Author Archives: Gerry Walden

About Gerry Walden

I am a stock photographer with far more years of experience than I would care to mention. Located in Southampton (UK) I am sandwiched between two national parks and my home town is a major seaport. I shoot mostly people related images, and travel when I can. I am resident photographer at a major concert venue in the town which means I get to shoot a variety of musicians.

Willy Ronis

I have just been looking again at the wonderful photography of French photographer who, for me at least, ranks up there with the great names of Henry Cartier-Bresson and Robert Doisneau. When it comes to the world of social documentary … Continue reading

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Now on Tumblr!

I am pleased to say that you can now follow my images on Tumblr at https://www.tumblr.com/blog/gerry-walden They display well there, and I would be delighted if you felt able to follow me.

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The Ring

This image, taken last summer using a Leica M7 loaded with Fuji Neopan 400CN film at Salisbury Livestock market, has just been chosen as a favourite by National Geographic editor David Y. Lee – quite an honour, and the second time this image … Continue reading

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The Jazz Ticket

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Bath Time!

Sometimes it is good to refresh your ideas, or to face a new challenge, as a photographer especially if, like me, you have been stumbling along blindly for a very long time. It was with this in mind that on … Continue reading

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In Defence of Street Photography

The French art critic Charles Pierre Baudelaire (1821 – 1867) said about artists of that time: “The painters of now must no longer spend their time in their studios studying plaster casts, clothing their subjects in the costumes of ancient Greeks … Continue reading

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Craig Semetko Workshop – Hamburg 2016

Last weekend I was in Hamburg to join the Craig Semetko workshop on street photography organised by LFI. Now, I will confess that I was a little dubious as to whether I would gain much from this and it worked … Continue reading

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