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Bob Marsden Photographer CV


Bob Marsden photography


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MA Photography Art Merit 2020 Westminster University London 



MA Photographic Art 2018-2020


2018 "Cinque Ports and Brexit" Exploring the ambivalence of the Cinque Ports of Kent (pre C1100)which had fought against Europe providing the basis for the Royal Navy but had also traded Tax Free with the same nations and yet voted for Brexit. The images of sky and sea divided 48/52 reflecting the the contrast between free trade and desire for "Taking control of our borders" back 


2019 "Stuff"  Stuff is made up of objects that have been through the mill, have interacted with the world and have a story to tell. It is a particular kind of lively matter resulting from the conditions of a specific historical moment: the overflow of commodities from the successive stages of over production and over consumption in consumer culture. These super detailed images lit filmicly become stuff produced because of the existence of previous stuff


2020 "I am here" My Mother’s journey into dementia as unpredictable as the colour shift in the out of date medium format film used to record our changing relationship. “I am here”  reflects the writing of Roland Barthes in “Mourning diaries” using a translation of the word "Voila" with which he greeted his mother every day. The words she reportedly also used to him on her death bed, "Voila" I am here.



BA (Hons) Photographic Arts First Class Honours 2014 Westminster University London                                                                                                                 

Past Education

 King's College Hospital Medical School London. MBBS (London), LMSSA, DRCOG, MRCGP


Exhibitions                                                                                                                              2011 December  “Family and the Familiar” 3rd Prize Single Image Ambika London                                                                   2012 April  F+F Schule für Kunst und Mediendesign Zürich, Switzerland                                                                                       2012 January  “About Town”, Street Photography in Oxford, Art Jericho, Oxford                                                                   2012 May  “Public and Private Affairs” The Beehive Public House, Brixton, London                                                                         2012 May  “The way we see it”, “Gender Dysphoria” London Gallery West, London                                                             2012 August  “Together”, Art Jericho, Oxford,                                                                                                                                  2012 September  “Recognition” an exhibition of current documentary photography at the Fitzrovia Community Centre, Foley St, London W1                                                                                                                                                                                               2014 June "MND" Finals Exhibition, The University of Westminster, FreeRange, Truman Gallery, Brick Lane, London


2001 The Japanese in Tokyo. Street photography in Japan.

2011 Absence-Presence. A study of an alcoholic artist now in recovery

2011 Queens Day, Amsterdam, Holland. 

2012  Gender Dysphoria. A study of a young woman in recovery from addiction, who realises while in a Lesbian relationship that she has always been male. The first part to date covers her journey and the reactions of her friends, partner and family in the early stages of exploration for him. The second stage is just prior to starting hormone therapy. 

2013  Creating a new Image for the company “Tyreline” both on line and in house. Images for the web site including product images, logo and in house on wall Art photography. 

2013  Motor Neurone Disease, monthly photographs of a series of People living with this rapidly progressive disease to show the changes in their facial features. Culminated in Final Project for BA Degree at Westminster University, London 2014 

2013 June. Stills for Web site aimed at recruiting Neonatal Nurses to the Unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. Supporting Video crew. NHS funded.   


Current Projects

2015 Exploring the visual experience of a City in recovery with images of life "going on" at the scenes of the London Riots of 2011 four years on.  

2015 Exploring the essence of "Time Lost" when travelling on Britain's Roads. Developing Book on "Croydon to Oxford in 2 hours 47 minutes"



Theatre Photography

2012 March    “Un Marido de Ida Y Vuelta” (A Round-Trip Husband) Spanish play at Queens College Auditorium, Oxford

2013 March to April "La Vida Es Sueño - Life is a Dream", a Spanish Play at the World famous Play House, Oxford.

2011-2013 Photography of events for Degenerative Neurological Diseases Network, Thames Valley

2013 March. KAPOW at the Pegasus Theatre, Oxford

2013 April "Bicycle Boy", Oxford Playhouse Productions

2013 July "The Taming of the Shrew" Oxford Playhouse Productions

Music Photography

2009 November  Tim Friers “Debut Album” Jericho Tavern Jericho Tavern, Oxford

2010 February  From here we run” Jericho Tavern, Oxford

2012 April  Kismet” Feast of life at the Pegasus Theatre, Oxford

2012 July  Lesley Knight "Lullaby on Broadway", The North Wall Theatre, Oxford

2012 October  City Showcase, 93 Feet East, Brick Lane, The Borderline Charring Cross Road, The Apple Store, Regent street, Esprit, Regent Street, Anthropologie, Regent Street, Sartoria, Saville Row, London. 

2013 June City Showcase "Soho Flea Market", Including Fawn James of Soho Estates, Aggie Dunlop and Oliver Proudlock from "Made in Chelsea".

2013 June Rugfest's 5th annual Music Festival Oxfordshire, including Kitten and the Hip, The Fallows, Felix Fables, Lucky Strikes.

2014 December City Showcase at Hackney Winter Market, Dalston, London

2015 May City Showcase at Embankment Gardens, London

2015 The Oxford Play House Summer Whats on Magazine


Wedding Photography

Three to four weddings per year by word of mouth for the past 5 years. Combining the formal shots with a reportage/social style for the whole day.

Portraiture, group and party photography

Ten years of experience of photographing individuals, groups and parties.

Sports Photography

Over ten year's experience photographing amateur Boxing at clubs and competitions as well as amateur mini, junior and Colts rugby.


Personal history/Employment

1987-2009 General Medical Practitioner

2009-2016 part time medical practice used to fund lifelong interest in Photography.

2014 onwards Business owner, Promedica24 Live in Care Oxfordshire 

Other Skills

Transferable skills: Communication, Time management, Managing people, Public speaking, Group work, Co-ordination of a General Medical Practice, Ability and confidence to approach any person or group of people and liaise with them. 

IT:, experienced in Photo shop CS5 and Light room 3.Experienced with PC and Mac.

Photography: Hassleblad HD3, Sony full frame DSLR, Minolta SLR, Bronica SQAI Medium Format, Portable three light kit.

DBS on line registered: checked for medical work.

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