how the camera saw a piece of time and space


by Garry Winogrand

‘Winogrand told us that anything was photographable. He said that we only make the pictures we know; it is hard to break from our preconceptions about how something should look photographed. He told us to let what we see determine where the edges of the photograph go. He challenged us to forget our preconceptions about how to photograph something. “A photograph,” he said, “is the illusion of a literal description of how the camera saw a piece of time and space.” I wanted to know what technique Winogrand used to get his best shots, and all he’d talk about was a strange, esoteric theory!’

– From an interesting article about being a part of a photography workshop with the great street photographer Garry Winogrand.

read the rest of the article here


Setting Up


Thanks to all those involved in the setting up of the exhibition at All Hallows last week, especially Emilie and Alex. The private view was very busy and the work seemed well received, so thanks also to all of you that came to see it. I’m hoping to have some photographs of the actual night soon and I will post them on here once I get them. Meanwhile below are a few pictures of the process of setting up the exhibition.