This website features the photographs and thoughts of a number of photographers all of whom I am happy to call friend. They take photographs I like and admire.
Fotobuddies sets out to generate some photographic energy, both within the group of photographers represented on this site, but also for those who visit the site.
I see the site as a place for photographic conversations. It is not simply a showcase to exhibit a few photos.
I found a derelict cottage on the island of Scalpay and, like many other photographers who travel to the Outer Hebrides, I was drawn to make images of it – but why? Of course, there are multiple reasons, from pure documentation of the scene through to voyeuristic attempts to spy into someone else’s former life. Personally, I am not…
I visited Skaw, Unst on 3 separate days in 2018. This paper looks at the different compositions taken across the 3 days looking at why I have classified them as Successful or Unsuccessful. It is a technique for trying to try and understand why I become motivated to press the shutter. Starting with my definition of what makes a…
Try this as an exercise. You’ve got three minutes. Describe your image and give me some idea of what motivated you. Intimidating? Impossible? Here’s how.