Monday, September 12, 2011

Day 365 One Year of Photography

365 Days

One year of photographs each day keeping the faith and turning up and being the best that you can be on that day and at any given time.  Being human means you don't always get it right but so long as you keep with your principles and looking forward there will always be tomorrow. Take care of the ones you love and never loose your faith in mankind.  This has been a great project to be involved in thank you to everyone who has helped and supported me a tremendous amount over the year, I really appreciate it.  Thank you to the occasional guest contributor and for your supportive comments.  Most of all I would like to than the people who unwittingly went along and formed the content of this interesting look into other peoples lives. Without them there would be no strangers and we would not be the voyeurs.  The book is almost completed now and I will let you all know when it is available. 

Friday, September 9, 2011

Day 362

Wendy's Biggie this is a T.Shirt for all the women in the world called Wendy!  I can see a new T.Shirt design that would rival Frankie Says Relax, Sarah's Biggies, Avril's Biggies, Anna's Biggies, Amanda's Biggies and so on and so on until we get to Zandra's Biggies...colour font size name variations there is not limit to the combination of T. Shirt fun for the happy entrepreneur...there you go another million dollar idea.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Day 361

Stripes are the new Black.  Get into now or feel like an unstripey person on the high street.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Day 360

Social Documentary Photography:  I think this photograph epitomises what this project has been about.  To the casual viewer it is just a number of people crossing a road, however, a camera allows you to step into communities and situations and take a look and also to step back, reflect and comment. Contemporary documentary photography is not a unified form but neither is it a defunct or endangered area of photographic practice. It is simply that its contexts, visual styles and the motivations of the photographers are various.
As this project draws to a close it has focused mainly on the life and times of people in Hong Kong over the last year, from the mundane to the opportunist photograph that reflects some of the drama, humour and the mundane of life as it unfolded in front of the camera.  Hong Kong is a unique city frenetic at times yet also some of the characters that form this project remain reflective and still.  The images isolated,  act as a mirror of my own interaction with the people and also capture a moment in time where the viewer is but an observer on a moment that has immediately passed and will never be again.