Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Thomas Annan

Thomas Annan was a Scottish photographer known for being the first to record the poor housing conditions of the poor. Originally from Dairsie in Fife,  Annan moved to Glasgow as an apprentice engraver, and was friendly with a trainee Chemist called, Berwick. They set up business together in 1855 as photographers. Berwick then left to…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Marc Riboud

Marc Riboud was a French photojournalist with an incredible body work that I believe everyone should be familiar with. He is best known for his extensive reports on the Far East - The Three Banners of China, Face of North Vietnam, Visions of China, and In China. Until 1951 he was an engineer in Lyon…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Emil Otto Hoppé

Emil Otto Hoppé (1878-1972) was one of the most important art and documentary photographers of the modern era. Hoppe was born in Munich on the 14 April 1878. He moved to London at the turn of the century, where he began experimenting with photography. Beginning art photography in 1903 Hoppé was admitted as a member…

Hope you dance

I Hope you never lose a sense of wonder I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance Never settle the path of least resistance May you never take one single breath for granted And when you get the choice to sit or dance I hope you dance................ Lee Ann Womack

The importance of having personal projects

When I first started my photography journey, all I did was take pictures of what was pretty and what appealed to me. This great when you first start as it was a great way for me to familiarise myself with my camera. However as my skills progressed shooting randomly no longer appealed to me. I…