Archives for June 2016

Thoughts on McCurry, Photoshop and Coffee

(image by Steve McCurry, taken from In 2015 I went to see Steve McCurry talk for the first time. I was a latecomer to McCurry's work, one of those people who'd seen (and liked) countless pictures by him without realising until I found out who he was, probably in about 2009. McCurry seemed to be the quintessential documentary photographer- always working for organisations such as National Geographic, socially concerned, always bringing to light corners of the world we wouldn't otherwise get to see, with a seemingly compassionate eye. I'm more interested in gritty B/W work generally, but it was impossible to deny how beautiful he made dilapidation and poverty. And more people … [Read more...]