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A quick view of SteveCharles's recent activity.

  • Philip, Morris and I

    I see you've come back now that medium size is available Wink Although on this screen I have to reduce it to see it properly...

    Great portrait, but not sure you should take the credit as it's not really yours, so I won't click. The processing is very nice though, agree with everyone else, V1 is best.
    • 16 Mar 2011 2:56PM
  • Rock Detail

    Has nobody mentioned 'Jupiter' yet ?!

    I do like these, I reckon large prints of these images would make beautiful artworks.
    • 16 Mar 2011 2:45PM
  • 4

    It's nice to see someone uploading some work to EPZ with a more authentic, contemporary feel, even if it's the sort of thing that goes down like a lead balloon here. It looks like a bit of a departure for you looking at your portfolio, your previous work looks a bit more 'flashy', with the angles, lighting, processing etc., much more 'EPZ-ish', but this stuff is more genuine IMO. It's funny, you see a lot of this elsewhere but it looks unusual here, shows what sort of photographers EPZ tends to attract.

    I notice that here and with others in the series comparisons have been made with Martin Parr, I don't think that's really the right comparison. This is straight deadpan documentary portraiture more in the style of Alec Soth, Albrecht Tubke (first 2 names into my head) and a myriad other deadpan portrait photographers. It's not really a style I associate with Parr (that's directed more at the people who keep bringing him up than you).

    Keep it up, EPZ needs more of this.
    • 17 Feb 2011 11:45AM
  • Geology Study

    Thanks Michael, looks great, and I bet the full size file is amazing.

    I like the way there are no clues as to the scale, it could be 50mm or 50 miles wide, like an aerial shot of a desert or another planet.

    I've been busy flogging a few things this week and should be getting a Mamiya 7 next week (I'm so excited, I can't tell you how long I've lusted after one!), so I'm planning on doing a lot more film work and will be in need of a decent scanning service myself. I'll definitely give this guy a go.
    • 11 Feb 2011 4:54PM
  • Rock and a hard place...

    Makes me think of the film out at the moment - 127 Hours.
    • 8 Feb 2011 3:40PM
  • The Economist Group

    Nice, like the soft balance between natural and artificial light. Could use a little distortion correction I think. You might get a few more lights on on a weekday, too Wink Sounds like an interesting project, look forward to more.

    I was also out in London yesterday doing some personal work for the first time in ages. The afternoon/early eveing light was fantastic, although I managed to find myself on a train when the sky was at it's most spectacular...
    • 31 Jan 2011 12:34PM
  • Harry

    agree with Griffo, I'm also not normally a fan of the Lensbaby, find it too gimmicky but you have made it work very effectively in this. There's just enough to make it a bit different and 'not seen that before'. Nice one. (Does kind of look like his head's on fire, though..)
    • 28 Jan 2011 9:47AM
  • I found a great quote today, which could have been written about Bert:

    "Good photography is about depth of feeling, not depth of field."

    This portfolio shows how to bring together emotion, observation and intellect along with a love of classic quality equipment and materials, to just make very good, original photography.
  • Just been having a look through your portfolio. Very creative and distinctive. Are you a fan of Jerry Uelsman's work? I can see some influence in there. I also see that you seem to combine film photography and digital work superbly, I love to see people without blinkers on!

  • Your portfolio brings back a lot of memories of my time in Australia 5 years ago. Some good stuff in there. I'd love to go back now that I've learnt a bit more about photography!