Plastic love, © Juno Doran 2015. Medium format film photography. A few days ago I had the rare opportunity to go to the cinema and was pleasantly surprised to find that Gaspar Noé’s “Love” was showing in 3D in a special presentation event. I’d read reviews about it and they didn’t seem very good in general, however I decided to give it the benefit of the doubt and also take the opportunity to see a film in 3D for the […]
The wind was so strong last night that this morning as I drove past the village of Barton I saw the old oak tree, given up, on the road. I stopped to take pictures, as you do. Much bemusement and banter followed among the locals, cars slowing down, kids from the local school out with their sketch pads. Then the journos, like mad dogs sniffing the hunt. I think I was one of them because I took pictures with my […]
So after much consideration I have decided to restart my blog. I had a blog once which was active and had a fair amount of following, but life sort of got in the way and I began to treasure silence. The one line entries, or perhaps no words at all were my downward spiral. Until I stopped updating it altogether. I changed URLs, blog themes, etc. like I was trying new uncomfortable clothes I’d soon give up wearing. Now I […]
A sound postcard of Braga in the north of Portugal, combining field recording sound and photography. This was my second visit to Braga, and the first time had been a significant one in my life, however on this second visit I only found shadows, I was alone and felt like an outsider more than ever. The town itself wasn’t as glamorous as I remember, probably a reflection of the country’s present difficulties.
A walk in Hardwick Woods, Cambridgeshire. The woods are bare and look somewhat desolate due to being middle of winter. I saw a Muntjac and a rabbit but they were very fast and soon disappeared out of sight. Although I had taken my recording equipment, it never left the bag…there was a small plane constantly circling in the sky, far too noisy to allow anything else to be heard. While I took pictures, the boys pretended to be Robin Hood […]
‘Documentary is intrinsically aesthetic,’ argues Mark Cousins, ‘it is as much about shots and cuts, structure and rhythm as fiction film.’ From the work of John Grierson and Allen Funt’s Candid Camera to Michael Apted’s 7 Up and works by Gillian Wearing, Cousins charts the development of documentary film through the decades.