My bowl of Rice Crispies has just enough snap crackle and pop to get me to wordpress, this week to update my blog.
It was smashing to be invited on to the Guardian Master Class to talk about photographic story telling with Sebastian Myer. The class seemed to work (we got nice feedback at least)– perhaps because of a combination of our different approaches to story telling: Seb is a classic photojournalists use to working on the front line, I tend to approach story telling from a completely different perspective. Seb talked about techniques in traditional photojournalism, while I looked at how I use portraiture to tell national even global stories- Looking at work done in Libya , Kosovo, Afghanistan and also my recent story, Desk Job.
This links me nicely to its selection for Format Festival in Derby which was another highpoint this month. It was a treat to visit Derby, not just to catch up with old friends , make some new ones perhaps , but also to look at new work like Brian Griffins excellent commission at the Museum or to enjoy work by friends like Oliver Woods.
Other exciting news includes the publication of the same work in Wired blog , Raw File ( last week, apparently stats are good and it should get a quarter of a million hits) and also on the 20/3 in Fotoredactie Vrij Nederlandand.
Also , I’m off to teach a workshop to 17 Azerbaijani photojournalists In Baku on the 02/04 (The theme, once more, is Story telling in photojournalism) with Guy Martin .
Finally, while i’m here , just time to mention the fascinating commission for Marie Claire magazine that started this week. Looking forward to updating the blog with news on these fronts soon, Thank you for reading,