Sunday photoblogging #3: Houses in Totterdown, Bristol

by Chris Bertram on May 4, 2014



Donald A. Coffin 05.04.14 at 7:20 pm

Great perspective.


Anon 05.05.14 at 12:34 am

I love these photos. They resolutely do what even many photographers with a great eye for composition cannot bring themselves to do: sacrifice the subject matter to form. Photography isn’t about objects. Wonderful.


Eszter Hargittai 05.05.14 at 12:50 am

Great lines!


Chris Bertram 05.05.14 at 2:45 pm

Thanks Anon (whoever you are). Yes I think that’s exactly right (not that there’s one correct way to do photography): you have to not think about the objects you are photographing and encounter visual space as a field of geometric possibilities, or at least be open to that. This is why I like André Kertész so much as a photographer.


Anon 05.05.14 at 7:37 pm

André Kertész is one of my favorites, for exactly that reason. Strand, Weston, and Man Ray come to mind too. Anyone photographic influences you’d recommend?


Main Street Muse 05.05.14 at 7:45 pm

Chris – keep posting your photos! They’re wonderful!


Chris Bertram 05.05.14 at 10:37 pm

@Anon well, as well as Kertész, I’d say Saul Leiter, then there are lots of people, HCB, obviously and among recent photographers I’m a big fan of Pentti Sammallahti.


David J. Littleboy 05.07.14 at 7:13 am

Sheesh. Too many photos that are all way too good. My head’s spinning.

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