So many of my friends have recently moved out of London and chosen to live by the sea in Kent. If for some reason I got lost in Whitstable, Margate or Broadstairs, I would probably (hopefully) find a bed or two to stay the night. Many of them have moved out mostly because property prices in London have reached obscene levels, others simply got tired of the endless rat race in the capital and wanted a change in scenery. And a change it is. I decided to spend a day in Margate w
I can’t remember another recent photographic project that would impact me as much as this one.
The New York Times published a series of images taken by Pieter Hugo (known for his portraits of South Africa) in southern Rwanda. He went there to meet some of those who twenty years ago killed almost a million people, looted and burned thousands of homes and villages – and their victims, who after years of counselling, have forgiven their attackers. As the New York Times pointed
And now it’s hosting a brilliant – but with many sad undertones – exhibition of Eve Arnold’s photography, All About Eve. Which you can’t afford to miss as that would be a real shame. So why is it sad? First of all, as you can see on the pictures, there were very few people there when I went. Of course it doesn’t mean anything as there might be other days when the room is packed, but it still struck me that such a brilliant exhibition received so little attention (although it
Ah, those Italian stereotypes. Women making pasta in the kitchen, men playing cards and smoking fags in the street. Not true, eh? Or? Well, I haven’t visited many Italian kitchens, but the bit about men sitting on corners and in various public places is largely true. Whether they gossip, smoke, quarrel loudly or play cards, they are always great subjects for street photographers. The men from these pictures gather every day in an ancient building called Dominova Seat in the h
Although you wouldn’t know that, if you looked at most online picture galleries.
It’s been bothering me for quite a while: why is it that so many online publications seem to be proud of their picture galleries and attach so much importance to the visual aspect of news, yet completely ruin the experience by presenting the images in a very unattractive way? Yes, I know that page impressions count and if you reduce the gallery size, cram a few ads on the page and make people cl
Photography, video and photojournalism – the New York Times has just launched a new photoblog, called Lens. I’m loving the fact that more and more newspapers – like The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mirror and now NYT – go beyond the written word and quick videos and have separate blogs on photography and photojournalism. They’re all different – some offer a peek behind the scenes, a look at the work of photojournalists, some offer tips, others are more personal. Lens combine
I’ve just discovered that Mirror.co.uk – of all places – has a great blog for all those interested in professional photography or photojournalism. I also like it for another reason. It seems Mirror’s photographers are switching to the Canon 5d Mark II camera, which is the very same one I’m also planning to splash out on. The 5d Mark II is one of the most powerful cameras Canon has recently produced, it boasts a new image processor, 21 million pixels, can shoot HD videos at 30