Tag Archives: Monochrome

The Radical Eye – Tate Modern

The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography From The Sir Elton John Collection
10 November – 7 May 2017

Elton John’s collection of photography is immense. Most are black and white portraits including Irvine Penns abstract images of Elton John himself.

Garry Winogrand

American photographer Garry Winogrand – 14 January 1928 – 19 March 1984

After a visit to New York in 2010, I found I had a greater understanding of Garry Winogrand ‘s approach to photography.

Coastal photography

Perfect place for photography

Tranquility can easily be found along the beautiful North side of Gower. The marshes and sandy beaches are fenced off by a woodland barrier that removes the busy technology world we live in.

Film Noir Experiment

Film Noir

A motion picture style developed in the 1940s and 1950s, which became iconic due to its contrasting lighting. The filming approach would often create a very eerie, bleak and stark mood. Elongated shadows would add suspense and where synonymous to the genre.

Dennis Hopper – The Lost Album

Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album – The Royal Academy Of Arts

Dennis Hopper, the actor who stared in classic films such as Apocalypse Now, Blue Velvet, and the iconic Easy Rider, was also an accomplished photographer. Hopper said that his photographs never made him a cent, however they kept him alive.

Hidden Bath

I tried out a Fuji X-E1 camera with a 18-55mm lens, as I am looking for a credible alternative to my Canon 5D MkIII, for the days when it’s size and weight are not practical. My first impressions were good, the Fuji X-E1 is relatively intuitive and I was set up and ready to go in a couple of minutes.