Sunday, July 10, 2011

Beautiful things

Some people are able to let go of beautiful things easily, I am not one of those people. Can you believe that this was found on a hard rubbish pile, I seem drawn to the abandoned and unwanted.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

My space

Things I don't do enough of:
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Making images
  • Doing nothing at all
  • Being creative
Things I really enjoy doing:
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Making images
  • Doing nothing at all
  • Being creative
Hmmm, I think there could be a pattern in there somewhere. Yesterday I started work on my studio/darkroom to try and and rectify some of the above. I have a 3m x 4m external room that the previous owner built as an extra bedroom, which I have been using as storage space. Plans include large lightbox/table, small wet area for film processing and small enlargements, large pinboard/ideas board, bookcase, beanbag and stereo. It has one large window with a brilliant view, so I will be using some sort of velcro blackout material rather than sealing the window.

'opposite sides' 4x5's, 125iso, view camera.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

This is what I really love to do, just walk around with a camera.

I guess it's street photography, but I like to call it my "Seinfeld Photos", stay with me now as I explain. Jerry Seinfeld is an 'observational' comedian an uses everyday stuff in a "have you ever noticed" kind of way, bringing attention to the funny and amusing in the everyday that people miss.

These are some of my "Have you ever noticed" photos.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Photographic Style?

I hear a lot of people say that most photographers will develop a style over time. I have looked at all my work, and I'm stuffed if I can find one. Does someone really need a "style"? What is a "style"?

Is not having a style a style?

A couple from my non-style, the first is called "Blue" funny enough.

This was a real "American Beauty" moment, I was waiting to cross the road when this bit of paper started hovering right in front of me, by the time I got the shot off it had touched down again, but i still love the shot for some reason.

These believe it or not are from a wedding. I would really like to do more of this sort of candid work, but finding a good location, not getting punched or sued makes it kind of hard. It was not until looking at them later I realised they reminded me of some early Bill Henson work, 'crowd' I think they were called.

Twinkle Twinkle

The sky at night once you get away from the city lights is just magical.
View from my back yard, wasn't it Sally Mann who said why leave home to make art.

Nikon D700 - 14mm lens - f2.8, 10sec, iso 2200

I think I have a thing for trees

These are from a few years ago. I have recently started going through all my old images, to see if my view of them has changed with time and new experiences.

I drove past this area for years, an oasis of trees in an ever increasing urban assault. Then one day it was gone, every tree lopped to make way for a housing estate, hundreds of tree stumps littered what now resembled a battle field. I'm not sure why but I felt they had to be remembered in some way.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Little black trees

Why should the little black trees miss out on correct exposure..