I always say that I don’t know where am going but I know where I am from. A common statement a lot of people make. But can we say the same about photography?
Yesterday on my way to work, while surfing the net as you do I came across an article was on photoquotes.com. The article was based on Bill Stettner. A very successful advertising photographer in New York.
In the late 80’s, Bill Stettner along with many other American photographers fought for the right for photographers to own the copyright to their images. A right that’s now accepted and known through out the world.
As a result Bill Stettner was blackballed by the New York Advertising industry and never worked again as a photographer. Sadly, his last career was a second hand goods dealer.
“Our memory of those who have fought battles on our collective behalf, are sadly short lived. In many ways, Bill gave his life for what he believed in – a principle that benefited every working photographer today.We should not forget that.”
I am a photographer currently living in London.
Most of my work is in black and white because which I've found to be the best outlet to express myself.
With patience a rather unique way of seeing the beauty around me, I enjoy creating a world that is unique to me.