October 2020 – Photo Project – inspired by Daidō Moriyama

Lockdown Rainbow

It’s been a year of change, reflection, community, fear and much more… in March, lots and lots of us put up rainbows and messages of support to key workers. At the time, it felt too cliche to take photos of these signs. As time has passed, I’ve seen lots of these signs taken down, replaced […]

July 2020 – Photo Project – Idris Khan

I’m thoroughly enjoying reading the book titled “Why It Does Not Have To Be In Focus: Modern Photography Explained” by Jackie Higgins. (Available at Waterstones) and enjoyed reading about the artist Idris Khan. In particular, his densely layered imagery which bring together moments in time, history & experience into one image. It inspired me to create some […]

June 2020 – Photo Project – Gary Schneider

I’m thoroughly enjoying reading the book titled “Why It Does Not Have To Be In Focus: Modern Photography Explained” by Jackie Higgins. (Available at Waterstones) and enjoyed reading about the photographer Gary Schneider. In particular, his long-exposure portrait photographs in the project titled “faces“, made by sculpting the face with a torchlight over a long exposure of 10 […]

May 2020 – Photo Project – Bill Armstrong

This month’s photographer inspiration: Bill Armstrong In May, I am gaining inspiration from Bill Armstrong. I discovered Bill Armstrong’s work in the book titled “Why It Does Not Have To Be In Focus” by Jackie Higgins.

April 2020 – Photo Project – Jessica Backhaus

This month’s photographer inspiration: Jessica Backhaus In April, I am gaining inspiration from Jessica Backhaus. I discovered Jessica Backhaus’s work in the book titled “Women Photographers” by  Boris Friedewald.  Jessica Backhaus is regarded as one of the most distinguished voices in contemporary photography in Germany today. What struck me most about Jessica’s work is that she captures images of […]

March 2020 – Photo Project – Imogen Cunningham

This month’s photographer inspiration: Imogen Cunningham In March, I am gaining inspiration from Imogen Cunningham, renowned as one of the greatest American women photographers. In particular, I am inspired by her photographs of plants: https://www.imogencunningham.com/image-library/plants/ The photos below were taken using the CANON EF25 II Extension Tube on my Canon 5diii The photos below were taken on my phone for […]

February 2020 – Photo Project – Anna Atkins

This month’s photographer inspiration: Anna Atkins In February, I am gaining inspiration from an English botanist and photographer, Anna Atkins. Born in 1799, Anna Atkins lead an unusual life for a woman of her time. Bought up by her father, who provided her with a scientific education that ultimately led to the area of her life that […]

January 2020 – Photo Project – Ansel Adams

This month’s photographer inspiration: Ansel Adams Inspired by Ansel Adams photograph “Boards & Thistles”, I wanted to photograph an image with similar composition, lighting and style. Here is my photograph of a shed, it’s called Titipu. I love the rustic boards and conifer branches. It is inspired by my research into Ansel Adam’s work. I was […]