About HOMER SYKES
Homer Sykes Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homer_Sykes
Homer Sykes Photo 50 London Art Fair http://www.londonartfair.co.uk/page.cfm/link=161
Homer Sykes 40 Years Documenting Britain. The Photographers Gallery London. Talk http://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/homer-sykes
Homer Sykes in conversation with Peter Dench http://peterdench.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/in-conversation-with-homer-sykes.html
Homer Sykes. Luminous Lint, for Connoisseurs of Fine Photography http://www.luminous-lint.com/app/photographer/Homer__Sykes/A/
Homer Sykes Photo Histories http://www.photohistories.com/interviews/26/homer-sykes?pg=all
Homer Sykes PhotoShelter Blog http://blog.photoshelter.com/2012/03/my-photographic-style-the-beauty-of-a-35mm-lens-and-simple-composition/
Homer is a professional magazine and portrait photographer with many years experience. His principal commissions in Britain were for what used to be called the "weekend colour supplements" such as The Telegraph, The Sunday Times, The Observer, You and the Sunday Express magazines. He has also covered weekly news for Newsweek, Time, and the former Now! magazine, covering conflicts in Israel, Lebanon, and Northern Ireland, as well as general news in the UK. Also of course Homer has shot numerous magazine portraits of the famous and not so famous - at home, - Private Commissions Undertaken - at work and at play. During his career as well as his commercial magazine assignments Homer has worked on personal photographic documentary projects. These include documenting traditional British folklore customs, that started in 1970 and completed seven years later resulting in the publication Once a Year, Some Traditional British Customs (Gordon Fraser). Homer is the author, and co-author-photographer of eight books about Britain as well as Shanghai Odyssey (Dewi Lewis Publishing) and On the Road Again (Mansion Editions). The latter, his American project, was started in 1969, while Homer was at college. The photographic road trip was repeated in 1971, the work was then put away for thirty years, and in 1999 and 2001 he traveled once again by Greyhound bus criss-crossing America documenting the ‘down home’ idiosyncrasy of everyday middle America. In 2002 he set up his one-man band self-publishing concern Mansion Editions. To date Mansion Editions has published On the Road Again and Hunting with Hounds. As an award-winning photographer he has never been busier, managing his extensive archive, working on personal projects, and shooting magazine - Commissions Undertaken - and corporate assignments. Homers work is owned by many private collectors and national collections. Homer has been a Visiting Lecturer at the London College of Communication ( University of the Arts London ) for over ten years. Taking group and one to one tutorials with both MA and BA students studying Photojournalism and Documentary photography. Homer now offers mentoring, takes one to one and small group private coaching sessions - How to See Clearly, Make more Interesting Images.
Picturing Derry: Portrait of a City. The City Factory, Derry-Londonderry N.I. May - June 2013.
Ossie Clark:The King of the Kings Road Reign Again. Proud Gallery, Chelsea London. February 2013.
For further information, commissions or copies of his books - please contact Homer directly.