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

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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.

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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.

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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

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

Monday, 20 May 2013

The London Pet Show, Matthew Chattle News Photography London

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A beautiful and a little unnerving cat at the London Pet Show at Earls Court. Strange eyes, but a lovely friendly creature.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Anti Thatcher 'party' Trafalgar Square. Matthew Chattle News Photography London

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There was a 'party' to celebrate the death of Margaret Thatcher, it was a bit of a dismal, damp affair with no real trouble and all a bit sad really. Anyone under 35 shouldn't have been there really as they haven't a clue about those times really. Don't want to go back there thank-you very much. 

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Funeral Baroness Thatcher. Matthew Chattle News Photography London

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I was at Ludgate Hill for the funeral of Baroness Thatcher, not a big fan of hers back in the 70s and 80s but dying is dying so it was a solemn occasion, if a trifle over priced. But I don't think there'll be another like it in my life time, so I was there.

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Ideal Home Show. Del Boy and Boice (well John Challis anyway). matthew Chattle Photography

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Boicie (John Challis)and Del Boy (Impersonator) were amongst the throng of celebrities opening the Ideal Home Show at earls Court. Melinda Messenger was there to cut the tape and everyone wore a red nose at some point .

Friday, 15 February 2013

Keep Calm...and save Lewisham A&E protest. Matthew Chattle News Photography London

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Don't keep calm, get angry and save Lewisham A&E. Nice use of humour (and the ubiquitous 'Keep Calm' slogan) for the protest held a few weeks back in Lewisham. Very dignified and peaceful and very big protest march.

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Grimaldi Memorial Church Service held at Holy Trinity Church, Dalston. Matthew Chattle News Photography

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Send in the Clowns, there ought to be clowns, don't worry, they're Dalston, about 60 of them. The Joseph Grimaldi memorial service is held for the 67th year at the Holy Trinity Church in Dalston. Clowns, worshippers and photographers were out in force at this delightful event.

Monday, 28 January 2013

Holocaust Memorial Day. Build a Bridge. Ben Helfgott holds a candle on the Millenium Bridge. London 2013. Matthew Chattle News Photography London.

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Ben Helfgott a Holocaust survivor holds a candle on Holocaust Memorial Day. The event was held on the Millenium Bridge in London 2013. Using the theme 'Build a Bridge' the small and dignified event was a reminder to those who think that genocide can't happen on this scale; that it can and it doesn't need much for people to descend to such acts.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

London Snow January 2013. Matthew Chattle NewsPhotography London

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The snow hit London this weekend and as usual caused chaos and some opportunities for photography. Nothing more fun than taking photographs at this time of year, it doesn't happen very often so you have to take advantage.

Monday, 14 January 2013

London Ice Sculpting Festival, Canary Wharf. Matthew Chattle News Photography, London.

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The London Ice Sculpting Festival took place in Canary Wharf at the weekend. Some fascinating sculptures and artists from all over the world. I thought the one above had a bit of Eric Gill about it. Very good work and a freezing cold day!

Monday, 7 January 2013

Tommy Robinson [Stephen Lennon] protest EDL Parliament 27th October 2012. Matthew Chattle News Photography London

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I took this back in October last year at the EDL protest outside Parliament, with a banner about Tommy Robinson [aka: Stephen Lennon]
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Sunday, 6 January 2013

Twelfth Night Mummers on Bankside, London 6th January 2013. matthew Chattle news photography London.

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The Lions Part mummers perform their Twelfth Night celebrations on Bankside outside The Globe Theatre today, 6th January 2013. The Holly Man arrived by boat and Beelezebub, Father Christmas and various other characters performed songs and traditional wassailing. A great time was had by all. Wassail!