Hilarity would ensue and gales of laughter would erupt. And we all had that one aunt, or brother, or cousin whose very laugh was sure to cause the rest of us to collapse in fits of laughter ourselves. Well, that was the original inspiration behind The Photo Sofa.
But things have changed a little.
More recently, when not posting my own work, I’ve felt the need to weigh in on topics being discussed by the broader Internet photographic community. I’m not sure why I feel this way. Perhaps it’s just because I can’t resist a good argument. Or maybe I’m just too opinionated for my own good. Whatever the reason it doesn’t really matter. Sometimes I just see something posted online and think “Hang on a sec…that can’t go unchallenged.” With the change in direction I have thought about changing the title of the blog, but what the heck, I’ll just leave it as it as for now.
I hope you enjoy my ramblings and rants about photography. Or are incensed, amused or enraged by them. And it would be really cool if you joined in the conversation, too. After all, your opinion is just as valid as anyone else’s.
Off course, I will still publish my own pics, for what they’re worth, just as I do on Flickr and one or two other places. I hope you’ll take a seat, relax and enjoy them. They are not “spectacular” in the the sense of “photos that changed the world”, but there are a few I quite like.
I’ve been taking photographs since 1976, when I bought my first SLR, an Olympus OM1n, and a couple of lenses. Generally, my subject matter is anything I can point a camera at that catches my eye. Residing in Johannesburg, South Africa, I make my living in the world of copywriting and SEO, but I have also done stints as an actor and a radio newsreader.
I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up.