Journal

Comics

If anyone is mildly interested in other (non photographic) artwork, I run, draw and write a comic website called ‘Chain Bear’ with a very talented artist/writer named Lauren Farnsworth.

The site is at www.chainbear.com

It’s a bit odd, unlike most comic strips, because the continuity is quite scattered as each style/story from day to day is very different. We liked the idea of having a different style of joke and/or artwork daily, while keeping some themes and storylines intact across the long term. It’s fairly new, but if you folk enjoy looking at artwork, both comical and poignant, I’d urge you to have a gander.

Thanks

Stuart

Finding a Photo and Seeking a Photo

There is a definite gulf between:
1) Imagining an image in your head, working out how to set it up, grabbing all the tools and people that you need to create this mental picture and shooting
2) Actually finding a wonderful picture out there in the world, be it a person, place or scene.
I actually enjoy both kinds of photography and find both as tricky as each other. With regards to point (2), I don’t tend to take many pictures of landscapes fixed outdoor settings unless something wonderful has happened to turn the scene into something beyond it’s own every day beauty. The reason for this is because I feel I haven’t added anything by taken a landscape – it’s not my photo: it’s the world’s photo; unless I’ve spotted some special way of seeing something, or happen to be there in a moment of …

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