An intriguing article on "the passion paradox" got me thinking more about my own photography, and the balance between what the writer called "harmonious passion" and "obsessive passion". To quote the article, and the book it's based on - "In harmonious passion, you are pursuing your passion because it reflects what it is that you… Continue reading Photography – Passion Or Obsession?
Recently we spoke about the Asahi Takumar 105mm f/2.8 lens in M42 mount, in my Lens Love series. This got me thinking again about some of the other Takumars I've owned and used. Quite simply they're my favourite single lens brand, due to their luxurious feel, high build quality, beautiful performance, and that the M42… Continue reading The Takumars I Have Loved
Usually we're free to wander far and wide with our cameras, capturing whatever turns our eye. But in these times of self isolation and limited travel, how can we bring our photo walks back home to us? Here are nine ideas - One Room, Fifty Photographs This is an experiment I've tried a few times… Continue reading Photo Walks – 9 Ways To Bring It All Back Home
As you probably know, these days I enjoy making photographs with cameras from the golden age of the digital camera. But from 2012-2017 I shot extensively on film too, mostly 35mm, but a fair amount of medium format with my Holga 120N too. The reasons I stopped shooting film in early 2017 are multiple. Near… Continue reading The Last Roll Of Film
In the past, I've noticed a strong pattern in my creativity. The times I've imposed tight restrictions, I've felt more creative, and been more likely to dig deeper to experiment, try new approaches, and have fun. Examples include focusing only on writing six word stories when I was struggling for writing direction and ideas, and… Continue reading The Human Instinct – Adapt, Create, Thrive