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mrswoolybill

I make no great claims for my photography. But I do try very hard not to be boring.
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About

After 13 years on the site I reckoned it was time to update the wording here. A lot has happened in those years.
I suppose that this portfolio is simply the world as I see and experience it, nothing more. I don't plan images, I respond to what I see. Full stop.
Like a lot of people here I grew up in the age of b&w. So for me the visual world is lines, structures, they are what make the image. Mono seems a natural way to see, colour needs to add something to justify its presence. Which sometimes it does...
I'm a photographic split personality. I love photographing people, a lot of my activity is as volunteer Community Photographer in our little town. But I also love abstract and semi-abstract work, because the closer you look at our world the weirder it is.
I now run a U3A (University of the Third Age) Digital Photography group, along with my Better Half Bill. And in 2013 I was delighted and honoured to be invited onto the site's Critique Team. Now that I have found my feet there I enjoy helping others to explore this wonderful obsession.
I arrived here still in shock after the loss of our film gear in a burglary. Digital was a steep learning curve. The site has made me more focused, more self-critical. But equally important is the contact with a whole community of good people, who would never bump into each other in 'real' life.
It's ePHOTOzine that has given me the skills, self-confidence and motivation to do what I do now, I have received so much advice and help and I am immensely grateful to everyone here.

 

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Member Info

  • ePHOTOzine Plus Member Plus Member
  • Location
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Joined
    19/11/2006
    Last login
    31/03/2020 @18:11
  • Photographic Level

    Enthusiast
  • Photographic Interests

    Sports / Action
    Specialist / Abstract
    Photo Journalism
    Black & White
    Humour / Fun
    Street Photography
  • Favourites

    Photographer
    Jane Bown, Don McCullin; and a lot of others in between them...
    Book
    'The Photographer's Eye' & 'The Photograher's Mind', Michael Freeman
    Record
    JS Bach, Works for solo violin, Grumiaux 1961
    Film
    The Death of Stalin is pretty good...
    Word
    Serendipity
    Drink
    St Emilion
    Food
    Fish
    Location
    Wherever I have the camera with me
    Flower
    White or green ones
    Colour
    I get bored very rapidly with colours.
    Gadget
    The human eye