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John Free Workshops 2013
06th March 2013 - 0 comments
John Free - Street Photography Workshops

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Lisbon Street Photography
26th February 2013 - 0 comments
In: Travel

I visited Lisbon at the end of February for a week, and I have to say that I was seriously impressed. This city has some amazing architecture, light and characters. I came back with some great street photography photos which I will upload to the gallery soon. For now, you can visit my Facebook page and check out my Lisbon album here
Finding Vivian Maier - The Official Movie Trailer
15th February 2013 - 0 comments
Finding Vivian Maier - The Official Movie Trailer

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World Open Of Photography Finalist!
20th November 2012 - 0 comments
Exciting news! After submitting photos to the World Open of Photography 2012 competition a few weeks ago, I received an email this morning to say I was a finalist with two of my photos!

"After 3.4 million page views, tens of thousands of votes from 176 countries, and an exhaustive review by an esteemed panel of judges, your photograph(s) has been selected from among 9000+ images as one of the 2012 Finalists. Congratulations!

As a Finalist, your photos now advance to a second panel of judges to vote on Category Winners and ultimately the Photographer of the Year. Winners are scheduled to be announced on Nov. 30."

See all the finalists here
Private View evening - London Photo Festival
24th October 2012 - 0 comments
Great start to the London Photo Festival this evening at the Private View. The exhibition is on 25th-27th October 2012 at the Crypt Gallery, Borough High Street, London SE1.

Exhibition time!
20th October 2012 - 0 comments
I will be exhibiting two photos at the London Photo Festival between 25th-27th October 2012. The Crypt, Borough High Street, London SE1 1JA.

I'm also part of the SoShowMe III Exhibition from 8th November 2012, at The PrintSpace gallery, 74 Kingsland Road, London E2 8DL.

New York! Concrete jungle where dreams are made of...
09th October 2012 - 0 comments
In: Travel
Just back from an amazing week in New York City! :) Staying in midtown Manhattan, just minutes away from Times Square, I was fortunate enough to explore most of the midtown and downtown areas and some of Brooklyn with my camera. Thanks to my New York friends for being wonderful guide companions.

Check out the New York City portfolio for latest photos from my trip!

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John Free - Street Photography London & Brighton Workshops
27th August 2012 - 0 comments
The John Free London Street Photography workshops took place on bank holiday weekend 24-26 August 2012. Thanks to Dave Bull (whom I met through my Street Photography Meetup group) We Shoot People, I was asked if I could help organise these events with him. It was a no brainer!

I attended two of the three London workshops and the Brighton one by kind invitation of John and Wendy Free. What can I say, three fun filled, challenging, knowledge packed, but memorable days that I probably won't forget.

John is a great teacher and mentor. His passion and eagerness to share his years of knowledge is overwhelming. John's inspiring methods of teaching, wit and insightful techniques are invaluable. I have learnt so much to becoming a better street photographer. But I especially learnt that whether you are a beginner or an experienced photographer, as long as you have the willingness to work hard, learn, and have an open heart and mind you can achieve great things, no matter what camera you own.

Southbank (It was a soggy London workshop but rain is always great for street shots!)


Kensington Gardens

Borough Market

Brighton - Final pep talk from John

John Free and myself

Some comments from students who attending the London Workshops:

"Learned so much, so many bad habits that need correcting ;) I had a great day, John is so clear in his instructions. Looking forward to seeing some of people's results in a photo album" Susan J

"This was a great day, I gained greater insight into how to see the shot and how to approach the situation. John's a great tutor, and his passion and motivation are infectious. I'm so glad I managed to attend the day, shame it wasn't the full weekend." Steve C

"Really enjoyed this day out with John Free. I learned many things and am planning to shoot a lot more black and white in the future." Karen C

Thanks to: John Free, Wendy Free, David Bull, We Shoot People members and all the new friends I have met along the way.
John Free - London Street Photography Talk
23rd August 2012 - 0 comments
I had the pleasure to get involved with John Free's London talk and workshops last weekend. As organiser of a London Meetup group called We Shoot People which was created for anybody with a love for street photography, it was an honour to be asked to help with this project. Thanks again to Dave Bull!

From the minute you check out one of John's YouTube videos you instantly feel his passion for street photography. This passion is even more powerful in real life - when he speaks you listen. John has years and years of experience and knowledge in this genre of photography so he knows what he is talking about. His dedication to his art is clear to see and he has many wonderful stories and anecdotes to tell which only adds to the experience of spending time in his company.

John Free is on a clear mission to teach the ways of street photography and get as many as people as possible inspired and passionate about it too. Often quoting some of his favourite photographers; Cartier-Bresson, W. Eugene Smith in his flow, you almost feel as if their spirits are watching and guiding him when he speaks.

These are just some of the comments from the students who attended John's talk:

"This was a fabulous and genuine lecture. I feel totally enthused about street photography and cannot wait for the workshop tomorrow! Thanks very much for coming John and thanks to Linda for organising it. I feel sorry for people who missed it! :-)" Sharon

"I thought John was wonderful. Entertaining and inspirational. I'm so glad I came along." J.S

"John's talk was from the heart and you could hear the passion in his voice. He loves what he does and wants 'YOU' to feel the same about your work and he brought that message across. His mantra was that you have to keep practicing, because you may think that you know it but you don't, you just become complacent! This man has been doing this for over 40 years and he is still honing his skills. Hopefully, most people will have left that room with a couple of words of wisdom.." S.R

"An amazing evening listening to someone speak from his heart and inspire you from the very start. John's take on photography was an eye opener." Chet

"Great talk. I was happy to see that almost everyone "got it" wasn't another "heres how i do it" lecture from an average photog with a "i heart Leica" t-shirt!!" Dave

"John is an extremely motivational speaker and a master craftsman. Main things I took home were to shoot from the heart, never take posed shots and try to develop the 20 degree offset strategy. My quote for the night was: "People will have photographs for generations because of you". An outstanding evening which made you think where you are at right now with your own photography. Highly recommended." John K

Click here to read about the John Free workshops 2012

Check out my interview by Alex Coghe
06th August 2012 - 0 comments
Here's an interview I did recently with Alex Coghe. Read it on this blog page here:

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The PrintSpace Blog: Into The Light
13th June 2012 - 0 comments
The PrintSpace blog feature: Into The Light

As winning prize for The Printspace's competition last month, themed 'Reflections' I won a feature on their blog. Check it out:

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LONDON PHOTO FESTIVAL - Public Vote F/Factor winner
23rd May 2012 - 0 comments
Winner of the Public Vote F/Factor at the London Photo Festival!

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LONDON PHOTO FESTIVAL - Exhibition Private View
16th May 2012 - 0 comments

Being an exhibitor at the London Photo Festival exhibition, I was invited to the private view event last night. What a great turn out!

When I first arrived at The Crypt gallery on Borough High Street, I nervously looked around for my two print mounts on the walls. I found them and was more then proud to see them hanging together side by side.

Got a few snaps taken with the mounts by some friends without trying to draw too much attention that they were mine. I wanted to spend the evening walking around the gallery anonymously. I found it a buzz when visitors walked over to study and talk about my photos and pick up my promo cards that were laid on on the exhibitor table.

Having walked around the gallery to look at my fellow exhibitors photos, I sensed the majority were in the 'street photography' genre of photography which was surprising but refreshing. It is usually the norm to see mostly the classic 'landscape' and 'portrait' styles, but I sense that street photography is very much in style at the moment and so this was reflected in the images on display.

The main public view of the exhibition starts from today, 17th May through to Saturday 19th May 2012. I will be going back on the Friday evening to greet some friends I invited and also returning again on the Saturday as I am hosting a Meetup event there.

If you would like to come along the exhibition is open:
17th May 2012: 10am – 7pm
18th May 2012: 10am – late
19th May 2012: 10am – 6pm

The London Photo Festival is located at The Crypt Borough High Street London SE1 1JA.
01st May 2012 - 0 comments

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Fine Art America
01st May 2012 - 0 comments
Fine Art America is an international online website for artists who wish to sell their art and photography. Create an account, set your print prices and sizes and build your profile.

Find my profile page here:

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LONDON PHOTO FESTIVAL - exhibition prints sold!
01st May 2012 - 0 comments
Both exhibited original mounts sold at the London Photo Festival 2012

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