Tuesday, 15 September 2009



My first attempt at a good b&w studio portrait, done with an off camera flash and a bedside lamp. Clearly we have a long way to go, but at least I'm keen.

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Wise Words

The Guardian Newspaper recently interviewed grizzly Vogue photographer David Bailey. They asked him " Who's really good and who's mediocre? "

Mr.Bailey answered "
Oh I don't know. But most photographers just take pictures. They just come and go "click" – anyone can do that. Which is great – the more people that do that the better it is for me. If I take a picture, I know the person. I use plate cameras most of the time, so they're not looking at cameras, they're looking at me. I don't say "laugh". If I want them to laugh, I make them laugh. If I want them to be grumpy, I'll probably be rude to them."

Good point, Mr.Bailey.