Posts tagged with Photographers

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 . . .

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.

http://www.adriandavisphotography.com/9_The_Last_Dance.html 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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

Peter Hogan

Peter Hogan seems to be a black and white guy – at least, calling his site MonochromePhotography.com is a pretty convincing clue. No doubt I enjoyed his site all the more for its having a decent number of Lake District . . .

Alex Nail

Alex Nail’s Pavey Ark from Blea Rigg

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

Blea expectations

Blea Tarn by Colin S Bell

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

Covers

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

Edible images

I’m not sure if Photoshop.com’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 . . .

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, . . .

Jonathan Luckhurst

There are some lovely impressionistic black and white images on Jonathan Luckhurst’s site, many looking like they’ve been printed (in the darkroom) through cloth or a mesh to provide a timeless, dreamy effect. From the crowds, one can only guess . . .

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 . . .