Planned Solo Exhibition?

I am planning on applying for a solo show in the near future at my local community gallery.

The exhibit will be about my experience of Sunshine, in the last 18 years, we moved here in 2000. Initially when I thought of the idea I imagined I would have plenty of imagery. Well after 3 or 4 sessions printing, not so many it seems. This will impact on the timeline for when I exhibit and which dates will suit me.

Here are 18 prints chosen so far. By my calculation 20 to 25 would be a more desirable number. This means more shooting, not a bad thing, I’m just surprised at how few good images I have?

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Mining the archive September 2018 I

Basilica di Santa Maria in Aracoeli
Basilica di Santa Maria in Aracoeli  July 2004

I am currently transitioning my workflow from Aperture to Lightroom, for a variety of technical reasons.

During this process I am rediscovering images that I have always felt had some merit. This image made from the top of a moving tourist bus has always intrigued me, because it was a fast reaction snap, and because of how the lighting and composition have come together. I would have most likely aimed recklessly in the direction of the buildings not sure of what I was going to capture and pressed the shutter hoping for the best.

The resulting image is quite eye gabbing as a consequence. It is one of two I made that day in similar circumstances.

The Problem of Context, Photography & the Internet?

Context has always been paramount in the last 100 years or so of art; perhaps longer but I’ve forgotten more than I care to remember about art history. Smart players have always used their knowledge of their medium’s history to take it forward. However other players are just reinventing the wheel and appealing to younger,… Continue reading The Problem of Context, Photography & the Internet?

What has digital taught me?

I’ve been using digital cameras now since about 1999. [I’ve been using cameras creatively since about 1987] of all shapes and sizes, and while the first few years were all a bit weird and mysterious I can now comfortably look back at my digital archive and see how my images how ‘improved’ as well as… Continue reading What has digital taught me?