On the 30th May my print ‘Skye Horse, 2009’ will be offered for auction to raise money for ‘PROOF’, a charity which supports visual storytelling for genocide prevention and peace building.

If you are in NYC area perhaps you might consider going along.

This text from PROOF’S website
PROOF and noted writer and host Jonathan Alter invite you to our third Annual Benefit Auction offering extraordinary work by some of today’s leading photographers. Award-winning journalist Jimmie Briggs is our featured speaker.

This year’s proceeds support PROOF’s most recent project, “The Legacy of Rape,” which seeks justice for survivors of armed sexual violence in Nepal and Colombia.

Thursday, May 30, 2013 | 6:30-9:30 PM
Cocktails, music and hors d’oeuvres

The Highline Loft
508 W. 26th Street 5th fl.

For more information, contact PROOF:
PH: 1-646-525-0541

A way of approaching photographic equipment

I was thinking about how to shoot Bashir the Bee Keeper (more on him another time) – which camera, lenses etc and then it occurred to me that after all this time taking pictures and thinking about photography etc surely my instinct will dictate what the shots look like no matter what equipment I use.

Certainly there would be differences depending on what camera I select but whichever lens/body surely my instinct rules the day rendering the choice of hardware redundant.

I accept that there could be qualitative differences but assuming a base level of resolution does it matter what camera we use if we allow our instincts to dictate the shoot?

Any thoughts?


James Ravilious in AP

One of the lesser known but greatest of English photographers is profiled in this week’s Amateur Photographer magazine. If you don’t know his work then you have a real pleasure in store. JR’s work is as well observed as the great HCB but more humane somehow. I rate him up there with greats.

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