photogallery 450x270 - Existential Photography comes to London

This is for aspiring existential photographers! Following on from the success of its inauguration at Arles in France, the Shoot exhibition comes to London! Curated by Centre Pompidou’s photo historian Clément Chéroux, it focuses on the photographic shooting gallery. Chéroux says “The symbolic meaning of this specific way of shootingRead More →

sartrebeauvoir 450x270 - Killing the scene, changing the world...

“The camera and the gun share a language – aim, shoot, load, fire.” Lucy Davies (Telegraph July 2010) Pressing the camera shutter can be akin to performing the wave function collapse. A photograph cannot be taken without some form of action, just as the wave function activates something. Its justRead More →

wbullock - Wynn Bullock - and existentialist photography

Bullock was an American photographer of the 50’s and 60’s whose work was based on physics and philosophy.       As a fellow ‘existentialist photographer’ – well sort of! I havent reached the level of excellence expected from such a type of photographer yet – I found Bullock’s work absolutelyRead More →

bucketbr 460x270 - The Bucket Bridge, 2012

Three months ago I blogged re the British Post Office photography exhibition. One image I liked in particular was of a postman on the Findhorn Bucket Bridge. I found this strange contraption is still in use today, albeit much modified. Bucket Bridge on You TubeRead More →

hampton2012 460x270 - Wiggo (with a bit of 'Enry) at Hampton Court

During two visits to Hampton Court in the summer of 2012 I was able to see the throne (pictured above) that made Bradley Wiggins famous (or was it he who made Hampton Court’s 2012 thrones famous???) Long queues formed, as sports lovers and bike enthusiasts alike waited to have their photo takenRead More →

siabod 460x149 - What is reality?

“Without art we would die of reality.” This writing was spotted on a wall in Abbey Road, London, NW8. As an existentialist photographer, I found this ‘reality’ thing an interesting conundrum. Will we really die if there is no art? Reality is actually what we (or rather Kierkegaard!) might describeRead More →

d300 460x270 - A photography myth exposed

Flash photography is not permitted in many museums and art galleries. The main reason? Flash lighting damages works of art. I always thought this to be absolutely true. Seems it’s actually a fallacy that many public galleries have adopted with a strong belief. Flash does not damage art works. TheRead More →

d300n 460x270 - Photography thieves

People often steal others websites or context and pass it off as their own. Photography is no stranger to this. A fellow photography blog at Tumblr, Photo Stealers, details those websites that are genuine and those that are copies or clones. Its interesting to see how many think they canRead More →

tumblr inline mgoqpnEGsz1rp9syo 460x270 - Patrick Welch interview

Patrick Welch is a photographer who is based in Greenville County, South Carolina. His work focusses on nature, transport and history. I chose Patrick Welch for this particular interview because he is one of a unique kind of photographer. I find I have quite an affinity for his work because IRead More →

4444 460x270 - We are image manipulators

Photographers are plainly what one would call ‘image manipulators.’ Part of the great enjoyment of photography is the skill of being able to manipulate the scene and the lighting, until the best is brought out in the picture that is being taken. Essentially photographers dont just take a picture, theyRead More →

tumblr inline mgopuuXgxc1rp9syo 460x270 - Free Range Show at Brick Lane

I attended the Free Range show at Brick Lane during the summer. Here’s a brief write up on this annual event: Its an interesting show with lots of scope, nevertheless its probably too big to be effective in terms of viewing. Too many student photographers and considerably over-saturated in termsRead More →

d300n 460x270 - The end of DSLR photography?

Not another argument! We’ve already been through film vs digital, pixel vs quality, and other vagaries. Now one newspaper claims the end is nigh for the DSLR camera! The Orlando Sentinel says “Mobile photography is pushing point-and-shoot cameras into obscurity.” Is this true? There seems to be some grain of truth inRead More →

burntysky - Burtynsky revisited

I noticed two articles today in the online media around Edward Burtynsky and his work. The Telegraph has a photo gallery of his work at the Telegraph which shows his gallery work, whilst The Atlantic details an interview with Burtynsky and his exhibition which will be shown at the Nevada Museum of Art: TheRead More →

d300 460x270 - Interview: Kate Elliott (Photographer's Gallery)

Monday 18 June 2012, Photographers Gallery, London Kate at the Photographer’s Gallery1: What initially interested you in photography? Kate: I have been interested in photography since childhood, my father worked in the Arts and so I have always been involved in artistic things. My professional development included a one yearRead More →

d300n 460x270 - Quantum Photography?

Ever heard of Schrodinger’s cat? You know, the one that’s either dead or alive. Quantum physics dictates that the cat is both dead and alive at the same time, and its true state cannot be known until the wave function collapses (in other words the box the cat is heldRead More →

camdenbr 460x268 - A couple of pics today

I did a recce along the Regents Canal today, the weather showing promising signs of being better than it usually has been this month. Just thought I’d upload a couple of pictures from this afternoon… I dont know what is special about the one above, showing London Waterbus ‘Milton’ andRead More →

d300 460x270 - Photography a silent form of communication?

I was intrigued to read that photography is a silent form of communication, but also one of the most effective means of communication. For me as a photographer who definitely knows they rely on a silent medium, that is great news. The only problem is the apparent schizoid modes behindRead More →

kingscross 456x270 - London Festival Photography - Kings Cross

Just passing through Kings Cross I thought I’d take a look at the new station concourse. Its a very impressive structure and has used the space between the west side of the station and the Great Northern Hotel very well. At the south west end of the concourse (actually on the wallsRead More →