When was first commissioned to produce a photograph, I worried that I would lose both my integrity as an artist and passion for the art. I had spoken with professionals who had once loved photography, but had reduced it to a simple nine to five, and no longer found pleasure in it. Since working asContinue reading “Little Girl”
I recently took the following two portraits. I’ve been a long-term admirer of Vivian Maier’s work, and she has no doubt inspired afresh the street photographer in me.
Varying shades of grey in Paris and in Wales.
During the past year my personal circumstances have changed somewhat. I now have fewer hours in my week to spend roaming the streets of Paris, visiting my favourite places and taking photographs of interesting people. It’s a pity. Below are a number of pictures taken from a few moments that I recently found on aContinue reading “Paris in May”
Over Easter I spent a few days with family in Lyme Park. One grey afternoon I ventured into the rain and mist with my camera. Lyme park is a beautiful national park in the North of England, and is featured in the BBC’s Pride and Prejudice. Mr. Darcy’s famous pond excursion and residence Pemberley areContinue reading “Lyme Park II”
After some of the worst rioting in years, residents of Clapham are waiting for forensic teams to finish so that they can clean their streets. Some of them are students, some are men and women who have taken a day off to help. These are true Londoners. To wild cheers from the crowd, a manContinue reading “London’s Heart”
I often write of Paris’ charm. It is an astonishing city. But within the incredibly beauty, there are dark corners. Dark parts that won’t be shown in the latest Hollywood film set here. Today I walked from the Louvre to the Champs Elysees with a friend, discussing, amongst other things, the luxury cars that frequentlyContinue reading “The Darkest Parts”
Flickr is the largest photosharing website on the internet; since its launch in 2004, more than 5 billion photographs have been uploaded. Why? Why do so many men and women find such satisfaction in taking and sharing photographs? I believe photography is communication. Through the manipulation of light on a sensor, an artist has the power toContinue reading “The Art”
‘Where petals have been shed like tears’, life has returned! The spring is upon us, and Parisian gardens and parks are bursting with life. Strike up Vivaldi!