This is the best simulation of Kodak TRI-X 400 black and white film I've made so far. You can try it as well. You'll need Photoshop and DxO Silver Efex Pro from the Nik Collection, but it works best with Lightroom and VSCO Film 01's Tri-X 400 preset.Read More
We photographers often fall into the trap of assigning ourselves the task of having to capture every trip in all its glory and not just experiencing it as simple human being first. That’s ultimately what the last year has been about for me. I love how 35mm Portra 160 looks anyway so I don’t think it’ll be much of a loss.Read More
28mm has just arrived on the block!
Now after some deliberation, I have finally made the jump to owning the Voigtländer 28mm F2 Ultron. Along with the 50mm F1.5 Nokton as well, and my tried and true 35mm F1.7 Ultron, I now have the trio of lenses perfect for all kinds of rangefinder-style work, from dynamic street scenes to quiet, focused portraits.Read More
An interesting month! I had my opinion piece The Only Rule In Street Photography article republished to PetaPixel, resulting in some new traffic and Instagram followers along with a number of nasty words from folks around the globe down in the comments section. It was interesting to see everyone getting riled up over my thoughts on the topic. At first it made me doubt what I had written, but then I just ignored them. Problem solved.Read More
Street photography is hard. It challenges our observational skills, our sense of vulnerability and our ability to react at a moment’s notice, which is why it can be so rewarding to finally capture something that others may have never noticed and to walk away with work that can hopefully stand the test of time and be remembered.Read More
Just released today, 13th February 2019, is my first Android app called Frameable which does everything I needed and more. I'm really happy with the first release and have already been planning to start an iOS version as soon as I'm ready, given the large audience who may find it useful as well as the fact that I use Instagram on my iPad too.Read More
I was able to meet Joe Greer, a photographer from Brooklyn, who was touring with Leon Bridges on his Australian tour. Joe had some downtime and dropped in for the first West End Camera Club meet up of the year. Along with Joe’s I made a number of Rolleiflex portraits and have been shooting a little more on it lately.Read More
Happy New Year to anyone who reads this journal!
My goal of 2019 is very simple — put people and experiences first, and leave the camera at home as much as possible. I’m having a well earned rest from creative ambition. Needless to say that I’m still actually making photographs.Read More
I’ve been to the beach a lot. Most weekends, unlike previous years. Summer is again a quiet season in my photography. I just want to enjoy the bright, warm days with people, free of pressure to make photographs, which means occasional urban landscape and still life photography.Read More