Found at Auction: The unseen photographs of Vivian Maier, a legend that never was

One of the great things about street photography is that it isn’t exclusively the domain of the professional, or the equipment-freak amateur. Anyone can go out with the simplest of cameras and just observe, quietly taking pictures, which often turn out to be valuable records of their time and that tell a story. Witness to […]

Pro or Am?

My profile says that I am “strictly an amateur photographer”, and for good reason. Many amateur photographers would give their right arm to be able to turn professional, and I can certainly understand that. I have never harboured any such aspirations, though. For a start, I don’t kid myself that I know nearly enough about […]

Progress

With the availability of such excellent cameras at affordable prices, photography has become accessible to almost everyone. The automation that today’s cameras routinely offer, and the quality of images that they are capable of producing (in the right hands) have, in theory, moved photography forward immensely. But have they? The equipment and materials that photographers […]