Summer Solstice at Glastonbury with Arcadia

It’s that time of year again, the longest day of the year in the UK, so here’s to wish you all a happy summer solstice! I spent mine on site here at Glastonbury festival, where I’m currently shooting the setup and performance practices for Arcadia – which for anyone who doesn’t know is a giant spider stage, made of reclaimed metal, that has lazers for eyes and shoots fire out of the top, with aerial performers hanging from various points on it. They’ve added loads to the show this year, which I’ll also be photographing, more coming soon…

Arcadia build at Glastonbury 2015 Phil Clarke Hill

Arcadia build at Glastonbury 2015

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Back on the blog

It’s been a fair while since an update of the site, as I’ve been working on shooting a couple of stories, one of which is a long term project, more about that soon. I’m now back in England, so the coming weeks I’ll be sharing some of this new work here, starting with a nice single shot from a very dodgy bar in Mexico…

 Phil Clarke Hill

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International Women’s day

To celebrate International Women’s Day, here’s a picture of a strong and powerful woman, Olga is a weaver from Teotitlan in Oaxaca, Mexico. The photo is from a story I just finished shooting about this region, that has been famous for it’s artisans for centuries, and these crafts and culture are still continuing today.

Helping them along is a small organisation called En Via, who provide interest free micro finance for women to set up or develop their businesses, as well as financial education and support groups. They also provide community tourism, where 100% of the money from the tours go directly into financing the loans. http://www.envia.org/

 Phil Clarke Hill

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Free to Party on Issuu

Free to Party the book is now officially SOLD OUT! what a great success the whole project was, and thanks to everyone for supporting it. I’ve uploaded it onto the online publishing platform issuu, so anyone who didn’t manage to get a copy of the printed book, you can see it below. Enjoy.

 

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Zoite Coiteco (Coite) Carnival celebrations in Chiapas, Mexico

Here’s a few photos from the Zoite Coiteco Carnival celebrations this week in the small town of Ocozocoaulta de Espinosa in Chiapas, Mexico (or Coite as it’s known locally for obvious reasons).

Zoite Coiteco Carnival, Chiapas, Mexico Phil Clarke Hill

Zoite Coiteco Carnival, Chiapas, Mexico

Zoite Coiteco Carnival, Chiapas, Mexico Phil Clarke Hill

Zoite Coiteco Carnival, Chiapas, Mexico

Zoite Coiteco Carnival, Chiapas, Mexico Phil Clarke Hill

Zoite Coiteco Carnival, Chiapas, Mexico

Zoite Coiteco Carnival, Chiapas, Mexico Phil Clarke Hill

Zoite Coiteco Carnival, Chiapas, Mexico

Zoite Coiteco Carnival, Chiapas, Mexico Phil Clarke Hill

Zoite Coiteco Carnival, Chiapas, Mexico

Zoite Coiteco Carnival, Chiapas, Mexico Phil Clarke Hill

Zoite Coiteco Carnival, Chiapas, Mexico

Zoite Coiteco Carnival, Chiapas, Mexico Phil Clarke Hill

Zoite Coiteco Carnival, Chiapas, Mexico

Zoite Coiteco Carnival, Chiapas, Mexico Phil Clarke Hill

Zoite Coiteco Carnival, Chiapas, Mexico

Zoite Coiteco Carnival, Chiapas, Mexico Phil Clarke Hill

Zoite Coiteco Carnival, Chiapas, Mexico

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New website now online

The last couple of months I’ve been beavering away in the background, going through all my work from the last few years editing, sequencing, adding, culling and eventually finalizing my new website, which includes an integrated blog, where you are probably reading this post. Thanks to Jonathan Pryor aka ivyowl for the design.

The new site is especially a showcase for my documentary work looking at underground and off beat cultural stories. Hope you like it: www.philclarkehill.co.uk

 

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