On the wettest and first day of the year Doncaster travelled all the way to Loftus Road (London) to go one up before half time only to be beaten 2-1 in the last minute. And it pissed down all the way. My heart goes out to the northerners.
In addition to the existing shots of the Olympics which I published some months back I have just completed the series with a new set taken at the Paralympics in the Olympic Park.
Like the other sets these were shot on an Iphone. I have worked with these images as if they were shot on a much ‘better’ camera and tried to get as much detail out of them as possible. The Iphone camera is amazing – nothing short of it.
If you have any pictures on an iphone or similarly good camera phone I’d be very happy to help you get some great prints out of them.
I went to ART13 at the weekend because some prints I made for a couple of galleries were on show there.
It was busy and I found myself drawn to looking at the other people rather than the work – this always happens to me when I’m in a throng.
I have posted the full set on my website. Click here to go to the series.
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I’m not a big sports fan and, like many Londoners, was very suspicious of the Games coming to London but now I’ve been to four events I can’t deny how exciting it is.
To have your home town turned into the world’s playground is pretty good fun and to be able to watch an event on TV and then twenty minutes later to be watching it ‘live’ (Women’s Traithlon in Hyde Park) is an undeniable thrill.
These pictures are of the venues where the Games are taking place and NOT of the sports themselves. They were all taken on an Iphone.
CLICK ON THE LINKS OR IMAGES BELOW TO VIEW THE COMPLETE SETS
NOTE – If you are viewing with an Ipad then you must select ‘Portfolios’ and then select ‘OLYMPICS’ to see the different photo sets.
THE EXCEL CENTRE
EVENTS – WEIGHTLIFTING & SABRE FENCING
WEMBLEY – SEN V MEX 3/8/12
On the 17 December last year I got out of a taxi at Marble Arch. I slung my small camera bag over my shoulder and hauled a wheelchair out of the boot.
Hardlight is the name I gave to a series of images that I shot in Taroudant, Morocco in 2011. Taroudant is a small city lying just south of the Atlas mountains. It is Berber by culture and is the northernmost trading post in the caravan route that extended all the way to Timbuktu.
I started going to Taroudant when I was a photographic assistant – there were some good winter locations just outside the town. As I got to know the place when I was 19 or so it stayed with me as these things do when you’re introduced to the exotic at a young age. Since then I’ve been back a few times but had never thought to give the place a proper photographic ‘treatment’.
Last year I had the opportunity to go back and this time I set out to capture the place in a way that was true to my accumulated experience of it.
James Ravilious, used it to provide a tonality to his prints that can only be achieved in this way – I write more on this at the end of this post. However, if Ravilious was looking for tonality, I was looking for the opposite, harshness.
The light in Taroudant is pure – that is to say – it is desert light and it hits everything like a bomb -exploding tiny nuances in fabrics and skin and showing the rough edges of everything. There’s a violence in this vision that seemed to ring true with the place. The act of pointing my camera into that glaring Sun and hoping for the best seemed to me to be the only way I could ever blend in with the town and its people. I can’t fully explain this – it’s just the way it seemed at the time.
Not all the pictures were shot like this but my inclination to shoot the sun and see what got in its way guided how I shot all the images.