Maybe it’s because we share monosyllabic names , or something to do with the fact that we were both trying to market the idea of documentary wedding photography back in the 1990’s ....that I have long felt that Ben Smith is in some way a kindred spirit.
As Christmas comes and goes, and one enjoys some quality time off with family before embarking on another 12 month professional journey, it's the occasion to compile a personal " best of " photography moments of the year drawing to a close.
Just returned from a full-on photographic weekend in the French capital, of which the highlight was no doubt, the visit to Paris Photo, the annual collection of the world's best galleries displaying their wares.
Earlier this year the world's most prestigious photo agency Magnum brought out their guide for photographers and it was teasingly entitled "Wear Good Shoes " !
Last weekend in London, I came across a mass demonstration by Sikhs in Trafalgar Square, in remembrance of the 1984 assault by the Indian government on the Golden Temple complex in Amritsar, which left hundreds dead.
It was about this time last year, that the world of photography was given quite a serious jolt. One of it's most famous, and popular practitioners- Steve McCurry, a regular with National Geographic and long standing member of the prestigious Magnum agency, best known for his iconic photograph of the Afghan girl, was accused of manipulating his images.
At the beginning of this new year, I had the pleasure of enjoying the very welcoming and stimulating company of Marie-Hélène Fasquel, whose portrait I was taking for the newspaper La Croix.
Just 25 kilometres south of where I live, France's third largest music festival, Hellfest, attracts over 150,000 followers from over 70 countries, year on year. The picturesque town of Clisson, with its Italian renaissance features, and historically the southern most point of ...
Founded over 175 years ago, Henley Regatta remains one of the mainstays of the traditional English summer society events, alongside the Chelsea Flower Show, Glyndebourne, Royal Ascot and Wimbledon.
For students brought up essentially in the digital world, the world of black & white photography is more often than not now, accessed through the conversion filters of Photoshop, and is sought as some kind of creative refuge from the inherent defects of certain colour images.