AT PARIS PHOTO

What a pleasure to leave the DSLR at home for a few days. With a group of students at Paris Photo it feels good to shoot on film for a while. Olympus Trip camera and Pentax K1000 – very simple, basic, reliable gear. Kodak Tri-X film for its good, solid contrast. Sad though that France, while…

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…

NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL 2011

A series of street shots from the Notting Hill Carnival 2011 – held each year in West London, UK. Carnival attracts thousand 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 away…

THE FIRST PHOTO OF THE DAY

Early Morning. A sleepy earful. Gripping tight for a yellow light. A suited-salute. Rumble on screech-tracks. Grey Suits, pink wristbands and worry-collars.

‘Environmental Portraits’ – ‘Max the Manic Busker’

This brief was set to encourage us to seek out potential portrait subjects and to shoot them in their environment or specifically in a environment that one may have pre- designed, scoped in advance, or chosen in order to reflect the person and their gesture or expression. The clearest definition of a ‘Portrait’ we were…