Saturday, May 16, 2009



Sad to hear this week that Bill Jay died in Costa Rica a couple of days ago. I always got a great deal from his End Notes in Lenswork magazine. He seemed to have a more grounded, sensible approach to the art and craft of photography than many. The book he co-authored with David Hurn, "On Being a Photographer: A Practical Guide" is also a classic, full of useful experience (available again soon from Lenswork publishing but out of stock for now). I spent a bit of time today going through the many essays available on his site - well worth taking the time to look. In particular, the piece titled life/work struck a chord for me. It seems like the best advice I've heard on finding a subject. Worth a read.