Posted on May 18, 2020
My two weeks of managed isolation in New Zealand has come to an end and I am currently free to roam. My current home in Blenheim (top of the South Island) will be a challenge for street photography, but there are heaps of interesting people around and some spectacular landscapes to capture.
During isolation I managed to carry out a little photography, and I wrote a poem. First, the photos, click on them to enlarge…
Alec Soth is a Magnum photographer who has discussed the parallels between poetry and photography. You can hear a little about his views on poetry here. With this in mind, I took pen to paper and had a go. Are there other photographers out there who have tried poetry?. Be kind, I have never published a poem before (yes, I know that after reading this there will be someone who begs me never to publish a poem again!).
Well that is it for now. In the meantime, some of you will notice that I have started a re-vamp of my website, and that at the moment it is looking very half-done. Not sure when this job will be finished as I have also got my hands on a old Cosina mechanical camera, and I may fulfil my goal of shooting and processing film. Taking photos is always more fun than maintaining websites!
Keep Clicking, Chris
Posted on November 20, 2019
Magnum Learn have now produced two educational programmes to inspire photographers. The first course was ‘The Art of Street Photography’, which I can’t comment on as I have not seen it! However, I am halfway through ‘Photographic Story Telling’, so this should not be thought of as a complete review, rather my first impressions. All the images posted are mine and are ones I have taken since enrolling on the course.Read More