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Oscar/La Louvière/Belgium © Sean Hayes

I was going back through my photographic archives today and came across a portrait of my wife’s stepgrandfather, Oscar, that I shot just before he passed on late last year. He lived all his life in La Louvière: an industrial city in the south of Belgium. He was a character, as you can hopefully ascertain from my portrait. R.I.P. my friend.

Don’t forget – get your entries in before the 3 December. This world-renowned award competition has rapidly become the reference for the mobile photography fraternity. Quality prizes and judges.

Daniel Berman and the 2013 Mobile Photo Awards.

One of my favourite photo apps for iPhone is called AutoStitch Panorama from Cloudburst Research. While the iOS 6 version of iPhone/iPad has this feature built in – using the app on the older models can result in some interesting and unexpected effects. Below is a series of panoramas that I’ve put together over the past couple of years. Hope you like the series of images – and should you like one of the images enough to want a pristine print on your wall, please write to me at shonski50@me.com and we’ll chat about print sizes, prices and shipping arrangements. Thank you for your visit.

Flanders Field Belgium

Flanders Field © Sean Hayes

Watercolour Series Belgium

Watercolour Series 1 © Sean Hayes

Watercolour Series Belgium

Watercolour Series 2 © Sean Hayes

Brussels Grand Place Belgium

Brussels Cubist © Sean Hayes

Brussels Bistro Belgium

Brussels Bistro © Sean Hayes

Most of us look out of an aircraft window with a mixture of boredom and apprehension. Not cinematographer Tim Sessler. He sees beauty. ‘Drift’ is a short film he shot while flying between San Francisco and Philadelphia earlier this year. The results are poetic. Enjoy.

Personal website for Tim: http://timsessler.com

Detritus Series © Sean Hayes

Detritus Series © Sean Hayes

This is another photograph in the series of images I shot last autumn depicting decomposition of leaves and various pieces of detritus that nature has discarded. While the subject matter may seem rather melancholic and brings our attention to the impermanence of things, it is also a promise of new life to come. Nothing new can exist or come into being without space being created through the destruction of what has been. A metaphor for the morphosis that affects many aspects of our lives and loves. Hope you like the image – and should you like it enough to want a pristine print on your wall, please write to me at shonski50@me.com and we’ll chat about print sizes, prices and shipping arrangements. Thank you for your visit.

Daniel Morel photographed in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, directly after the earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010

Sometimes social media runs roughshod over social justice. Sometimes not. A court case puts the ‘right’ back into copyright.

Link: Haitian Photographer Wins Major U.S. Copyright Victory – NYTimes.com.

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wetdog series © Sophie Gamand

Does anybody look their best after a shower?  I will never understand why dog/cat food manufacturers and their creative agencies rarely explore campaigns that recognise the ‘laugh out loud’ fun of being a pet owner. Pets are hilarious. Marketing mangers less so. Click on the link for some more canine indignity.

Link: Funny Portraits of Wet Dogs by Sophie Gamand – My Modern Metropolis.

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