I am always fascinated by the process of photographing; why I photograph and what actually goes through my mind as I choose to take a particular photograph.
Everything the photographer sees through the viewfinder becomes a part of the photograph, including “clutter”!
A photograph is an artefact – a flat four sided piece of paper or image on a computer screen. How do you work within those constraints to depict three dimensional space?
As a photographer the familiar can offer a way of exploring somewhere in depth.
I don’t know much about geometry but I do know an aesthetically pleasing photograph when I see one.
In fact most of us can, and the reason is geometry, or more precisely the geometric shapes such as squares, triangles, circles and lines that make up patterns that form the image.
A brief history of still life photography, and a few reasons why I like taking them.
Confessions of an introverted street photographer!
A very short history of how we see ourselves from an imperfect reflection to the ubiquitous selfie.
I started taking photographs in the pre-digital age and in those days I would carry a little notebook with me to record the “what” (subject), “how” (exposure settings) and, occasionally, the “why” (why was I taking the photograph; what had attracted me to the subject. These days with a digital camera the “how” is stored with the photographs and, the deluge of photographs I can take now that I no longer have to ration myself with a single roll of film, means that I can end up forgetting about the “what” and the “why”