Japan Day 2014by Manchester Street Snapshttp://flic.kr/p/oTb9Ds
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word on the street
Market street, Manchester, 1960s
Sorry for the big gaps between blogs, it’s been the big holiday and have my Fatherly duties as well as work and all the other things that delay these musings…..please stop laughing at the back…..
Anyway with this one I’m back so here are a couple of experiences from #lifeofaphotographer or #mylifeasaphotographer as it’ll be renamed from here on in…
There has been plenty of subjects that I thought I’d write individual blogs about but what with the delay I’ll lump them all in together and may flick back to them in future blogs…they range from the feeling of insignificance in photography, amateurs believing their worth is greater than thous, the endless mild anger, honour amongst thieves > honour amongst photographers, getting a rest, having a holiday, taking photographs for photographs sake, imitation, karma, depression and the future..
Phew that’s quite a list isn’t it….Now as many of you who read this (all 2 of you thank you x) will know most of the subjects above I shall keep the explanation of these brief, I’ve had quite a wide variety of job these last 6 weeks and each has taught me something new
I feel that the insignificance of “proper” photography may have sub-seeded the use of photography this can be put down to cost, the rise of the amateur, the all consuming nature of the web, the throw away ability of such, the democratization of photography, the longevity of my career, the breadth of subject matter and last but not least anyone can do this…
This has lead to two distinct thoughts…
Should I give up OR Should I look at going back into education…..
So I’ve done a few jobs recently where I encountered the “*Amateeeuurr” in all it’s guises from the
I’ve seen them do this on the TV
I’m more important than you
I have a laminated press lanyard
I’ve just bought this
excuse me I’m going to copy you and not understand why you’re bothered
I’ll just stand in front of you…….
and to all the others in between Oh how I **love them all…
This leads to the something I’d witnessed amongst the youths, the kids that I see when I take my son(he’s 9) out, the kids I see at work (over 18 but under 25) and the kids on the street (god knows)
Just seems to be so much drama, look at me shouting and mild “faux” anger about is this because the world has become a much greyer place, a return to 80’s values as well as fashions or as ever is it just me?
So I had a few days off this year, first time that it’s happened for an age and went out and did pictures for pictures sake and ended up with the above…quite nice a bit fun and know it’s not original but it’s a picture for a pictures sake…really want to get away to somewhere with good light feels like an eternity since I’ve experienced good light…..
As showed with the sad loss of Robin Williams, depression is something that can strike anybody, anytime and anyhow…so if you’re reading this and need some help, an ear or anything there are plenty of avenues that can be explored or if you need any help from me then give me a shout…
So again we look to the future, onto the next chapter and up…
Have fun x
*I know it’s spelt wrong
Tokyo Samba Carnival
Florianópolis - Santa Catarina (by Guto Kuerten)
Fasciated daisy — Fasciated stems are produced due to abnormal activity in the growing tip of the plant. Often an abnormal number of flowers are produced on affected stems. Normal branches may arise from fasciated stems. Fasciation is unpredictable and is usually limited to a single stem. It seldom recurs the following year.
Another fun fact: daisy leaves are edible.
These abandoned places are little spooky but stunning