When we marvel at the skill of street photographers to extract from the chaotic mass of visual information that surrounds us, a spontaneous and magical moment of everyday life, it would seem that they are just blessed with good luck. The truth however is somewhat different. We head to locations that we know are going to provide us with rich photographic potential.
Had the pleasure of being asked to put together a Street Photography workshop for Loire Atlantique Photo, which represents 24 Photo Clubs throughout the region, totalling some 800 members.
I was delighted to have been commissioned again by the collective of architect designers Ateliervecteur to photograph their new creation Intermède in Nantes, following on from the success of their Oscillation project back in 2016.
Like that previous installation, this architectural project skillfully combines both a practical function as well as offering an artistic response to the surrounding environment.
I’ve always approached photography as the art of capturing reality in a way that is not instinctively obvious to the naked eye. This is one of the fundamental reasons I’ve often been drawn to the vertical format. Framing a picture within the upright dimensions of a 35mm camera, is a compositional choice which creates, by its nature, an alternate perspective.
It was a real privilege being asked back by Alsim to photograph their new AL172 MK II flight simulator and update their stock of library images ( commercial department, research & development, maintenance, production etc) for their new communication needs.
I'm delighted to be taking part in the seventh edition of the celebrated cultural event & art festival- le Parcours des Créateurs-held in the picturesque former fishing village of Trentemoult, situated on the south bank of the Loire river opposite Nantes.
I'll be exhibiting a selection of large format, colourful and graphic Street photos, taken in London, Rome, Nantes and other urban environments, from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th June.
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 " !