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On Assignment photoessay and challenge: Making a $200 watch look the business

Today’s photoessay-on-assignment-report hybrid comes courtesy of a regular client who both makes their own and OEM watches for other companies. They’re not a big name – you’ve probably never seen the brand outside Asia, if at all – and they’re certainly not competing at the high end, but they do have mass-market volume; it’s a very different sort of assignment to the kind I normally undertake in Switzerland. 1,236 more words


the Photograph repeats

“What the Photograph reproduces to infinity has occurred only once: the Photograph mechanically repeats what could never be repeated existentially.”

Roland Barthes, “Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography”

On Photography

Repost: Basic street photography techniques

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Following on from the previous photoessay and numerous emails, I thought it’d be useful to repost this article I wrote previously on street photography techniques. 2,231 more words


On photographic composition

“If the best you can say about a photograph is that it is superbly composed, then the image has failed. Composition is merely a tool, a means to an end, a way of emphasizing, clarifying and illuminating that which the photographer wants to tell us.”

George Barr

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What makes a good photograph?

“A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it. It is, in a word, effective.”

Irving Penn

On Photography

Can you tell the difference?


Following on from an interesting suggestion made by knickerhawk in the comments section of an article a little while back on achieving visual consistency… 765 more words


Photoessay: Reflections on Singapore


I was in Singapore a few months ago both on assignment and for a private workshop; one of the things I’ve always enjoyed photographing is abstraction in reflection: there is no simpler decomposition of the image to shape, texture and colour than this. 424 more words