Presentation to Keynsham Photographic Society

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Last evening, I was privileged to be asked to talk at Keynsham Photographic Society. I shared some of the photographers that inspire me, and showed some of my own work, exploring related themes, and with their associated stories. It was great fun! I talked about Dorothea Lange (1895-1965), Robert Frank (1924), Saul Leiter (1923-2013), William Eggleston (1939) and Hioji Kubota (1939). …

To Filter or Not To Filter, that is the Question

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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 …