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Untitled: As promised.

[( 6 )] : Personal Explorations in Photography ended its run at Bank Street Arts in Sheffield, on August 1st. As promised I have compiled the comments from those who collaborated on both the online and the gallery project ‘Untitled’ and present them here on my website for you to peruse and consider.

I would like to take this opportunity to give a heartfelt and grateful THANKS to every person that took the time to respond to my work. From the one word comment or drawing to the song title, poem or essay, each one of you gave me insight both into your life experience and how you view the built environment, both in itself and also through my photographs. This has made my photographs come to life in many different and unexpected ways.

I hope that you will enjoy reading the multiple and varied responses as much as I have.

The project is ‘Untitled’ on this website:


If you couldn’t get to Bank Street Arts you can see some installation photographs and the individual works (through the blurb link) as well as contact info for all [( 6 )] photographers here:


Again, Thanks.



Throwback Thursday… on a Tuesday!

July 08, 2014

With the much anticipated opening of [( 6 )] : Personal Explorations in Photography at Bank Street Arts in Sheffield on WEDNESDAY 9th JULY (Yes, this Wednesday) I had a look back at my last 2 exhibitions in this marvelous space.

Two years ago I took over three of the galleries and a window with photographs from my East 100th Street project. This time I’ll have only one of those same galleries but still I hope it will be an impactful experience. Then I had black and white photographs plus two videos, one in black and white, the other, the Marathon, in color. This time, I just have photographs and all of them are color, one fairly muted and the other quite lurid. I’m seeking collaboration with the audience too this time, and as I am exhibiting with five other photographers, Dewald Botha, Keith Greenough, Nigel Haworth, Pete Mansell and Rob™, it promises to be a very different viewing experience. it’ll be interesting to see how the audience moves around the different genres in each gallery. Whether they feel the connection between the works or see each photographer purely in their own right.

Take a look back – installation photographs and videos of the photographs for I Call This Place Home and Shades of New York at the terrific Bank Street Arts.

Then from Wednesday we move on to the new…



A busy day for [( 6 )]

Today the [( 6 )] team descended on Bank Street Arts in Sheffield to hang five galleries of work ready for Wednesday’s opening night and Private View.

I don’t want to spoil it for you by revealing the galleries in all their finished glory, but as a sneak peek here is Nigel measuring for ‘Walking the Gamut’.

Great job hanging lads and lasses! Photo © Rob™



7 days to go…

Only a week to go until the exhibition [( 6 )]  opens at Bank Street Arts in Sheffield.


Originally scheduled to open with the private view on 9th July (let me know if you didn’t get your invite) and due to end on the 19, [( 6 )] has, even before it opens, been extended to run until August 1st. So no excuses about not being able to come because it’s on during school time!

As the six of us; Dewald, Keith, Nigel, Pete, Rob™ and myself make our final preparations, Elizabeth Underwood our intrepid publicist asked us for a quote to sum up our collective works.

Rob™ came through with the most amazing description of  our journey together as photographers.

“Being 9000 miles apart could have been a logistical nightmare, but after years of communicating with one another electronically, the time difference proved to be the only real issue. What we’ve tried to do is to cross those borders of time and space to create something coherent yet oppositional – tranquillity and chaos, disability and athleticism, near and far, being lost and found. Personal explorations, bound together using a common visual language.” Rob™ 2014

Before it becomes all about seeing the work, I’d just like to give a shout out to

Dewald, Keith, Nigel, Pete and Rob™ for accompanying me on this journey. Thanks go to Elizabeth Underwood our intrepid publicist for her utmost patience and hard work. Dealing with 6 photographers at once, even as a collective, calls for a high level of calm and diplomacy, attributes that stand out in Elizabeth.

Thanks also to OCA, the entity that initially brought us together and that continues to support us. So much more than an organization, a collective of the most available, caring  people. OCA is sponsoring the private View and they do a good bash, so I hope you will take advantage of their generosity!

Finally grateful thanks to Business Vector and Paul Graham Image Specialists for their sponsorship of [( 6 )]. Check out the links below, maybe they are just the people you are looking for for your next business or photographic project.

For more information check out the exhibition website for dates, directions and bios:


We’ll be using the hastag #6scapes during the exhibition and we hope you’ll use it to let  us know your experience at the exhibition.

7 days to go…


OCA- Open College of the Arts http://www.oca-uk.com


Elizabeth Underwood, Underwood Works https://twitter.com/UnderwoodWorks


Business Vector www.businessvector.com



Paul Graham Image Specialists www.paulgrahamltd.com


Another’s thoughts on [( 6 )]

Another’s thoughts on [( 6 )]

As we lead up to the exhibition in July the [( 6 )] of us are getting excited! You may have read my brief introduction to our work:


but, as the 6 of us produce different works so the six of us see things from a slightly different angle. Why not check out Rob™’s blog as he gives his thoughts on each of our projects.


Rob will be at Bank Street Arts for the Private View on the 9th of July and also on Saturday the 12th so stop by for a chat with the man himself.



Photograph © Rob™

[( 6 )] : Personal Explorations in Photography

[( 6 )] : Personal Explorations in Photography

This is the big one for 2014. I am teaming up with 5 photographers and together we will be taking over the ground floor, 5 galleries, of Bank Street Arts in Sheffield, UK.  Between us we will be showing 10 bodies of work.


The private view is on July 9th, 1730 – 2000 by invite only but I will happily guarantee you a personal invitation if you would like to attend. Just let me know.

I’ll give more info as the time approaches but for now you can get a sneak peek of what will be on offer at Bank Street Arts and a look at the work of the other photographers, RobTM, Pete Mansell, Nigel Haworth, Keith Greenough and Dewald Botha at our exhibition website:


[( 6 )]




East 100th Street

East 100th Street

To see the chosen images and videos from the two Bank Street Arts exhibitions: I Call this Place home and Shades of New York, please look at the Bank Street Arts page on the main website.
To see the the whole project East 100th Street, please go to the East 100th Street page on the main website.

Exhibition details, tear sheets and press.

ProfessionalPhotographer_October2012 copy

Professional Photographer Magazine UK

British Journal of Photography

British Journal of Photography Magazine UK


Open College of the Arts Website

big issue

The Big Issue Newspaper UK

Pages from Gesture and Meaning

Open College of the Arts Course materials UK

Tanya AhmedOCA

Open College of the Arts Course materials UK


Sheffield Telegraph Newspaper UK

TanyaAhmed BSA Shades of New York

‘Shades of New York’ Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, UK – Exhibition details on BSA’s website

Tanya Ahmed BSA Home

‘I Call this Place Home’ Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, UK – Exhibition details on BSA’s website