A New Orchestra - First Meeting in Photographs
2021-06-10 11:48:21 UTC
7th June 2021 saw the first meeting of some of the most celebrated chamber musicians in the world, at the inception of a new orchestra in the Chilterns.
I was asked to document the gathering and first rehearsal in the unusual location that had been chosen, a huge barn in…
Why 50mm and a Leica M3?
2021-02-01 12:36:12 UTC
… and why not 35mm on an M2, given that’s my preferred focal length?
I was using film long before the digital age and continue to use it occasionally alongside digital, it’s not a novelty. Most of the time I feel digital is “better” at everything measurable; speed, resolution, cost.…
Making Photo Books
2020-12-23 23:22:04 UTC
“You are looking at an illuminated screen, it’s a new viewing experience, although it’s like a medieval stained glass also, the light coming through the image makes it a little jewel.” Joel Sternfeld
There is nothing “wrong” with a screen as the final output…
As good as images are…
Learning - Larry Fink on Composition and Improvisation
2020-11-14 19:05:19 UTC
I have talked about my love for prints and books previously. In these difficult times, a couple of workshops I have had in mind haven’t been possible and so I have looked to other methods of learning. There have been some really good live webinars around, including with Joe McNally…
Thoughts on the Fujifilm X100V
2020-10-23 20:44:00 UTC
I have now had a couple of months with the Fujifilm X100V. It is an excellent camera, a good compromise of features that fits a specific purpose for me, for every day carry
This is my outpouring of opinions, hopefully helpful for readers but as always, also for me to…
Close but Unnoticed
2020-10-07 12:32:11 UTC
You may have noticed a slight reorganisation of the photographs on this site. Over a few years I have done a lot of work on close up, wide angle “candid portraits”, I have never thought of this as a project although looking back I think it probably is, certainly they…
City of London
2020-09-22 14:53:50 UTC
With restrictions on overseas breaks at the moment, the City of London feels a little bit like travel, it’s not somewhere I regularly go - the West End being my “home town” for street photography.
Less people and more architecture or scenes means I have been comfortably using the Nikon…
The second camera system - Fujifilm X100V
2020-08-30 20:21:59 UTC
Sometimes two systems seems at best an indulgence and at worst, just an obsession with gear. As I have said before, I love photos and photography more than cameras, although over the years there is certainly some equipment I enjoy using more than others
London 2020 - low light, high…
Nikon Z 24mm f/1.8 S - Why no love for primes?
2020-08-21 18:24:34 UTC
Across systems I see universal preference for zoom lenses, whether it is the excellent Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO, Olympus 12-100mm f/4 PRO, Nikon Z 24-70mm f/4 S or the newer and clearly excellent Nikon Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S. But there is very little discussion of primes today, they seem much…
Backpack or Shoulder Bag
2020-07-18 20:02:00 UTC
My style of street photography has been challenging in the current situation, so I have been spending a bit of time photographing the environment around me, rather than the people
I have chosen camera bags around what works walking in urban areas with a small amount of equipment, normally just…