Intention and the Photographer

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Intention is a critical factor in all photography – indeed, in all art. Let me illustrate. Historically, I have not considered landscape photography as central to my practice, though like many others who started in photography with a lot of travel images, the genre has always been present within my work. However in 2020, landscape has become a more regular …

Anatomy of Facebook Likes

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In a combination of interests, I have been creating a database of my Facebook ‘likes’ for quite some time, as a source of analytical understating, both of my photographs and on how Facebook works. That is the problem with being both a photographer and a data geek. I note which Facebook Groups are used, and record the details of the …