Professional Practice

I Need to start engaging with the industry in some way shape or form this year as an expectation of the module is taking place in some kind of industrial research . My next task is to construct a good , efficient document cv . Spending time researching how to put a good one together wouldn’t be a bad idea , as a specific…

Stephen Shaw | LensCulture

Born on the 11 th May 1976 in Blackpool England UK , Stephen Shaw is a Devoted Artist who uses Photography . specialising in Documentary , Portraiture and Conceptual . Currently in his second year at Blackpool and Fylde college after recently starting a 3 year BA Honours Photography Degree Course and previously worked as a Royal Signal in the British Army . Source:…

Then and now ….. Theres a bit of a difference !

Well …. last year was tight and we were being slowly broke in ( Im just hoping it doesn’t get any harder or it will hurt ) ! Anyway this year we should be loose and ready for action so its time to put some effort in , forget about the doggie paddle , and start learning the poetic butterfly . If i am to follow my…

Salat … Bin !

I decided to venture out for a second time at night after meeting some typical Blackpool sights and interesting people in the day . I thought my luck would hold out and bring me some more images for my latest project on the changing Multiculturalism of Blackpool streets . So off i popped on another journey that always seems to lead me to a seemed pre…

Sonder

n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra…

St George

I find it childlike and satirical that some groups use St george as their fantasy symbol of unity against multiculturalism when he is was originally half Turkish and half Palestinian . We should all teach our children to learn to respect each other regardless of their ethnicity , playing and working together as one . We are all human beings . Slay the dragon…

Perturbation

Not the usual day today ! There was so much going on everywhere I looked . My eyes were met with a feast of typical Blackpool promenade Culture . Drunks . Tourists . Homeless . Drug Addicts . Hen and Stag partys . Screaming gangs of Hooligans wanting to fight and cause misery for their own satisfaction . But what really caught my eye and filled my…

Jail Bird

Whilst photographing my daughters prom night at the De vere in Blackpool , we were joined by this little ( Big ) guy , who displayed great timing and a flagrant disregard for the rules . Yes i do know its not a real Jail-bird who doesn’t speak English and he can’t understand the word ” No ” . Someone gave me the great pleasure of asking  this…

Contemporary Quandary

I have decided to explore longer exposures in my street photography as it creates some interesting effects , along with the obvious movement emphasis , at 1/8 and 1/15 of a second you can still get very sharp images with practice and a steady hand by composing your focus on an interesting stationary subject  . I find you can get very cubisty ( my new…

Got My Baby Back On the road

I finally managed to get my baby back on the road 🙂 . Very happy tonight . It has had 4 new glow plugs , a new cam belt  , a service with oil filter , airfilter , fuel filter and oil replace etc and new tyres . My mobile darkroom is under construction for my wet plate adventures and should be ready this…