“Photography is not about cameras, gadgets and gismos. Photography is about photographers. A camera didn’t make a great picture any more than a typewriter wrote a great novel.” (Peter Adams)
As I unwrapped my new Gitzo tripod, it occurred to me that in the 3 years since I took up photography, I’ve replaced every single piece of my original kit: camera body, lenses, filter system, tripod head and tripod. So it seemed a good time to reflect on a few of the things I’ve learnt during those 3 years.
I returned from my annual pilgrimage to Venice on 18 January. With Easter falling early this year, it felt as if I was getting out in the nick of time, since the municipality was starting to erect staging in the Piazza San Marco ready for Carnevale.
What do Brooklyn Beckham and a photograph of a potato have in common? They confirm, if we didn’t know it by now, that people buy photographers as much as they buy photographs.