Image number 1 of 366, taken on 01/01/2020 Yesterday I posted the final image in my 366 project. It started as an attempt to give my leap year some focus. Little did I know… I was strangely attracted to the idea of taking a picture every day and sharing it on the same day. No diving into archives, no slacking, no images of my TV from the sofa. But also, no specific rules or themes. Just one rule. Make an effort. The project ended up being an accidental diary of a unique year,
Winter sun. Crisp air. Mid-January blues. And lots of palm trees. Welcome to my favourite combination of low, golden sun and green leaves. Welcome to Kew Gardens in winter. #London #photography #kewgardens #sonyalpha #sonya7RII
I’ve seen Brixton Market at different times of the day (and night). But it never looks better than when the strong afternoon sun is gently diffused by the patchwork of clear and opaque glass panels in the roof. And this being July – and a hot one at that – means the afternoons at Brixton Market look really quiet and lazy – and beautifully lit. Perhaps not so great for the businesses there, but a treat for a photographer. These are my favourites from a recent visit. #Brixton #
A recent trip to Italy was a perfect opportunity to use extensively my two film cameras – the 35mm Olympus OM1 I’m completely in love with, and the mighty Pentax 67. Which I’m also in love with, but I’m not sure it’s as portable as my Olympus. After all, it was designed to be used in a studio setting, and not to be schlepped up and down Rome’s hills and along Puglia’s olive groves. I wanted to use both cameras mostly to take advantage of the beautiful Mediteraanean light. My
I do love the Barbican. The concrete, the endless curves, angles and lines. Thee people, the activity, the oppressiveness and the endless surprises. I walked around the estate today with my camera, looking for new angles and new places I haven’t yet discovered. But what I really loved today was the interplay of warm sunset rays and the cold concrete of the estate. Here are my favourites from today. #Barbican #photography
In between client film work I’ve been taking some pictures of the people I meet professionally or privately.
These two gentlemen are accidentally tied to a video project I’ll be launching soon – so stay tuned – although these black and white portraits have nothing to do with the project itself. The image above is of Gregory Tingay, a North London based artist and potter master. The picture was taken in the kiln room of his Archway pottery studio. And here is my friend, actor
It was a cloudy Saturday afternoon in March, I had just left the Royal Academy in London’s Piccadilly having seen the Russian Revolution exhibition, when the skies opened and people started running for cover.
The intensity of the deluge was incredible – and it took many people by surprise. Including me. But I also saw a brilliant opportunity to take a few pictures of the mayhem – and mayhem it was as the rain turned into hail sending ever more panicked Londoners and tourists
My first visit to the new Tate Modern extension in June was a bit chaotic. The lifts seemed a bit complicated, the art a bit underwhelming and the crowds a bit offputting.
So for my second visit I chose a quiet(ish) afternoon. I skipped the art though. Instead, I tok a few pictures of the gorgeous lines, curves and angles this rather stark-looking building has to offer. Using just one 28mm lens on my Sony A7R II, I took several pictures of the interior sans the visitors. Her
Well, and occasionally red or green.
All pictures taken in and around London with my iPhone 6, edited in VSCO. My VSCO grid is here if you’d like to follow me there. #iphone6 #London #photography #vsco
How can being curious help your career? This is the main question behind our video series called Curiosity & Opportunity, I’ve co-created with Ian Sanders (iansanders.com). In episode three, shot entirely on an iPhone 6, we meet Dan Rubin, photographer, designer, creative director, for whom the iPhone has become one of the tools of the trade. Dan has a gigantic following on Instagram and Twitter, he travels the world extensively and can often be seen and heard as a speaker at
Well, not just one….
You know what they say – when taking pictures in the street, look up to see more interesting things. (They do say that, don’t they? DON’T THEY?) In any case, never has it been more true than during my Greek holiday last month. We all know and love the quaint beauty of narrow Greek streets (I’m talking here about the Cycladic fishing villages, rather than Athens city centre), but have you ever looked up? I was endlessly fascinated by the omnipresent, tang
I went to Tate Modern today. To reset my brain. But also to take some pictures.
I have been too busy with video projects for clients and needed to change my perspective a bit – and take some stills. There are always some great photo opportunities at Tata. Today was no different. But today I also remembered that i’s good to change your point of view every now and then. And, if you can, look down. Or up. Not just ahead. On the way down I also looked up. #fujix100s #photography
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 his lecture for London Independent Photography and he mentioned the project then already (scroll down for the video). Now Roger Ballen has released a short film to coincide with the publication of
It’s been a while since I did one of these. It’s also been two days now since I posted my latest video in the series, so I thought I’d better write a quick post about it too.
I spoke to Niall well over a year ago about doing a short video about his work. We initially wanted to release different video which we shot over a couple of weekends in early 2012. But in the summer of 2012 Niall thought it would be better to focus on Crossing Paths first, an idea I really loved as I h
It’s been a good summer for photography of all kinds. There has been no single theme or focus, but there have been a few pictures I’ll always associate with the summer of 2013. Here’s a small selection.
This has for some reason become my most popular image on Flickr ever: taken in Hackney Wick during Hackney Wicked, a celebration of local artists and their studios. In the first 24 hours since I uploaded it to Flickr, the image was viewed 7500 times and favourited 337 times.
We wanted it, we got it. The new, and completely revamped Flickr is here. It kind of happened without a warning. I was browsing my photo stream – pondering the future of Tumblr – when Yahoo! served me yet another surprise. This page: The new site’s main features are available here, but the most important ones are: – one terabyte of storage for free, apparently for everyone; it’s a bit confusing though: have free and Pro accounts been merged into one? 1Tb blows Googl
After my recent Dartmoor post, here comes the Beachy Head lighthouse. I’ve always wanted to do the East Dean to Eastbourne walk along the Seven Sisters path. I eventually managed last weekend. The weather was ideal, my camera was ready and I wasn’t afraid to use it. And a word of warning. This one here nearly stole my lunch. You’ve been warned. Like these? See my other pictures here. #beachyhead #landscape #lighthouse #photography
Driving through the beautiful Dartmoor was an unforgettable experience – the majestic views, the barren landscapes. And the near-frostbite on my fingers. I left the car just for a few minutes to take whatever pictures I could take, but the wind, combined with occasional hail, made it a thoroughly miserable experience. Yet, the ice-cream van was there, patiently waiting for better times. I was glad to be back in the tiny village of Scoriton on the edge of the national park, no
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 at the Rudolf Steiner House Theatre in Regent’s Park – encapsulates only a tiny bit of what Roger Ballen talked about. And I won’t pretend it does more than just scratch the suface of the complex a