Taking Pictures of People Taking Pictures

In a world of smart phones and digital photography we all have a high quality camera in our pockets and at our fingertips.  This results more than ever in a desire to document everything around us.  Whether it’s the food we eat or the places we go, photography is all around us everyday. Taking PhotosContinue reading “Taking Pictures of People Taking Pictures”

Taking Photos of People Taking Photos – Volume I – book

The first of many photo books. Taking Photos of People Taking Photos – Volume I is a set of images from Paris. The work focuses on the obsession to photograph ones self with a famous landmark rather than enjoying it. The belief almost that if you don’t take the picture did you really visit?

A few sheets from the past

Towards the end of my roller derby photography days I decided to roll out the Cambo SC 5×4 and shoot a few sheets.  This was about three years ago now and for whatever reason I never processed them. Here are two of the sheets of Harman Direct Positive.  Some 5×4 film on the way.  

Taking inspiration

In my world as a photography teacher we have recently begun the GCSE Externally Set Assignment or exam wherein one of the featured starting points was ‘Texture’. Taking inspiration from the theme itself and the artists listed I took along my macro kit for this weekends dog walk. Below are a few of the shotsContinue reading “Taking inspiration”

Camera Obscura

The Camera Obscura is an ancient concept of a darkened room with an opening allowing light to pass through.  This light projects the outside world upside down and back to front and in all its glory on the walls inside the camera. Andrew has been refining his practice of making and documenting camera obscuras and examplesContinue reading “Camera Obscura”

Experimenting with crystal

Funny how even after over 15 years of being a photographer there are methods and techniques I’ve never tried. Recently I saw a students work where he had experimented with a crystal ball to make creative photographs. So I got my own and tried it out! Can’t wait to try it at different locations onContinue reading “Experimenting with crystal”