On The Way

It is said that we have images all around us. Since my background is in science, I was lucky enough to find another job during the pandemic. The travel to and from work is about one hour and thirty minutes which meant that I use as an opportunity to be productive. Productivity usually means catching…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Markéta Luskačová

Markéta Luskačová is a Czech-born photographer who spent much of her life living and working in the UK. Frequently drawn to people who are marginalised, she is particularly famous for her documentation of life in remote Slovakian villages and the East End markets of London. She is considered by many to be one of the…

Starting out…

It is truly fitting to start the year with this year. Although I am yet to give it a name, it’s an image 7 years in the making. Allow me to explain. I vividly remember capturing this image as soon as the scene was presented to me. At the same time, I had envisioned a…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Louis Boutan

Louis Boutan was a French biologist and a pioneer in the field of underwater photography that would be unmatched by anyone else for decades. He was born in Versailles and studied biology and natural history at the University of Paris where he became a lab assistant at the age of 20. In 1880, he was named deputy head by…

Looking forward

It is officially the year and this is usually the time to reflect on things that happened throughout the year. This usually includes goals that we set ourselves usually of things to accomplish in the New Year. Last year, I decided to no longer make a list or any resolutions. Not only are the list…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Roger Schall

Roger Schall was a renowned French photographer of the 1930s & 1940s. He worked in all photographic disciplines from fashion, portraits, nudes, still life and reportage and secretly documented the Nazi’z occupation of Paris. Roger Schall was born in Nancy on July 25, 1904 and his family arrived in Paris in 1911. His father also…

There’s something to be said for practise

It is easy to underestimate how important it is to keep practising and flexing our creative muscle. As photography/ creating is not a full time pursuit, it is easy to put it on the back burner when things shift in life. For many reasons, this year has been a completely chaotic which threw me off…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Augustín Víctor Casasola

Agustín Víctor Casasola was a Mexican photographer and partial founder of the Mexican Association of Press Photographers. He was born in Mexico City on July 28,1874 and apprenticed as a typographer. He later became a reporter for El Imparicial, which was one of the official newspapers of the Díaz government. Typography demands precision, a sense…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Leslie Gill

Leslie Gill among a group of photographers who elevated the editorial still life photograph to a unique American art form. Gill studied painting with Charles Hawthorne in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and graduated with honours from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1929. While working as art director of House Beautiful magazine, Gill began to make his own…

What is my thing?

I worried a lot about “what is my thing?”. Everything I read about photography said to find a lane and stick to it. This means finding a field that I like and sticking to it. This is hard to do especially when you still haven’t found what you like. I started with cityscape but quickly…