Inspirations #15 - all over again by Maria Corriera

November 17, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

Blinding white with a contrasting black photographer and their shadow. The scale of the lines in the wall behind and the cracks the floor draw the eye as does the seating. The juxtaposition of whites of the black with a minimal amount of grey heightens the impact of the lack of colour and gives the photograph real punch. Via Maria Correia at 500px.



Inspirations #14 - Surf

November 15, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

Inspiration has been difficult to find recently. My day job requires a lot of physical energy and is draining, which is why its called "work", I guess. My camera comes with me every day but it is tricky to switch from a very task oriented role into something creative but I'll keep going! This picture by Hengki Koentjoro is a bit of a reflection of my current mood - grey, washed out and distant. As usual, it comes from 500px and can be found here.

Inspirations #13 - Two shadows

October 20, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

Continuing the theme of tension in travelling...

Inspirations #12 - Underground No. 10

October 19, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

I've been thinking about motion/travel a lot recently. I love the feeling of potential in this photo, the tension between knowing where I am and the uncertainty of what lies around the corner, or above ground when I emerge.

From the Archives #1 - Amsterdam, January 2020

October 08, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

My last trip to Amsterdam was deliberately timed to be at the point that the UK (or the majority of it) left the EU at the end of January 2020. Ever since I've been aware that we , as a country, were part of something bigger than ourselves, I have felt European and I still do, despite our current political status. As a member of Generation X, I've grown up without that feeling of a loss of empire or the sense of a martial victory over our closest neighbours that seem to afflict the generation prior to mine - the 'boomers'. What has this got to do with this picture? I was there for four days and during that time, I discovered where three of the tracks went and only one of the roads. It was taken on my first night in the hotel, having arrived earlier that evening. My sense of loss at the time had filled me with sadness and I felt as if the separation was permanent and total, leading to a more monochromatic view of the world. Looking back at it now, it is neither of those, things are only more difficult and challenging than they have been. I'll be back!

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