Back again with the next collaboration that I have been involved in from Urban Picnic. This time we have two brothers from Scotland by the names of Gareth and Gavin Bragdon. If you would like to see some more of their work, along with some other work from guys in Scotland, then they have set up a collective of guys all based in Scotland called Grey Skies. I would encourage a look... As usual with these things its been great working with the two guys. Here in Australia I think we would refer to the two brothers as Larrikins... I will let you look it up... They like to use a wee bit of language, and I think should I meet them in a pub for a pint we would have a great night out.Read More
This is the second highlight post for the Collaborations that I manage on Urban Picnic Street Photography. I take a lot of pride in the work that I put into these processes and I like the fact that I can share a little snippet of them here on my own page. The collaboration this month was between Peter Kool and Larry Hallegua. Two great photographers, and also a couple of stand up guys that were a pleasure to work with. I get to make some great contacts through this process, and this one was no different.Read More
If you look to the greats of our magical art form they by in large have something in common. They have long term bodies of work exploring something that they found interesting. This is not only the case for the street photographers, and it may not have been that the project theme was something that they intended to investigate until they realised that something tied a lot of their work together already, and continued with something that was already there.It can be broad or very narrow, but they usually have something that to them built their body of work.Read More
Where do you draw your inspiration for your photography from? If you cant answer this question clearly, then youre in trouble I tell you. It might not be a simple answer to convey to others, granted, but it is an answer that you should be eager to provide to anyone who would ask such a personal question.
I am lucky. I have a very personal source of both inspiration and knowledge for my photographic journey. My Dad... He isnt the single source, and I dont think that any artists would ever claim to have only one influence in their work, but he is an important one.Read More
So I was recently involved in a joint project with Rob Hill who is the Art Director of Urban Picnic Gallery and run the Urban Picnic Street Photography site. I had a great time working on this joint project, and I think that Rob would also say the same. Some of our thoughts on the process we undertook can be seen in the Q&A section of the Faceless series web post. This is a process that we are building on as an ongoing process where I will be acting as Editor for this section of the site. The aim of the group collaboration section of the site is to display the disparate methods, and end results that can be achieved when two photographers from very different cultures, and from different sides of the planet are brought together to work on the same project brief.Read More