Thursday, November 11, 2010

Ode to Ralph Eugene Meatyard

Below are results of experiments with long exposures and slow film (50 asa). Most shots were taken with a handheld camera and an exposure of 1s or more. Although I have experimented with long exposures before I decided to continue after having seeen examples of Ralph Eugene Meatyard's "no focus" photos as well as long exposure shots from Alexey Titarenko

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Statue with flash, Parque de Malaga

At the weekend I re-shot a statue in the park close to my house with a combination of daylight (early morning shadow) and flash. The Metz flash was mounted on a stand to camera right. The idea is to make a series of figures lit with flash against dark backgrounds.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Forest Scenes, Sippersfeld, Germany

On our return from Uganda (see July 2010 posts 'Trip to Africa') we stopped off in Sippersveld, close to Frankfurt in Germany. The cool and dark forest was quite a contrast to the hot plains of Africa.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Malaga and Ornament

Below some quiet scenes from the parks and streets of Malaga:

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Abandoned Brick Factory, El Colorado

The family vaction this summer was spent in 'El Colorado' close to Cadiz. Next to the holiday house there was an abandoned brick factory.

El Colorado, Household Objects

For our summer vacation this year we stayed in a house in 'El Colorado' close to Cadiz and to the beaches of the Costa de la Luz (Coast of Light). Here are a few shots of objects found in the house photographed in strong sun with shadows cast on an outside wall:

Warrior with shadow

Cross with shadow

Below a book taken from the bookshelf and photographed in shadow:
'La Jangada' by Julio Verne
'La Jangada' by Julio Verne

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Two Streets, an exhibition by Magee and Haslett

Over the last few years I have been taking photos in the streets of Malaga. These are usually taken in quiet or abandoned corners of the city and are without people. Philip Magee, fellow member of Andaluz (, has also been shooting in the streets. By contrast Philip's photos are mainly of the life and colour of the city's people. We thought it would make a great exhibition to put a selection of these photographs together. With the help of another Andaluz member Paul Trevor, who acted as editor, we have made a selction of 13 pairs of photos. 


'Streets' photos under the critical eye of Paul, our editor in chief.Photo by Philip Magee.

You can see small version of the photos in the window below or download the PDF via, just click on the link below.
Two Streets 09.09.10 PDF

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Trip to Uganda, post 1, Haslett Goes to Africa

About a month ago I went on a trip to Uganda. Marion, in her role as director of BHD*, is currently working together with the charity TESS** to design a new school, health centre and church in Teso, Uganda. I went along to make some pictures. The following posts show some of the results.

*Buildings for Human Development,
** Teso Educational Sponsorship Scheme,

The team on the way to the site of the project.

Marion explaining the project to local engineers and surveyors on site.

Rev. Jeremiah, one of the projects initiators, on the site of the new school.

Trip to Uganda, post 2, School Children in Teso

We visited several schools in the surrounding area to get an idea of what existing conditions were like. Due to lack of resources the class sizes are huge, often 100 to 150 children in one classroom. Even under these conditions the children were hard working, polite and greeted us like visiting royalty.

School Children, Kapiri

School Children, Kapiri

Maria, Kumi

School Boys, Kapiri

"Fire Burns", Kapiri
These are the children of the school teachers who live next to the school. On the blackboard today's lesson is: "A stone hurts, a razor blade cuts, fire burns, poison kills"

Trip to Uganda, post 3, Portraits

Below are a series of portraits made during my trip to Uganda. My experience was that people generally like to have their picture taken. Very often they would look directly into the camera with quite a serious expression. Perfect for a portrait photographer!

Girl, Kumi.
This was the daughter of one of the families we stayed with. She was sitting right at the corner of the building with low morning sun. She waited patiently for me to run back to the house to get a 80mm lens.

Men with bicycles, Soroti.

Mother, taken at her home between Kumi and Mbale.

Mother with family and local children, taken at their home between Kumi and Mbale.

Children, taken at their home between Kumi and Mbale

Photographic Studio, Soroti.

Women, Kapiri.

Children, Soroti.