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On Recurring Themes

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It’s not easy to pinpoint specifically where they come from , but I believe that every artist, and by association every photographer, has one…

Miami vs. Cancer

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Their messages may have been worded on placards, t-shirts and paper tags, but it was their faces that expressed the passion best. The wordings varied, but…

Word on the Street…

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When we think of street art our minds conjure images of the colourful misshapen letterforms and caricatures which characterize parking lot graffiti. I’ve been…

Dead Man Walkin’

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I thought I would have taken just one shot of Joe and moved on. But, I observed something about him which made me linger…

On Deck – The Juan Sebastian de Elcano

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At some late point in my life I realised how much I love the sea. I remember the very first time I saw it…

Miami Moments

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Its now been four months since I’ve moved to Miami. While I made myself the promise to spend more time shooting in 2016, it…

Saturday Morning Market Part II – Faces

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By anyone’s first glance the Chaguanas market (Trinidad & Tobago) seems to be entirely about the goods and the services being offered. But there’s…

Willemstad… Briefly

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What do you do when your return flight on a family vacation to Aruba has a ten-hour long layover in Curacao? You check into…

Revisiting Old Dragons

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In 2012 I made the image shown above. The Golden Dragon, a fishing boat off the central coastline in Trinidad made the perfect installment…

All In A Days Work

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The things that humans do for work are as diverse and almost as myriad as the stars of the heavens. Putting food on the…

Saturday Morning Market – Part I

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When I was a kid, going to the market on Saturday morning with my mom was an unavoidable terror. The market sold things that…

Just Do It

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It’s been rumoured that there’s more potential buried in the cemeteries than alive anywhere else on the planet. I didn’t quite understand what such…

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Chasing Butterflies

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When a Chinese boy likes a Chinese girl he gives her a jade one. Among the ancients it was a symbol of the “soul and of unconscious attraction…

A Rant on Light and Why You Should Love It

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There would be perhaps no sweeter words to the ear of the photographer had he been around to hear God command, “Let there be…

Money

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I love money. I know what you’re thinking; you’re about to quote me a healthy dose of “the love of money is the root…

Sunday Morning Reflections

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It’s 6:30 am on Sunday morning and I’m sitting at my laptop with a warm cup of coffee. The mix is off. Its not…

Shot Talk II – Migrant Mother

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This shot goes by the epithet “Migrant Mother”. It’s an icon of the time and place in which it was shot, Nipomo, California 1936. This picture…

Five of the Best Photography Lessons I’ve Learned

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The field of photography holds many lessons to be learned. Here’s a challenge: do a quick search on Google for “photography lessons” and see…

Shot Talk I

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This shot is often titled “New shoes”. It was taken by photographer Gerald Waller in 1946. It shows an Austrian orphan boy reacting to…

Shot Talk 0.5

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“Shot Talk” is an initiative I’d like to introduce to engage readers in discussion about “great” photographs. It’s quite simple. I’ll post a picture,…