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The Fuji street workshop- taking the Masterchef challenge

The Fuji street workshop- taking the Masterchef challenge

  She said “Son, what are you doing here? My fear for you has turned me in my grave” I said “Mama, I come to the valley of the rich Myself to sell” She said “Son, this is the road to Hell” -Chris Rea (The Road to Hell, 1989) Kia ora tatou/welcome: A few weeks […]

On clarity and megapixels

On clarity and megapixels

  Kia ora ( Hi): The following is the text of a thought piece I was intending to publish on this blog. However it was hijacked on the road by Tim  (Dick Whittington) Steele, editor of f11 magazine, for which I also write, who published it as a feature in this month’s magazine. This piece […]

Guest post: Sam Chan speaks

Guest post: Sam Chan speaks

Kia ora tatou (good morning, everyone):  As some of you know, I offer a mentoring programme to those who are ready to take that journey. It isn’t for everybody, and there is a lot of discussion before we get underway. Sam Chan and I have been walking together for two years or so, as he […]

Walking with ghosts. Treading the hall of memories.

Walking with ghosts. Treading the hall of memories.

“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” ~ Elliott Erwitt “A picture is the expression of an impression. If the beautiful were not […]

Every picture tells a story-Bean around the Block

Every picture tells a story-Bean around the Block

  A picture is the expression of an impression. If the beautiful were not in us, how would we ever recognize it? -Ernst Haas “Photographers mistake the emotion they feel while taking the photo as a judgement that the photograph is good” – Garry Winogrand I do not know how many times I have told […]

Songs from a village-morning

“It is occasionally possible, just for brief moments, to find the words that will unlock the doors of all those many mansions in the head and express something – perhaps not much, just something – of the crush of information that presses in on us from the way a crow flies over and the way […]

Meeting Kamikaze again

Relax, said the night man, We are programmed to receive. You can check out any time you like, But you can never leave. The Eagles: Hotel California I am not sure what it is about circuses and sideshows, but they fascinate me. I think they always have. I would like to think it has something […]

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