Behind The Image, Photography

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 […]

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Inspirations, Photography

Monday Photography Inspiration – Peter Sekaer

Peter Sekaer was a photographer born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1901. He immigrated to the United States in 1918 to seek freedom and opportunity. After successfully operating a printing business in New York City producing posters, advertisements and window displays, he enrolled in the Art Students League in 1929 to study painting. He soon became […]

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Inspirations, Photography

Monday Photography Inspiration – Edouard Boubat

“The wandering photographer sees the same show that everyone else sees. He, however, stops to watch it.” – Edouard Boubat Edouard Boubat was a French Post-War photographer known for his poetic images of nature, animals, and portraits. He was born on September 13, 1923 Montmartre, Paris. In 1938, Boubat, attended the École Estienne, where he studied […]

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Behind The Image, Photography

Minimalism and Me

There is something about minimalist images that always bring us a sense of peace and calm. Early on in my photography, not only did I not know what minimalism was, neither did I think that it would feature heavily in my work now. My entire life has been spent living in a city. Although I […]

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Inspirations, Photography

Monday Photography Inspiration – James VanDerZee

“Somebody would come in and say, “I never take a good picture”. I’d say, Why not? You’ve got two eyes, a nose, and a mouth like everybody else.” – James VanDerZee James Van Der Zee was an American photographer was born in Lenox, Massachusetts in 1886.  He was known to have produced the most comprehensive […]

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architecture, Behind The Image

On The Edge

On the North bank right across the river from the Shard, there’s an intriguing building. The façade is completely made out of glass. However, it is not the façade that drew me but its intricate design. The building is an 11 storey high rise office building that embodies modernism. Unfortunately, there is no information about […]

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architecture, Behind The Image

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 […]

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architecture, Behind The Image

City of Arts Couplet

Travel, photography and architecture for me goes hand in hand, so my first to the City of Arts was carefully planned. My stay in Valencia was for five days as it was the only days that I could have off work. The hotel I used on my stay was five mins walk from the City […]

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Inspirations, Photography

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Max Dupain

Max Dupain was Australia’s most respected and influential modernist black & white photographer of the 20th century. Dupain was considered the pioneer of modernism in Australian photography, an approach that departed from the sentimentality of soft focused, nostalgic imagery to the simplified world of light contrasts, sharp focus, varying angles and creative compositions. Dupain received […]

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Inspirations, Photography

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Charles Harbutt

“A photograph is a collision between a person with a camera and reality. The photograph is typically as interesting as collision is.” – Charles Harbutt Charles Henry Harbutt was an American photographer, a former president of Magnum, and full-time Associate Professor of Photography at Parsons School of Design in New York. He was born in Camden, New Jersey, and […]

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