Posts tagged with Photographers


Just been looking at Simon Butterworth’s impressive black and white images of Redcar steel works which looks like it will soon be no more, along with so many jobs. I knew of his name as the winner of Landscape Photographer of the Year a couple of years ago but I don’t think I’d ever seen …read more

Faces in the crowd

Yesterday I met up with a friend at the Harp, an excellent recent discovery, before we went along to the big David Bailey show at the National Portrait Gallery. The show runs until early June, so if you find yourself in central London there’s plenty of time to nip in and see it. Just be prepared …read more

Decision time

This morning a friend and I took almost the last chance to see the Cartier-Bresson: A Question of Colour show before it closes over the weekend. Brown and white?

Some lovely black and white images are at Adrian Davis’s site, or rather: Actually, brown and white! I like color images too, but for personal, fine art work, I prefer monochrome with a slight warm tone. I print exclusively on Hahnemuhle Torchon, which is a highly textured surface. I like to think of, and refer …read more

Ian Bramham

Ian Bramham is an architect and photographer based in the Peak District but seems to prefer coastal regions for his mainly black and white work. This was my favourite, from Ravenglass in Cumbria, but also see his Morecambe Bay

Killip retrospective

The Guardian notes that Chris Killip’s retrospective is being held in Essen and asks “why is great British documentary photography overlooked at home?” Surely, too, a group retrospective of the above-named pioneers of British photojournalism [Tony Ray-Jones, Graham Smith, Chris Steele-Perkins and Brian Griffin] is long overdue? My instinct is that this kind of work …read more

Head for the hills

Based enviably close to the Lake District,  I wasn’t sure if Stewart Smith‘s web site was a fell-walking blog as there’s so much about climbing half a dozen fells before breakfast and camping at 2500 feet, while his excellent photographs seem to be most easily accessed by clicking links in the tag cloud.  … principally …read more

Peter Hogan

Peter Hogan seems to be a black and white guy – at least, calling his site is a pretty convincing clue. No doubt I enjoyed his site all the more for its having a decent number of Lake District scenes, like this one from near Ashness Gate on Derwentwater. I suspect the pictures are …read more

Alex Nail

I’ve been stuck indoors recording a tutorial about Photoshop’s wonderful Mixer Brush for the last few days. Fun though it was, it took me a while to get to grips with Camtasia and much longer to become at all happy with the sound of my own voice. Combining a vaguely-Mancunian nasal drone with my background …read more

Passing away

Today’s helping of black and white goodness is Elin Hoyland‘s reportage work, particularly her Brothers series which I think I first noticed in a magazine somewhere. If I remember – because her site doesn’t contain much info – it depicted two Norwegian brothers on a remote farm and I still find it an incredibly sad …read more

John Gravett

I’ve decided that each day this month I’ll try to link to web sites featuring great black and white work, so today it’s a nice coincidence that this morning I saw that John Gravett of Lakeland Photographic Holidays has a new site. This scene is somewhere between Blea Tarn and Little Langdale and is just …read more

Blea expectations

You’d be forgiven for thinking this site has recently become fixated with the Lake District in general and Blea Tarn in particular. You would be right, as I have felt rather that way since the two weeks I spent up there in November and especially since the morning when I had the place entirely to …read more

Adam Burton

Adam Burton‘s Lake District pictures contained some lovely angles on Blea Tarn. And while here he’s talking about the Langdales in general, I rather feel his comment could apply to this one little spot. This iconic location is probably my favourite part of the Lake District.  As long as the weather plays along, a photographer …read more

John Parminter

Having recently spent a couple of weeks up in the Lake District, I obviously can’t get enough of the region and was thinking about places to go next time. So I found myself browsing one or two sites until I came across John Parminter’s which has some lovely scenic work both of the Lakes …read more


Peter Gabriel’s new album New Blood just arrived – yes, I do still buy CD’s and no, I don’t want to download compressed mp3 files for the same price – but for the last week or so he’s been trailing the album on his site and as well as lapping up the new versions and …read more

War photographers talk

See The shot that nearly killed me, a Guardian special report where war photographers talk about their profession (not sure that’s the word). There are some horrific pictures and lots of comments like “I’d just finished a master’s in photojournalism and thought I’d go to Pakistan to cover the elections.” or “This is the last …read more

Ragnar Axelsson

Last night I found myself watching an excellent documentary on BBC4, Last days of the Arctic, and thinking Ragnar Axelsson’s excellent b&w work seemed familiar. It’s mainly about his pictures showing the fast-vanishing farming communities of his native Iceland and the hunting people of Greenland, but it also covers other areas of his work (he’s …read more

Edible images

I’m not sure if’s Spotlights is new (via) but it’s a good excuse to link to Carl Warner again as he is one of the featured photographers and is interviewed here about how he creates his wonderful food pictures: The whole junk was then placed on a large tabletop covered in Pak Choi, which …read more

An optometrist and a photographer

Enjoying an excellent pint of Hesket Newmarket‘s Catbells at Buttermere’s Fish Inn this afternoon – reward for a walk round Crummock Water – I had last month’s Black and White Photography with me. It’s not the magazine it used to be, which is why it’s taken me weeks to get round to reading it – …read more

Unfamiliar landscapes

I was originally drawn to Jonathan Andrew’s web site by a link to his pictures of WW2 concrete defences but his other landscape work really caught my eye. When you’ve seen a lot of landscape pictures I feel you tend to accompany a new set of images with “ah, Iceland”, “hm, has to be Scotland”, …read more