Why I Make So Many Photographs Of Rust And Decay

After you've been photographing a few years, as I'm sure you've noticed, themes in your work start to recur. For me a major theme is making pictures of abandoned objects that are rusting and decaying. So what's this about? Why do I enjoy capturing what most others would consider discarded and ugly, not worth even… Continue reading Why I Make So Many Photographs Of Rust And Decay

One Month, One Camera – July 2019 (II) – Pentax K30 – Simplify, Simplify, Simplify

So this month I'm back on the One Month, One Camera project, with my new to me Pentax K30 DSLR. First impressions were very good, and I anticipated a month of happy photography with my new comrade. But things soon started to get too complex.  The main issue I was having was getting consistent exposures… Continue reading One Month, One Camera – July 2019 (II) – Pentax K30 – Simplify, Simplify, Simplify

The Irresistible Spell Of The Bargain Camera

It's no secret that in the last seven years or so I've shot hundreds of cameras, and owned as many more that I never made a single photograph with.  The cameras I've paid over £100 for I can count on one hand. Those that cost me under £20 I'd need the hands of an entire… Continue reading The Irresistible Spell Of The Bargain Camera

Erratic Exposures And A Return To Beginner’s Mind

My new Pentax K30 DSLR is proving to offer a wealth of options. If you're someone who sees a camera as a toy, not a tool, then the K30 (and indeed most DSLRs) is not so much a single toy, but a toy box packed with playing possibilities, depending on the mode, settings, lens and… Continue reading Erratic Exposures And A Return To Beginner’s Mind

The Constant Call Of The Close Up

If my photographic output of the last three or four years was arranged by distance to subject, about 90% would be less than 30cm away. A significant proportion would be less than 3cm away! Regular readers might recall I recently shared a series of posts about different ways to photograph up close and intimate. So… Continue reading The Constant Call Of The Close Up