Yesterday, 1 September 2020 I covered an Extinction Rebellion protest in London ‘on spec’ as my first live photojournalism assignment while still as a student and I felt that the day went quite well for me as a photographer. I had not shot for a long while with any purpose mainly because of the Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing lockdown. I got the shots I … Continue reading Extinction Rebellion Protest
Just a few images I shot of the Nottingham Wildcats game v the London Lions in the #WBBL at the weekend. Nottingham were impressive especially in the 3rd quarter where they broke free with a 10 point gap eventually winning the game 65-47 and Jasmine Joyner from the Wildcats making the WBBL all star 5 for the week. Continue reading Wildcat action!
So, after two whirlwind years of putting my photography education to the test I have graduated with an HNC in Photography at Distinction level. The next chapter for me has already started because I have enrolled (with the advice of my excellent teacher at Solihull College and University Centre) onto the BA (hons) Photography course at Nottingham Trent University. It was a tough choice … Continue reading Graduation!…
While I was in London looking at the National Portrait Gallery I took a walk down to Hamiltons Gallery in Mayfair as it was exhibiting work from Sir Don McCullin, CBE. The exhibition was called Proximity and was a brilliant display of vintage gelatine silver prints from McCullin over a period of decades of work. As someone who is interested in photojournalism and press photography … Continue reading FMP:Don McCullin exhibition at Hamiltons Gallery.
……….And so in the continuation of my portrait research and inspiration I took a trip to London to visit the National Portrait Gallery. This very inspiring building is jam packed full of images and sculptures to look at and at the time I went there was an exhibition on by Martin Parr. Parr, born in 1952 is a British documentary photographer, photojournalist and a phonebook … Continue reading FMP: visit to National Portrait Gallery
Working title: BORROWED TIME Aims and objectives: To produce a body of work on discussing the subject of time. This will have a staged photographic narrative based on retirement or a photojournalist style candid street shots narrative of people who are homeless. All of the images need to be of a quality fit for a gallery and to show my capabilities of a portrait photographer … Continue reading Final Major Project Proposal. Task 2
As someone who is going to be starting my own business as a freelance photographer at some point, I realise that although my main objective is to become a sports photographer, I also need to have some sort of back up plan for work in the photography industry. Hey, sports are not always played in the week 9-5 and I do not want to be … Continue reading Professional Food Photography.
I was tasked at college with shooting 1 roll of black and white film or shooting in colour film the theme or influence of a chosen photographer. The first photographer that sprung into my mind was Vivian Maier, who was an American street photographer who died in 2009. Maier’s work was mainly shots of people but she also took shots of architecture in and around … Continue reading London Trip/Street Photography.