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People find their paths into Photography in many different ways. For some it is by virtue as a camera as a present; others are enticed by one of their peers; some choose it as a career. Many years ago (while I was at school) I was building Airfix model plane kits and I used to […]Read more "My Photographic Journey – Part 1"
One of the things that happened when I first started using a camera to explore the world was that I started to become more aware of what was around me. Initially, this was only on a conscious level. Gradually, over time I trained my eye to seek out things that which others would walk straight […]Read more "Awareness + Personal Vision + Imagination"
“Look at everything always as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time: Thus is your time on Earth filled with glory.” Betty Smith – A Tree Grows In Brooklyn Take the time to walk around your local area. Photographing in the early morning or late afternoon can often reveal very […]Read more "Awareness"
One of my favourite books on my Art shelf is “Styles, Schools and Movements” The Essential Encyclopaedic Guide to Modern Art by Amy Dempsey. Commencing with Art in 1860 to the present day, it explores 100 styles, schools and movements in depth and contains a brief description of 200 more. Each chapter includes a headlining […]Read more "Styles, Schools and Movements"
I was leafing through an old photography book and I came across the above quote by Ernst Haas. He was (and remains) a great influence on me. There are quite literally millions of things to photograph and no photographer could rightly claim to have photographed everything there is, however we do not need to. I […]Read more "“I am not interested in shooting new things, I am interested to see things new.” Ernst Haas"