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About Rol

Roland Blunk photos

Born and brought up in London, Rol followed his early years of planning boarding school escapes, by studying at London’s Hornsey College of Art. Later, with graphics up his sleeve and a lens in his hand, he worked with the Beeb, RSC, Design Council, V&A and lectured at Central Saint Martins school of art bla, bla, bla. And now as a retired ski coach he’s naturally a lover of snow, fireside fleurie, mountain hot chocolate as well as rampant Rodins, Truffaut and admits to an addiction to Gu. When he’s not strolling through Latin cultures and glimpsing the ghosts of Fellini, Caruso and Caravaggio, he may be hosting or just researching Italian photo weeks. Back home he’s likely to be investigating London and Suffolk photo workshop locations or planning travel shoots. And when all is done, he’ll be snuggling up to his Nikon. 

Roland Blunk clients included

Action Aid
Arista Records
The Arts Council
The BBC
The British Council
The British Tourist Authority
The Crafts Council
The Design Council
Eversheds Solicitors
The Guardian
Haymarket Media Group
Her Majesty’s Stationery Office
Hoeseasons Holidays
The Institute of Chartered Accountants
The Institute of Contemporary Arts
Island Records
The Longman Publishing Company
The Manchester City Art Galleries
The National Portrait Gallery
The Opera Babes
The Royal Shakespeare Company
The Scottish Development Agency
‘Sotogrande’ Spain
The V&A Museum

Appointments and accolades

I have lectured in design and art direction at major art schools in Great Britain including ‘Central Saint Martins’ London. My work has been shown in the international graphic publication ‘Graphis’, The ‘Designers & Art Directors’ Annual and ‘Modern Publicity’. I was elected to ‘Fellowship’ status of the ‘Chartered Society of Designers’ in the late 80’s, (although not currently a member). And I have been a member of the Chelsea Arts Club since 1985.

Sports accomplishments

In 2002 I qualified as a ‘Snowsport England’ ski coach (level 4). I caught the skiing bug as a 14 year old lad, when I went to Switzerland on a school trip. I won the Swiss Bronze medal, which was very much a beginner’s ‘pat on the back’, but I was hooked. Between 1997 and 2010 I worked several weeks a season in both Austria and Italy, as an Alpine ski guide. This was qualified by the ‘Internationaler Verband of Snowsport Instructors’ (IVSI) licence.

Acknowledgements by Roland Blunk

I would like to thank my friend from Italy, Mario Tartaglia, for his excellent assistance and skills, in initiating this Roland Blunk, Suffolk photography website. And friend Adam Barnes for his continuing work on the ‘financial’ sections. I have learnt so much from both Mario and Adam, that I now build, write and design this site myself. I also handle the Search Engine Optimisation, which is why my site flies high for Google searches. Fellow Suffolk photography exponent and good friend Andrew Florides for his help, advice and mentoring over the past seventeen years. Roland Blunk