Robert Adams, controlling empty space…

The work of Roberts Adams is iconic in visual or written text. I’m not trying to push my work in the direction of New-typography. The power Adams commands with capturing of large space is very important. It is critical to the way you approach you work. In time I have come to understand this. ForContinue reading “Robert Adams, controlling empty space…”

I didn’t want people to feel pity

Diane Arbus said “A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know” I think this body of work documents well.  I think this is a nice way to describe them. ‘Its like opening the curtains in the morning, you know that they are there but until youContinue reading “I didn’t want people to feel pity”

Sound Comfort

I know this normally a photography blog. Maybe (today) a state of mind blog. I’ve thought a lot about Gary Speed over the past few days. I sure many of us have.I remember the first time I felt alone. I was in the south of France on a Rugby tour aged just 12. If why how I went IContinue reading “Sound Comfort”

Using John Szarkowski Photographers Eye Theory

I recently read John Szarokowski’s 1964 book The Photographers Eye. This was produced to cover M.O.M.A first critically acclaimed photography exhibition, in the book he cover the topics which he sees are the 5 basic principles of a photograph. They are The Thing Itself The Detail The Frame Time Vantage Point THE THING ITSELF This is my Cat MillieContinue reading “Using John Szarkowski Photographers Eye Theory”

The first step to making a picture that last’s forever on 11/11/11

Many questions are asked in the search for why we photograph, Steven Shore ,Robert Adams, Diane Arbus to name a few. I want to look at Roland Barthes thought process in Camera Lucida “A specific Photograph, in effect, is never distinguished from its referent (from what it represents)”  The use of the prop (the clock) changes the  feel of the image and howContinue reading “The first step to making a picture that last’s forever on 11/11/11”

The right in capture! Believing is seeing: What lies behind some iconic photos?

BBC News – Believing is seeing: What lies behind some iconic photos?. Please watch the above If, when, where, what… All the many things we ask about an image. Is Photographer drive for social or economic change, a moment of chance, to show an experience. I don’t disagree in the essence of the skull been moved as it was atContinue reading “The right in capture! Believing is seeing: What lies behind some iconic photos?”

Joel Meyerovitz Talk at Darby Format 2011

I went to Format festival In Darby. This will be the last Space I will visit as it must be full steam ahead with my Exhibition. I went to Format two years ago. The Main Reason was to see a talk by Joel Meyerovitz  the American street  photographer I knew that this would be good to Continue reading “Joel Meyerovitz Talk at Darby Format 2011”

William Eggleston Article

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2010/nov/05/william-eggleston-democratic-camera-review A good article on what i would probably say is one of my favorite photographers. The article discus how america has changed in the 50 years of his work. I think the thing with america im fast learning is the british see it as san francisco new york the white house and the Jay Leno show.Continue reading “William Eggleston Article”

How i fell for Andre Kertesz, while leaving a Paris Behind…

Striking while the irons hot is not always great in the long run. Did paris Fail or did i Fail Paris? Judge for yourself! Paris Photo 2010 at this moment in time feels like The Clash Signing to Capitol Records. Did they or did they not sell out. Am i more wiser to the whole corporateContinue reading “How i fell for Andre Kertesz, while leaving a Paris Behind…”

William Eggleston: The wonder of hue

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2010/nov/05/william-eggleston-democratic-camera-review A good article on what i would probably say is one of my favorite photographers. The article discus how america has changed in the 50 years of his work. I think the thing with america im fast learning is the british see it as san francisco new york the white house and the Jay Leno show.Continue reading “William Eggleston: The wonder of hue”

Tweet of the day: Bruce Davidson

I’ve done a picture of Bruce Davidson‘s work before. I thought it was time we had a new one… It’s a great article Heres a tezzer so you will read it ” NEW YORK — “I’m like Zsa Zsa Gabor,’’ Bruce Davidson says. “I’m famous, but no one knows for what.’’  click the link to read more I likeContinue reading “Tweet of the day: Bruce Davidson”

Photo tweet of the day: Adam Lau

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/10/waveriders.html?camp=localsearch:on:twit:rtbutton Taken from baston.com Not a sport that i have ever paid much attention to. However there are some really good quality images int the set. Adam Lau is a photojournalist from Los Angeles in the u.s.a http://www.adamlauphoto.com/ the image has such a freedom the look of concentration in the girls eyes is a contrast to theContinue reading “Photo tweet of the day: Adam Lau”