David Hockney: photoshop is boring

Some thoughts about Hockney & the end of chemical photography

I first discovered David Hockney back in the late 1980s, through his fascinating and eye-catching Polaroid collages. I was thrilled at the way that you could experience so much of the area that…


Masao Yamamoto: The Space Between Flowers

Not a photographer I was aware of but I enjoyed watching the short film about Masao Yamamoto’s work. The way he displays his shots, the way he talks about scale and size. The…


The Making of ‘Dogs in Cars’

A behind the scenes look at a wonderful series of shots. Enjoy.  

Google Hangout with Trey Ratcliff & friends

Google Hangout with Trey Ratcliff & friends

Good chat today with Trey and a bunch of his regulars, for the ‘Variety Hour’ he does for Google Plus and YouTube. You can see a recording of the show on You Tube….

The Woodburytype process

The Woodburytype: a ‘cast’ image, not a photograph…

Fascinating video here at The George Eastman House channel on YouTube, charting a little of the process of making WoodburyTypes. I know my way around a fair few of the old processes, having…

Video: street festival in Tokyo

Street festival in my neighbourhood

The other night I spent an hour over the road from our flat, at a little street festival around the temple in Suzagamori. This was the area used – from about the mid…

Richard Avedon video

Richard Avedon: Darkness and Light (1/9)

Richard Avedon is considered one of the foremost portrait and fashion photographers of the modern generation. His book ‘In The American West‘ was  a substantial influence on my work in the 1980s, when…


Photo history ‘follow Friday’: Andreas Feininger

The second in our series of articles about iconic photographers who, if they were alive and had a Twitter account, you’d want to follow. Part Two of the video here Part Three of…


Potraits of Contemporary Photographers: Nobuyoshi Araki

This is Part One of a two-part film on Araki, from Contacts Vol. 2, Portraits of Contemporary Photographers. A project initiated by William Klein in 2000. It’s not him narrating….. I prefer to…


William Klein & the contact sheet

Gotta say, I like Winogrand but Klein is the man for me when it comes to American street photography of the 1950s and 60s. Not just his work but the man has an…

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