Moments in Monochrome
Welcome to The Intuitive Lens. I hope you enjoy viewing the site as much as I have enjoyed contributing to it.
I‘ve always been both attracted and beguiled by the extra impact and sense of mystery that monochrome lends to an image, so this site is dedicated to my continued efforts to capture some of life’s more intriguing moments and the constantly improving equipment that helps make that task more of a joy than the traditional cameras and darkroom processes of the past with which I began this seemingly never ending journey.
I BELIEVE IN DREAMS
It’s wonderful to see how photography has changed over the years since I first began ‘snapping’ my first serious images with a newly acquired Canon FTb-N in 1973. In those days one could not have dreamed how photography would evolve into what it is today
In the early seventies I had the good fortune to stumble upon my local Photographic Society. Far from a stuffy ‘old boys’ club it was run by very dynamic and genuinely helpful experts, many of whom were highly respected members of the Royal Photographic Society. I dreamed of becoming a decent photographer, being fascinated by the cameras of the day, the somewhat mystical darkroom process and most importantly, the wonderful images that these experts were creating.
It has been a long and exciting journey. So many aspects of the art and craft of photography have changed radically in that time. My first efforts in the darkroom showed me how painstaking you have to be, nay obsessive, if you want to improve and ‘develop’ – no pun intended!
Leaving the technical changes to one side, astounding though they are, the abiding theme, over all that time, has been my constant love of image making, my search for personal improvement and the never ending pursuit of photographic excellence. Hard task masters. So I have applied myself, with cyclic obsessiveness, to this infinitely rewarding journey and I wish you the greatest success on yours.
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