Posts Tagged Halifax
“Look for clashing colours – the more lurid the better.” – Bang Byoung-Sang
“Remember Robert Capa’s words: “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough”” – Andrew Glickman
“Find an ambiguity that lies just below the surface.” Jesse Marlow
“Go somewhere you haven’t been before – a dog show, a polo match, a monster truck rally – and remember, the interesting things often happen at the fringes away from the main ‘action’.” – Paul Russell.
The three images below were all taken on the periphery.
Mother and son enjoying the Tattoo parade with some ear protection.
Although not on the periphery of an event, these beach huts on Brighton seaside front have very colourful fronts and are often photographed from the front. They have a different appeal from behind.
I took this photograph while in Cuzco, Peru at a festival during Easter.
Last week I completed a 5-day meditation retreat in the city of Halifax, NS. The title of the retreat was “Being Brave and Transforming Our World”
Meditation makes the world more vivid and after the course I found a lot of perceptions jumping out at me. After the retreat, I shot a photograph of a friend drinking wine in the rain on our deck at the back of the house. Without explaining further, the image encapsulated much what I learned at the retreat.
“Bend the rules and play tricks with the mind; make documents of moments that have never existed.” – Peter Funch
When these moments occur I find they are full of humour. I really enjoy finding them.
Charles Flowers on Elliott Erwitt’s Handbook (2003)
“Follow the money” – Stephen McLaren
“Take pictures where you’re not comfortable, where you feel exposed, threatened, or morally on the wrong side.” – Mirko Martin
Children make excellent photographic subjects but I am never at ease when photographing them in public.
I saw these two girls sleeping together at a train station in London. I really wanted to spend some more time looking for hastily took this shot.
The naked bike ride in my hometown of Halifax, NS
“Wander aimlessly most of the time” Melanie Einzig
If one wanders the streets without any intention in mind, then one begins to see the street.
…while wandering the streets of Bath, UK
….while wandering the Public Gardens in Halifax, Canada
…wandering my house on a sunny day