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 …

Poppies, Selfies and Inspiration

mickyates Leica, Lightroom, London, Photography, Street photography, Travel, United Kingdom 0 Comments

The art installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London, marks one hundred years since the first full day of Britain’s involvement in the First World War. Created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, with setting by stage designer Tom Piper, 888,246 ceramic poppies progressively fill the Tower’s famous moat over the summer. Each poppy represents a …