I am primarily a photographer, although I'm also a part-time tutor and occasionally I lecture and run workshops. My artistic practice is usually through research-based, documentary projects. My recent research into the representation of architecture is based on the 'lived-experience': building an accumulation of different views over an extended period of time into single frames. This practice and research questions aspects of the perception of 'stills' photography such as movement, temporality, memory and perspective(s). Whilst previous work has been (mostly) observational documentary, current practice is increasingly centred on digital technologies and performative spaces. The question I return to is - if photography is distinct from film/cinema by showing a brief moment, how can still photography convey actions over an extended period? The audience's perception of, and increasing familiarity with, digital technologies partially answers this question; the ability to formulate impressions from multiple images, built up through memory, is also a significant factor.
CV & Education
Derek Trillo MA ARPS
38 Bower Avenue
0161 374 5072
07952 983 256
Manchester Metropolitan University 2012 to 2017 (expected)
PhD researcher, practice-led photography: The Flow of Life: Photographing architecture as populated spaces. Research blog: www.insightimages.wordpress.com
Master of Arts degree, Photography. De Montfort University 2004-2006
Insight Images: Freelance photographer. 2008 to present [Self-employed]
Open College of the Arts; Photography tutor (part-time). 2007 to present
Tutoring distance-learning students, providing support, guidance and feedback on assignments.
The University of Manchester 1994 – 2008:
From 1994 to 1998 I introduced digital imaging into the science faculty.
From 1998 to 2008 I was staff photographer in the photography and design unit of the School of Art History and Archaeology (latterly SAHC, now SALC http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk).
I have had work exhibited at the following locations, 1985 to 2015:
National Media Museum, Bradford; AOP Gallery, London; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; CUBE Gallery, Manchester; Harris Art Gallery Preston; Viewpoint, Salford; The Octagon, Bath; Gallery Oldham; City Gallery, Leicester; Link gallery Manchester; Paper Gallery, Manchester; Heritage Centre, Lytham
Numerous images published in books, journals and magazines from 1986 to present.
Most recent are:
Book chapter ‘Stillness and Time’ pages 138-149 in ‘Streets in the Sky: a dozen perspectives’ (Future Heritage, Caistor, U.K. 2015)
Small Objects of Desire and Landscapes of the Imagination published in ‘Lost and Found’, edited by Liz Mitchell, MMU, UK, 2014
Salford Museum and Art Gallery, The Lowry Galleries, Pevsner Architectural Guides, English Heritage, The Royal Northern College of Music, Chetham’s Library, National Museum and Gallery of Wales (Cardiff), Rough Guides, Manchester Metropolitan University, The CUBE Gallery, Manchester Airport, CAMRA, The BBC, Bradt Guides