..both in my knee and in my photos. I can now approach stairs without the trepidation of an old style Dalek...result... and I had another one of those emails asking why all my stuff is photoshopped....??? So here are the galleries and I think there is a fair old mix of everything photographically, okay no shots of girls with their vests off or kittens in brandy glasses but a fair old smattering of what I do and a lot of it is 'in camera' or with the addition of filters...most of my computer based image faffing these days is centred around key wording, archiving, uploading and adding to websites...if I spend 10 minutes faffing with a picture then that's probably 5 minutes too long and it rarely happens these days. It's not laziness or sloppiness just that my workflow...well it works!! A lot has to do with thinking before I go out on a shoot and 'seeing' yes that open toed sandal pre-visualisation thing of the final image. When I'm out I usually have an idea of what the finished image will look like and that is how I process and shoot so many images, by planning and visualisation, sounds easy, I do know it's not but if I can pass on just one pearl of wisdom it is just that, planning, pre visualisation and knowing how you are going to show the world that image, the simplest thing is pressing the shutter release, the jobs already done beforehand and if it happens to involve a wee bit of photoshop then so be it
Still rattling about the Photoshop/Digital thing I still scratch my head and wonder why there is still a core of photography that is in denial about it. I have no problem about how people with cameras (I've avoided saying photographers there) capture their chosen subject matter, old skool, new evangelists, iphone hipsters, polaroid pushers...digital is here and now. I'm sure wet plate collodion guys shook there heads at the new fangled sheet film snappers and at some point there will be another revolution in the way images are captured, yes there will... and all the digital guys will shake their heads and mumble it's not proper photography...nothing endures but change...everything changes but change itself. I'm lucky enough to have been trained as an old skool view camera sheet film photographer many decades ago and would I change and go back to it....no...digital will never have that magic moment of a latent image emerging in a developing dish but it is here, it is now, everything has changed, nothing has changed.
What's all this then????
An unyeilding torrent of Photo babbel full of unconfirmed facts and manufactured photo drivel.. take from it what you like, it won't change the world but may leave you feeling nauseous...