Thursday, July 31, 2008

On sustainability

Evening Standard today says that Spain aims to have 1 million electric cars on the road by 2014, why don't we remove road tax and VAT immediately from sales of electric cars to stimulate buyer behaviour ?
-- Steve

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

ecphoto 0753

ecphoto 0753
Originally uploaded by steve.wannabe
Whilst in SFO on business I was able to get along to the bay area strobist mini-meetup in Alameda. Evan Cate, pictured here, is a lighting genius who kindly brought his kit along and posed for a photo.

IBYP? More anti-photographer behaviour

Quizzed over terrorism... and all for taking this photograph - Portsmouth Today.
This is silly. When did we adopt the Napoleonic Code for Photographers: again it seems, we are guilty until proven innocent.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Got your tickets yet?

If you don't and you are a photographer, you'll regret it.

One Day photographic convention with International World class photographic speakers, Print exhibition of all the KPS members work, a six week photographic exhibition of a variety of work, coffee table books of KPS through the 60 years, and audio visual displays. Also stands for our sponsors with the latest in photographic products and services.

Sunday 19th October 2008 from 10.15 am to 4.45 pm
The Pound Arts Centre, Corsham, Wiltshire SN13 9HX, Click for map
Click here for the Pound Center website

Tom Stoddart
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Friday, July 18, 2008

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Ideas for the next shoot

Just read an article on Clockwork Orange and am considering something entitled 'Pardon me, brother'
-- Steve

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Ten Songs about Photographs - Shoot The Blog

Ten Songs about Photographs - Shoot The Blog
apt but I can think of others:
Ringo Starr - Photograph
The Who - Pictures of Lily
Flock Of Seagulls - Photograph of you

Sunday, July 13, 2008

This Is The Modern World 0734

One of set of images from which I've picked one for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait competition. It's not the shot that I went for but one that I came back to after waking up with the image in my head.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Pete Sheppard 0719

Pete Sheppard 0719
Originally uploaded by steve.wannabe
Audition shot for a reshoot of a duty well done

Friday, July 11, 2008

Ovation TV | CloseUp: Photographers at work

Another great vid thanks to that man at

A Duty Well Done

A Duty Well Done
Originally uploaded by steve.wannabe
This is the final version of the shot below. The background was overlayed with a texture ( a section of an 11th C stone plinth) and some dodging and burning done to age the subject.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

A Duty Well Done 0647

A Duty Well Done 0647
Originally uploaded by steve.wannabe
Shot for CD cover art for A Duty Well Done (c) Richard Whitehouse and Des Henly, Release August/September 2008

I was working to a tight brief to create an image based on the song which talks of a fighting's man's loss of dignity. The rage a hero feels when his country apparently abandons him to fate and what little care there is. When sometimes so much is owed to so few, how do the few receive it?

Saturday, July 05, 2008

English Children: Life in the City (1949)

I was born in 1955 but my childhood life was similar. It's strange that change accelerated during the period post-1965. Who put their foot on the gas?

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Home Secretary green lights restrictions on photography

British Journal of Photography - Home Secretary green lights restrictions on photography

Is she absolutely stark staring bonkers? For heaven's sake

Ovation TV | Close Up: Gregory Crewdson

Thanks to strobist ( for highlighting this one. Gregory Crewdson has always been a favourite photographer. His work is striking yet subtle, evocative and laden with mystery. Not all of us have the budget for a soundset but the art of telling a story within a single image should be a goal.