Continue reading “Photographing Enough”
When I photograph creatively I deliberately seek to show a mood, emotion or concept. In this instance I was thinking ‘What is the least amount of detail I can photograph so the image portrays the wispy fragility of Acer palmatum leaves?’ Too little in focus and the plant can no longer be identified; too much detail and I don’t convey the graceful quality of the foliage. There’s a sweet spot to be found, a balance, that sense of ‘enough’.
Continue reading “The Drag of Photography, choosing what to keep”
Some photography tasks are a drag. Not the first one: it’s so easy in the moment to press the shutter … and keep pressing the shutter … and press it some more for good measure.
Continue reading “A Letter About Portrait Photography”
Portrait photography is my favourite genre but it’s interesting how different I feel depending which side of a lens I find myself on. This is my letter to the photographer and the photographed, mentioning some of my thoughts.
Continue reading “Street Photography – Plant Portraits”
People are the focus of most of my photography – either candid portraits or on the street.
But my walks have been solitary so I’ve had to stalk a different kind of subject.
Continue reading “Salt Pans Vietnam”
Daily I season my meals with it
But, when food comes in packages, it’s easy to be ignorant and disconnected from its source.
Continue reading “Blurred Lines”
Living in uncertain times
Dad holds up the clean magnifying glass. I’m on the floor photographing at weird angles to try and get a decent shot. What I end up with is a caricature of his nose. Usually this would be culled from my collection – I’m not one for keeping unflattering images of people – but it gives me some idea of the distortions he sees.Continue reading “Blogged Out of 2019”
Continue reading “Now I See … a bit”
My dad has macular degeneration and is going blind. As a photographer I’m trying to understand his condition through the use of my camera.