Category Reflection

Personal Work – Crash Site

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

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.

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 […]

Gallery Visits, Brussels

Last week, I was lucky enough to be able to spend a few days in Brussels. I visited with my wife, mother-, sister- and uncle-in-law. While they were busy seeing the sites of a city I’ve visited a couple of times previously, I headed out to see a few of the many photography shows on […]

Assignment 3 – Colour: Tutor feedback

My tutor’s feedback on my third assignment arrived last week and was better than I’d hoped.

Assignment 2 – Tutor Feedback

Last night I received my tutor’s report on my second assignment – the Elements of Design.

Philip-Lorca DiCorcia – Photographs 1975-2013

After the previous day’s pleasant surprise, my trip to the Philip-Lorca DiCorcia show at the Hepworth gallery promised to be an entirely different affair.

Max Kandhola – The Aura of Boxing

This morning, my wife decided that she would take my mother-in-law to a show in Nottingham. I was invited along, but an unspoken understanding ensured that I would do something else while they enjoyed ‘Singing in the Rain’.