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Within my general obsession with photography I have developed numerous small sub-obsessions. Whenever these crop up I want to go and photograph that same thing again and again until I get a photo that I am happy with, or until what will become my next obsession pops up: usually the latter happens first. At that point, I abandon my existing obsession like a once new toy, and immerse myself in the latest fad. And so it goes on, until eventually I chance upon my most comforting subject once again, exclaim... continue reading

Why I'm Obsessed With Abandoned Places

From an early age I had this strange obsession with buildings, and items that had been abandoned by humankind. The more old and overgrown by nature these items were, the more fascinating they became for me. It wasn't until recently that I began to piece the reasoning behind this together. Online searches told me I was not the only one with this 'gothic' obsession, either. It all boils down to four very simple facts. 1. These abandoned things and places represent a very real image of what... continue reading

Our Obsession with Noise

When I started in photography back in the mid 1990s we were all shooting film and film that was manufactured for higher light sensitivity caused the silver halide to clump together causing a phenomenon we termed "grainy." Some photographers actually liked the look produced by this high speed film and a whole art subculture was born around it.Even today, in what can be called the digital age, these same individuals still practice their craft with high speed film.Even though the "we love grain"... continue reading

Oh dear... Am I turning into an addict?

Recently, I had the good fortune to experience a really important milestone in my life.I got married.It was a brilliant day, and my wife looked radiant.In this day and age when most people look upon the wedding certificate as nothing more than a piece of paper imposed upon society by abstract norms and legal wranglings, I realized just how important the ceremony was to me and to my wife.It changed nothing in terms of our relationship or feelings for each other, but in a very subtle way it... continue reading


I don't know about other photographers, but since I joined Dreamstime and started to receive sales, my outlook on my photography has changed drastically.Before Dreamstime (BDT!) I would describe my approach to my photos as being 'impulsive'. If we were out somewhere, say a safari park, I would snap away taking pictures, maybe looking for shots which may look good on the wall, but more often than not I would just be recording the day. 'This is where we went, this is what we saw...' etc. etc.... continue reading

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