In the midst of studying at university, I remember asking a psychotherapist friend this question - Can a Buddhist own a PlayStation? At the time I was torn between the allure of technology like consoles, computers, hi-fi and so on, and the desire to leave everything behind and live incredibly simply - perhaps even monk-like -… Continue reading Stepping Away From The Window
Since last October I've photographed almost exclusively in black and white. So what's got me keenly embracing colour photography again? The black and white phase began with the coinciding of two events - the autumn season and the arrival of a Ricoh GRD III. I only ever intended to shoot b/w with the Ricoh, and… Continue reading Learning To Love Colour Again (And How To Keep It Simple)
I've always been a big fan of wishlists. They've been both a huge help and a headache of a hindrance at different times in my photography journey. Here's how I've used them, and how to work out whether they might work for you (or not!). In my early twenties when I was interested in a… Continue reading Camera Wishlist – Should You Have One?
Want to make photographs with a smartphone and nothing else? Go ahead, shoot without shame. Want to use a 100+ year old Box Brownie as your camera of choice? Go ahead, shoot without shame. Maybe you prefer a classic 70's SLR like a Spotmatic or OM? Go ahead, shoot without shame. Is your favourite light… Continue reading Shoot Photos Without Shame
The faster life seems to become, the more I've craved slowing down. Slowing down the making of photographs, taking more time to compose each shot, letting myself completely sink into and lose myself in the moment. This brings me stronger memories and more palpable emotions when I look back at the images afterwards - reconnecting… Continue reading The Slow Down