I have spent the last two months in India – One month travelling around Himachal Pradesh in the North West of the country and one month in Delhi (which at this time of the year , in this heat, is totally masochistic and I would not recommend it to anyone unless you love the combination of dust, extreme heat and honking cars). Photography is big … Continue reading Clicking Photos In India
Some time towards the end of last year I was approached by a friend of a friend who helps to organise an annual triathlon in Nepal. Every year they look for a new photographer to try to capture a different feel for the event from previous years. Having had no experience in this area, I had to employ a lot of enthusiasm to get the … Continue reading Photographing A Triathlon
I’m in the middle of reading David DuChemin’s book ‘Within The Frame’. He suggests in it that there are two types of photographer: The more artistic type and the more technical type. I know which one I am from conversations I have had with other photographers trying to explain why sharpness is less important to me than the conveyance of emotion in a photo. I … Continue reading Yin Yang Photography
I never agreed with the phrase there’s no such thing as a stupid question. There is. And I also don’t agree that there’s no such thing as a bad photograph. But I don’t agree that there is a correct way to take a photo. Usually I think that a bad photo is caused by wreckless composition or lack of a definite story or subject matter. … Continue reading Take What You Want
Getting your work on social media sites like facebook and instagram is essential for any budding photographers who want to get their work seen. There’s a few things to ge your head round, like hashtags and how to upload from a laptop or PC (I use a program called Flume, which is well work the few dollars it costs and allows you to directly upload … Continue reading No Comment – What Do You Think About Photographers Commenting On Their Own Photos?
Sokerissa are a dance group for homeless people based in Tokyo. I initially found out about them through Matsuyoshi san, who I have been working on a photo documentary with. He is a member and invited me to come to rehearsals. I have been going along for a few months and tonight I saw the first of three performances this weekend in Higashi Ikebukuro Chuo … Continue reading Sokerissa – Homeless Dance Performance in Tokyo
In putting together the photo essay for my project on Matsuyoshi san – a homeless man in Tokyo called ‘Ibashoganai’ I was quite perplexed as to where to start and how to go about it. I had around 3500 photos and have never constructed a photo essay before. Not being particularly well schooled in visual literacy and being quite attached to certain photos, I did … Continue reading Making A Photo Essay