An opportunity not taken

Photographs Not Taken is the kind of book you can dip in and out of. It is a collection of short essays by an impressive roster of photographers who describe, with varying levels of writing skill, images/experiences they did not capture with their cameras. The ‘author’ Will Steacy says in his preface that the essays … Continue reading An opportunity not taken

Genres

Genres provide useful signposts – a kind of shorthand – to help a viewer understand what kind of content to expect. Great for buying a paperback at a train station but in photography, this can lead to unhelpful pigeonholing and stale or cliched imagery. Landscape photographer Paul Hill goes as far as saying that genre … Continue reading Genres

Assignment One

For my Body of Work, I plan to chronicle the final days of The Nomadic Community Gardens, creating a rich narrative as an extended portrait of a place. The Nomadic Community Gardens, Fleet St Hill, London E1 5ES,  is a “meanwhile” space and an experiment in social regeneration. The area is owned by developers but … Continue reading Assignment One