Photography, photojournalism, Vernacular architecture

Vernacular Unspectacular #2

Following on from my recent Vernacular Unpectacular posting, I was pointed – during a tutorial – in the direction of Raymond Moore, photographer; a man who in his own words tried to photograph “the magic that lies beneath the surface of things”.

The photographs below were taken prior to looking at Raymond Moore’s work, which is really interesting and challenging.

When I set out to document these rural vernacular buildings, I didn’t fully think about what exactly I was photographing. I guess there was some hidden desire to try and capture a sense of place, a sense of the history, some kind of resonant energy, ¬†and its entirely probable that these images also reflect some inner state of being at the time of pushing the button.

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Photography

Life’s a Beach

I admit I have been really bad lately at updating the blog, I don’t have any genuine excuses, other than whenever the weather and conditions are right, I can be found in the sea with my bodyboard and a couple of surf buddies.

Recently I have been plagued with a horrible chest infection that seems to be lasting forever. I haven’t been in the sea for a few weeks now, but I still make the trip to the beach to see my friends in action.

So far this Autumn the swells have been pretty good. The water temperature is dropping (currently 12 deg.C) and I need to get myself some good quality boots and a hood. The longer I can spend in the water the better.

As you can see from the photos, I don’t have a telephoto lens. I think all of the photos here were taken with a 50mm lens. A 50mm lens covers just about most situations, but If you want to keep your camera dry shooting watersports, then you are gonna need a longer lens. I recently got a waterproof reusable film camera, so I hope to post some more extreme surf shots here in the near future.

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family, Photography, photojournalism

B-Sides (killing your babies)

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Photojournalism practice photoessay, and History & Theory Critical essay submitted, to much relief. I’ve seen some of my fellow students work and the standard is very high.

Editing from 545 photos down to 25 was not easy, specially when the photos are so personal – family photos. So, I have included a selection of the ones, that for whatever reason, did not make into the final 25.

Now looking forward to the next phase, and working on some long term projects.

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Photography, photojournalism

Assignment#2 – lessons learned

Even in a one horse town, when the rain is pissing down, the recession is in full swing, and the streets are half empty, there are good photo opportunities out there for the patient and prepared photographer.

 

 

 

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