I haven’t posted for a few weeks. I’ve been waiting for a good seasonal photo and here it is. I found it in my Instagram feed. It’s by Adam Bodini (instagram.com/bodblog/) and it’s from Kew Gardens – #Christmasatkew – I went a few years ago and it’s quite magical.
I don’t know anything about Adam. His website is currently in development (pakk.co.uk) but it looks interesting and I shall be keeping an eye on it along with his blog.
Here are a couple more festive scenes he captured in West London…
Well it’s been a busy weekend of protesting. This photo is by Steve Lewis and is from the spontaneous Don’t Bomb Syria protest in London on Saturday. It really captures the mood – a sea of official and hand made protests held aloft as sombre faces listen to the speakers’ making their point. This pic was my favourite but I also like how he’s framed the two below.
Then on sunday, the climate change march was more colourful and lively. Apparently 50,000 people. There were many great costumes and motivating musicians. I’m just going to add this one as I love the colour. Thanks Steve.
I’ve been seeing more street photographers lately who often don’t use post production but there’s room in this world for both purists and digital artists. This photo of the week is more painting than photo (like Wozza’s green Thames, 6 weeks ago) and is by Lemanshots – the very talented Josephine, based in Germany. I love the moods she evokes in her digital art. That’s what she calls it, on her blog – https://lemanshots.wordpress.com/. She’s one click away but here are a couple more to tempt you:
I knew one of my friends would get a great fireworks shot for this week’s photo of the week so I put a shout out on FB. Jess came up trumps. I featured some of her other explosive photos back in the summer (photo-of-the-week-13/). This one below was a close runner up but there are more comped together below.
So this photo of the week was taken by me but it’s all about Lorena Turner. I saw these at The Photographer’s Gallery “We want more: Image-making and music in the 21st Century” exhibition. Since Michael Jackson died in 2009, Lorena has documented almost 40 other Michael Jacksons. Comments accompany some of these photos in a book called ‘The Michael Jacksons’. As this snap isn’t doing much for her art, you can find out more about the project at themichaeljacksons.com and more from Lorena at lorenaturner.fotovisura.com
I saw this photo doing the rounds on FB. Another great moment captured, this time by Erik Petersen (erikpetersen.photoshelter.com). He’s lucky to work mostly in Montana which is very beautiful but, like my London street photographers, right time right place is not enough. He knows what he’s doing.
Here’s a link to his facebook page. I like his event photography too (keep scrolling on his FB page). Nice work, Erik.
I was saving this photo of the week for a nice wet weekend but I can’t wait any longer. It rained a little bit today but not like the total downpour seen here. It’s by Gagan Sadana, a member of the Street Photography London collective I saw at theprintspace’s ‘First Tuesday’ in September.
Most of his work is black and white with strong, bold contrasts but I love how abstract this is and that he’s seen and captured the beauty in this moment.