Back to the Future – the Nikon F4s

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I bought the Nikon F4s around the end of 1988, and it was my go-to camera until the D1 broke through the “professional” DSLR barrier at the end of 1999. To quote Ken Rockwell: “The indomitable Nikon F4 is the most innovative camera ever introduced by Nikon, or probably anyone. The Nikon F4 is what brought cameras into this modern era. The …

Memory, Narration and Curation in Photography

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In recent meetings and photo shoots with friends, I have been attempting to self-appraise my photography – when do I shoot my best work, when do I not? Perhaps a little presumptuously, what is my signature style, when am I doing a good job? And therefore what should I focus on in 2015? Having been a “serious” photographer my entire post-teenage life, …