One of the great things about the internet is how small it can make the world. I can sit here at my desk, get a message from a photographer in Ireland about an exhibition covering Iran. I know this doesn’t seem like such a big deal but when we stop and actually think about it, it is.
This lead me to look at Zadoc Nava’s photos, which are truly inspiring. I spent two years of my life living in the Middle East. When I look back at the photos I took during that time most of them remind me of how afraid I was of lifting the camera to my face.
Zadoc’s photos give us a rare glimpse into Iranian culture. Not photos of war, or bombs, or mass protests. Everyday photos like the ones we all take.
His Shadowlands exhibition is on in Northern Ireland. The website can be viewed here.
His personal website can be found here.
Hope you enjoy!!!
I mentioned in an earlier post that I love dissecting Philip-Lorca’s lightwork, so I had to give it a try myself. I brought my digital camera with a long lens, my metz 45-cl, triggers, a shoot through umbrella and a roll of duct tape. I found a nice busy spot on George Street in the center of Sydney and taped my flash with the umbrella to a tree. I was a bit nervous to start shooting, but once I started I actually found it hard to stop. I’m a bit of a wanderer and not used to sitting in one place to shoot, so I really enjoyed the pace. Funny enough, most people noticed the flash and looked behind them and really didn’t notice me standing there with a camera pointed in their face. Most of the shot were rubbish, but a few turned out OK. Would be great with a second flash to create a more surreal studio look. Here’s one of my favs from the day.
Oh…sorry, I know this doesn’t fit the “traditional” definition of street photography but…you’ll have to excuse me while I have a bit of fun!!!
THE TRUTH MAGAZINE IS NOT ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY, RELIGION, POLITICS, CELEBRITIES, SPORTS, FACTS, FASHION OR FICTION.
“WE ALL KNOW THAT ART IS NOT TRUTH. ART IS A LIE THAT MAKES US REALISE TRUTH, AT LEAST THE TRUTH THAT IS GIVEN US TO UNDERSTAND. THE ARTIST MUST KNOW THE MANNER WHEREBY TO CONVINCE OTHERS OF THE TURTHFULNESS OF HIS LIES.”
PICASSO , 1923
Interesting idea and concept. I personally like the idea of a magazine that shows the type of photography that I like and gives an avenue for fellow street photographers to get their work in print. Should be interesting….I think I’ll buy mine today!
Richard’s photos on flickr: here
How to buy: here
Richard Payne’s website: here