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The Fuji XT1 Review

Cameras are tools.  No more, no less.   Photographers fetishize over them.  They slaver over pixels and gawk at charts of performance.   If you’re one ‘those’ photographers, please turn away now.   You won’t like this. Give me a canon, give me a nikon.  Hell, give me a pentax.  I’ll give you a pictures that won’t be that different from one another.   Camera companies share sensors and ultimately they’re all working off 18% grey.  So it all comes down to what you can do with it and what feels right in your hand and looks good to your eye. […]

A Model Profession

I’ve worked with over 100 models.  That makes me experienced enough to say that I’ve seen the good and bad in the model profession.   There have been horror stories, no shows, indifference, lack of self awareness, diva-like behaviour, lies,  drugs and most scarily – self harm.  On the other side of the weighing scales I’ve seen diligence, attention to detail, professionalism, athletic ability, artistic integrity and confident self worth.  If you work with someone new, you never know what what you’re going to get. Some photographers will only work with the same few models.  There is a reliability there, […]

A Magazine Cover

I’ve been following PH Magazine for a few years now.  It explores the artier side of photography, which I’m quite partial to.   Each month you get a theme and 5 or 6 photographer’s portfolios in that genre.  There is also a brief biog and links to the photographer’s sites.   I get to explore new work, I haven’t seen before. So it was a very odd feeling to be asked to be one of the contributors to the Art Nude edition.  Probably because I plough away in the quiet furrow of Ireland.  Which isn’t exactly a hotbed for art […]