In this first Word and Photography, is an excerpt of an interview with Tod Papageorge by Richard B. Woodward originally published in autumn 2006 by Bomb Magazine. … But as difficult as it was initially to use this “Leica with a goiter” (talking about a Fujica medium
Here is a photograph taken in 2012, as I was leaving Fes El Jdid on my way to the medina of Fes in Morocco. With a mysterious attitude, a man, his hand in his djellaba pocket, was waiting, maybe for someone. Next to him, a big, black and triangular shadow was refreshing a hot wall. Du
St Paul’s area in Bristol is the home of a strong African and Caribbean community, which can only be compared to the Notting Hill area in London. Every year since 1967 (except in 2002 and 2006), a carnival has taken place in its streets to celebrate Caribbean culture through a p
After visiting the Somerset agricultural show, I went a few weeks ago to the Bath and West Show. Apart from the fact that the Bath and West show is a far bigger event than the Somerset one and so has far more attractions and stalls, I could describe the show in a very similar way. One
I was recently in Swanage, Dorset for a few days. The town is a nice family seaside with a pleasant small beach. However, I didn’t spend that much time in Swanage except for walking along its beach and testing some beers at the local pubs. The area offers plenty of country walks
As a street photographer I sometimes wonder how my perception of colour influences my vision of the world and my photographs. This is especially true in places like western countries where the colours do not always have the light and the visual impact of some exotic countries. However
In these two images taken in India, Sangam and Varanasi, the photo pairing is simply based on the hand gesture. Then the left photo is open as it is possible to visualise its environment as the other is closed.
The good weather made me go out recently. I wandered again in the city centre of Bristol. This is actually the only place I walked and photographed in Bristol. I can’t say how many times I have walked by the McDonald’s near Cabot Circus and I can’t say how many times
On the 6th May 2013 I attended my first agricultural show as part of my “From England with Love” photography project. I was not really sure of what to expect despite some promising attractions. I was keen to explore a different environment and culture of British society. I
Expressing myself between documentary and street photography, my work focus on long
term projects because of the human aspect, but also to have better insight and understanding of a situation over time. Photography is a medium that allows me to explore the cultural and sociological aspects of life in order to understand the relationship between the people, their traditions/habits/cultures and their environment. In recent years I have worked on separate long term projects about the Medinas of Morocco and more recently the Yamuna river in India.