Street photography is very popular, pretty much always has been since folks like Henri Cartier-Bresson started snapping at people with 35 mm cameras. It takes an eye, timing and some courage to photograph people you don’t know.
But is it really street photography? Pavement pictures? Also when is it road photography or highway photography? I think we have a boatload of new genre to explore.…
Photography is about vision. The stronger the vision, the better the photo.
I often open my studio to be used as a gallery for other photographers. We all have different visions and it is gratifying to collaborate.
During July 15th & 16th 2017 I am hosting an exhibition featuring 12 photographers (myself included!). I’ve given the show a French flavor to coincide with Frenchtown’s Bastille day celebration. The poster is French but the photographers are American.
Businesses throughout the town are also hosting art related events. Not only are we collaborating with other artists and photographers we are collaborating with each other.
A refreshing swim is, well, refreshing. A vigorous swim is invigorating. Diving in headfirst is exciting and sometimes courageous and it is always a relief to come up for air.
Being a commercial photographer is exhilarating and sometimes demanding, so it is fun to get out sometimes for a little photojournalism style photos of people enjoying themselves.…
The world population is now at about 7.5 billion and I’m guessing about 7.4 billion of us like to take pictures.
It’s just a rough guess but rarely have I met anyone who doesn’t take at least a little pleasure in snapping a photo of something interesting and then seeing how it comes out.
Subjects range from pets & family to surreal settings but the feeling is universal (it’s kinda fun).
My hunch is that it’s neurological. Taking a photo must trigger a release of dope-a-lope or photolamine or chocolate syrup in our brains. It’s gotta be one of those feel-good hormones, for sure.
Now that we have digital cameras for instant viewing and social media for instant sharing, it’s even more fun. I think I even use my phone more for taking photos than making calls (I just upgraded and am pretty sure it still makes calls).
So have some fun. Go out and take some pictures.…