Category Research and Reflection

Personal Work – More News From Nowhere

These photographs were taken in the underground car park that my GPS chose when I visited Barry Falk and Ben Jones’ show that was part of the Brighton Photography Fringe ’14. Once I’d parked up, I realised that I’d seen Barry’s pictures of the same place but couldn’t remember his exact take. I took these three and […]

Personal Work – Crash Site

I had mixed feelings about taking and subsequently posting this picture.

And Now It’s Dark – American Night Photography

And Now It’s Dark brings together the work of three contemporary American photographers and provides context by setting them amongst a brief collection of American night photography from between 1900 and 1964. It is curated by Dr Mark Rawlinson (Associate Professor of Art History at The University of Nottingham) and runs from 6th September to 9th November at […]

Christopher Herwig – Soviet Bus Stops

I’m not sure when I first came across Christopher Herwig’s project, but it appealed immediately and after ordering a couple of months ago, I received the book yesterday. It’s the work of a photographer who has obsessively catalogued these Soviet concrete structures after first coming across them on a long-distance bike journey – right up my […]

David Gibson – The street photographer’s manual

Another book that I’ve been reading recently is David Gibson‘s Street Photography Manual. Gibson is a member of the on-line collective of street photographers called In-Public which has been ‘a pivotal influence’ apparently in the growing popularity of street photography.

Personal work – Bradgate Strangers (continued)

As I’ve continued to take pictures for my Bradgate Strangers project, I’ve also kept up the reading and research into portrait photography and similar photographic projects that have set out to document certain parts of the community or social groups.

Vivian Maier – The discovery of a photographer

For our summer holiday this year, we traveled by car to my mother-in-law’s in Poland. Rather than driving straight through as we have in the past, we decided to enjoy the journey and break it up with stops in Bruges, Detmold and Berlin.

The Vivian Maier Industry

Vivian Maier is big news at the moment with the release of a documentary film, a BBC feature and various books collecting her work being published.

Content versus techique

As I prepare to begin the fifth and final part of the Art of Photography course, Illustration and Narrative, I’ve begun to think about the content of my photographs rather than just the technique.

Assignment 4 – Subject Choice

I’ve now completed all but one of the exercises in the lighting section of the course. The one I’ve missed is the impractical ‘lighting through the day’ that required repeat visits to the same spot between sunrise and sunset. Given that there are 18 hours of daylight at this time of year and I work […]