Thursday 11 January 2007

A new years resolution

OK, I know I'm a little late with this one, but I always think a promise made in the cold light of day is always so much better than one made after a lot of bevies on a new years eve followed by hugging a lamppost telling it that it's your best mate.

Well my photographic resolution is to work harder at my London Light/London Life Project specifically I will get out and take pictures every Friday that I am in Central London.

The reason is, quite simply that I find Central London really difficult to photograph, its busy,cluttered and not really the sort of place that appeals to me at all visually. But that's the point, it's only by stretching ourselves that we find new ways of interpreting the world around us in our photographs.

We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills.

Wish me luck with my resolution, it may be one small step for me but it might be a giant leap in my photography.

Taken on a dull day on The Southbank, London


Anonymous said...

That treads picture is something else mate, truly awesome.

Dave Peck

David Toyne said...

Awesome abstract. Great crop. Colour just makes it pop out. Mmmm should I write something on colour theory I wonder..?

Chris Shepherd said...

Thanks Dave & Dave.

Something on Colour theory would be of interest here :)

David Toyne said...

I'll crack on with it then!

Anonymous said...

Why were the steps painted different colours?

Ive seen blue, red and pink steps in other photographs but no explanation at to why.

Chris Shepherd said...

I can't really say why - I think they were painted to brighten up an otherwise dull bit of the South Bank.

Thanks for popping by.