13.1.11


Excellent edition of the BJP this month full of all kinds of advice for photographers suffering the plight of being a photographer in these dodgy times. Personally I think the photographer has always had a hard time of it regardless of economic downturns and slashed budgets. We have no kind of union type body in the UK and for some reason the photographer is always expected to pick up the tab getting bumped to economy while the writer flies in the front of the plane.
Rant over, I do believe we will look back at this decade and see some of the best work ever made. One only has to look at work which came out of the great depression of the 1930's and the likes of Walker Evans to see that great work comes from hard times. Ok, we may not be in that much of a state, but the planet seems to be in a bit of a mess if you believe everything you see and read, but that's because we are all greedy selfish idiots.
As we strip the planet of it resources one thing will always remain....Photography and the evidence of what we have done.
Now excuse me while I purchase film for my dinner..

6 comments:

Mark Page said...

Mate that new profile picture to the right is giving me nightmares....

marcus doyle said...

Funny you should say that as your profile pic often sends me a shudder, I think its the eyes...
My brother in law is an artist and has done them for the whole family.
I will send you a signed copy if you like..

Anonymous said...

Was that you playing snooker on TV last night?

John D said...

Sorry didn't mean to be 'anonymous' - pressed wrong button.

Shame you lost that match though. ;-)

Mark Page said...

Nice one I'll send you my address...

marcus doyle said...

I dont play no snooker..