Having driven nearly 1500 miles in the UK this week, on the way back home from Scotland I developed a sore back and decided to stop off briefly in Carlisle. I was there about an hour and the walk around did the trick with my back. I was also able to get a capture a few additions for my UK collection of New Topographics images, more of which can be found here I my sales gallery
This photograph, taken in Leeds, England, is one of a series of over 50 images from all over the world which, for obvious reasons, I call City Grids. The full series of images can be viewed here
I have been honoured by Aesthetica Magazine with a 12 page feature. Here are the 11 images which they selected. The magazine http://www.aestheticamagazine.com is is available in hard copy and digital versions, and they have stockists worldwide listed on their page. Can’t wait to get hold of a hard copy myself!
I often mention in my blogs about how I try to avoid distracting objects like streetlights and trees. Well, in this example, without the streetlight it would have been plain boring. Sometimes a bit of distraction is good, sometimes it is essential! More of my black and white minimalism can be found here
Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American friends and followers!
This is one of those rare images where I have re-visited a location to take further photographs. I was not happy with the first attempt. Thankfully was back in the city a year later, and actually remembered where the building was!
Find your way out of this one!
A lone tree tries to fight its way out of the urban jungle.
My wife thinks it is hilarious when I say that getting blurred photographs is quite difficult, but for me this is true. The technique I employ is to use a shutter speed just slow enough to get the blur from the moving object Continue reading
Flora and fauna features very rarely in my photography, probably because I would rather be admiring it than photographing it myself. I also don’t think I have the patience, or skill for that matter, that is normally required for wildlife photography. However, it was the contrast between urban and living that jumped out at me and said ‘you must take a photo of me’. A long lens and wide aperture helped create intrigue by means of the shallow depth of field.
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
It is amazing just how much there is around us that provides a suitable photographic subject that most people seem oblivious to. As an urban photographer I spend quite a lot of time scanning my environment for abstract subjects, even when I don’t have my camera with me! Continue reading