3.2 Series – A Revisit

A short time after completing the exercises on ‘Searching’ and ‘Series’, I found myself on Crosby Beach near Liverpool and the site of Anthony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’. Now I’ve always been fascinated by what washes up on beaches, so once I’d felt I’d done as much as I could with Mr Gormley’s figures I turned my camera down and brought back around 50 photographs of … Continue reading 3.2 Series – A Revisit

Photo London 2018

This weekend I visited the Photo London 2018 fair at Somerset house and spent the best part of 4 hours wandering through room after room of every imaginable genre of photography. I saw iconic images from superstars like Ansel Adams, Terry O’Neill and Daido Moriyama. Individual photographs like Gustave Le Gray’s “Solar Effect in the Clouds – Ocean” (a snip at £55,000!) and Titarenko’s St. … Continue reading Photo London 2018

Serendipity

Noun; “The occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.” Just occasionally I have time to walk back to Waterloo along the Thames Path from my fluorescent-lit cell office in Southwark. Since starting the Foundation course I also take my compact Canon camera with me should an opportunity present itself. Wednesday evening was dark and bitterly cold, with an icy … Continue reading Serendipity

Procrastination

Whilst I continue to procrastinate about starting Part 2 I have at least made an attempt to get out on the streets with my camera. I’m not keen on the in-your-face approach, perhaps I’m not sufficiently confident for it. I prefer to shoot from a distance, placing people in context with their surroundings. I continue to lean towards dark or dimly lit scenes, and remain … Continue reading Procrastination

Inspiration: Le Flou

There are a couple of concepts that I have encountered whilst researching the world of photography which have really struck a chord. I think both have been a part of my work without me necessarily identifying that they are a ‘thing’, but with this recognition I’ll seek to devote some conscious effort to them. The first of these is ‘Le Flou’, the direct English translation … Continue reading Inspiration: Le Flou