Bill Cunningham was a New York Based, bicycle riding street and Fashion Photographer, who worked for the New York Times from 1978 till his death in 2016. He was somewhat of cult figure in photography circles, there was even a documentary made of him in his final years. Today the New York Times have published… Continue reading Bill Cunningham [Unpublished Photos]
One of the aspects of photography that captivates me greatly as indeed does so many people, is its capacity to aid memory. This is a contentious issue. With arguments against there being a tsunami of photographs and arguments that think a photograph made is better than a photograph not made, and other where the current sate of the art and technology is at a forefront, and every argument in-between
So for todays serving from my archive I present some images I made on an ongoing and regular basis. For all intents and purpose however this view has now disappeared. You see we are 1/3 of the way though the renovation of our house and these images as unremarkable as they are on the surface hold great significance for me. I even setup a dedicated tumblr for them. The premise was simple. Watch the light sweep across my backyard, which faced north. Make a picture if I felt the light was interesting, pick the most stunning ones and upload them to tumblr.
For all intents and purposes, this idea has run its course, for the time being. Soon I will upload the remaining most interesting images. Perhaps they will become an exhibition or book, either way making a picture facing north from my back doorstep has ceased, or maybe I’ll choose another angle and a different set of parameters to keep the work ticking away?
So things went a bit pear shaped last week/year. Back on track now. I shall post as frequently as I remember too, until I’m back at work later this month.
As I have been making images, with serious intentions, now since about 1988, I have quite an archive both digital and analogue. Revisiting this archive is useful thought provoking and fun. It serves as a memory aid and motivates me to print old work fresh, honing my printing skills. Teaching young people this art form… Continue reading Archives?