Monthly Archives: March 2015

Charles Negre Photographer

My wife and I recently visited Grasse, France. Grasse has been a perfume town ever since the 17th century, and today as the world’s perfume capital, its reputation speaks for itself. ‘The International Perfume Museum’ located in the heart of the city http://www.museesdegrasse.com/ is a fashion makers dream, the aroma which spills out around the city blows on the Riviera sea breeze. Read more

Platon Putin portrait

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Travel Photography Competition

Why not enter The Daily Telegraph Travel Photography Competition to win a new Nikon camera.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/hubs/thebigpicture/

Each week, the Daily Telegraph, offers you a chance to win a new Nikon Camera, and your chance of getting your photograph in the Travel section of the Daily Telegraph. You don’t have to be pro to enter the competition, just an eye for a photograph. Read more

Jennette Williams

Jennette Williams ‘The Bathers’ 2006 (below)

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Oscar Rejlander

Oscar Rejlander

Oscar Rejlander, from artist to photographer demonstrates in the photograph entitled ‘Hard Times’ how photographers can be artist in the darkroom as well with the camera. The overall scenes is of a 1860 lower class family with the troubles and tribulations of the era, who appears to live in a one bedroom house/apartment, in which everyone shares the same bed or they take it in turn to sleep. Read more

HIPA night photography awards

Congratulations to Peng Li from China who won the Night photography HIPA Award and $15,000. (Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award) Read more

Gangsters & Grifters Classic Crime Photography

I recently came across this book ‘Gangsters & Grifters: Classic Crime Photography on Amazon  http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1572841664/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_D6Ydvb1DQJ7W4

Created from the Chicago Tribune’s vast archives, Gangsters & Grifters is a collection of photographs featuring infamous criminals, small-time bandits, smirking crooks, pickpockets, hoodlums, and wise guys at shocking crime scenes. These vintage glass-plate and acetate negatives were taken in the early 1900s through the 1950s, and have been largely unseen for generations. Read more

100 years of Leica camera’s

I wonder how many of you remember the Leica R4 film camera? That was my first camera ever given to me by my Grandfather. I remember when I was younger, visiting my grandparents home and wondering why my grandfather would sneak away to his shed. I remember looking up at him and asking him what he was doing, in his thick Polish accent he asked me if ‘would I like to see some magic’ any young lad would say yes. Read more

Xyza Cruz Bacani Documentary photographer

Filipino maid captures dreams through photography

Filipino’s are considered hard working, loyal and devoted people, when Filipino’s leave their country for a new life as a domestic worker, they don’t expect a life of abuse and to be treated like modern slaves.

Former domestic worker Xyza Cruz Bacani turned to documentary photography to bring to the attention ‘the grass isn’t always greener on the other side’. Xyza Cruz Bacani will be exhibiting her photographs at a 900 square feet exhibition entitled ‘Hidden Hope’ which is her story about domestic workers abuse in Hong Kong. Read more

Funeral Photography

Funeral Photography

With changing views of the world, and the change in cultural attitudes is it wrong to photograph families grieving (or not) at a funeral? It could be considered disrespectful by many, but if the person/s who died had wanted it as a last request would it be disrespectful not to photograph the mourners?

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