Friday, January 31, 2014

On Gestures - Jorg Colberg / Conscientious Photography Magazine (Tue 28 Jan 2014)

Untitled - Oxford Street / London (Sat 17 Aug 2013)

Jorg Colberg (*) writes On Gestures (*) and Photography (*):
Gestures (*), the way people use their hands (*) and facial expressions (*), are very hard to deal with photographically.

One of the complications appears to be that the moment we are made to look at a gesture (*), frozen in a photograph, we have to pay attention to something we usually do not think about.

And then it gets weird very quickly.
via Corinna Sauer: Home Story (*) by Jorg Colberg (*).

Untitled - Oxford Street / London (Sat 17 Aug 2013)

Oxford Street / London (Sat 17 Aug 2013)

On Talent and Drive - HONY (Wed 29 Jan 2014)

Untitled - Hong Kong Harbour / Photo Vivienne Bustos (Jul 2012)

Some words of wisdom from an actor On Talent (*) and Drive (*):
you reach a point where talent (*) isn’t enough to compete. Because as you progress (*), you’re eventually going to run up against people who are both talented and driven (*).
via I’m an actor.""How has being an actor differed from your... (*) by Humans of New York (*).

Have had a break and the drive is back, though I'm not sure the talent was ever really there. Great photo Vivienne.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Reward of Photoblogging for the Little People - Reciprocity Failure (Wed 29 Jan 2014)

Untitled - Barcelona (Thu 08 Aug 2013)

Reciprocity Failure (*) writes On Photography (*):
And then there's a whole 'nother echelon, the rest of us- guys like me. The bottom of the barrel, the pissing in the wind crowd, the no respect guys- like most everyone else in blogdom. We do it for the same reasons we continue to photograph without fanfare- although we may aspire to bigger and better, after a coupla years, it becomes obvious it's because we want to, have to. For better or for worse...

And the reward (*) is, the reward is whatever we find of it within ourselves..
via The Art Of Photoblogging... (*) by Reciprocity Failure (*).

Happy to say this little blog and the photos here, are for me, but I hope maybe there might be one or two others out there who enjoy what has appeared here over the last almost five years.

Photography and us - Mike Davis / A Photo Editor (Wed 08 Jan 2014)

Untitled - Split / Croatia (Tue 30 Jul 2013)

Mike Davis (*) writes (*):
We are the photographs we make, they are us.
via The Difference Between Photographers And Photo Editors (*) by aPhotoEditor (*).

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

On Photography - Max Pinckers / Colin Pantall Blog (Wed 22 Jan 2014)

Street Portrait - Lisbon (Wed 14 Aug 2013)

Max Pinckers (*) writes On Photography (*):
Listen to your images. Let them talk back to you and you’ll be surprised with how much they can teach you about yourself.

Above all, always be critical and question the medium, the subject, the approach and your own position.
via Max Pinckers dos and don'ts: Question Yourself, Question Everything (*) by Colin Pantall (*).

On Photography - Adam Marelli (Tue 21 Jan 2014)

Street Portrait - Lisbon (Wed 14 Aug 2014)

Adam Marelli (*) writes On Photography (*):
When you pick up a camera the options are limitless.

The worlds of spectacular and lack luster are very close to one another.

Anyone who has taken a shot they love (*) knows that the shot before and the shot after were failures (*).

As photographers, we swim in a visual world where things can go either way, in the fraction of a second.

But when we can anticipate (*) and understand (*) how our decisions (*) can impact an image, that awareness (*) lets us become more than observers.

We become authors.
via Danny Lyon Domino Player (*) by Adam Marelli (*).

Saturday, January 18, 2014

On Portrait Photography - Russell Fredericks / Reciprocity Failure (Mon 09 Jul 2013)

Street Portrait #5 - Lisbon (Tue 13 Aug 2013)

Reciprocity Failure (*) writes On Portrait Photography (*):
For the most part his subjects are posed, yet remain very much involved in their everyday lives, aware of the photographer's presence but continued to be engaged in the environment that is so much a part of who they are. And we see them in every situation that life throws our way: the good, the bad, those truly memorable that survive us throughout our years, and those that are momentary, frivolous, lost to us if not for the miracle of the photograph. Frederick gives us reason to pause, focus and reflect at the wonder and challenges of their lives... as well as our own. You can't ask more of any portrait.
via Russell Frederick (*) by Reciprocity Failure (*).

Thursday, January 16, 2014

On Quality - Brooks Jensen / Lenswork Daily (Thu 16 Jan 2014)

Skippy Girls (*) - Wilson Street / Redfern (Thu 16 Jan 2014)

Brooks Jensen (*) writes On Quality (*) and On Understanding Others (*):
I've learned (*) the dangers of my narrowly restricted definitions of image quality. Knowing them can/should become the foundation of my personal work, but they can also be a terrible and unjust barrier to my appreciation of the work of other photographers — especially those whose criteria are different than mine. It is a good idea, I believe, to develop the complimentary skills of knowing our own definitions while simultaneously suspending our personal prejudices when we look at the work of others. Without that, we might miss a lot.
via Defining quality (*) by Brooks Jensen (*).

Street Portrait - George Street / Sydney (Wed 15 Jan 2014)

Street Portrait - George Street / Sydney (Wed 15 Jan 2014)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

On Portrait Photography - Jorg Colburg (Wed 14 Jan 2014)

Street Portrait #1 - Oxford Street / London (Sat 17 Aug 2013)

Dorothee Deiss (*) writes On Portrait Photography (*):
In my mind a good portrait strives for honesty (*), truth (*), intensity (*), empathy (*) and respect (*). It dignifies and makes some kind of beauty visible. It is an emotionally striking picture of somebody, where one could catch a glimpse behind the surface.
via A conversation with Dorothee Deiss (*) by Jorg Colburg (*).

Monday, January 13, 2014

On Letting Go - Jeremy Rolleston (Mon 13 Jan 2014)

Portrait - Amsterdam (Tue 20 Aug 2013)

Jeremy Rolleston (*) writes On Letting Go (*):
Give up the past (*). We’ve all been hurt, we all [..] made mistakes (*), we’ve all had challenges (*) and faced our own battles (*). But don’t let your past define your future (*). Our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but they don’t define our future – we are responsible for who we become and for our own happiness (*).
via Are you happy ? … 10 things to give-up in exchange for happiness (*) by Jeremy Rolleston (*).

Sunday, January 12, 2014

On Praise - Praise the behavior. Not the person - (Sun 17 Nov 2013)

Untitled - Lisbon / Portugal (Wed 14 Aug 2013)

Dr. Noa Kageyam (*) writes On Praise (*):
When providing positive feedback (*) and praise (*), focus on reinforcing those things that a student has control (*) over. Their actions (*), behaviors (*), choices (*), strategies (*), approach (*), effort (*), thought process (*), and so on. Specific, concrete things they can act upon.

Praise the behavior (*). Not the person.
via Why the Wrong Kind of Praise Can Undermine Our Students’ Confidence (*) by Dr. Noa Kageyama | (*).

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument to the Discoveries) - Lisbon (Tue 13 Aug 2013)

Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument to the Discoveries) [*] - Lisbon (Tue 13 Aug 2013)

Explore (*) writes:
it’s far more burdensome to live with the what-ifs of not having tried than with the experience of having tried and failed.
via Explore (*) by Explore (*).

Jenny [*] worked this one out for herself - Don't Wonder 'What if?' (*).

Keeping in Shape - Eric Kim (Fri 04 Jan 2014)

street portrait - Lisbon (Wed 14 Aug 2013)

Eric Kim (*) writes On Photography (*):
taking photos is like training a muscle. You need to do it consistently to keep it fit and in shape. And even more important is to keep your eyes sharp and ready to look for photographs.
via On Consistency and Street Photography (*) by Eric Kim (*).

Monday, January 6, 2014

The Gift of Photography - Kirk Tuck (Thu 29 Jul 2010)

Intersection - Copenhagen (Fri 23 Aug 2013)

Kirk Tuck (*) writes On Photography (*):
You can't swim without a pool.You can't shoot without a camera. Don't leave it at home. The camera is like your shirt or your shoes. Take it everywhere you take your body. Then you'll be ready when the image you love arrives in front of you like a gift. Be gracious. Be ready to accept the gift.
via You have to get wet if you want to learn to swim. (*) by Kirk Tuck (*).

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Friday, January 3, 2014

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Stairs - Travessa da Arrochela / Lisbon (Wed 14 Aug 2013)

Stairs - Travessa da Arrochela (*) / Lisbon (Wed 14 Aug 2013)