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I have to admit I’ve a soft spot for Flickr as I’ve been an avid user for a long time, in fact I signed up 10 years ago this month when it was only eight months old. Although my usage is not what it once was, I’ve made a lot of good friends through the Flickr community and it’s helped my photographic career. A nice little titbit that you might not know: Flickr was spun out of the online Game Neverending’s photo sharing feature. At the time consumer digital photography was really in its infancy and photo editing was not as easy as it now (Lightroom was still three years away). This meant the majority of content on Flickr was unedited digital images which could look a little flat colour wise, this meant that my highly saturated film photos really jumped out from their digital counterparts.
This is Technimatic’s debut album ‘Desire Paths’ which was released by Brighton’s very own Shogun Audio label. They asked if they could license a preexisting image of an Oakland telegraph pole for the cover art of there album. Technimatic are a Drum & Bass due so it’s right up my street. It’s available vinyl, CD and digital formats at shogunaudio.co.uk and of course Amazon, iTunes etc.
It’s not often as a photographer you get offered long term projects. It’s usually a day or a week so it’s with some excitement I can tell that along with Gary Eastwood I have been contracted to document all aspects of the construction of the i360. I will be shooting for two years from now till July 2016!
The makers of the Double exposure app Dubble have asked me to judge a photo competition they’re running, the comp is to celebrate their first six months in the app store. All you have to do to enter is to post some of your Dubble pictures on Instagram with the hashtag #dubblecomp. The prizes are six smartphone lenses from Photojojo. If gonna enter hurry up as the competition closes on the 12th of May.
If you follow my blog you will probably know that every so often I post a selection of the montage street style portraits that I shoot for Brighton Source Magazine. After seeing my montage portraits of the Phoot Camp attendees Source Magazine asked me to shoot their trend spotting section for the January 2010 issue as a guest spot. Four years later I was still trend spotting for them. Unfortunately after all that time Source has now ceased as a Magazine due to shrinking advertising revenues – you can read more about it on Source’s site here. It’s a massive loss for Brighton as Source was a champion of local talent. Their main editorial rule was that whatever or whoever is featured it had to be local to Brighton. Initially Source was going to carry on as an online entity but it looks like that will not happen as even without a full time staff they can’t make the website work with the available advertising revenue. I hope that James Kendall (editor) and all the other Source staff luck with their future endeavours.
Almost three months ago Heather Champ (friend and Champion of all things community and photography on the web) launched a new photo related weekly email called Favorites. The premise is simple: it’s so easy to miss great photography that’s posted to different social media platforms, after a few hours great images will get lost in all the noise of selfys and food photos.
Favorites asks people to email them one image a week, and from all the received submissions they send an email every Sunday with a curated selection of the best images to people that have signed up. At the moment it has a handful of contributors but the quality of images that reaches your inbox is great. You can subscribe to Favorites here and find out how to submit your photography here.
Below are a few photos and photographers I have discovered though Favorites.
Below are the three Photographic publications I have purchased. I should buy more photographic books but rest assured when I do purchase a photo book / zine it’s always of the highest quality.
As part of the Brighton Photo Fringe Festival MiniClick is bringing a slice of Phoot Camp to Brighton in the form of an exhibition and talk. Phoot Camp is an invite-only photography retreat where photographers get together for a few days and create new work. It’s been held in San Francisco, LA, Marfa (Texas) and upstate New York. I have been lucky enough to attend three of the four camps. I have met some amazingly creative people at Phoot so I am really proud to bring a little slice of the camp to Brighton for the Photo Fringe.