WordPress alerted me to the fact that it’s 7 years since I started blogging – that means I stopped smoking all that time ago as what else was I to do with my hands other than write about it.
Several blog manifestations later, today is as good as any to think about what kind of photography I wish to do versus what kind of photographer I am.
Being a city dweller, architecture and people and streets are my main subjects. I often look for the Lowryesque figures within the complexed angles of buildings.
As is evident by the above collaged diptych, I like the creative and fun aspects of photography, juxtaposing or superimposing two different times and places to create the one image.
Perhaps it’s sneaky but I hesitate to point the camera directly at people unless there is a spectacle (see yesterday’s bubble image) and so rear views or reflections are my kind of street photography
And as a bit of a loner, I like to photograph streets or alleys when there is that gap in pedestrians and suddenly a whole quiet descends
I could go on about all the other fun things of photography I am trying out including ICM and blur, post camera work with Photoshop Mix. And whilst it is evident from the featured photo (top) that I have developed a liking for architectural geometrical upshots, I’m happiest in a rural environment. Meanwhile London compensates for that with all its rivers, parks and trees. And by way of celebration here are seven samples of all that – in colour too! –