Charlie Kirk is an English, ex-Japan based corporate lawyer, who is now a full-time street / documentary photographer, based in Istanbul, Turkey. He is working obsessively on a book, and he shoots with film, on a Leica, predominantly in 28mm, in both black and white and colour. He loves grain, flash, pretty women, "fat kids", "dwarfs", people kissing, cigarettes and beer. He is a great guy and a harsh critic.Read More
Robert Frank's work 'The Americans' was deemed too controversial at the time he had completed it. He had essentially created a raw snapshot of America, warts and all, that no one had ever successfully done before and this resulted in a die hard following by many influential artists at the time including Jack Kerouac, the Rolling Stones and Allen Ginsberg.Read More
Having met Alex and his wife Rebecca in Poland I can say that I really admire his humility, gentle approach and persistence to capturing difficult images. He is very down to earth, incredibly approachable and I think that is what allows him to sometimes become invisible to his subjects. Alex has achieved a mastery of colour photography and is easily one of my top five favourite photographers of all time.Read More
Jesse is an Australian documentary photojournalist and street photographer. I have met him on a few occasions and definitely admire his long term approach to photography. He is based in Melbourne and shoots both film and digitally.Read More
Trent Parke is the next photographer I thought I should post about as he is an Australian who produces consistently inspiring, unique and well thought out work. And because I'm a massive fan of his work. My Queensland friends should definitely have a look and a laugh at the familiar scenes of his 'AUSTRALIA. GOLD COAST. 2006' series.Read More
So here goes... I wanted to start posting short snapshots about photographers that really interest me in one way or another, to introduce them to those that don't know them, provide a few links to content about them for those that do, and in doing so learn more about them myself.
I thought I would start with Susan Meiselas as I am a big fan of her work and how she approaches it.Read More