Misadventures In Medium Format

The next phase of plan MA comes to fruition.  Some things lead naturally to others, and the combination of portraiture and film photography that’s been my labour since last October has lead me toward the corner of the photographic world that we call medium format.  “What’s medium format?” Query the uninitiated (actually they’re mostly changing … Continue reading Misadventures In Medium Format

Broaden Your Portfolio – Academia, Work / Life and being a Jack Of All Trades in a specialist age.

  The people I most admire - both in my personal life, and of the people whose life stories I’ve come across - are the ones who fit the term renaissance man. People who’ve applied themselves to many things and gotten good at them, or who while known mostly for one thing did not let … Continue reading Broaden Your Portfolio – Academia, Work / Life and being a Jack Of All Trades in a specialist age.

The Artist And The Athlete

Early on in my MA, one of my tutors touched on the idea of the development of skills. Practice. Repetition to achieve perfection. In the same breath, he said that this wasn’t the same as athletic training, because an athlete’s only skill is to continue repeating the same thing. I call Bullshit. As covered elsewhere, … Continue reading The Artist And The Athlete