Me and the man with the iPad | Reuters Photographers

I saw six people all firing their cameras at one bemused woman. I saw aid workers fawning over the head of the World Food Programme. I saw soldiers fanning out to protect us. And then I saw the man with the iPad. I stood and stared for some time, enjoying the deliciousness of what was one of the strangest things I had ever seen in my life.

I raised the camera.

via @MaloneBarry on blogs.reuters.com

An excellent piece.

Prince performs at Hop Farm Festival 2011

I finally got around to editing some of the photos of Prince performing at Hop Farm Festival a couple of weeks ago. Shane Richmond wrote a post, as did Lucy Jones of the Telegraph, and as I agree with them, I shan’t labour their point here. Also, a week after the event is too late. – I would never have made a good journo 😉 I’ll simply leave you with the photos I took in the crowd, with a very small camera. Edited in Adobe Lightroom v3. (View on Flickr.com | Mobile Version)

The Art of Flying – Trailer

Sit back and watch other people perform adrenaline fueled acrobatics with wicked camera shots, amazing landscapes and very slow-motion cuts of jumps, fireworks and the like.
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am looking forward to the Film coming out in September 2011 – The Art of Flying

Reuters info-graphic : How Osama bin Laden was killed

A US strike team of about 15 special forces operatives, dropped by helicopter to bin Laden’s hide-out near the Pakistani capital Islamabad under the cover of night and shot the al Qaeda leader to death on Sunday. This graphic shows step by step how the covert operation was carried out successfully.

how “covert” can the operation be if there is an info-graphic describing how it was done?

Cats and Criminals

I was walking home from an extraordinarily good burger at the new Byron Haymarket when I saw these guys playing…
Cats and Criminals busking in Leicester Square

You can find out more about Cats and Criminals on Facebook and Reverbnation. Well done guys – you were wicked 🙂

also saw this wicked cover of Diggity performed accapella by Rob, Cats and Criminals lead singer!

Dramatic Fashion Photography – My Modern Metropolis

some sage advice

Q: What are some tips you could give to aspiring fashion photographers?
A: I would suggest researching as much as possible. Feed your visual bank by seeing art, movies, books. Anything that inspires you. There are many many people who are trying to be fashion photographers, and you need anything you can get to improve your work and aesthetic to make it different and more appealing than the next person.
Also, when you start off, don’t be safe. Do tests of the weird ideas you have and get them out of your system. They may lead to better ideas and a style of your own. Everybody can do plain studio, so try and set yourself apart.
Finally, talk to as many people in the industry as you can and ask questions. I knocked on about 100 doors before I got the chance to meet Testino.