Lee in 'reveal'
I met Lee through someone in the project, and he told me he was a fireman and wanted to be photographed in his firestation where he worked. He organized permission from his boss, and I arrived at the appointed time and asked for Lee at the front desk. We met up, and he showed me around the station and we discussed locations while I had a look around. When his boss heard I had arrived, he came out...
Stacy in 'reveal'
I use my own work in my portrait classes, and this one always provokes a response from my students. They always ask me to tell stories about who the people are, so this post is one story of many. It is a portrait of Stacy, a 17 year old girl who was living in St Pauls at the time. It is part of a project called reveal I photographed for over two and a half years in Bristol, in the southwest of...
Fear is the darkroom where negativity is developed.– Chinese fortune cookie
Bastide Towns of Southern France
I shot the start of a new series for my GRID Cities project in the south of France this May 2011 based on Bastide towns of the department of L’Aude. I will be going back to the area, maybe a little more north to a different department next year to continue the series and research. Bastides are towns built in the twelfth century by peasants who were gradually liberating themselves from...
I am a huge fan of Ernst Haas, and have been since I discovered his work in the ’80s at the beginning of my photographic career. I found a copy of The Creation, and pour over it to this day. My students are always amazed by the work, and I use him to study composition in my classes. His use of geometry and shape and most of all, black as a compositional element inspired me to see the world...