It's no secret I've used more than a few cameras in the last seven or eight years, both film and digital. Over this period, I've developed an early litmus test for whether a camera is worth keeping to explore further. I call it The Yes Shot. Now, this is purely related to the pictures I… Continue reading The Yes Shot
These days my musical preferences are mostly towards the quieter, instrumental end of the scale. Old favourite Stars Of The Lid, plus newer discoveries Goldmund and 36 have been on heavy rotation in recent weeks. But I'm still fond of rather more noisy music, like My Bloody Valentine or Asobi Seksu. In fact, I've always… Continue reading The Tipping Point Between Noise And Silence
My photography output - and the number of photowalks I've been on - has definitely slowed since June and July, despite autumn being my favourite season. Being the thinky type, I've been trying to figure this out. But really, I don't think this (over) analysis is particularly useful, so instead I'm going back to basics.… Continue reading Photography Frustrations? Pare Back, Lean In
Do you make photographs just for the sake of having something new to share on your blog? Or do you blog when you're ready, to share the photographs you've already made? Mostly, when I'm out making photographs myself, I'm not thinking about this blog. I just want to find beautiful compositions, and enjoy whichever camera… Continue reading Do You Blog To Photograph Or Photograph To Blog?
When I'm out with camera, my general approach is to look for things I find beautiful, then try to capture them in a way that will adequately convey that beauty to others. My photography is about discovering what's already there, removing the extraneous from the frame, and making a permanent record of it, for myself,… Continue reading Photography – Imagined Or Discovered?