Archive for January, 2010

Ghost

Posted in Harrogate, Workflow, Working, Zeiss on January 28, 2010 by sojournerphoto

London on film

Posted in Film, Life, Zeiss on January 25, 2010 by sojournerphoto

I came across this picture when bropwsing through some old roll scans on my computer the other night. I was feeling a bit lack lustre and looking at the texture and tonality of the film images encouraged me to think about doing some shooting (and some developing…). This was shot on a business trip to London last year, during a quick walk around Westminster and I oerlooked it first time through.

Mike

The way is narrow

Posted in Life, Northumberland on January 24, 2010 by sojournerphoto

and there are many bridges to cross before we reach our final destination…

Perhaps that’s why so few find it?

Mike

W Eugene Smith quotes

Posted in Art, Life on January 23, 2010 by sojournerphoto

In 1944, from Saipan, an island in the western Pacific Ocean, “… each time I pressed the shutter release it was a shouted condemnation hurled with the hope that the pictures might survive through the years, with the hope that they might echo through the minds of men in the future-causing them caution and remembrance and realization.” Later, he said, “I would that my photographs might be, not the coverage of a news event, but an indictment of war-the brutal corrupting viciousness of its doing to the minds and bodies of men; and that my photographs might be a powerful emotional catalyst to the reasoning which would help this vile and criminal stupidity from beginning again.”

“Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes-just sometimes-one photograph or a group of them can lure our senses to awareness. Much depends on the viewer; in some, photographs can summon enough emotion to be a catalyst to thought. Someone-or perhaps many-among us may be influenced to heed reason, to find a way to right that which is wrong, and may even search for a cure to an illness. The rest of us may perhaps feel a greater sense of understanding and compassion for those whose lives are alien to our own. Photography is a small voice. I believe in it. If it is well conceived, it sometimes works.”

In 1944, from Saipan, an island in the western Pacific Ocean, “… each time I pressed the shutter release it was a shouted condemnation hurled with the hope that the pictures might survive through the years, with the hope that they might echo through the minds of men in the future-causing them caution and remembrance and realization.” Later, he said, “I would that my photographs might be, not the coverage of a news event, but an indictment of war-the brutal corrupting viciousness of its doing to the minds and bodies of men; and that my photographs might be a powerful emotional catalyst to the reasoning which would help this vile and criminal stupidity from beginning again.”

Across the Tyne 2

Posted in GX200, Northumberland, Uncategorized on January 16, 2010 by sojournerphoto

Across the Tyne

Posted in GX200, Northumberland, Uncategorized on January 15, 2010 by sojournerphoto

 

I’ve not photographed much lately, only a couple of brief forays out into the cold, but yesterday I needed a break and took a half hour walk around the Tyne Bridge are of Newcastle/Gateshead. I’ve a few pictures I’ll print and am particularly pleased with this one.

Mike