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Street Photography I, or, ‘The Two Saints’

The next few posts in this gallery will include some of my street photography from 2011. These shots have been posted elsewhere, but not yet to this gallery. I consider these images, and this period, extremely important in shaping me as a photographer. Please note that whenever possible, I obtain permission from the subjects of my photos.

 

Philippe, Saint Michel, Paris, France, 2011

Algerian Woman, Saint-Denis, France, 2011

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America III, or, ‘The Wynn, The Cosmopolitan, and the Desert’

This will be the last post in my America series. Of the 1,000 photographs I took in Las Vegas, I feel those I have included in these three articles best communicate my experience of the city.

I stayed in the Wynn hotel for a few days. It might be regarded as the epitome of opulence. I certainly enjoyed my visit. I also spent an evening listening to the Jennifer Keith Quintet, who were excellent.

Telephone in the Wynn Hotel, Las Vegas, USA, 2013

Arizona Desert, USA, 2013

Jennifer Keith Quintet performing at the Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, USA, 2013

Buskers in Las Vegas, USA, 2013

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America I, or ‘Landscapes in Colour’

I recently spent a week in Las Vegas. The next two or three entries in this gallery will contain images from that trip,  which included a drive from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon in Arizona.

The below are a few landscapes.

The Bellagio and Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, USA, 2013

The Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA, 2013

US-93, Arizona, USA, 2013

Paris Las Vegas, Las Vegas, USA, 2013

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The Art

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 to create meaning.

Throughout the last century, photographs have not only documented important moments, but shaped and evolved, shocked and surprised, motivated and inspired generations. Photographers are heralds and orators – whether through careful, slow planning or impulsive lightening-speed reactions, a photographer works with a tool to tell the world a story. As Monet understood his brush, the Photographer uses camera in his hands to direct light in such a way as to speak.

A photographer possesses amazing power, and the responsibility to use that power in presenting a full canvas, worthy of the spectators’ investigatory gaze.

This is what I hope my photography might one day become.

Jardin du Luxembourg Metro

La Tour Eiffel

The Rescue Blues Saint Michel Busker

1984 The Proles Image La Defense Paris

Pray in Saint Sulpice Paris

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