Many images on this website are available for Rights Managed advertising, editorial and educational use. Terms, conditions and prices vary. Images are supplied as high-res, digital files. I have an extensive catalogue of images on file, if you can't find what you're looking for on this site, please do get in touch.
A selection of my photographs is available through the London based Science Photo Library and it's affiliated agencies around the World and Getty Images. Contractually, I am obliged to refuse permission to use if contacted directly regarding images on their websites.
Please note, I unable to give anything away for free, my work is my livelihood.
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Do you have an idea for promoting your product, website or services and need a bubble image to get your message across? Apart from the obvious correlation between bubbles, cleaning products and some beverages.
A bubble image can become pertinent to your business when you consider the bubble as a metaphor; the bubble bursts, the housing bubble etc. Does your business help prevent your client's bubble from bursting?
If you have a clear idea of what you want or would like to bounce ideas, please get in touch.
I am always interested in developing new partnerships within the scientific community and other artists whose interest lies in the ArtScience ethos. I am always looking for new ways to look, learn, photograph and video anything to do with bubbles.
It's worth noting, as an independent artist I have the freedom to explore many avenues and possibilities when it comes to documenting soap bubbles, soap films and foams.
My collaboration with Prof. Stefan Hutzler, leader of the Foams and Complex Systems Group, School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin, proved particularly beneficial to both of us and our work. Even more so by my totally unexpected new discovery for bubble science.
If you're an artist and would like to collaborate on an ArtScience or bubble orientated project, or get together to discuss a group show, Kym would love to hear from you too.
Educating is an enjoyable and important part of my practice. The devotion to art, science and all things bubbly is evident in my Powerpoint and photographic presentations which are informative, interesting most of all fun.
A typical presentation lasts an hour and includes 40 to 60 slides with an opportunity for Q & As at the end.
Presentations can always be adapted and tailored to your requirements. Perhaps you'd like me to create something completely different from those listed below. Either way, please do get in touch.
Up very, very close and personal - The joy of photographing Small Worlds
ArtScience - The Ultimate Partnership
Forever Blowing - A brief history of bubbles in art
Then and Now - The journey of photographing soap bubbles, soap films and foams
Film Scanning + Printing
Hasselblad Imacon Flextight
Hasselblad's Flextight scanners are acknowledged to be the finest out there and testament by their use at the BBC and Natural History Museum. The Flextight can produce a super-supreme, high-res digital file in 8 or 16 bit depth, 80 dpi to 6300 dpi and a file size from 1mb to 400mb, that rivals any drum scanner. The scanner can handle all film formats up to 5x4.
Your scan will include basic colour correction and saved as an Adobe 98 RGB TIFF (8 bit). Other colour spaces and file types can be arranged. Prices for the first scan:
11-60mb £12.00 (max print size 12 x 16")
61-120mb £15.00 (max print size 20 x 24")
121-250mb £18.00 (max print size 40 x 30")
251-400mb £26.00 (max print size 60 x 48")
For the second and subsequent scans:
Discounts for batch scanning
I'm meticulous and extremely careful at handling your film, it will be in safe hands!
If you're considering digitising a complete film archive, please contact me to discuss numbers involved and your requirements. I'm excited by a new challenge and I'm highly organised and efficient when it comes to dealing with a high volume of work.
Please note: Kym Cox Photography is not VAT. Registered. Therefore, no VAT. is implied or chargeable on prices quoted.
A photographic print(s) of your scan can be arranged through my close affiliation to Paul Williams Digital. Paul has almost 30 years experience and provides a highly professional, digital printing service. He specialises in various photographic papers including; Digital Cotton, Baryta Fibre Art and Digital Canvas. Paul's work and his client list is very impressive.
Alternatively, you may wish to contact Paul on (01202) 249492 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A 'light' retouching service is available. This includes the removal of blemishes, dust marks, scratches, tone and colour correction without interfering with the integrity of the original, unless requested to do so.
Images that require considerable post-production can be also carried out.
Prices are time-based and start at £10 per image, per 15 mins. I can provide a quote if necessary and will contact you before any post-production work is carried out.
In the beginning ...
I spent my formative years in Wokingham, Berkshire. After two unsuccessful applications to study City and Guilds Photography at College, I qualified as a beauty therapist instead and moved to Bristol, whereby a series of bizarre events led me to become a trainee Fingerprint Expert. In 1989 I sold my apartment to finance a sabbatical to the Far East and Australia, working in Melbourne Fingerprint Bureau for a while. After eighteen months I returned home to resume my fingerprint career.
Film out - Digital in
In 1998 my family and I moved to Luanda, Angola. At that time, photographing was prohibited, so I'd hide in the back of the car to photograph whilst my driver and bodyguard drove around the city and barrios, avoiding the police. I smuggled unprocessed films out whenever the opportunity arose. On one occasion a large batch of film was destroyed, as a result I reluctantly turned to the 'dark side'... Digital.
What to do in Baku?
Once again my family and I relocated to Baku in Azerbaijan. Photographing here was positively encouraged. The locals, especially children, asked to be photographed. I established and ran digital photography courses for ex-pats and nationals. Each course worked towards a final group exhibition.
It was during this time I decided to study photography at degree level when I returned to England. The UCAS degree application requires an A/S Level Photography qualification which I had to gain first.
It was during the A/S level that I began photographing soap bubbles.
Back to School
BA (Hons) Photography (First Class), Arts University Bournemouth (June 2014)
BTEC National Certificate in Art and Design Photography (Double Grade Distinction Merit), Arts University Bournemouth (June 2010)
Edexcel General Certificate of Education, Advanced Subsidiary Photography (Grade B), Bournemouth Adult Learning (June 2009)
Association of Photographers' Student Awards 2011 (Finalist)
Royal Photographic Society/Siemens International Images for Science 2015/16
Royal Photographic Society/Siemens International Images for Science 2016/17
Fellow of the British Institute of Professional Photographers
Royal Photographic Society (Associate)
Institute of Physics (Affiliate)
A life in Cameras
Kodak Instamatic 104 Halina 110 Supershooter Canon AE1 Program Canon A1 Canon 20D Sony Cybershot
Canon 1D MK III Canon G5 Kiev 88 Nikon F5 Hasselblad 500CM Leica V-LUX 40 Nikon 800E
Haynes Classic Camera
Arca B+W Elinchrom Gitzo Hedler Lee Filters Zeiss Lenses
Mac and Eizo
Adobe Photoshop Adobe Lightroom