Month: January 2017

Dennis Hopper – The Lost Album

I haven’t done a book “review” for some time, I mean over a year actually (whoops) and as it’s not too long  since Christmas I have a new pile of books to share my thoughts on. OK this book I was actually given for the previous Christmas (told you it’s been a while) but as I’m starting up this series again I might as well continue where I left off. So this book is, as the title suggests, a selection of images taken by Dennis Hopper (yes actor, director, painter, legend and also photographer Dennis Hopper) during the 1960’s. It’s a great piece of history of that time, other than the artistic nature of a lot of the images there’s a huge selection of portraits of famous people that he hung around with from artists and musicians to movie stars and figures of historical importance, there are images of Andy Warhol, James Brown, Jane and Peter Fonda alongside images of Martin Luther King Junior. There’s also a large selection of images of biker gangs (taken before and during filming of Easy Rider) and those of the hippy movement and equality movement’s. In all it’s a great book that shows a little slice of history of the 1960’s through the eyes of an artist of the time.

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Two Years Of Photographs I Have Taken

Just a small piece to say that today happens to be the second anniversary of this blog, whoop! Thank you to everyone who follows, browses or has recently stumbled across this place, I doubt I would’ve kept my interest up over the past two years without you coming back and looking at my work. There’s plenty more to come in the future so here’s to another year of photography. (more…)

Street Photography – Olympus OM-D EM-5; 75

Hello there friends, another street photography posting from the streets of Cardiff. As usual all these are taken on my Olympus OM-D EM-5 with 25mm Panasonic Leica Summilux lens, enjoy them.

P1010002.jpg ISO 800, f1.4, 1/320th sec. A nice bit of repetition with the leading lines of the bollards and the shallow depth of field from the wide aperture blending the distance nicely into a blur. (more…)