Looking and listening this week

Looking and listening this week

It’s been a good week.

My Father In-Law graciously agreed to sit for me and while I was happy with the result, there is a lot more I need to be thinking about in my approach to portraiture and that means more practice.

I finally got started reading Annie Liebovitz: A photographer’s life 1990-2005 I have had it for a few months but not even opened it. To be honest I had seen the hardcover of this and the cost put me off but my wife spotted a soft cover edition and got it for me.

The folio pick for this week is Ian Munro. I like images that tell a story and Munro’s character portraits do that for me (warning some images are not safe for work)

Listening to Nataly Dawn who is one half of Pomplamoose


Looking and listening this week

Looking and listening this week

It’s been a busy week so not much to report on…

I seem to be spending a lot of time at the City library lately. They contacted me to say my reserved copy of the documentary Annie Liebovitz: Life through a lens was in. It was well worth the wait. What a remarkable career and life. Then there is the body of work spanning so many genres, documentary photo journalism, portrait and fashion.

Lindsay Adler is a commercial fashion and portrait photographer. She also writes and her latest effort Shooting in shitty light is now in my Kindle app. Here is a short video that will give you an idea of what to expect.

I’m looking at a very broad spectrum of portraiture styles at present. Some I like more than others but almost all of them lend me something that gets me one step closer to overcoming my reluctance to photograph people.


“Art begins with resistance – at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor”. 

Andre Gide