The drug that is photography

For me photography is just like a drug that I must have every day. It doesn’t matter whether it be by looking at the images of others, editing my work or making new images, I must have my daily ‘fix’. The longer I am addicted the worse the addiction gets, and I hope I can stay addicted for the rest of my life. I don’t want to go into rehab, I don’t want to be cured, I am very happy staying an addict. And like all addicts I just need more and more!

(Written whilst on a trip to Budapest feeding my addiction)

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Rushing through the rain

A young lady in a fur coat rshes through the rain on a street in central  Paris - taken from a passing taxi cab.

A young lady in a fur coat rshes through the rain on a street in central Paris – taken from a passing taxi cab.

I was driving through Paris in a taxicab with a friend when I saw this elegant woman rushing through the rain and I yelled ‘Quick, give me my camera!”  I was able to grab a quick shot and the taxi moved on through the rain – luckily it worked. The date was in 1992, and I was shooting on Ilford delta 400, but now I have no idea of the camera (I think it was a Canon F1). The image has long been a favourite of mine and was exhibited at my one-man show at the Royal Photographic Society’s gallery in Bath, England many years ago. I have FINALLY scanned it so that it is available as a print at a sensible price on my website at http://archive.gwpics.com/#!/index/I0000wBxOF2sLuVU

 

 

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Christian McBride and Edgar Meyer in Concert

I had the pleasure of photographing two great virtuosos of the acoustic bass, Christian McBride and Edgar Meyer, at the weekend. Here is a link to the Slate gallery of words and images for your to look at:

https://slate.adobe.com/cp/vy7ZT/

All images were taken on the M9 at 800iso with the Zeiss 50mm Sonnar f1.5 pretty close to wide open the whole time.

Hope you enjoy!

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The Gypsy Girl

A young gypsy girl at a campsite on the edge of the Django Rheinhardt Festival in the French village of Samois-sur-Seine. (Taken with parents permission)

A young gypsy girl at a campsite on the edge of the Django Rheinhardt Festival in the French village of Samois-sur-Seine. (Taken with parents permission)

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To celebrate International Women’s Day

I have just posted this project on Slate – please click on the link below:

https://slate.adobe.com/cp/dRRzF/

Thanks!

 

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We plow the fields …..

A farmer ploughs the fields of Sussex, England, chased by a flock of gulls.

You can view the image larger here and buy a print if you really like the image.

A farmer ploghs the fields of Sussex, England.

A farmer ploghs the fields of Sussex, England.

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Website revamp

After toying with Adobe Portfolio (part of the CC suite) I have stuck with Photoshelter for the versatility it offers, and I have now done a complete revamp of the appearance of my website at www.gwpics.com. Whilst Adobe Portfolio is very good for a free website it simply did not have the facilities that I needed.

Please take a look and let me have feedback if you feel so inclined – the website address remains exactly the same. If anyone is thinking of going with Photoshelter I can let them have a discount code.

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