Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Ruth Orkin

Ruth Orkin was an award-winning photojournalist and filmmaker. She grew up in Hollywood in the heyday of the 1920s and 1930s. At the age of 10, she received her first camera, a 39 cent Univex. She began by photographing her friends and teachers at school. At 17 years old she took a monumental bicycle trip…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Duane Michals

"I think photographs should be provocative and not tell you what you already know. It takes no great powers or magic to reproduce somebody’s face in a photograph. The magic is in seeing people in new ways." — Duane Michals Duane Michals is an American photographer who creates narratives within a series of images. Blending images with…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Mario DiGirolamo

In a world jam-packed with photography lessons and manuals, the remarkable simplicity with which Mario DiGirolamo see photography is refreshing. To be a good photographer, one needs a few technical skills, but mostly the right mindset. Street photography, above all, epitomises this idea of being open to a situation and making sense of it. Mario DiGirolamo…

Should the final stage of photography be the print?

As more consume more and more images online and digital screens, the question that is commonly raised is whether printing should be the final stage. Henri Cartier - Bresson once said that "the final act of photography is the print." His instincts were toward the final physical print as opposed to pages in books. For many…

Photography – Technique vs Expression

With the release of the Nikon Z mirrorless cameras, it got me thinking about the relationship between technology and our search of perfection. There is nothing so exclusive so cold as perfection. Photography is a technical medium and over the years, the cameras have gotten more sophisticated and with the released of even more sophisticated…