It really has been too long a while since I had the confidence and focus to sit down again and write. To be forced to be inside because of the Covid pandemic is to have to opportunity to really have a closer look at the forms and details of what surrounds us at home, which [...]
A beautiful sunny Sunday, Art Basel, a small beer at the Volkshaus after Photo Basel...the perfect day! So... to recover from the slight disappointment of Photo Basel...camera set, lights, bokeh! A reposting but ah! the simple things you can do with a chair, some sun and shadows.
Yesterday was cold in London: frost on the top of cars and bright red mailboxes, commuters folded into their coats and thick scarves as they rushed to (delayed yet again) trains at Victoria Station. Only a few streets away from all of this frenetic movement, there is a little oasis of calm and reflection locked [...]
I "borrowed" (stole?) today's title from a photo blog that continues to have an important influence on me, and has raised some great questions and topics which have impacted the way I am learning to visually think about photography. The blog is called In Flow by the talented Norwegian photographer Otto von Munchow. Highly reccommended for anyone [...]
Overcoming obstacles is difficult and takes courage, overcoming one's own insecurities (yes, we all have them, those "Am I good/talented/creative enough?" moments in life), requires a deep breath and some reckless daring....so I dared. I entered a big competition for the first time; the Magnum Photography Awards 2016. Will I win? Probably not BUT this [...]
One more from the secret gardener.....
Photography has a powerful influence in my life and thinking - it helps my confidence and self-esteem to grow, allows me to explore my thoughts and relationships to the places where I live and the people I know, and provokes me to challenge the conceptions and opinions I hold in new and bolder ways. My [...]
Now that I am in a "monochrome mood" (sounds like a great title for a song!) this evening, I thought I would add a few more monochrome moments that I am pleased about.
Time for the first Monochrome Madness of 2016! As always, I love Leanne Cole's initiative to inspire and develop photographic creativity (http://leannecolephotography.com). I highly recommend Leanne's blog as it is treasure trove of her own photographs, introductions to other amazing photographers, photo tips, as well as links to other excellent photo blogs. Here is my [...]
I love Leanne's challenges and the positive and encouraging feedback which she ALWAYS gives! Her Monochrome Madness was the first public photographic forum that I had the courage to enter last year and now I am a huge fan! It is also great learning to see what other photographers are doing and how different people [...]