Stonehenge: Monumental Disappointment

I recently spent a brisk and stormy day walking in Salisbury. I went initially to visit Stonehenge which, after over half a century of my life, I have somehow neglected to see with my own eyes. I have to say its a bit of a let down: surrounded by ropes and  guarded by walkie-talkie men it sits like…

STREET LIFE

Recently I have been running some street photography workshops in London for Photoion Photography School and developing some project briefs on street photography practice for Level 3 students in Photography at Kensington and Chelsea College. Teaching these sessions has been an interesting experience and I thought I would write some blog posts sharing some thoughts and…

“THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY” – NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL 2012

Here is a series of street shots from the Notting Hill Carnival 2012. Held each year in West London, UK. Carnival attracts many thousands of visitors and is the second largest street carnival in the world, apart from Mardi Gras. I live pretty much smack in the middle of it so its a case of hide…

RIOTS – ‘THE BEFOREMATH’

After the events of the weekend and the stories, rumours, and commentary manifest on Facebook, in anecdotes and personal experiences relayed to me by firiends and loved ones,  I decided to venture out onto Portobello Road, around the corner, which was the scene of some smashing and grabbing on Sunday and Monday night. I wanted…

‘Street Ballets’: The Photographer Dances

Here I am posting videos of two photographers at work in the streets: Bruce Gilden and Garry Winogrand. Look at the photographers as they move; negotiating the pavements with the rest of the crowd but displaying a particular (photographers) choreography which sets them apart. I think it’s interesting to study photography and the image via…

(We are all)…Tourists

Tourists. Love em’. Everywhere around, up and down, stopping dead in front of you and consulting a map without trying to look lost. The following portraits are of tourists who I was attracted to and asked to photograph. I tried to find backgrounds that would suit them, related to what they were wearing, carrying or (my…

‘Street’ Photography – London College of Communication

For this assignment we were instructed to ‘take to the streets’. The brief was to find three scenes, situations or locations and to photograph them with a view to building a better shot each time; through positioning oneself differently in  terms of distance, negotiating a better angle or simply playing the waiting game and hoping…

‘Street’ Photography – Portobello Road

For this assignment we were instructed to ‘take to the streets’. The brief was to find three scenes, situations or locations and to photograph them with a view to building a better shot each time; through positioning oneself differently in  terms of distance, negotiating a better angle or simply playing the waiting game and hoping…

‘Street’ Photography – Waterloo Station

For this assignment we were instructed to ‘take to the streets’. The brief was to find three scenes, situations or locations and to photograph them with a view to building a better shot each time; through positioning oneself differently in  terms of distance, negotiating a better angle or simply playing the waiting game and hoping…

‘Street Photography Now Project’

The ‘Street Photography Now Project’ is a collaboration between The Photographers’ Gallery, London and Sophie Howarth and Stephen McLaren, authors of Street Photography Now (Thames and Hudson). Each week from 1 October 2010, a leading contemporary street photographer will issue a new instruction, written to inspire fresh ways of looking at and documenting the world we live…