To Filter or Not To Filter, that is the Question

mickyates B&W, film, Painterly, Photography 0 Comments

I rarely take selfies. However, I do play around with Hipstamatic on my iPhone, experimenting with its combination of lens effects and film types.  I have always been interested in ‘vintage looks’, so decided to shoot a ‘TinType’ selfie, and posted on Facebook. I was rather surprised to see the debate that ensued. Here’s an edited and abbreviated version. My …

The Painter, the Photographer and the Mobile Phone

mickyates Art, iPhoneography, Painterly, Photography, Poetry, Prose, United Kingdom 0 Comments

I, The Painter Mix the colours of golden apricot and Spring cabbage Lay the mixture on the warmest paper Create a melee of contortionate light. This is the process of painting. Written July 1970 Painting was where I started all those years ago. Yet photography has always been close to my heart. I remember getting my first serious camera (a Pentax KX) …