Radio Silence

Nov 25, 2023

​Excuse the radio silence from last week.
I've been visiting a friend in America and I had some sort of error with sending out a newsletter to you.
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I often chat about trying to see things in a new light when it comes to finding subjects to photograph.
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Whilst there are aways things to photograph whever you find yourself, going to somewhere new does of course help!
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The last fortnight that I've been away I've been photographing some, what I think are fairly average everyday objects - street signs, traffic lights, and the (to me at least) ever popular parking garages!

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Something I'm trying on this trip to America is to photograph anything that catches my attention. In the past I've occasionally thought to myself, 'I won't bother photographing that', because I think I'll come back when the light is better, or the weather is nicer or some other random reason.
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Of course being on a holiday means these places and things I see are essentially a one shot deal.
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So it's given my photography a bit more purpose and focus - something I want to carry through to my photography when I'm back in the UK.

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This is also doubly important as I was talking with a photographer the other day (the interview will be going up on TPE when I'm back next week) about how he compiled, funded and sold books of his photography.
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The idea of putting together a book of my own images has been bubbling away in the back of my head now for some time.
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One of the things Ed talked about was the idea of having a set of images that work together in a common theme. This travelling around Baltimore has been a chance to start exploring ideas about what I'd like to see in my photography.
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I have the broad idea (shape, angles, form) but it's time to now dive a bit deeper.
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If you'd like to check out some more of the images on Instagram you can here: https://www.instagram.com/thephotographiceyeyt/​
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Thanks again for spending time with me today!
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Alex
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