I have recently started using my Fujifilm X70 again and I am rediscovering the delights of this little gem. First of all some history. I have owned 3 of these cameras. The first of which I sold soon after buying it mainly due to the fact that I could not see the LCD screen very [...]
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Dawn breaks on the reality of another day of isolation. It’s getting serious now, nearly 800 deaths in one day alone in Italy yesterday. This tsunami of death is about to hit the UK and I think people are finally realising it. For weeks the world has looked on in disbelief at the blasé attitude [...]
I know, I hear you saying how is the Leica Q cheap? Well, read on and I will explain. I have owned many, many cameras and lenses. I went through a stage of buying a different camera every 6 months or so a few years back. Each one was amazing in its own right, but [...]
I once watched a documentary featuring David Alan Harvey, in which he confessed to owning hundreds of camera bags which were strewn in various locations around the world. I remember there was a scene where he opened a garage/lock-up, I think somewhere near his main home, and in it were piles and piles of old [...]
I went along to the 2018 Photography Show in Birmingham. I usually avoid these events since experience tells me they are full of stuff that I neither want or need. True enough the exhibition hall was full of, for me at least, uneccessary and mostly extremely expensive equipment that I would more than likley never [...]
There is a documentary on Netflix featuring the work of portrait photographer Platon. He gives a fascinating insight into his approach and motivations and provides an interesting glimpse into how meaningful connections are made between a photographer and their subject. It’s called Abstract - episode 7.
There was a nice article in the Observer over the weekend, written by Kate Kellaway, with comments from the daughter of the iconic photograher Roger Mayne, whose photographs are at the Photographers’ Gallery, London, 3 March to 11 June. Promises to be well worth making the trip to London for! Link to article Link to [...]
Seemingly effortless shots from one of the great masters. This short presentation is a masterclass in observation. I know that I have been to many of the same places, maybe even stood in the same spots - why do my photographs not look like these?
I grabbed a shot today while I was rushing to get somewhere. Now I wish I had spent more time reading the poetry and getting the guys story. Check out the Pavement Poet on Facebook though at https://www.facebook.com/thepavementpoet?fref=ts