Saturday, 5 July 2014

Independent Living Fund Protest, Westminster Abbey. Spot the Ball Competition. Matthew Chattle Photography

The Independent Living Fund protest outside Westminster Abbey last Saturday. Protesters managed to stage a 'Spot the Ball' competition using some of the (many) members of the police force.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Huffington Post UK front page. Jobbik Hungarian right wing group trapped in Holborn Station. Matthew Chattle news and press photography.

© Matthew Chattle photography

It was nice to see my picture of the Hungarian right wing group Jobbik when they were trapped inside Holborn Station on Sunday (26th January 14). This was the front page of the Huffington Post Uk.
More of these would be good!

Saturday, 14 December 2013

iPhones and the death of Photography.

Great article in the Guardian. about the rapid advances in photographic technology, namely the iPhone (and other similar products presumably). It seems there are conflicting views on the influence and benefits/ drawbacks of these new ways of making images.
As a photographer I am also a bit confused by all of this. Photography used to be a more technical and difficult business. Simply getting a well exposed, focussed, processed and developed picture required quite a few and varied skills. Now, well let's face it, it is perfectly possible to produce a well exposed, focussed, processed etc picture, without the photographer having any skills whatsoever. I've seen it happen. So called 'photographers' can spend a £1000 or less and call themselves a 'photographer' and barely know what ISO is or does, have no clue about exposure and make a living.
iPhones simply introduce another level of skills redundancy.
Yes we're all photographers now.
And don't get me talking about something called instagram.

Nelson Mandela. The Struggle is My Life. Flowers for Madiba in London

© Matthew Chattle

Parts of London were very solemn with the passing of Nelson Mandela. These were flowers next to the bust of Mandela on London's Southbank.

Saturday, 7 December 2013

New work on my website Matthew Chattle News and Editorial Photography London

Queen Victoria (for it is she) is not amused, as usual, at the Pearly Kings and Queens Harvest Festival.
Protest outside the High Court, London
Zombie walk London 2013
All photographs © Matthew Chattle

A long time since my last post, a lot of new work on my website. Here are some of them.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

One Direction. Phony Beatlemania has bitten the dust.

© Matthew Chattle Photography
One Direction fans filled Leicester Square at the launch of their film 'This is Me'. Billed by the media as some sort of new phenomenon etc, and comparisons made to A Hard Days Night. 
I suppose you would need to be a teenage girl to appreciate it all, and eevryone seemed to be having a good time.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Monday, 1 July 2013

Gay Pride London 2013. News Photography London.

© Matthew Chattle News Photography London

This Police Officer got well and truly stickered during Pride London 2013 as he kept the peace on Oxford Street, actually he didn't have much to do apart from look after a young man overcome by the heat.

Monday, 24 June 2013

Charing Cross Fest 2013, Ukulele class, Waterstone's bookshop

© Matthew Chattle Photography

Two women learning the Ukulele in Waterstone's bookshop, Charing Cross Road.