Railway Market

Intimate Trains

Most of us are accustomed to keeping trains at a distance, but in the Far East people have learned to live with them in close proximity. How close? Well, I suppose I’d have to call it “brushing-past close.” The Mae Klong Train Market in Samut Songkhram Province, Thailand (an hour or two from Bangkok) is … Read more

hooded figure on phone

Everyone’s On the Phone

If you were to ask me about the most significant development in street photography in the last thirty years, my reply would not be about digital cameras or photo editing software. It would be about what people are actually doing in the street. These days, everyone is on the phone. Thirty years ago no one … Read more

men unloading theatre props

Most Photographers Don’t Take Photos, They Rearrange Reality

It’s taken me a while to make up my mind about this topic, but I think we need to be realistic about reality. We have to acknowledge an important fact about it. It’s there. Most professional photography consists in rearranging really to suit the purposes of the photographer. Whether its portraiture, fashion, wedding, friends-and-family, advertising … Read more