23 September 2012

Paris Album

In my recent Art of Street Photography workshop I was very fortunate to be part of a great group of people, who, guided by our teacher, Peter Turnley, set off each day to photograph moments that caught our eye and captured our imagination.
Here are a few more of my efforts ...

If you are interested in the terrific work of our group go to the website www.peterturnley.com  
Click on workshops
2012 Paris September
View student galleries
2012 Fall NEW 

To see Peter's inspiring work go to Photo-essays 
  The first album Moments of the Human Condition is currently showing as an exhibition at the historic Galerie Agathe Gaillard in the Marais. 
Sarah and I were lucky enough to attend the opening night .

Also take a look at Peter's Personal Photo Album to understand the depth of his work and travels.
 As a Newsweek photographer Peter's work has been on more than 40 magazine covers and seen by millions of people.
He has been at most of the important international news events over the past 30 years and met many of the world's leaders, both loved and despised.
He lives in Paris and New York and now conducts workshops in many colourful cities, such as Havana, Mumbai  and Istanbul.
Peter continues to enjoy making photos of daily life and ordinary people and is currently completing another book called The French Kiss.

On a personal note I have loved the process of making photos from the age of eight, when I was given my first camera.
I have always been intrigued by the beautiful old sepia photos of Mum and her six sisters taken on the family farm out of York by a travelling photographer around 1922.
I also loved to hear the stories my Mother and Uncle Basil told me about my Father's career as a journalist and his desire to get the story.  I still like to look at the photos and read the articles of my Father's journey to Antartica in the late 1940's.

Now this whole experience has made me understand this appeal and appreciate more than ever just how important photography is in our world.

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