Sunday, 23 January 2011

Bus stops continued.

I guess I was too ambitious trying to get 7 blog entries in 7 days - although saying that, I probably would've hit my target if I didn't switch to a medium format rangefinder (for my major project) after the 12th.
I suppose I could've posted something but, right now I'm concentrating on keeping this blog purely around the work I produce - I'm sure in the near future I'll start adding a few links and reviews on here.
To follow on from my last entry, here is some work taken today around the Townhill area of Swansea.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Bus stop project

So as I mentioned at the start of this year I've started a new project around bus stops.
As I walk or drive around lately I've become increasingly aware of how a bus stop can say a lot about the surrounding environment.
I aiming to build quite a large body of work over the next few months that will help support my claim above.
The majority of the work will be taken around South Wales. Ideally I'm hoping for a good mix of locations, cities, council estates, rural towns, industrial estates, new suburbs and anything else I can fit in when I come across a good location.
Here are the first two that I'm happy enough to post on here but may not make the final edit - although the last image is located at the main bus station in Pontypridd and the bus stop had only been built a few days before, so it'll be interesting to see if there are any signs of use in a couple of months.

Brighton 2010

Right, ok, so I'm going to try do a blog entry a night for one week just to make up for the lack of activity before Christmas - so far so good. I'm cheating slightly by using some older images but they're not that old - tomorrow I promise to get you some new stuff.
Below is some work from an edit made after a trip to Brighton before the general election in 2010.
The last image is taken through a greasy coach window in case you wondering.

Monday, 10 January 2011

A blog a day keeps the dissertation away

I'm finding getting back into my photography very distracting - I know that all this shooting and editing should be left to a less important time but I just can't resist.
For your viewing and my failing (dissertation), here are a few images taken in Thurrock not so long ago.

Sunday, 9 January 2011

First of many

I have some fairly recent work that won't make it to my new website and I don't think I'll be using it for anything else so, for it to get some use I'll be adding a few new blogs this week with an edit of these images.
The work below was taken at a friend's house when I decided to take my compact along for the night.

Sunday, 2 January 2011

New Year's Day

After a late night on Friday I forced myself out of bed Saturday morning to see what I could find on the streets of Stanford-le-Hope after the New Year celebrations. I'm finding it slightly more difficult to get the shots I'm after with my 50mm lens on my 1D MK II N - I know it's only a 1.3x crop but that .3 more is getting to be annoying, hopefully a wide angle prime is on the cards in the next couple of weeks. With any luck I'll soon have some new material on a bus stop project, keep checking.
All the best for 2011.