Portrait “Shootout” with Digital Camera Magazine

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A few weeks ago, I was happy to be included in a “Shootout” on natural light portraiture, organised by Digital Camera Magazine. Ed Heffer was the other photographer involved, and the event was orchestrated by the affable and very knowledgeable Ben Brain, Editor of the magazine. The resulting article has just been published in the November edition. It was a lot of …


Exploitation, or driving social awareness in Street Photography?

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I wrote a Facebook post in February, expressing some disquiet about exploitative street photography. Street photography is legal in most public spaces in most countries, and is enjoying enormous popularity. Yet at what point does photography veer from story telling and  observation, reportage and documentation, possibly with a view to raising social awareness of issues – and at what point does it move into …