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The Art of Underwater Photography - A Personal Perspective

At the same time as  I was undertaking the exercises for Assignment One of the Open College of the Arts Digital Photographic Practice module I was preparing a written article for the scuba diving magazine Subsea (a circulation of about 3,000).   1,590 more words

Research And Reflection

Photographic style: the good, the bad and the ‘necessary ugly’ - Part 1

This is the start of a three part essay exploring ‘personal photographic style’. It is not an analysis of what constitutes photographic style per se but more a reflection on how it is arrived at (if at all). 1,111 more words


“I never have taken a picture I’ve intended. They’re always...”


“I never have taken a picture I’ve intended. They’re always better or worse.”

– Diane Arbus, 1923 – 1971, American, photographer, writer



Diane Arbus-Inspiration

Diane Arbus is another Documentary Photographer who is known for her black and white square photographs.  She often photographed “deviant and marginal people (dwarfs, giants, transgender people, nudists, circus performers) or of people whose normality seems ugly or surreal.” Arbus said, “a camera could be “a little bit cold, a little bit harsh” but its scrutiny revealed the truth; the difference between what people wanted others to see and what they really did see – the flaws. 45 more words


Identical twins

La prima foto è di Diane Arbus (1967, Identical Twins), fotografa statunitense di origine russa.
Due gemelle monozigote,Cathleen e Colleen Wade, con un vestitino di velluto, che guardano verso la macchina fotografica, foto scattata durante una festa natalizia: quella di destra accenna un sorriso, quella di sinistra è triste. 421 more words


Famous Photographer Quote #0205

“I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them.”

Diane Arbus