Writing and Talking About Photographs ( DIE )

In order to be good at writing and talking about photographs we need to Describe , Interpret and Evaluate . Descriptive This might include information about the photographer , the time in which the photograph was made or the style , technique , materials , form , context and the social milieu .Even the medium which it is made of can carry connotations . Choosing to…

Broken Dreams

Here i am dealing with binarys . Utopia/Dystopia …… Ballardian themes . Utopian Destruction ? Dystopian modernity ? Problems arising from perfection ? Utopia a perfect society . Highly desirable . But perfect creations have unforeseen Dystopian consequences . Ballardian Themes . This is basically dystopia , dystopian modernity ,  bleak man made landscapes . Which relates more to previous dystopian ideas that have gone…

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…

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…

The Heart Of A Lion ,

These are two images from a recent project of mine , which will soon be finished and put on my website . I focused on the different types of people living on a council estate , which is soon to be demolished , and all the residents being rehomed . My work shows an underlying cultural message from a group of normal working class people living together…

The Accomplished Incubus

These are two recent images ( of many ) from a project i am doing , which I will soon be finishing and putting the end result on my website . I focused on the different types of people living on a council estate . The one above is a typical kitchen on the 17 th floor of a council buildings where a suicide took place . The area…

The Instant Print ( Polaroids )

I have purchased a polaroid like camera . The fuji instamax neo 90 mini . I was interested in exploring the materiality of the polaroid as a photographic object . An instant memory , a representation of reality as an instant physical photographic object . A photograph as an image of time and space . A framed icon of the past made into a…

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…