Simon Stanmore

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at www.simonstanmore.com
Joined on Dec 8, 2002

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nitroman: To just take a photograph is easy. To accentuate beauty, to express personal vision and to create art requires more than just a camera, it requires the skill of craftsman.
I see none of that skill here ... these are just simply photos. I quite like the two guys with the eyes and crutch by Mariya Kozhanova but the rest could have been taken by a ten year old.

Yes, it is all subjective. For me, that stark mountain rock surrounded by both the traditional (coloured housing, sled dogs, etc.), and the trappings of the modern World (SUV, plastic containers, etc.), is a perfect expression of her project's raison d'etre in a single frame.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 16:59 UTC
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nitroman: To just take a photograph is easy. To accentuate beauty, to express personal vision and to create art requires more than just a camera, it requires the skill of craftsman.
I see none of that skill here ... these are just simply photos. I quite like the two guys with the eyes and crutch by Mariya Kozhanova but the rest could have been taken by a ten year old.

OK, using those two images as an example... The photographer did not "just take a photo", she effectively communicated the state of change in a remote, traditional community... http://www.camillem.net/index.php?/stories/uummannaq-/
I feel the only weakness in this body of work is looseness of its edit as shown on her Website, but we do not know which images were submitted to Featureshoot for this competition (other than these two).

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 14:44 UTC
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nitroman: To just take a photograph is easy. To accentuate beauty, to express personal vision and to create art requires more than just a camera, it requires the skill of craftsman.
I see none of that skill here ... these are just simply photos. I quite like the two guys with the eyes and crutch by Mariya Kozhanova but the rest could have been taken by a ten year old.

I think most of these images are adequately executed, and as projects they certainly express personal vision. I'm pretty sure accentuating beauty was not an intention on all bar one of these projects. In terms of communicating their intentions, I think each project/artist has done very well.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 12:38 UTC
On article Primer: Why would I buy a mirrorless camera? (563 comments in total)

Size... I carry a 4x4 full of gear to most shoots.
Autofocus... I (genuinely) shoot almost eveything with manual focus.
Video... Have never shot even 1 second of video with anything other than my iPhone.
System... Approx. 50% of my work is shot with tilt/shift lenses ... Bring 'em on mirrorless. Especially the one that equates to human vision (FF 45mm TSE).

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2015 at 22:24 UTC as 110th comment

Enjoyed that - thank you.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2015 at 19:50 UTC as 14th comment
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2159 comments in total)

This is perhaps the first truly ground breaking DLSR in terms of spec and stills capability since the original 1DS and 5DmkII, but here's the rub (for me) ... It won't make *my* pictures (currently via Canon FF) any better for my clients or myself. On every practical level I think this sentiment applies to the vast majority of long-term photographers too.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 00:14 UTC as 131st comment | 4 replies

I bought an Instax Wide camera a couple of weeks ago. Love it - a perfect foil to my control freakery digital work.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2015 at 20:15 UTC as 8th comment

Every one of these photographs has a genuine, communicative quality ... I would be grateful to have photographed any of them.
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Simon Stanmore

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2015 at 21:55 UTC as 15th comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People (220 comments in total)

Well, some are photographic & portraits. I like 3, 4 & 6.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 21:53 UTC as 36th comment

What I learned from this article ... There's not many photographers using DPR these days.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 23:18 UTC as 7th comment
On photo Glory in the Ultamite HDR challenge (10 comments in total)

This is a Pro forum ... why send this here?
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Simon
www.simonstanmore.com
www.interior-photo.co.uk

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2010 at 23:47 UTC as 3rd comment
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