Archive | April, 2015

Paul Turner

14 Apr

I live in Cheshire in the UK and have been interested in photography on and off for many years. I  bought a DSLR in early 2014, and started using it to take images other than family holiday pictures. I still consider myself new to photography and am always fascinated by the possibility of capturing glimpses of light. I am intrigued by the process of composition and its underlying complexity and subtlety.

 

It is often my aim to try and photograph the ordinary and everyday that is easily missed, overlooked or ignored by others and make it look different or unexpected just by the way it is framed or how the light or lack of light, affects mood. I suppose I am more interested in night photography because the transformation that takes place is so marked. It creates scenes that people see less and the way the camera sees at night can be slightly off kilter with our usual perception of places, hence the mood and atmospheric changes.

 

That is not to say that low light is the only type of photography I do as I like a variety of subject matter, and find the technical aspects fascinating too. It is often the case that I see other images and read about lens combinations and camera settings which influence the direction of my work. There is so much to learn and so much that affects the outcome of the final image.

 

I take a lot of inspiration from people that I follow on Flickr and try and learn from the way others work, I guess everyone does that … it is what photo sharing is and why it can be inspirational and affecting. I am happy to think that something in my work may spark an interest along someone else’s journey in photography.

 

You can see my photostream here;

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/lenbaby/

Albrecht Schlotter

12 Apr

I live in a small town near Frankfurt.

Since 2007 I have been photographing digitally.

With my camera (currently a Fuji X-M1), I explore my homearea, whenever I have the time and inclination to do so. Sometimes I regret that I have no camera with me, because just a fantastic light is there.

The light is the nuts and bolts of the whole affair. I normally use the available light. My studio is the given space, the street, the landscape, the park and so on. My models are the existing objects in the space. They stand there completely relaxed. They are such as they are, they are authentic.

Sometimes people walk into the scene or are already part of it. Then I look at them also as objects.

I try to bring the objects in the space in an interesting tension with each other and map them so that they come across beneficial. This I owe them.

Photography is finally an aesthetic medium, so it comes to beauty, and thus also to love. Each object is adorable in its own way. Who has understood this, gets a different sense of life.

With photography, I try to create a more intense relationship with the environment. If this is clearly in a shot, its succeeded.

If you want to see more of my work, you can do it here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/rucko07/

https://www.facebook.com/albrecht.schlotter

http://aschlotter.tumblr.com/

Tokyo Volume 2 by Andrew Wurster

3 Apr

I’ve been revisiting my Tokyo images recently and wanted to post more to this blog. This is a bit of a miscellaneous collection of various locations in Tokyo. I really hope to go back and explore more, maybe concentrating on one or two particular areas sometime soon.

https://www.facebook.com/andrew.wurster

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