Scott, G. (2014) Professional Photography : The New Landscape Explained. Taylor & Francis Group.
Front Image Motram, J A. Small Town Inertia – David at Home early 2013.
Professional photography is alive and kicking with abundant opportunity. The move to digital image capture has killed traditional commissioning and capture processes but proliferated an infinite number of other ways of getting to market. The image itself is now established as the international story telling language that can be understood by anyone with eyes to see. Photography has an important role to play documenting what is happening in the world and as an intervention where change for good is necessary.
For me personally it raises the question what is the intent of my own photography? What is my footprint and how to I want to develop it? Am I an enthusiast getting satisfaction from a hobby or do I want to have an impact in some way?
ability to create narrative through a series of images and within a single image……the art of consistency, the ability to deliver the image or images to the client time and time again. (6)
despite….technological advancement photography has remained a storytelling medium in which little has changed. (7)
we are now in an age in which the capturing of images is defined by digital code, and the only difference between the still and the moving image is the structure of that code. (9)
‘image makers’ rather than ‘photographers’ or ‘film makers’ (10)
influential leaders Andy Adams, Vincent Laforat, Conscientious Photo Magazine, Duckrabbit blog and Alec Soth Little Brown Publishing Company. (14/15)
photographers must also be publishers, marketers, journalists, social media communicators, bloggers, speakers, post production artists, type setters, designers, web builders, distributors, curators, gallerists, promoters and entrepreneurs. (20)
professional photographers are essentially visual problems solvers (26)
you are only as strong as your weakest image. (60)
QUESTIONS FOR ME – WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF MY WEBSITE? WHAT IS THE INTENT OF MY PHOTOGRAPHY?
Picasso ‘every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist when we grow up.’ (83)
the only difference between one photographer and another is the individual life experiences and the way in which they see the world. (83) WORLDVIEW.
projects split in to emotional and intellectual. (86)
EMOTIONAL PROJECTS – Jim Motram, Small Town Inertia. Steve Pyke, Jack and Duncan. Alicia Bruce, Menie: Trumped, Before Trump International Golf Links…and A portrait of a North East Community in Conflict. Peter Dench – Drink UK. England Uncensored. Marcus Bleasdale, One Hundred Years of Darkness. The Rape of a Nation.
INTELLECTUAL PROJECTS – Mark Power, The Shipping Forecast. Niall Mc Diarmids, Crossing Paths. Jake Chessum, The Daily Chessum and Rubbish.
More images were created in 2012 alone than the total taken in all of the years since the invention of photography nearly two centuries ago. (111)
the power of the image has never been greater. (111)
the power of the image as a universal language. (111)
a digital image is …..code, nothing more and nothing less.
who am I and what do I know? (158)
photography without a client is a hobby. (160)
we actually live mythically and integrally – but we continue to think in the old, fragmented space and the time patterns of the pre electric age. from Marshall McLuhan – Understanding media: the extension of man. (180)