Monday, 9 February 2009

WELCOME... to Volume 1!

Thanks for visiting the First Edition of Expiration Notice, the online gallery for emerging photographers 35 and over. We're very happy with the selection of photographers we're presenting today, some names you may already be familiar with, others maybe less so. Styles and content range from hardcore reportage, to the everyday snapshot aesthetic of our surrounding everyday world. And we're quite happy to have extended our originally set parameters from two, to four photographers- and then some (see On Notice- our Honorable Mention Gallery)!

Neither Mark nor I are high tech mavens, you won't find any fancy Flash or other high end bells and whistles here- instead, we'll just concentrate on continuing to feature the work of photographers normally excluded from other venues. Perhaps if truly successful, we'll eventually render ourselves obsolete. In the meantime, we're open to your criticism (hopefully constructive), suggestions, and yes- continued submissions... so we can have yet another go come mid-March!

Please Note:
We received a huge amount of submissions for this our first edition and thanks to you all, we have had to do some tough judging. If you didn't make it into Volume 1 you may well make it into next month's or even the month after. And that's how submissions are now being accepted for future editions, on a rolling basis.

Regarding our judging criteria- there's two of us having similar, albeit individual tastes. After a general consensus of what's in the running, we pick two photographers each according to our considerably subjective criteria. That simple... and hope you enjoy this much deserving work.


  1. I love the premise of this effort.

    Thank you.

  2. I think it's great that you're doing this, and you've pulled together some great work here, but I hope you'll make an effort to include women photographers.

  3. I think Stan has already answered that on the comment at the end of the photographers section.

  4. with a new birthday rapidly approaching and the 35th about as memorable as a old smelly cheese, this was a pukka effort to come across. Thank goodness for getting old, for once. Inclusion for oldies is the way forward. Top idea and top effort.

  5. Brilliant idea fellas. It's great to see someone acknowledging that you can still be an emerging artist even though you're not a "youth". Look forward to submitting

  6. Lovely idea fellas. Somewhere along the line I ceased being a "youth" and for some reason this precludes me from many "emerging artist" processes.

    Looking forward to submitting

  7. Great IDEA Gentlemen's .
    I'm 48 and you guys just provide me with another corner.
    I'll do my best to not disappoint.

  8. This is REALLY exciting. I look forward to following this site.

  9. The great thing about this blog is that the work is beautiful and there is not a whole lot of chit chat - just serious beautiful work that identifies itself as art- without any hype.
    Wonderful. You guys deserve to make money from your valiant attempt in supporting the unrepresented in such a professional way.

  10. Thats very kind of you to say Sharyn, Thankyou....