Not a photographer by trade or training but (I hope) by inclination. Like a great many in the new, digital era I’ve bought a camera, taken some photos and now think of myself as a photographer. I’ll let other judge whether I’m kidding myself or not.
I started taking photographs seriously only recently when a few events conspired to remind me that life is short but there’s still every chance I wont remember it all anyway. I figured unless I did something about it, all the things I’d seen would slip away, so I took photos, found myself loving it and a new addiction was bedded in. I’ve given this quick history of myself to give some background to the kinds of photo’s you’ll see from me – basically its the things I do and see; things I love, hate and just find interesting.
Basically this means a lot of people being themselves, bright colours, buildings, dogs, cars, and bits and pieces of the world as its presented to me.
I’m trying to stretch my wings a little and extend my post processing but generally you’ll note my photos tend to be relatively “as seen” without a lot of effects. I do tend to see the world brightly and in high contrast – so thats generally how my photos turn out.
A few weeks ago I made a comment about the elation I felt at having a long run of quality control successes with my stock agency – alamy. Well that kept on running until I hit 20 passes in the row. I was on top of my game – the shots were good, the processing in spec, the workflow sorted – I began to think I had it nailed. / I should have seen the rest coming. / I’m now …
In case anyone was wondering why I’ve gone pretty quiet lately, I’m away on a work trip and not able to process and upload photo’s. In fact I’ve barely been able to do anything. / Anyway, a week in Seattle, a week in Baltimore and the another week in Seattle isnt exactly a terrible life.
And I’m away – curiously – but perhaps not surprisingly, my first sale wasn’t a photo but a t-shirt. You know what – I don’t care, I feel great, I love the rush of knowing someone, somewhere out there liked my stuff enough to put their own hard earned cash into something I made. / Yay.