Another memorable couple of days getting lost in New York, so easy to take pictures there.
Here’s some colour work from the archive. Has been really interesting working out what works as colour and what works as black and white. I find I pretty much know when I’ve shot it, and I guess I lean towards the tradition of black and white for street photography, but sometimes it’s a vivid colour for example that gives the picture another layer of interest, or adds something to the narrative – the red on the boy’s top mimicking the red sofa, or the bright yellow sun for example.
Been a while since last blog – have spent some time working and some time trawling through hard drives looking for some ‘folio’ bits of documentary/streetwork for possible book/exhibition/sit on desktop gathering dust project..here’s some of my faves so far
Wow, what a week..Was lucky enough to have my last post picked up and ‘Freshly Pressed’ by the lovely folk at WordPress, one of only 8 on that day, and since then have had almost 9000 views, in 62 countries!
Truly exciting to suddenly feel like you have an audience for your work, and one that’s left such amazingly positive comments. I feel the pressure now to keep the standard up!
I do hope that all the new followers will stick with me through the odd not very interesting corporate portrait, after all this site is partly designed to be a shop window for the odd punter who might help with the day job of actually getting paid to take pictures, but the feedback has inspired me to get out and do some more ‘own work’ (hate that term!), stuff like the New York shots. I’m very lucky to get paid to take all types of pictures, and it’s the real variation in subject matter that makes it so interesting, but I hope to use the positive vibe that this has given me to now maybe dust off and rediscover a bit of the drive to shoot some new documentary work, which is really the stuff I enjoy doing most.
Here’s a shot of my son going someway to describing the emotion I felt every time the inbox pinged with a new follower this week!
Thanks again for looking.
Some fun shots from last night of a particularly jolly Irish Society getting their St Patrick’s day celebrations in early.