Returning to ⌘P

By valdab | Mar 3, 2017

Charlie Waite is one of many photographers to champion the importance and satisfaction to be gained from turning a digital file into a physical print. Such advocates are possibly less forthright about the challenges and difficulties attendant when one decides to take up that particular  gauntlet and commit image to paper however. For reasons unclear,…

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Beyond ⌘P And the very real importance of gin in the creative process

By valdab | Oct 1, 2016

For some time now I have been thinking about ways to take the physical reproduction of my images in a slightly different direction. Perhaps as a consequence of the unpredictability of my image making, I feel that simply pressing command+p at the end of the editing process is less than satisfactory. As anyone who does…

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On Choices

By valdab | Feb 27, 2016

    Making ‘Fragile’  (Triplekite Publishing – now available for pre-order; released July 2016. ISBN 978-0993258947) I used to be a street photographer. It took me a while to discover that I don’t really have the personality for it – the ethics of stealing images is troublesome and the idea of approaching a total stranger, asking them…

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Not Waving but Drowning

By valdab | Aug 21, 2015

    Not Waving But Drowning Nobody heard him, the dead man, But still he lay moaning: I was much further out than you thought And not waving but drowning. Poor chap, he always loved larking And now he’s dead It must have been too cold for him his heart gave way, They said. Oh, no…

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The Blues

By valdab | Apr 21, 2015

    And so the annual bluebell pilgrimage begins. If previous years are anything to go by, debates will rage over how best to capture the mist cloaked carpets of blue that are abundant in so many woodlands at this time of year. Is there anything left to say that hasn’t already been said so adroitly…

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Commitment

By valdab | Oct 5, 2014

    I have just watched  a short film made about a photographer I greatly admire, Chris Tancock.  His dedication, patience and commitment to his art are humbling to say the very least. For all the time he sits patiently waiting to capture the image he seeks, his work looks fresh, spontaneous and resolutely uncontrived. Michael Jackson – another…

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All Blood Runs Red

By valdab | Aug 31, 2014

    It has been suggested to me that a few words accompanying my images might be of interest. Writing a blog has never really been high on my agenda – I have a brother who is a sub editor, another who is a habitual blogger for the LRB and a teenage niece who can spot a stray apostrophe from 500 metres,…

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