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This is a moving story of photography intertwined with psychology and history, and perhaps one of the best examples of how light itself can be used to create an unspoken narrative.

There’s an old story that I once came across on the web about a teacher showing a class some video footage from history and following that with photos. In short, what he discovered was that in contrast to video, the photos captivated the class, engrossing them in those special moments captured by photographers. When we […]

Has digital photography made us lose touch with the art of patience? In a world that constantly pushes us to go faster and faster, what do we gain by slowing down? As a photographer, these are some of the questions that might come to mind when reading art historian Jennifer Roberts’ thoughtful article written for […]

There are few people today that would argue with the suggestion that Alfred Hitchcock is one of history’s finest filmmakers. His storytelling and mastery of the visual art form has captivated many millions across the world, and continues to do so. There is a timeless quality to his works that seemingly breaks through all boundaries […]

Every photographer on the web will have to decide at some point whether to watermark their photos. Here are some points to think about.

This is a wonderful short film by film maker Eli Sinkus of 522Productions.com with some very inspirational words from photography legend Henri Cartier-Bresson (taken from an interview that he gave to Cornell Capa in 1973). Among his points that I particularly like here are having to “milk the cow quite a lot and get plenty of […]

Following on from my previous post on Alexander Rodchenko, I thought I’d put one of his many interesting quotes alongside one of his equally interesting photos. The great part is that as well as photography, these words can be applied to all areas of life. Enjoy and feel free to share. “In order to educate […]

One of the photographers whose works that I have been really admiring lately is Alexander Rodchenko. I can’t quite remember how or when I first came across Rodchenko’s work, but I immediately felt there was something about his photos that was captivating. It’s often hard to express why we like a certain visual style, but […]

For a more light-hearted post I thought it would be amusing to take a look at one of the sillier mainstays of the internet: Stock photos. I’ll admit up front that I’m no fan of stock photos or the agencies that devalue the work of photographers. It seems incredibly pointless for a company to use […]

I’ve been going through some of my older photos lately, and came across this one of the M.E.N. arena in Manchester. I’d even finished editing it, but never bothered to upload it for some reason! I think I was unsure as to whether I’d pushed the blacks a bit too much here. Even though my […]

Few things in nature surpass the majesty of mountains.

The University of Manchester’s Michael Smith Building, which houses the Faculty of Life Sciences with teaching and advanced research facilities for biological scientists, pharmacists and medical researchers. Designed by architects Morgan Sindall.

The University of Manchester’s Alan Turing Building, designed by architects Sheppard Robson. It houses the university’s School of Mathematics.

A little homage to one of my favourite TV shows of all time.

Not hanging in my house unfortunately, but I could definitely use something like this as a daily reminder.

This was an 8 second long exposure while driving through Manchester at night. In case you’re wondering, I was the passenger here, so no driving and photo-ing (that wouldn’t be very responsible of me!). Post-processing involved making some tint and clarity adjustments in Lightroom and then making further curves adjustments in Photoshop.

Half way to being built or just abandoned? Some of the South Pennines scenery in the hills around Littleborough – a wonderful place to be on a nice summer day.

Manchester Metropolitan University’s new Faculty of Business and Law Building, designed by architects Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios and built by Sir Robert McAlpine.

While other people complain about the rain, I like to point my camera skyward. Where there’s rain, there’s drama in the sky.

Great little gargoyle feature on the water fountain in Albert Square. It was designed by Thomas Worthington and erected for the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897, so this is about 115 years old!