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28th April 2014

Oxfam Benefit Exhibition, Oxfam Clifton Bookshop, 26 Princess Victoria Street, BS8 4BU, 24th April - 5th June 2014

I am doing a charity exhibition during this year's Bristol Festival of Photography in aid of Oxfam who are selling small mounted prints of some of my images with all proceeds going to them.
"Oxfam benefit exhibition of beautiful images by fine-art, internationally-exhibited, Bristol-based photographer Michael Reeves. Using a variety of film cameras, his work includes dreamlike Holga images of overlooked scenes and abandoned objects. Mounted prints £10 each, 100% to Oxfam. Larger, limited edition archival prints available for sale from the photographer's website."

Monday to Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday / Bank Holidays 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm


6th March 2013

Exhibition at the Grant Bradley Gallery, Bristol, 9th-30th March 2013

I am delighted to have been invited by the Grant Bradley Gallery to show my work in a group exhibition in March. I will be showing work from my latest series 'Displaced Cities', images created through multiple exposures with the Holga.

The private view for 'F-Number' is on Friday 8th March, 6-9pm.
The exhibition runs 9th-30th March (Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm).

"F-Number is the Grant Bradley Gallery’s first hand-picked photography exhibition. Following on from recent successful open submission exhibitions where photography played a strong central role, F-Number seeks to showcase top regional photographers engaged in the most creative applications of the medium. The medium of photography allows a broad range of subject matter, capturing instant candid moments or detailed, intricately arranged compositions. F-Number aims to show the entire spectrum of the medium with no preference given to particular disciplines to result in a widely varied exhibition that shows photography at its most creative, personal and exploratory."

The Grant Bradley Gallery, 1 St Peters Court, Bedminster Parade, Bristol, BS3 4AQ

The gallery's latest online magazine has a preview of the exhibition


24th April 2012

Talks during the Bristol Festival of Photography in May

I am organising talks during the Bristol Festival of Photography in May - three special editions of TalkPhoto.
Great to have Simon Norfolk (17th May) and Jim Naughten (9th May) speaking about their work, and a showcase event of short talks and slideshows by photographers with unconventional techniques and cameras on May 24th. I will be one of the speakers talking about my latest multiple and long exposure work on the Holga.

Full details at


12th April 2012

Four images shortlisted for RGB Awards!

Four images from my series 'Stills from an Imagined Dream' have been shortlisted for the RGB Awards and will be in the Finalists Exhibition at the Grant Bradley Gallery in Bristol, 4th-31st May 2012

The Grant Bradley Gallery
Bedminster Parade
1 Saint Peter's Court


31st March 2012

Upcoming Exhibitions during the Bristol Festival of Photography

Solo show: Recollections, 30th April - 12th May 2012

Tobacco Factory, Raleigh Road, Southville, Bristol, BS3 1TF

Mon-Thurs: 12pm-11pm
Fri-Sat: 12pm-12am
Sun: 10am-11pm

This exhibition brings together work from several series. For 'Fragments', Michael searches out neglected or abandoned objects and uses a plastic lo-fi Holga camera to bring out the beauty of these found still lifes. In other work, inspired by childhood memories, he revisits places such as fairgrounds and the seaside.

Solo show: Stills from an Imagined Dream, 1st -31st May 2012

Rubicon Cafe Lounge, 26 Chandos Road, Redland, Bristol, BS6 6PF

8am - 6pm Sunday - Tuesday
8am - 10pm Wednesday - Saturday

Michael is showing his latest body of work.
He transforms the everyday into scenes from an imagined dream with hand-held long exposures and multiple exposures taken on the Holga. Heavily influenced by dream sequences in films, Michael searches out locations and situations that enable him to create altered versions of reality, involving eerie lights, dissolving buildings and other dream symbolism.

Group show: f/16, 30th April - 15th May 2012

The Grain Barge, Mardyke Wharf, Hotwell Rd, Hotwells, BS8 4RU

Mon - Thurs: 12pm-11pm
Fri - Sat: 12pm-11.30pm
Sun: 12pm-11pm

Meet the artists night Thursday 10th May 7-9pm

f/16 is an exhibition by sixteen members of Second Look, a volunteer-run association dedicated to promoting creative photography in Bristol. This exhibition, part of the Bristol Festival of Photography (BFOP), showcases the work of some of the group’s diverse membership covering a broad range of practitioners in the photographic medium.


28th October 2011

Talk on Holga photography in Bristol on 10th November

I will be one of the two featured speakers at TalkPhoto on Thursday, 10th November, at Hamilton House:
TalkPhoto showcases two featured speakers and also provides an opportunity for people in the audience to share & talk about their work own work or that of photographers that inspire.

In my talk 'Toy Story?', I will discuss my fine art work using a Holga camera, and will also be discussing the background to the 'toy camera' phenomenon as well as giving advice on how to avoid the pitfalls of using a Holga camera. The other featured speaker that evening will be lighting wizard Alexander Beckett.

Full details here:

TalkPhoto - 7-9pm (doors open 6.45pm, last entry 7.15pm) on 10th November, £3, at Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3QY


8th October 2011

Exhibition at the LightBox Photographic Gallery 8th October-8th November 2011

Two of my Holga photographs are showing in the gallery's Spooky Show III from today. 'Cross of Light' and 'Kiss of Death' were selected for this exhibition that focuses "on photographs that are haunting and mysterious in nature, evoking a sense of unease while maintaining an element of beauty."

LightBox Photographic Gallery
1045 Marine Drive
Astoria, Oregon


20th June 2011

My series 'Fragments' has been awarded a ‘Commended’ in The 2011 London Photographic Association's Still Life Awards.


5th June 2011

A selection of my work is now being exhibited at the Guildhall Chambers, Bristol's leading barristers’ chambers, until the beginning of September.
My work was chosen by the Guildhall Chambers art committee for their recently established Fourth Plinth Project which showcases the work of local artists.

Guildhall Chambers, 5-8 Broad Street, BS1 2HW.


5th May 2011

12 Days of Bristol Creatives Exhibition

My group show at the Showroom in Bristol opens on 11th May, with a preview on Tuesday 10th May, 6-8pm.

The exhibition will be open from 11am - 6pm, 11 - 21 May 2011. I will be there in person on 21st May.

The Showroom
31 College Green,
Bristol, BS1 5SP


15th April 2011

Featured in Vignette Magazine

I am featured in Vignette, the UK's new free photography magazine - my photograph 'Tram and Pepsi-Cola' is part of an article on the Royal West of England Academy's Open Photography 2 exhibition.


2nd April 2011

Two photographs accepted for American show

My photographs 'Three Baths' and 'Abandoned Van' from the series 'Fragments' have been accepted for an exhibition in the US.

Plastic + Film: An Exhibition of Toy Camera Photography, at The Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA, from 30 April to 21 May 2011


Special Somerville Open Studios Hours: April 30-May 1, 12-6 pm
Artist Reception: Sunday May 15th 3-5 pm (open to the public)
Regular Gallery hours: Saturday and Sunday 1-5 pm


24th January 2011

RWA Open Photography 2

Two of my photographs have been selected for the Royal West of England Academy's Open Photography Exhibition in Bristol:

'Clifton Suspension Bridge' and 'Tram and Pepsi-Cola'

The exhibition is open 20th February to 5th April 2011.

The Royal West of England Academy, Queen's Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1PX

RWA Opening Times
10:00 - 5:30pm Monday - Saturday
2:00 - 5:00pm Sunday
Last admission half an hour before closing

Admission : £4.00
Concession : £2.50
Children : Free

Free entry on Saturday 12th March 2011

About the RWA:

The Royal West of England Academy (RWA) is one of only five Royal Academies of Art in the UK. It is a registered charity which has been self-supporting for over 150 years and possesses an outstanding Grade II* listed building, galleries and permanent fine art collection. The RWA has HM Queen Elizabeth II as its patron.


13th August 2010

Solo exhibition 'Cameraworks' from 20 Nov' 2010

20th November - 1st December 2010

An exhibition of photographs taken with unconventional cameras.
The plastic-lensed Holga, with its unique optical characteristics, creates atmospheric photographs with vignetted corners and soft focus edges. Pinhole cameras dispense with the lens altogether and produce images with their own unique aesthetic.

Summers Past is a series of photographs inspired by memories of childhood holidays, while in Fragments, Michael searches out overlooked scenes and neglected or abandoned objects, emphasising their beauty and mystery.
In The Pinhole Observatory, he uses a variety of cameras to record an alternative depiction of the familiar.

Preview 19 November 2010, 6.30 - 9pm



Meet The Artist 20 and 27 November 2010, 1 - 5pm

Opening Times:
Monday- Friday 10.00-18.00
Saturday 11.00-17.00
Sunday closed

The Photo Gallery
31 Baldwin Street


24th May 2010

Three Baths selected for the Plastic Fantastic Show, LightBox Photographic Gallery, Oregon, USA, 12th June to 7th July 2010

Michael's photograph Three Baths has just been selected for the Plastic Fantastic Show at the LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, Oregon, USA, 12th June to 7th July 2010. The exhibition features photographs taken on 'toy cameras' such as the Holga Michael regularly uses:

"Toy cameras are special with the wondrous and dreamlike images they create, photographic subjects take on a unique special quality that is rarely found from any other capture device. We at LightBox have a special love of these cameras and images and [...] wish to feature photographers that share our love of these special cameras"


4th April 2010

Solo exhibition 'Echoes', The 2 Degrees Gallery, Bristol, 29th May to 5th June 2010

This solo exhibition includes photographs from several series of Michael's work.
Many of his images are produced while searching out places that resonate with feelings of memory and the passage of time, in Britain and across Europe. Among these are photographs from his coastal series and recent images of Prague and Germany.
In other work, he fashions dreamlike images out of everyday and overlooked scenes, utilising the transforming qualities of the Holga camera.

The 2 Degrees Gallery, Bristol

2 Picton Mews (off Picton Street)

Opening Times:
Saturday 11am - 6pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm
Monday - Friday 11am - 7pm

Showing as part of the Bristol Festival of Photography