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Green Fields

gree fields future 1Brussels was the jewel of Europe at the beginning of the last century, elegant and full of remarkable creations by both famous and unknown architects. It had its poor and unhealthy parts which were endemic to all major European cities in that period but it nevertheless had a special elegant and harmonious homogeneity of its own. The boulevards leading to principal points of the urban web often opened to remarkable views and perspectives and there was ample space for the parks which provided the lungs of this complex built to be at the service of its occupants. In the main, it...
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Copyright Protection, etc.

a1sx2_Original1_Roundhouse.jpg First, an apology for such a long gap between my last blog and this one. This was mainly due to circumstances beyond my control but really there is no excuse and I shall try to do better in the future. ;o )))....When I was in Italy this Summer I was asked to do a portrait shoot for a new authoress who needed photographs to accompany a couple of news articles about her and also one for the cover of her new book which was about to be published.  The shoot was something of an improvised affair because I was travelling...
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The importance of “still” photojournalism

the-importance-of-still-photojournalism With the advent of globally accessible twenty-four hour news channels and real-time projection of events as they are happening, it might appear that the days of fixed images captured by “still” photojournalists are numbered but I do not share this view. The explosion of video reporting which has largely taken over the story telling aspects of reportage has freed “still” photographers to concentrate on the essence of their craft which is to penetrate beneath the surface of events and seek out moments or details which capture what is going on without the distraction of a story line. I believe that the concept of time as...
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Reflections on an urban menace

reflections-on-an-urban-menace In the contemporary world of  gigantic conurbations with their mastodontic architecture, the horizon has become a lost element and the sky is being steadily invaded. Instead of constructions conceived as a means to facilitate community living, the massiveness of much modern architecture contributes to the isolation of the individual, in particular by having hidden his horizon and eaten his sky, thus depriving him of vital reference points and  traditional perspectives. As a consequence, he feels increasingly insignificant, channeled and crushed in an environment where he no longer counts. Any resistance to this process appears to be condemned to failure in...
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Get out there and show your work

get-out-there-and-show-your-work.jpg Capturing an image or “making” a photograph is the first, crucial step and the photographer’s reason for being. His or her trained eye and instinct are the key. The post processing and printing produce the final product which its author can sit back and - if he or she is lucky - admire with some satisfaction as a good piece of work. But this is only half of the story. The production of a photographic image is only part of the process of artistic creation. As with all forms of art, from painting to music, the work is finished only...
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