Stacked

while answering some questions for an article earlier last week, I came across a question that I haven’t been able to get out of my mind. It revolves around the dark and moody look to my images. Although I have quite a few dark images and love creating them, I would not particularly say that…

Forgotten and Rediscovered

Some images take longer to edit others. Some images come together as easily in my head as if I simply pressed the shutter of my camera. Some images come slower than the line. They are forgotten and then rediscovered. This image fits within the box of the later. It was not a bad image when…

Assut de l’Or

If you are familiar with the work of Santiago Calatrava, Assut de l’Or bridge will not be much of a surprise to you. This particular bridge crosses the former riverbed of the River Turia, between the Science museum and Àgora. There are several lanes for traffic in both directions but there’s also a pedestrian bridge…

The beauty of light

If you google light in photography, you will find all types of guides on understanding artificial and natural light and how to shape it for various uses. There’s nothing wrong with these sources however this isn’t what I want to talk about. For me, there is nothing more intriguing to me than dark, moody and…

Learning to see beyond the obvious

Ever since I was a child, I’d always have a book in hand. My earliest memory of books was of my grand mother reading to me at bedtime and teaching me to read when I was about 4 years old. I still remember fondly the many folktales that read to me and as an adult,…

The benefit of practicing our photography

Although I’ve picked up my first camera for almost ten years, they are still many aspects of photography that I still love and many aspects that keep me curious. One thing that I often do is practice my photography. In this instance, I am not talking about capturing images but practicing different aspects of my…

Discretion

While putting together the slideshow for my first ever talk, I mentioned that I always name my images. Naming each one of the images that I create is a way for me to further personalise my image. Since the main subject of the images that I share is architecture, it is easy to assume that…

Creativity – Is there a limit?

The question about whether there is a limit to creativity divides opinion. Maya Angelou said that you can’t use up creativity. The more you use it, the more you have it. Although some of us readily agree, others believe that the mind and social influences can limit creativity. One thing that is sure is that…

Photography Clichés

I was going through some old images the other day and noticed something. I saw a pattern that I never noticed before. Although I push myself not to create the same things over and over again, I must admit that I have my favourites. Favourite composition, favourite edits even. Unfortunately for me, some of those…

Explanations

We have all become accustom to artists as well as photographers explaining the vision behind their work. Although I know that this is a good, it is something that I’ve always struggled with myself. I constantly struggle with putting my thoughts on paper and explaining the vision behind my work even though it is clear…