Tickle Your Fancy – #8


Welcome back to our eighth post in our new section Tickle Your Fancy’. We launched this eight weeks ago and it’s already becoming very popular. Tickle Your Fancy includes a round-up of five links to articles from around the internet that have specifically interested us during the course of the week. Ones that we feel are relevant to your interest in photography and art.

Just to explain the title for this section ‘Tickle Your Fancy’ is an English idiom and essentially means that something appeals to you and perhaps stimulates your imagination in an enthusiastic way, we felt it would make a great title for this new section of the site.

We hope you enjoy this weeks selections…



© Ophelia Wynne

Behind the Scenes: The Photography of Modernist Cuisine

A totally inspiring and fabulous article pertaining to a book illustrating dynamic photographic techniques including high shutter speeds, short flash duration strobes combined with composite work of multiple ‘tosses’ of the cooking pans and more, to create the most incredible food images.

A must see/read – go here

Ophelia Wynne – British Documentary Photographer And The Fountain of Youth

I find Ophelia Wynne inspiring in so many ways, she dropped out of school at 14 (not that that’s anything to be proud of, I know) but after having a wild time around Suffolk and Stoke (is that possible?), well apparently it is, she went on to attend Nottingham Trent University in 1995 and by 1999 she was shooting for The Face. She’s currently exhibiting at The Other Club a pop-up club for women of all professions in Central London (Slut Night is in my diary). Her photographic style is unique, definitely ‘in your face’ and not sexy, as such.

Don’t miss this

Straight Faces/Old Photographs

PetaPixel ran an interesting article this week, if you’ve ever wondered why people never smiled in old photographs. One reason, perhaps unsurprisingly is a class issue. According, to PP’s research ‘by the 17th Century in Europe it was a well-established fact that the only people who smiled broadly, in life and in art, were the poor, the lewd, the drunk, the innocent and the entertainment’. Having discussed this with my partner Kevin Carter, Technical Writer for the British Journal of Photography amongst others, he explained that there was a social issue but perhaps more importantly there was a technical issue too, unless the photographer was using flash, you’d always get blur with the shots and the pose would have to be held for quite a duration, meaning that a smile may have looked quite insincere by the end of it!

Interesting, read more here.

David Alan Harvey – Interview With Magnum Photographer

David Alan Harvey is a naturally talented photographer, he’s worked on various projects including travelling the world shooting for National Geographic and picking up the Magazine Photographer of the year award too. He joined the Magnum family in 1997.

He’s just published a new book (based on a true story) and it looks really stunning. Don’t miss this interview.

Go here.

Copyright Suit Wins Photographer $32K

Jason Sheldon a British Photographer has just won $32k/£20k over a stolen image that was used in an ad at a Nottingham nightclub. When he first discovered the theft he was offered $242/£150 from the company. He took the case to court and agreed an out of court settlement of the above.

Powerfully inspiring, read more here.

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2 thoughts on “Tickle Your Fancy – #8”

  1. Joanne,

    I go off to look at Ophelia’s piece, come back, okay, great to read about a kid who gets saved with camera. Jump into David’s piece get stunned at the level of excellence at such an early age, the whole change of view in the midst of his hedonistic ways. Btw, my family was hit with polio, the hurt that goes so far beyond physical. But back to my note. I then click on the Happy Hardcore link, and wham I am smiling, so much good stuff in this tickle your fancy.

    Side note, i think i told you i shot over 30 hours of life while in Dakar, hundreds of photos, when i read David’s journey, my musical tastes fit right in. I was so open to all musical genres. When you don’t have money all you have are dreams and sound…

    Be well,


    • Thank you Laurence for your feedback, you’re always so thorough and I love it. So sorry to hear about polio affecting your family so profoundly, I understand. Jx

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