On more than one occasion, while out and about taking photographs, (mainly in London) I've been stopped for having a camera round my neck and looking like I might be about to take a picture. Yup, that's all it seems to take now-a-days to raise the suspicions of some underpaid private security guard. Just be out and about minding your own photographic business, perhaps dangerously close to the … [Read more...] about Do I look like a terrorist?
Sorry for the delay in getting this into my podcast feed. I had some strange issues with the way i had encoded it and it took a little bit of time to get the file just right so as it would show up in my feed. I am guessing many of you have already seen this. To you guys I say once again, thank you for your support and also for passing this on to others.. To those that haven't, and I know … [Read more...] about Episode 42 – Life In The Shadows
I love music photography. It's just not that easy to make a living from it unless you work for an agency or a glossy mag. I have two rates normally, one for mates and unsigned bands (unless i am doing a trade for trade kind of deal) and then a more corporate rate for the big guns. This may sound weird but musicians are always skint.. and i love the work, so it seems only right that if i can be … [Read more...] about Money for nothing or your pix for free.
The fifth anniversary of the start of the Iraq War is upon us, and there is speculation that the engagement may continue yet another five years, if not more. To date, approximately 4,000 American soldiers have been killed in combat. While the loss of combat troops is certainly tragic, even more stunning is a recent World Health Organization report based on Iraqi Health Ministry figures which … [Read more...] about Iraqi Refugees: Life in the Shadows
I have really missed having a camera phone. Although I am only into day two of playing with my new toy, having been without one for a year, I forgot how bloody handy it is to have a camera in your pocket at all times. I imagine you could be thinking.. "Wait a minute, this guy works as a photographer.. Surely he has a camera at the ready at all times anyway.. and a good one at that?" Well, just as … [Read more...] about Why the best types of cameras are camera phones.