Posted on July 29, 2018
How Cool Are You?
As most of my readers know. Street Photography is the coolest of the photography genres. There are many reasons for this, but before we get too far ahead of ourselves, let’s look at why we are so damn cool.
- Landscape photographers are just weird. Who gets up at sunrise and wants to carry a tripod all day?
- Minimalist photographers don’t have much substance.
- Macro Photographers don’t see the big picture
- Boudoir photographers (we’re just jealous)
- Studio Photographers don’t get out enough.
However, not all Street Photographers are born equal. Some are much cooler that others. To see how you rank, please take the quiz below. Each answer has points next to it, be honest and let others know how cool you really are. Ready?
Posted on July 25, 2018
Posted on July 18, 2018
Vibrant, bustling places full of noise, smoke, and strange smells are by far my favourite locations to shoot street. One location that ticks all these boxes has always been Bangkok. Although it is tempting to head out late at night, I have found that by far the best time to shoot is early in the morning.
Posted on July 17, 2018
Today I am sharing the feedback I received from my Lens Culture Competition entry. I did not win, but that’s life. Many competitions are a complete waste of time, and I suspect more of a money making exercise than anything else. Lens Culture appears to punch above this and is curated by some of the world’s greatest photographers, and you can choose to receive feedback on each image you submit. Regular readers of this blog will know how much a value such feedback.
Without further ado, here are the images. These photos form part of the project I undertook while in China, where I focused on many of the ‘Longtans’, or alleyways that still exist. However, most of these locations are now demolished in the name of progress. I have posted thumbs to the individual images at the end of this article if you would like a closer look.
Posted on July 14, 2018
Bit of a long post here, mainly a reflection on a great adventure. Feel free to read it or pass it over. If you just want to see the pics, then here is a link…
This is a tale of friendship, family, photography, and travel. Forgive me if I stray from the narrative of cameras and the like, but photography does not exist on an island. My claim to have captured the highest Street Photo in the World admittedly relies on a relatively restrictive definition of what this genre entails. However, I will leave the nit-picking of definitions to others. I believe a Street Photo usually has to be taken from a Street (duh) and in an urban environment. Komic, a small village in the Himalayan Mountains, fits this definition as it is the highest village in the world accessible by road, sitting at 4587m above sea level.
Posted on June 24, 2018
I hate to have a week when I do not post (I get the shakes). This week I was going to post the feedback received from my LensCulture competition entry, but the site is not playing ball with my very poor internet connection. The spoiler is that I did not win – what do they know, pah!
I am now in the Himalayas , India. Not a lot of Street Photography. However there are some great opportunities for portrait photography. I broke my golden rule with the lady below and gave her some cash after taking the photo. She was scavenging through the previous days trash at five in the morning, carrying her baby in her arms. I am glad I did as 20 rupees brought the brightest smile I have witnessed in a long time.