The Boat Man

For just one coin … He will take your hand and row across the black abyss. Hell sweep you to his threshold, into purgatory where you can’t possibly exist .

Basic Raw Skills

This is one of the basic procedures I use when processing my raw files . Every single image I process is done uniquely in camera and post according to how i feel and my concept at the time . First you should open your new raw file in photoshop . I prefer to change to my own taste in raw all by eye instead of…

The Man Bar

One of the many local men only venues in Blackpool . Next door to the left is freddies bar and to the right is The Growler club . One for the boys

Colin

Homeless after serving his country . Colins first port of call was to help others whilst getting himself back on his feet . Heart Of Gold The Big Issue ?

Score

Addicted to telling stories . Even when I’m asleep my brain tells me stories . Today i got speaking to a drug addict who looked desperate . I find it a shame that people reach these unfortunate states in there lifes due to aspects such as drug abuse in our society that seem so easy to … or should in theory be more simple…

Fingered At The Dinmore

I won’t spoil it for you but Ill let you make your own mind up on this one . Insult or re-living a sex act from the past ? Taken whilst on a preliminary recce for a new project documenting a council estate in Blackpool . This is the local pub ” The Dinmore ” with a local resident walking past it on Dinmore…

The Qualia Of Mary II

Making a Panoramic Image . Marys shell in Cleveleys , Blackpool . 1 . First Compose and rotate the camera handheld to find your best panorama spot . 2 . Next level the tripod by using the spirit bubble . Then use the virtual horizon on your camera if you have one . On the nikon D750 press the info button untill it appears ….

Documentary and Portrait Photography

Documentary and Portrait photography and its importance on social/cultural representation and change .  Photography is a modern language through which I seek to find new ways to express knowledge , representation and communication . Langauge and photography , ( of which photography is its most recent and pure form ) , are both tools of immense power . To find new ways to wield…

Lightroom Presets

  Earlier in the year I showed you how to use Adobe Lightroom for processing raw files. (refer to session 3 for instruction manual). Lightroom is a powerful raw editing program that uses the same processing engine as Adobe Camera Raw, but with more features, a better user interface, and image development settings. It also has the same type of file organisation, and cataloguing…

Facebook ! Lets Regress the People …

I often wonder how and why a healthily literate person would adopt the language of a degenerate . The power of Facebook to change the masses language into a debauched and retrogressive means of communication in such a short period of time has amazed me . Hundreds of people losing their means to communicate and form opinions about the world around them on an intelligent…