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 →

d300 460x270 - Camera Obscura Illusion

A camera obscura is a sort of an old worldy thing that enabled people to have a 3D view of the surrounding area. There’s one in Edinburgh and another in Portmeirion. The modern form of camera obscura happens to be some bugger getting in your way whilst trying to take that prizeRead More →

burntyoil 460x270 - Burtynsky: Oil (Photographer's Gallery)

Today I made my first visit to the new (or rather, half new, half old) Photographer’s Gallery in Ramillies Street W1. Compared to the old exhibition space (and compared to the even older, two detached galleries opposite Leicester Square tube station) the new gallery is fantastic. There are five floorsRead More →

lumen 340x270 - The Post Office in pictures/Lumen building

I discovered a leaflet about an unusual exhibition, one that few probably have heard of but nevertheless a fascinating display of historic pictures of the Post Office. Its not far from Kings Cross, and is located within the Lumen URC building in Tavistock Street. The church hall itself is also of greatRead More →

d300n 460x270 - The existential photographer

I decided to quickly look around the net and see if there were any articles or blogs related to existential photography…There do not really seem to be any pages that directly address the existentialism of photography. Nevertheless I found the following blog article interesting: “A Photographic Existential Question: Integrating Photography,Read More →