Following a failure in my website's primary picture archive, many blogs have lost their images. I am endeavouring to re-instate these from back-ups. Bear with me please while I undergo this labourious and very sweary process...
When appraising another photographer's images (which I only ever do if I am explicitly asked) I have to consider many things. First and foremost though (and requesting that he or she respond honestly) I will always ask the tog (because the answer, quite reasonably, might very well be: “I don’t know”… or “nothing in particular”…) what they were endeavouring to do or say with the image or sequence of images. I will enquire as to the inspiration, motivation or idea behind the wo
Spring. In its ephemeral brevity, it is a stunning season for landscape photography; the tangled, skeletal, wintry shapes and the remnants of the previous season's muted, bronze-caramel colour palette giving way to the plump cloak of vibrant, fresh greenery and the fleeting effervescence of bloom and blossom. April is in full, effusive swing right now - and the sunny-showery days are already stretching beyond fourteen hours of daylight in the south of England. Sun-up at 06.0
1,000,000,000,000 That's what a trillion looks like. And it has been estimated by statisticians to be the number of photographs that were taken on planet earth in 2015. The infographic article I read online that reported the one trillion images figure, stated that if those one trillion images were all printed as 6"x4"s and laid end to end, they would stretch for over two hundred million miles. That's all the way from Earth to the sun, back to Earth and on out, almost to Mars.
Not that focus - not the one in the camera and the lens... That focus... The one in your head and, often-times, your heart... As the horizons of our understanding and appreciation of the genre expand, we encounter more and more work of accomplished and celebrated photographers whose art we admire - and we start to experiment with capture and interpretation methods that emulate the material we respect. This process incrementally reveals details about ourselves as artistic bein