Expectations

Expectation is such a big thing when we head out to capture image. The pressure get even worse when we have a particular outcome in mind and time is of the essence. The question that I have for you today is whether our expectations are realistic. Personally, I only have the luxury of heading out…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Carleton E. Watkins

Carleton Watkins is considered to be one of greatest photographers of the American West. Carleton E. Watkins was born on November 11, 1829 in  Oneonta, New York, he was a hunter and fisherman and was involved in the glee club and Presbyterian Church Choir. Lured by the opportunities of the California gold rush, he traveled…

Photographing London

Living in London makes sense that it will be the most photographed city in all of the images that I’ve created. Although I am quite bias, it is a very beautiful city. One thing that is clear about London is the diversity of culture as well as the diversity in its architecture. This city’s architectural…

The Knight

Living in London means having access to an incredible variety of architecture. If you are familiar with the city, you will know that it boasts of Baroque style (1600 – 1750) such as St Paul’s Cathedral, Georgian (1714 – 1830) found around Grosvenor Square in Mayfair and Belford Square in Bloomsbury style architecture (1811 –…

Travel and Inspiration

I’ve been quite stagnant lately both creatively, mentally and emotionally. For the past decade or so, photography has been my outlet and also a way for me to figure things out. However, it hasn’t been effective for a while so I have been contemplating travelling more and more. It got me thinking as why this…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Benjamin Brecknell Turner

Benjamin Brecknell Turner was one of Britain’s first photographers born in May 1815. He was also a founding-member of the Photographic Society of London which was formed in 1853. His images were based on the traditionally ‘picturesque’ styles and subjects of the generation of watercolour painters before him.  At 16, he became an apprentice to…

Notes from a chaotic mind

They are some days where I just sit in front of my computer staring at an image on the screen. Everything I try just seems boring. On the worst days, the screen is simply just blank and I have no idea where to start. Whether you photograph, draw or paint, those kind of days are…

Symmetry and Repetition in Photography

One of the things that I love to do the most in life is travel. Travel is one of those special things that has the power to inspire. It allows us to discover new things and step out of our comfort zone. When you are limited on time, waiting for inspiration to strike or for…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Francis Frith

Francis Frith was an English photographer born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire in 1822. He was born into a merchant Quaker family. He originally apprenticed in the cutlery trade, but eventually became a grocer, supplying ships at Liverpool. He attended Quaker schools at Ackworth and Quaker Camp Hill in Birmingham (c. 1828–1838), before he started in the cutlery business. He suffered a nervous breakdown…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – James Valentine

James Valentine was a Scottish photographer born in Dundee on 12 June 1815. He studied photography at the University of St Andrews where he became an acquaintance of Thomas Rodger, who probably photographed him in around 1850. In 1851, he founded his business Valentine & Sons Ltd. He then added portrait photography to the activities to his business,…