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Monday, 19 December 2011

Shortlisted: Battersea Power Station

My photo, Battersea Power Station, has been shortlisted for inclusion in the Sense the City digital display at London Transport Museum. The display will go on show at London Transport Museum from Saturday 21 January 2012.

The exhibition explores how emerging technologies are transforming the way we live, work and play in our cities. It poses questions about mobility, society and work in the Capital over the next decade, and compares this with past visions of the future. The exhibition closes on 18 March 2012.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

The New Original Little Fish Paper Club Handbook - essays of a rock'n roll band

Ben and Juju by fotoshoota.com
Ben and Juju, a photo by fotoshoota.com on Flickr.
I've had the opportunity to see Oxford band Little Fish perform live a few times. These guys are really passionate about making music and about sharing the journey with their fans. They are writing a book about that journey and need support to get it published through http://www.unbound.co.uk.

Read all about how to make it happen here:
http://unbound.co.uk/books/the-new-original-little-fish-paper-club-handbook/promote?promoter_id=5258

And please pass on the message...

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Why the industry needs certified public photographers


Amateur photographers will want to break into the professional market - that is just a reality. We can continue to debate how this is making life more difficult for established pro's and how they now have access to the same relatively affordable technology. Or we can think of a way how to make that path more acceptable and recognised by the industry.

Friday, 30 September 2011

selfie

selfie by fotoshoota.com
selfie, a photo by fotoshoota.com on Flickr.
I was up early today. We're experiencing some brilliant weather here in England at the moment with misty mornings and lovely sunshine. I think the weather gods are making up for not giving us a summer earlier this year!?

Sunday, 25 September 2011

the gloomy wood

the gloomy wood by fotoshoota.com
the gloomy wood, a photo by fotoshoota.com on Flickr.
"Halfway through the story of my life I came to in a gloomy wood, because I'd wandered off the path, away from the light..." (Dante, La Commedia Divina).

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Tinlin, with special guest Paul Carrack

I'm a little late with this one... the gig already took place a month ago (30 July 2011). Rolf and Alex Tinlin with Paul Carrack. Check out Tinlin's new live album... http://www.tinlinmusic.com/home

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Published in Digital Camera Magazine

Via Flickr:
I just scored a two page spread in a major UK photography magazine! I have my photograph, Reflections of Edinburgh, published in the "Hot Shots" section of Digital Camera Magazine, August 2011, Edition 115, p. 9 - 10.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

The Lookout

The Lookout by fotoshoota.com
The Lookout, a photo by fotoshoota.com on Flickr.
Another shot from a series with the new Holga. Made me think of the old Russian proverb: "Even one person in a field is a warrior, if she is a Soviet warrior." Or something like that...

Saturday, 16 July 2011

2852 - Wheat

2852 - Wheat by fotoshoota.com
2852 - Wheat, a photo by fotoshoota.com on Flickr.
Week 28 has arrived. I have fallen behind a little on my 52 weeks project, but I promise to make up for it over the summer.

The photograph was taken on a Holga GN, my first glass lens Holga, and I'm really impressed with the sharpness of the lens.

Via Flickr:
A field of wheat on the outskirts of Chesham.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

2350 - Reflections of Edinburgh

2350 - Edinburgh Castle by fotoshoota.com
2350 - Edinburgh Castle, a photo by fotoshoota.com on Flickr.
A photograph taken in car park below Edinburgh Castle. It rained earlier in the day which allowed me to get these reflections. I love how the spots on the tarmac came out. What is essentially bubble gum and gravel looks like stars in the night sky.

Monday, 6 June 2011

Jo Hamilton and Les Payne


At last I had a moment to write an entry and post the link to Saturday's (4 June 2011) gig. Jo Hamilton (http://news.johamilton.com/) and Les Payne (http://www.lespayne.com/) performed live at The Drawingroom (http://the-drawingroom.co.uk/) in Chesham. Click on the image above to see the entire set of images.

Saturday, 4 June 2011

5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD PHOTOGRAPH A FRIEND'S WEDDING

Bride and Groom by fotoshoota.com
Bride and Groom, a photo by fotoshoota.com on Flickr.
Recently I had the opportunity to photograph a friend's wedding. This was a great privilege and honour as my friend is an amazing wedding photographer himself. I am not a wedding photographer, but always wanted to take on the challenge of a wedding. This post is aimed at photographers in a similar position.

If asked to photograph more weddings I will and these are the reasons why:

Monday, 25 April 2011

1552 - Royal Wedding prepared...


1552 - Royal Wedding prepared...  Originally uploaded by fotoshoota.com

Week 15 has arrived. A week to go before the Royal Wedding hits England and Union Jacks and bunting have appeared everywhere!

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

FREE FRANCIS YARD!


FREE FRANCIS YARD!
Originally uploaded by fotoshoota.com

Calling all supporters of local music, art and great coffee! The amazing Drawingroom in Chesham, stage to up and coming musicians, is under threat of closure. Please, even if you haven't been there (yet), support this group on facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_192165230825378

Thanks for looking!

1152 - London skyline


1152 - London skyline
Originally uploaded by fotoshoota.com

Week 11 is a bit late. I love the light this time of year in London.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

1252 - Big Ben


1252 - Big Ben
Originally uploaded by fotoshoota.com

Week 12 and I'm still revisiting London sites. Week 11 is still missing, but I'll post it soon (did something with a Lomo and haven't had a chance yet to get the film developed).

Saturday, 5 March 2011

0952 - Tower Bridge Traffic


0952 - Tower Bridge Traffic
Originally uploaded by fotoshoota.com

Tower Bridge at night time with The City of London in the background.

0852 - Missenden Road


0852 - Missenden Road
Originally uploaded by fotoshoota.com

Late afternoon traffic along Missenden Road, Bucks. Canon 5D with Lensbaby pinhole optic.

Friday, 18 February 2011

0752 - St Pauls Cathedral


0752 - St Pauls Cathedral
Originally uploaded by fotoshoota.com

An iconic feature of London's skyline - St. Paul's Cathedral just after sunset. The Millennium Bridge remains one of my favourite river crossings in the city.

Monday, 14 February 2011

0652 - Angler on Petone Pier


0652 - Angler on Petone Pier
Originally uploaded by fotoshoota.com

Petone is on the opposite end from Wellington Harbour, New Zealand. This photograph was taken on Petone Pier just before sunset. The pier offers beautiful views of the bay and many locals fish from it throughout the day.

Saturday, 5 February 2011

0552 - Sunset at Castlepoint Lighthouse


0552 - Sunset at Castlepoint Lighthouse
Originally uploaded by fotoshoota.com

Castlepoint in New Zealand is one of the most spectacular places on the Wairarapa coastline. The lady and her friend walked along the beach and took photographs of sea gulls and waves. Then she paused and turned to take a quick snap of the lighthouse. I took this photo with a small compact and did some basic post processing in LR.

(Ps. Weeks 2 - 4 are still outstanding, but I promise to post them soon.)

Saturday, 8 January 2011

0152 - Travelator


0152 - Travelator
Originally uploaded by fotoshoota.com


Photographers need challenges. Taking my inspiration from author-photographers such as Kevin Meredith (http://lomokev.com/books/) and Lee Frost (http://www.rubooks.co.uk/product/50-photo-projects/203518/), I decided for 2011 to do a 52 weeks / 52 photographs project.

The first of the project is a photograph of the travelator at Waterloo Station in London. It's been photographed many times before, but I wanted something iconic to symbolise the start of another adventure!

The photograph was taken on a Canon S95 (which I happened to have in my pocket at the time) and some basic post-processing was done to boost the contrast and colours.

Best wishes for 2011!