While browsing one of Pascal’s week links articles I happened to click on the link relating to hyperrealism and the following description was headlined. Hyperrealism style in photography brings out intense colors, contrast, and sharpness of a scene as opposed to what is visible to the naked eye.
The photographer Connor Daly was noted to - be combining hyperrealism photography with fragments of mundane and ordinary places. You may be aware from a previous blog post that I live in a village which can be said to be stuck in a 70’s timewarp or mundane and ordinary to use the above phrases. One thing I did notice was the prominence of blue in Daly’s images and down here on the southern tip of Africa we have an abundance big blue skies and the mundane. So how hard could it be? Now recently I have been going through a bit of a hiatus in my photography and have been having those stale old feelings about it. Also my trusty Fuji point and shoot street camera is starting to show signs of being a little long in the tooth so I recently invested in another point and shoot. Yes horror of horrors I have moved over to the dark side and went for a canon G7X mk ii – for reasons which we will not go into in this blog. I am in the process of acquainting myself with said camera and decided to take myself off for a sunny clear sky afternoon walk down to the village for some exercise, to renew my anti Rona vit D prescription and to get more acquainted with the little fiend. Would the big blue sky gods smile down on me and could I turn the boring mundane into something new and interesting ? After a 2 hour amble there and back , some creative and applicable post processing, and a session with my editor, followed by a 'holy moly' , the results of my first foray into the world of hyperrealism follow.
Pic of The Day
E is for the reason To live through urban grey E is for the warm glow That takes the fear away ... Chris Rea
Bonus Ball from the archives
Now that we have the hyperrealism out of the way lets move on to citizens rights. One of the buildings I was photographing was KFC ( The Colonels secret recipe lot ) and whilst composing up a shot the manager came out of his shop and asked “Can I help you” Damn what are the chances I thought to myself a manager of KFC who is a professional photographer. Of course wanting to learn from my own experience I replied very politely. “No thank you I’m fine” “You are photographing the building” Yes indeed I am. You need permission to photograph my building. Actually no I don’t I am standing on a public sidewalk. Yes you do. Actually in this country there is no law against photography in a public place. I am entitled to photograph anything in public. For instance, not that I am going to but while you stand here talking to me I can photograph you. No you can’t you don’t have my permission. Actually I can since when you appear in public you give up all expectation of privacy. Anyway I am only taking abstract images and have not taken any of anyone recognisable , not that I can’t mind you , would you like to see the sort of photo I have been taking. No I wouldn’t . And with that he proceeded on his walk of shame back into his shop. Naturally if I were to frequent his business, and heaven forbid I should sink so low I am sure he would be filming me with 10 security cameras without asking my permission. Funny that isn't it turn a camera on them and they get all uppity and officious , and worried about their privacy.
Never miss a post
Like what you are reading? Subscribe below and receive all posts in your inbox as they are published. Join the conversation with thousands of other creative photographers.
Please log in again. The login page will open in a new tab. After logging in you can close it and return to this page.