It’s early evening on 14th Street and my better half and her sister are enthralled in a marathon shoe shopping session in a shop called Shoegasm ( where yes, at the end of your purchase, they really do say “thank you for coming!”). I wasn’t too bothered as the early evening light was still good and I was happy to see what interesting subjects might come my way. Within moments of deciding to find a good street portrait subject, Candice sashayed down the road with her two friends. Her buoyant curls and performers' confidence made her an ideal subject to photograph - which is something she is quite used to, as little did I know she is an extremely accomplished opera singer ( have a listen at www.candicehoyes.com). After an exchange of emails and edits in both colour and black and white, this is her favourite image.
Till next time...
Three Billboards in Digbeth
What you doing?"
"What you doing that for?"
I get these questions regularly when I'm out shooting, but never more so than my recent couple of visits to Milton Keynes.
This month Brazilian photographer Marcio Cabral was stripped of the much coveted Wildlife Photographer of the Year award because he had faked his winning image by placing a stuffed Ant Eater to create the scene.
It's the UK's only dessert
It's the location of Derek Jarman's garden
It's the site of a nuclear power station...
When photographer Stephen Shore moved to Montana in the early 1980s he didn't take a single picture of the beautiful plains and mountains of his new home for 2 years. His reasoning was that he needed that time to truly see and understand the landscape; to see how the light and land continually change and to get beyond the clichés and excitement of a new view. What then do you do when you only have a couple of weeks or in this case just a day?
More than ever I'm starting to feel my age. Don't get me wrong, I've got the hairline, waistline, 2.4 nuclear family to go with it, but like most men my mental age is usually between 16 - 21.
The iPhone X is out and it is promoted to have the best camera on an iPhone so far. That was also said for the 8, 7, 6,6s,5,5s and 4s , but hey, who's counting?
The coastal location out of season is rich and enduring topic for photographers. Mine is from one day in Coney Island, January 2018.