B&W Street Photography Essay – London & Paris

Some really nice street photography!! I like it!!

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Save Armstrong! Save the Orangutan’s

Hi all,

I thought you might like to take a look at this site. Save Armstrong.com, You can help the endangered Orangutans in the rainforests of the island of Sumatra, Their habitat is under threat from deforestation at an alarming rate for the growth of the oil palm. The natural habitat is disappearing fast not only for the Orangutans but for the elephants, rhino and tigers too. These forests can be protected and the trees replanted with our help…

Tree

I just donated and chose an area to plant a sapling. You can keep a check on it and feel part of something worthwhile for very little. Just take a look and see what you think…

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Petworth House Under Grey Sky

Hi all,

This is a photograph I thought you might like that I took of Petworth house approaching from an old cart track towards an old giant tree. There are two figures in the distance approaching the house. It is late afternoon and the clouds were beginning to gather. It just had that moody effect and classic english country side feel. It reminds me of famous painting but I’m still trying to find it. The grounds were designed by Capability Brown. J. W Turner and Anthony Van Dyck used to hang out there, amongst others, so I am sure one of them painted a similar scene… Let me know if you have any ideas!

Petworth House Grey Sky by Mike Hope

 Petworth House by Mike Hope

I got a really nice reply from Gustavo Moniz Ferreira who saw my photo on 500px and did a little research on a painting I shot displayed at the above  Petworth House. He found out that the painting of the table (below) is called “Gulliver Presented to the Queen of Brobdignag” and the author is Charles Robert Leslie. The picture was painted in 1834/35 and has the dimensions of 100 x 123 cm.

“Gulliver Presented to the Queen of Brobdignag” painted by Charles Robert Leslie. Photo by Mike-Hope

 

Thanks again for taking a look,

Mike Hope

Kubrick Exhibit Mike-Hope

KubrickExibit Mike-Hope by Mike-Hope
KubrickExibit Mike-Hope, a photo by Mike-Hope on Flickr.

Hi All,

I took this with the Canon EOS-M 22mm hand held outside the Stanley Kubrick exhibit at the LACMA and then gave it a little grunge/street work in post. Still playing with the Canon EOS-M and am about to get a vintage 50mm f/1.4 to try out!! I will post some more when I have given it a try. Thanks for taking a look,

Mike Hope

Vivien Maier – The Legend That Never Was

Hi All,

I was just checking through some interesting articles on Street Photography when I came across a piece in the MessyNessy blog about a lady photographer

from Chicago that died recently at the age of 83 years. She apparantly was very private and never shown her photographs to anyone outside her family.  Luckily the negatives came up at an auction and were bought by an historical hobbyist, John Maloof. Well the results speak for themselves and the lady, Vivien Maier, is a street photography legend. You can find out more and check some of Vivien Maier’s great work on Messy Nessy’s blog

Vivien Maiers Photographs – The Legend That Never Was

There is now a fascinating documentary Finding Vivien Maier you can check out the official trailer on YouTube

Finding Vivien Maier – official Trailer

I am sure you will aggree this is fascinating stuff. The quality of the photographs are phenomenal!! Makes you long for the days when RollieFlex ruled and black and white was recording history (still in manufacture by the way)

File:Rolleiflex camera.jpg

Thanks for stopping by,

Mike Hope