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‘comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable’

Finley Peter Dunne

 

I like people

pigs

bees

whales

and trees

 

Sometimes in that order

 

I thought once

I was happiest taking

candid shots

of people

 

Mary Goldsardine calls that real-life cinematography

 

I like the phrase

 

Now I am taking more consented portraits

 

And that gives me a huge kick

too

 

Though consider this

 

"I truly believe some photos can steal souls. Or entire lives. BUT some photos can also steal the soul of the viewer. Yours can do both magic, with the benefit of leaving lives and souls enriched by the experience"

 

Not me

though I agree

 

Not with the praise

of my talent

only with the

honesty

of my attempt

 

I'm looking

not for the moment revealed

it's a good illusion

but for the moment

to think

a better one

 

If forced I'd call myself a sentimentalist for social change

 

My pictures don't always show that though

 

I should call myself a socialist because I guess that's what I am. A cross between the williams' Cobbett and Morris with a good dose of the charles' Marx and Darwin thrown in

 

Plus a fair measure of Einstein and his hero and mine Mozart - who Albert said had written the music which fills the universe

 

I am struck by the thought that our world is hallmarked by the random kindness of strangers Aaron Sorkin et al

 

This is a world I am happy to live in

 

To those whose likeness I borrow

I give you the only thing I have of value

 

My respect

 

For the flickr censors:

I am some what past the age of consent

I am not a child

Just child like

 

And one more thing

I am a working journalist once but no more for the BBC

And these are timid not bold times

 

So

 

A disclaimer - everything I photograph

or write about can only ever reflect poorly on me

 

Not my employers

Never on my subjects

 

I will try always to tell the truth

And that can land me in trouble

 

Sx

 

Perhaps for these reasons I am single

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... well... ... I love Steve's B&Ws: they are full of life, they are all life... ... I love Steve's Colours too: they are almost stunning details, precious details of lived life... ... so I think I love all of Steve's ArtWorks: the pure expression of a refined eye. ... Go On, Steve! :)

April 1, 2009

I love the way Steve gives London the face of humanity. Ordinary people, even the strangest ones! Through his eyes they're all beautiful!

February 3, 2009

Steve's London is full of fossilized MP's and sly foxes. And his pictures are most please to the eye.

December 29, 2007

Steve is a wonderful photographer and dear friend. Every time I look at his photos and portraits I truely admire his take on life and all that is around him. I have learnt so much from Steve and the unique way he documents the world and all it's marvels...thankyou...

August 16, 2007

very slick street photography and candid shots, all my favorites :] now we need to get you a Leica RF :]

July 4, 2007
Ellie W. says:

Steve is a wonderful photographer, but this is not just for the aesthetic beauty in his photographs. More so than his talent with the camera, Steve manages to capture the spirit of the moment in his scenes, whether it be a seagull in mid flight or a lone person walking down the street, and I'm always eager to see what … Read more

Steve is a wonderful photographer, but this is not just for the aesthetic beauty in his photographs. More so than his talent with the camera, Steve manages to capture the spirit of the moment in his scenes, whether it be a seagull in mid flight or a lone person walking down the street, and I'm always eager to see what new shots he's taken and his prose to describe them.

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May 19, 2007