Books Before Gear #1 – The Nature Of Photographs – Stephen Shore

Welcome to the first in a new series of posts called Books Before Gear (BBG). We've talked recently about trading pixels for paper and absorbing more photography via physical print(s) rather than online. And how I've entered a paper age for viewing photographs - my own and the classics of decades past. Plus as I'm… Continue reading Books Before Gear #1 – The Nature Of Photographs – Stephen Shore

Film, Metal, Glass, Plastic, Pixels, Paper – The Natural History Of My Photography

My recent shift towards enjoying photography in print form rather than on a screen got me thinking about how my photography and related spending has changed over the last seven years or so. Pre-2011 I simply shot with camera phones so I didn't need a photography budget, it was all wrapped up in my phone… Continue reading Film, Metal, Glass, Plastic, Pixels, Paper – The Natural History Of My Photography

Irreversible Photography – Where The Work Begins

Irreversible Photography (IP) I would define simply as the making a single and final version of a photograph the moment your release the shutter. Beyond that moment there is nothing extra you add or change about the image, no adjusting, or tweaking, or processing. It's irreversible. The only further decision to make is whether it's… Continue reading Irreversible Photography – Where The Work Begins

How The Internet Has Destroyed Our Grasp Of Great Photography

Though I'm old enough to remember when photos were viewed only in physical family albums, a slide show carousel in a makeshift home cinema, or art galleries and exhibitions, for most of my life I've been heartily immersed in the wonders of the internet. The connectivity of the world wide web, email, and all its associated infrastructure has… Continue reading How The Internet Has Destroyed Our Grasp Of Great Photography