Category Archives: photographers

Roger Ballen’s Asylum of the Birds


This month Roger Ballen publishes his latest book, Asylum of The Birds. It’s a collection of images taken in a secret location on Johannesburg, South Africa, at a house full of uncaged birds and people. When Roger Ballen visited London almost two years ago, I shot a short film from […]

My short Roger Ballen film


I was enjoying a coffee in Central London when Niall McDiarmid texted me to see if I was available to film a talk Roger Ballen, the acclaimed American photographer, was about to give in London for Independent London Photography. I said yes. The short film below – shot that evening […]

A photographer’s journey – James M. Barrett


500px, Google+, Flickr, Twitter, Facebook. We’re bombarded by images daily, many of which are superb. Often their creators are not trained or even experienced photographers. Many of them have done – or still do – something completely different for a living. Others do follow a more traditional path and work […]

The Art of stealing images


Yesterday, a well-known photographer, Trey Ratcliff, posted his thoughts on watermarking online images. In short, he doesn’t believe in watermarks and he explains why. And it works for him, which I respect. Others responded by explaining why they do watermark their images. There are multiple reasons for that – commercial, […]

The largest indoor photo – by Jeffrey Martin


I promised myself to stay away from gigapixel images for a while. I’ve written about so many of them on this blog and it almost feels like a catalogue of the biggest and the most impressive gigapixel images. But here is something new. Jeffrey Martin, who kindly answered my questions […]

How the big boys do it


Have you backed up your pictures recently? Oh, you don’t bother? You’ll do it next week? You’ve got some on a USB stick? Riiiiight…. Got a few minutes? Then see how Chase Jarvis makes sure ALL his images and videos are backed-up and secure forever. Impressive stuff. There is more […]

The story beyond the still


Just came across a fantastic HD video contest on Vimeo, called The Story Beyond the Still. It’s sponsored by Canon and the winner can get either Canon 7D or 5D Mark II, there are also other prizes like Canon lenses or a trip to shoot a short film with one […]

Chase Jarvis – photographer of the year


I’ve been away – hence the silence – but even while travelling (and taking pictures on my ‘grown-up’ camera) I couldn’t help reaching for my iPhone and taking a few pictures here and there. Not because the camera is great, but because of the Best Camera application, which is simply […]

Thinking outside the Wall


Today I read a blog post by one of my favourite news photographers, Leon Neal, who describes his experience on an assignment in Berlin, working for the local AFP bureau covering the Berlin Wall celebrations. His blog shows just why you should – if possible – get off the beaten […]