siabod - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 →