Signs are all around us, informing us, directing us, and warning us of dangers. By the very nature of what signs need to do, they are generally quite prominent against the background, and therefore make great subjects for both my minimalist and new topographics photos.
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West Yorkshire in Colour is a series that I’ve been working on since 2014. In fact, it was the start of this series that really kicked of my passion for urban minimalism
Although most of my photography now is in colour, there are certain times when black and white suits the subject better, particularly in minimalism where high contrast works very well. I do enjoy subjects in strong sunlight and deep shadows as can be seen in this example. More of my black and white minimalism can be found here in my sales gallery.
Positioning to get the right image is one of the more challenging parts of urban photography. Stand too close and lens distortion may be a problem. Stand too far away and irritating distractions such as lamp posts or trees get in the way. Continue reading
I was staying in a hotel with a colleague of mine and we had a couple of hours to spare between meetings. As I didn’t have a car, and the hotel was in ‘highway wilderness’ my only photography option was to walk around the hotel. Continue reading
I have always loved reading maps, something which my family find very strange. Whilst they can get engrossed in the latest best-seller, I will think nothing of picking up a map, or these days going to an online map, and browsing it. Continue reading
For me, the thrill in photography is chasing that unusual subject, composing it in the viewfinder, and pressing the shutter. I also get excitement from first seeing my images on the monitor, as I did in the past with film, seeing my prints come to life in the darkroom. Continue reading
As one does, I was walking through a local industrial estate one Sunday morning when I came across this brightly painted building which really appealed to me. Continue reading
Sometimes the elements just come together. When was trying to take a photograph of this wall which had been partially overpainted, I was moving around trying to find a position to avoid the cable. Continue reading
Urban photography is often about capturing the moment. I came across this scene in early afternoon where workers had obviously vacated their chairs and returned to their offices after enjoying their lunchtime in the warm sunshine. Continue reading