Funny, because I never use the instagram’s own filters on my instagram photos.
Spring has finally arrived. I am celebrating it with a selection of botanical views from Brockwell Park.
I haven’t been out for a photo shoot in ages! I usually like winter, but I don’t know why this year it feels longer and harsher than ever.
In the meantime I am revisiting old photo sessions. These are more images from around Borough.
In my youth (at the times of film photography), I shot mostly in black and white, for both aesthetical and practical reasons. I loved that fact that I could develop and print my photos (being self-sufficient is a big deal!), and when given the choice, I tend to go monochromatic.
This is a little selection from a photo trip around Borough.
I have avoided the obvious views, I even avoided the market all together! But I’m planning to dedicate a photo-shoot just to that.
Stay tuned for more.
Brockwell Park is a boundless source of inspiration. When I need to clear my mind, after spending too many days locked in the studio, that’s where I go.
Often just for a walk, iPhone in my pocket, ready for when inspiration strikes. And inspiration often strikes when I’m moving. I have learned to type when walking, or running (slowly). That’s when the autocorrector comes handy.
Sometimes I take the camera with me and I look around with a purpose, and everything becomes a subject worth capturing.
It’s freezing cold! Light snow has been floating in the air for a couple of days, swept around by the cold wind. Not the season to be going around in search of interesting images.
This is from a series in black and white, that I have been working on for a while.
In the meantime I wait for the weather to warm up, even just a little bit, so I can go back exploring and re-discovering this beautiful city.
One of the challenges when visiting a touristic destination, is not to go back home with the camera full of picture postcard type of images.
Nothing wrong with that, in general. It is hard not to be tempted and take a few snaps of the major attractions and famous views. What I try to do when I visit a new place though, is to look at it with a different frame of mind. Yes, I guess that’s it, to be able to see things, places in different ways.
Sometimes I start by taking a few shots of the more obvious scenes, but after a little while I start looking for something different, I look for details, those little elements that make a place the way it is.
That was particular challenging during my visit to Santorini. I mean, the place IS a picture postcard! We also didn’t spend that much time there, so my mind was still taking in the overall picture by the time we left.
With Prague – pictured in this post – the situation was very different. I stayed longer enough, to be able to see beyond the main attractions and take hundreds of photos, with both Nikon and iPhone.
What I did miss, was having a longer lens. I would have loved to be able to take close up shots of some of the buildings. Prague is an architect’s (or someone with a love of architecture) dream, with the strange mix of art nouveau, gothic and modernism.
Now that I do have a longer lens, I’m looking forward to the next city break.