Welcome to my new site and new blog.
Ah! New beginnings.
So, what have I been up to this week..?
There seems to be a run of photographic competitions to enter this time of the year. This week, I managed to enter the Lensculture Emerging Talent competition at www.lensculture.com with just hours to spare.
I say it a lot, but I love experimenting with my photography. Going right back to my early days in the darkroom I enjoyed making camera-less pictures, following in the footsteps of photographers such as Man Ray / Lazlo Moholy-Nagy's photograms. I've been making my own photograms for some time now, dipping into the theme whenever I can, using digital enlarger technology rather than analogue.
My first attempts were scientific / clinical studies, but eventually I realised that I could loosen up a bit and employ some of the skills I use in the post production of my other photography. I started combining pictures, playing with scale and creating juxtapositions of objects that would usually not exist together in such a manner.
I'm always collecting 'things' that might be useful in my photography (I'm sure this is heavily influenced by my Dad who had a shed stacked with 'stuff' as it might prove useful one day). It's a good excuse for me to go through my collections and turn them into pictures rather than leave them gathering dust.