I have written a few articles about what I perceive to be a certain vapidity tightening its grip on photography (see Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2015 and The Düsseldorf School) and I’ve enjoyed hearing the wide range of opinions. If I were to pick a trend, however, it would be that there is indeed a growing disenchantment […]
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Ladies and Gentlemen, here are seven B&W photographs, by Ben Evans. As you will see below, comments/critique are welcome. Name & Online Presence: Ben Evans – www.EnglishPhotographer.com, www.BarcelonaPhotographyCourses.com and @HolisticPhotographer on Instagram About the Photographs: I like to use the lower key of the monochrome range of tones to express an alternative worldview. About the Photographer: […]
Graham Clarke is not a photographer, but an academic in the field of ‘literary and image studies’ according to the short biography at the front of this book. As for why I am reading a 20 year old textbook, well, it’s because I didn’t think I’d like it much. A friend explained that this was one […]
Introduction I’m gradually building up a kit around the Pentax 645Z, which went on its maiden voyage to Iceland in May this year. On that trip, I used a manual focus 80-160mm A series lens, which I picked up of ebay for peanuts. It performed pretty well overall, although I did notice some optical asymmetries […]
For a great many photographers, this is a hobby… a way to pass time and have fun, but for many of us it’s a lot more than that. My title question was sincere: do you think your relationship with photography is a balanced, healthy affair? Or perhaps you’d describe it as an obsession…. a compulsion?