Two photographers whose work ties in well with mine are Jasper James and Danny Santos. Jasper James is a Beijing based photographer originating from the UK and a graduate of photography from London’s College of Printing. He has worked for many popular and well-known companies like Ferrari, British Airways, Wrigley's, Volvo and Bosch. I think his work ties in with mine because like jasper James I want my pictures to be unique. No other photographer has pictures quite like his. Danny Santos is a weekend photographer who likes to shoot strangers in the streets of Singapore. He's been a photographer since 2008. By trade a graphic designer, he's been working in the creative industry for over 10 years. As ‘the crowd’ is my focus point Santos’ work ties in well as his focus point in also the crowd, however he focuses on one person in a crowd.
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This photograph was taken by Gavin Hammond. He inspires me very much even though he does not think highly of his talent. He is also a Writer, Producer, Musician, Photographer, Cartoonist, Lo-fi filmmaker and Poem-writer. He usually takes pictures of reflections in puddles and they are always perfect and very detailed. I particularly like this picture because it looks like a literal mirror image, it even captures small details for example every branch on the tree is clear. Also, I really like the angle that Gavin has captured the church tower, it shows greats height. This photo reminds me of winter and this is because not only is it in black and white, but you can tell the weather is bad from the puddle of rain, also the tree has lost its leaves. Hammond himself said '"simply embrace the moment, put on your black and white thinking cap, and take a bunch of compelling Puddle Pics.'" The black and white tone in the photo
directs focus on to the main object, the church. This is because the background is dark; almost framing the picture, the puddle is quite light, allowing us to see the contrast in the darker details of the church tower. The dark background and the gloomy looking church gives Hammond's picture a sad look. It’s also very mysterious and almost spooky. Hammond does edit his photos, but not enough to
change the RAW feel of the pave stones and the true cold feel the picture has. He said "You flip the photo in Photoshop, or similar program, and right side up the image. What is left is pure art." I will also be using Photoshop and similar programmes to edit my photos, but I will try to keep them as original as needs be.
This is a photograph taken by Trey Radcliff in new york he said ‘the middle of Times Square in New York on a perfect night. The sky was this strange blue color of a cool dusk night and every light in the city was in full burn. Enjoy!’ Trey Radcliff is a father and married man living in Austin, USA who is photographer as a full time job. I found his photo on Flickr where he has many other excellent pictures. I like this photo because of its colour and its angle to, many people have photographs on New York and they all look similar but they aren’t usually from this angle so it makes Radcliff’s photo more unique. This photo reminds me of winter and Christmas because of the dark blue cloudy sky and colourful lights. Although I like this picture, if I was trey Radcliff I would have zoomed out more to capture the crowds.
The starting point i have chosen to explore is 'The City'. I would particularly like to focus on buildings and 'the crowd' a good example of this kind of photography is david pons.