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On honesty in photography- an opinion piece

On honesty in photography- an opinion piece

Salt mountain, Lake Grasmere Fujifilm X-E2, 23/1.4. ISO 200. 1/300s @ f11     “You ask me what forces me to speak? a strange thing; my conscience.” ― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables A number of streams in the river have converged for me, come together in a pool, where they will assemble and mingle for a time before […]

Natex 2014-some thoughts.

Natex 2014-some thoughts.

 Photograph by Brian Harmer   Canon EOS 7D, 24-105/f4L @ 24mm, ISO 100, 1/160s @f8   “You want to remember that while you’re judging the book, the book is also judging you.” ― Stephen King, Night Shift “There’s nothing wrong with enjoying looking at the surface of the ocean itself, except that when you finally […]

Dear Mr. God

Dear Mr. God

Unser Glaube. Composite image from 6 files; Sony Nex-5, Nex 7, Alpha 900. 2010-11   Dear Mr God: It has been a huge year, a busy year, a wild roller-coaster of a year I have clung to as best I could, but I just wanted to pause, to take a little time to write to […]

The print is the performance-an opinion piece

The print is the performance-an opinion piece

The negative is comparable to the composer’s score and the print to its performance. Each performance differs in subtle ways. ~Ansel Adams “For me the printing process is part of the magic of photography. It’s that magic that can be exciting, disappointing, rewarding and frustrating all in the same few moments in the darkroom.” – […]

Back to the future; visualising the old-fashioned way

Back to the future; visualising the old-fashioned way

Kia ora tatou:  Not all of you read f11 magazine. This article first appeared in it in Issue 22. Here it is, with a few edits, for those of you who did not catch it. First of all, a question for you, and be warned, all my questions are trick questions. What is the difference […]

Reflections on glass- a thought piece

Reflections on glass- a thought piece

 “Did you ever wonder if the person in the puddle is real, and you’re just a reflection of him?” ― Bill Watterson “Habit rules the unreflecting herd.” ― William Wordsworth Photography can be a simple process of identification, its original raison d’etre. On the other hand, it can be more, so much more than that. […]

On tribalism and photography- a thought piece

On tribalism and photography- a thought piece

  Your own photography is never enough. Every photographer who has lasted has depended on other people’s pictures too – photographs that may be public or private, serious or funny but that carry with them a reminder of community. – Robert Adams I try to resolve a picture in PhotoShop in less than 8 minutes. […]

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