Transfigure Photography ethos is to find the converging line between the world of film, fine art and commercial photography and bound all those agents together to cook up a dream and add it to a reality. I work with an idea, visualise it and create it. Transfigure Photography says as much about me than the name denotes. I have metamorphosed myself from a snapshot photographer to a professional photographer, photographing many different subjects, from seascapes, portraiture, to monster dump trucks.

Photography for me is walking hand in hand with film making, converging the demand for creative exploration and pushing the boundaries in liberating client’s realities to give their photo shoot a new perspective digitally.


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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.

That is because most have never been published, only having been witnessed by the photographers and police in the mere moments after an arrest, crime, or even murder. Included are graphic crime scenes, raw evidence, and depictions of searing emotions, captured on film during a time when photographers were given unprecedented access to work alongside police. Some photographs resemble film noir movie stills. Some are cartoonish, but all feature real people, real drama, and real crimes. Accompanying information about each figure has been included wherever possible, often with archived news stories concerning the individual in question.

Gangsters & Grifters is a powerful, visually stunning look back into the dark story of Chicago’s nefarious crime underworld. Readers will be fascinated, surprised, and entranced by the still-unsolved murder mysteries and portraits of notorious gang overlords like John Dillinger and Al Capone. I must admit this is a great photographic book for my collection, it’s a photography, and history book rolled into one. It shows the seedy underbelly of Chicage.

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