Magnum Contact Sheets

This time last year, I was in a self-imposed study lock-down in London trying to catch up with my research.  One of my days off was a mild late December day just before Christmas; and throughout November I was inspired by a book that sat on our coffee table which I browsed through during breaks. If you’re a photographer,…

Julia Margaret Cameron at the V&A

In only eleven years, Julia Margaret Cameron managed to create her own style of photography; capturing beauty in a time when the process was more cumbersome than we can even begin to imagine today.  “I longed to arrest all the beauty that came before me…” she wrote.  She received her camera at age 48 as…

Falling in Love

I landed into a very foggy London a couple of weeks ago.  The next morning offered me the opportunity to take some shots of our local park in west London, in the most beautiful time of year.  The peaceful tones of the autumn colours were serenely framed by the thick fog.  I hope you enjoy the…

It Never Rains in Lima

I arrived at night and nothing about my arrival was normal.  I had almost missed my flight on the last leg from Mexico City, and this was after nearly a two-day journey.  As soon as we landed, there was a separate queue for those attending the annual meetings, and we were chaperoned at every point by…

Hipstamatic 300

This was probably my favourite shot using Hipstamatic (jane lens and uchitel film).  It produced a beautiful and timeless image of the Eiffel Tower on a wet July afternoon.  I haven’t used the app much since upgrading my phone and slowly forgot about it, which is a real surprise since it was my source of creativity when…

The Holga Experiment

I can see why the Holga became what it did in the 1980s. I can also understand why recently, with so much technology crammed into phones and small cameras, some have wanted the simplicity of a toy camera. Having said that, and as unfashionable as it may sound, I would rather use apps to achieve these and…