It has been several years since I last blogged on my photographic life. Things change in life and Facebook took over my online writing but my Dad always wanted me to write a book about my life as a photographer. I used to think it was a daft idea but as I’ve got older I think the time is right to at least start to put some of my experiences from the past three decades down somewhere. Not in the pages of a book but in an online journal so that wherever you are in the world you can hopefully find something interesting or amusing to read. Sadly my dad won’t be able to read what I write, but I believe he is in some way standing over my shoulder telling me that my sentence construction isn’t quite right or that my use of punctuation is a bit ropey. I know I can’t ask him to read it for me and correct it, so we will just have to go with it.
So here we are. My first couple of posts. Kind of like a new chapter in my photographic and personal life. The title of my blog is Walk Like Alice. It’s from a famous quote by one of the greatest social documentary photographers of the 20th century, Tony Ray-Jones. It resonates with both myself and Sarah as photographers.
Thanks for stopping by to read my ramblings and hope you enjoy the blog….
“Photography can be a mirror and reflect life as it is, but I also think it is possible to walk, like Alice, through a looking glass and find another kind of world with the camera.”
Tony Ray-Jones (1941-1972)