield from Italy in 2013 following a university career and a passion for the Yorkshire countryside. Travelling helps her to create colourful visions of urban details, […]

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Mute

I’m a 29 year old self-taught artist based in Sheffield. I have a long-standing interest in both digital art and traditional painting which means that I tend to fall somewhere in between painter/graphic designer. My work combines popular culture and classic portraiture, and I enjoy exploring these areas through a range of different artistic styles.

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Paul Harries

Paul Harries is Britain’s pre-eminent photographer of rock bands who play their music at volume. Over the course of more than two decades, if a group has emerged that are loud and proud of it chances are its members have stood in the frame of this man’s lens. Armed with a valid passport, a working […]

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Paul Needham

Though not exclusively a music photographer, Paul Needham has been capturing live images of bands and musicians since the late ’80s as in-house photographer for several internationally renowned venues including; the Borderline and Shepherds Bush Empire in London and The DeMontfort Hall and Sub 91 in his hometown of Leicester. He has also spent many […]

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Roger Baker

I’m more interested in capturing candid moments with my photography then actual photo’s that are completely set up. I like the idea of capturing someone being aware of my presence but relaxed enough to capture an unguarded moment. The Black and white image is my friend Danny who has played in numerous Sheffield bands. Mainly […]

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Sam Parr

Sam is an artist and illustrator living in Sheffield, recently returned to art full time in her 40s, after many years working in mainly non creative fields. Largely self taught having only studied art at foundation level in the 80s, her work is grounded in traditional methods mixed with digital techniques. This self taught approach […]

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Steve Goodison

Steve Goodison left college in 1990 with an A level in art and a B-tech national diploma in graphic design. After spending a couple of years working as a graphic designer, Steve now works full time in the print industry. Steve has always had a keen interest in art, especially drawing. Over the past few […]

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Timm Cleasby is a Barnsley born photographer, he has spent twenty years working in the music business before making the leap as a professional photographer four years ago.  His photographs from his time with Arctic Monkeys were exhibited in 2009 in his ‘On Tour’ exhibition and he works as both a commercial photographer as well […]

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Tom Holmes is a young artist living and working in Sheffield, displaying his recognisable style in galleries, bars and exhibitions across the city. His work is simple but bold, presenting his signature round headed characters with optimistic quotes about love and the importance of having a good time. Tom takes influence from the wealth of […]

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Zoe Hattersley is an Abstract artist from Sheffield. Zoe spent 6 years studying Fine Art and Design, specialising in Painting, at Barnsley college. After finishing college stopped painting as frequently and concentrated on other things. She has recently returned from spending two years travelling around South East Asia and Australasia and spent the last two […]

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