TonySlattery

North Narooma, Australia

My journey in photography started in the early 1980 with processing my own black and white images in a makeshift darkroom under the...

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There is much debate about “making” images as opposed to “taking” photos. Personally I prefer to find my images.

Photography is part of my journey into seeing. When I come across a scene, for want of a better word, wether it be a landscape, a candid shot of a person in a crowd, or a lonely figure in a streetscape, the challenge is how best to capture that image, in order to share what I saw.

There are pictures that I see, and my head says, “That would make a great photo.” Then there is a completely different state of mind, like observing without paying attention, call it the art of noticing, something makes you turn around and look, and you “find” a picture.

Without thinking too much about the technical details, you pick up the camera and snap of a shot. Is it a snapshot, or a candid shot?

  • Joined: April 2008

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Why photograph?

Why photograph? / Be smart and say because you have to. In a sense, i do indeed have to, because i need something bigger than myself to obsess about. Something to occupy my mind. / In order to share what i see. To photograph is more than just snapshots. In order to photograph, one must notice things. Your friend, your wife, your girlfriend may say to you “Wow, look at that, that would make …
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