My Sort of Thing.

There are several types of photography that I really enjoy. I love sports photography and the way it can capture dramatic moments far better than TV. But I like photos of normal people doing normal things the most. Nothing too staged.

There are a couple of photographers whose style I really like. One of these is the late Henri Cartier-Bresson. Some of his work can be seen here. Another favourite is the late Alfred Eisenstaedt who had a very candid style and spent much of his career working for LIFE magazine. Some of his work can be seen here. A personal favourite from Eisenstaedt  is “the Sailor and the Nurse“. This image was recently recreated by Rankin using a freshly married couple he bumped into while they were posing for photos in Times Square. Lucky them.

*Update Jan 2013. By far my favourite photographer at the moment is Lise Sarfati. I also have a thing for Don McCullin (I’m quite late to realise how good he is, and how long he’s been that good).

I loved the way this grass moved in the wind. One day I’ll work out how to capture it better.

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3 comments

  1. Get lower! steeper angled grass?

  2. Yes, normal people doing normal things, I see a lot of that here, and its a nice change – the 35mm lens will be perfect. But for sports surely a telephoto? Adrian

  3. And right with you re Don McCullin – superb! A

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