Sunday, 07 June 2009 22:00

Ghanafest 2009

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Ghanafest is a folk music festival held annually, and this year, the organisers were kind enough to have me take a shot at it (no pun intended). When you’re under the stage with relatively static singers, while the 6-or-so cameras of the local TV station keep yelling to get out of the way, its not straight forward to produce something interesting. However, if the organisers...

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062 - Beach Shop Seems like 2009 is turning out to be a really good year! First the Modernist Architecture exhibition, then the Press & PR award and now this. I received an email yesterday evening notifying me that I gained a nomination in the Fine Art category of the International Photography Masters Cup, which is one of the largest competitions of its kind...

Thursday, 14 May 2009 04:04

Keeping in Control

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In the good ol’ days, serious photographers and especially artists, took pride in their print-making skills. Especially in black and white photography, it is in the darkroom that the tough guys distinguished themselves from the wannabies. Ansel Adams was the first to elevate the darkroom process to an artform, and countless others followed,...

Tuesday, 21 April 2009 06:31

Uncovering the Emotion

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When we remove the recognisable, the unseen becomes visible.

I have recently been involved in a very interesting project, which I will not reveal details of as yet (suspense!). What I can say is that it was a challenge, since, like most other things, the theme has been visited quite often. In these cases (and not only), is way too easy to fall into...

Thursday, 16 April 2009 11:13

The Power of a Fresh Mind

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The Power of a Fresh Mind I take many photos. A good number of them will never see the light of day, however I discard very few photos outright, for a very simple reason. Every photograph I take is associated with a memory, an emotion. When I look at my work, it evokes the memory or emotion associated with that shot, and that is similarly what I look to achieve in those...

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