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Arshdeep Matharu – New Zealand Fine Art Photographer.. of sorts.

The Compelling Frame

I’m writing this form warm and sunny New Caledonia – French territory in middle of the Pacific Ocean. Originally, I wasn’t planning on publishing anything while on holiday but this is time critical. David duChemin has just launched The Compelling Frame – an online course covering all aspects of visual design. Essentially, it’s teaching you the vocabulary of the visual language. Lessons are video based and they also have an exercises section. Here’s David talking about the course himself. The […]

Personal Projects – An Update

I’m a big fan of personal projects in photography. I deeply believe that personal projects give our work context and cohesion. One of my previous personal projects – Wild West attempted to capture the beauty of Auckland’s west coast, which is known for it’s ruggedness. I attempted to capture that ruggedness in my photographs. Now I thought I’d write a short a blog post to update on two personal projects I’m currently working on. My work is not limited to […]

This Week’s Photo – Taj Mahal and Train – Steve McCurry

As I finalize details of an upcoming photography trip to Agra and Rajasthan, photos I’ll be discussing in next few photos are going to have an element of India to them. This is so I can collect my own dots and fill my own bucket with ideas. In the photograph that I am sharing today, I love how Steve McCurry photographed perhaps the most photographed place in India, Taj Mahal in a completely unconventional way and telling a completely different […]

Authenticity – Two Examples

Authenticity is a bit of a buzz word in the help circles almost to the point of being a cliche. But then, cliches become cliches for a reason – because they resonate with us. In this post I’m going to share two recent customer service experiences that I’ve had in the last month and how, to me, one passed the question of authenticity with marvellously and the other one failed abysmally. Craft & Vision I’m a big fan of what […]