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THIS POST HAS BEEN A LONG TIME COMING

As someone who’s always on the look out for photography to share on here, I’ve got into the habit of writing scribbled notes, taking photos and screen grabbing things that catch my eye. Where this process falls down, is if I don’t follow up with the notes and reminders soon after recording them. I end up tripping across them weeks even months later and thinking, why the hell did I write/photograph/screen grab these?!?

Making an effort to wade through some of these reminders on the train journey home from work, I’ve come across countless reminders to feature Dan Wood’s series ‘Gap in the Hedge’ It’s a project I really admire and have been meaning to share for a while, so here it is:

http://www.danwoodphoto.com

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A DOG THEMED BIRTHDAY POST FOR YOU!

Roughly this time of year for the past eight years, I’ve asked my partner Ellie what she would like for her birthday, and without hesitation she replies ‘a dog!’ We’re not really in a position to have a dog at the moment, so each and every year I have gone looking for dog themed gifts, socks, scarves, jigsaw puzzles the list goes on and on.

This year however I’ve hit a brick wall so I’ve decided to share a dog themed photography series by Alma Haser instead. Happy Birthday Ellie, fingers crossed this time next year you will have a real life dog, but for now enjoy looking at this ace series!

https://www.thedogphotobooth.co.uk

‘TRAINSPOTTERS’ BY NATHAN CUTLER

Over the last few years I’ve spent an almost depressing amount of time travelling backwards and forwards on trains. From major delays to over crowded trains, the thing that seems to stick in my mind when I arrive into yet another station is, what’s that bloke in the anorak with a camera and a thermos flask doing on the end of the platform?

Train spotting has never interested me, I left that hobby to my sister when we were little. It’s not the thing itself that intrigues me, it’s the people that do it. Fortunately I’m not the only person intrigued by this, but Nathan Cutler has gone a step further and documented these band of brothers known as trainspotters.

Check out more of Nathan's work here:

https://nathancutler.co.uk/

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From major delays to over crowded trains, the thing that seems to stick in my mind when I arrive into yet another station is, what’s that bloke in the anorak with a camera and a thermos flask doing on the end of the platform?

Roughly this time of year for the past eight years, I’ve asked my partner Ellie what she would like for her birthday, and without hesitation she replies ‘a dog!’

As someone who considers Old Trafford Football ground and the local pasty shop as sites of pilgrimage, you can imagine how much of a plank I felt when looking at Alys Tomlinson’s series ‘Ex Voto’ for the first time.

 
 
 
 

GOING TO AN ISLAND IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, PRETTY SWEET...RIGHT?

We’ve all had a moment when you feel like an outsider, right? I used to live a minute away from a pub that regularly gave me the impression I was intruding on a private family moment, when I occasionally went for a drink in there. I lived a whole minute away, yet the daggers I used to receive when I went in, it was as if I'd just flown in from the moon!

That is only a fraction of the feeling photographer Rhiannon Adam must have had as she approached Pitcairn Island, ready to begin her series Big ‘Fence/Pitcairn Island’. An island with a population of around 50 people, sat in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, she must have been full of trepidation as she played the part of the ultimate outsider.

Outsider or not, you really need to check out Rhiannon’s series on Pitcairn Island: 

https://www.rhiannonadam.com

 

Your Idea of Pilgrimage isn’t my idea of Pilgrimage

As someone who considers Old Trafford Football ground and the local pasty shop as sites of pilgrimage, you can imagine how much of a plank I felt when looking at Alys Tomlinson’s series ‘Ex Voto’ for the first time.

A project documenting spiritual pilgrimage sites and the pilgrims who visit them, I was blown away by the images Aly’s captured. It’s a project I regularly go back to look at, and its one that has really opened my eyes to how different people can interpret subjects in such different ways. Not sure my way of approaching it would have won Photographer of the Year at the Sony World Photography Awards though…

Nice one Alys, a well deserved victory!

http://www.alystomlinson.co.uk


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I WANT TO BE A PART OF IT, NEW YORK NEW YORK!

It’s that time of year when people are preparing to head off on holiday, and for the first time in 8 years I can take part in the conversation ‘where are you going on holiday this year?’ My first trip out of the UK in almost a decade is taking me to New York, and as much as I’m looking forward to it, I can’t help looking back…

Having never been to New York or America for that matter, I have pieced together a romanticised view of the place, by delving head first into the work of the people who documented it in years gone by. I’ve found myself spending every spare minute looking back to the time when Meyerowitz, Friedlander and Maier documented the streets of New York. To say I am excited is a bloody understatement!