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

This Week’s Photo – Snow – Saul Leiter

This week’s photo that I have chosen is a Saul Leiter classic from 1960. It is worth remembering that in 1960, colour photography was not that common among photographers and seen as a bit of a gimmick among “real” photographers. Saul Leiter, with his colour work that he did in his personal time, played a major role in bringing colour photography to the mainstream. This particular photograph, of a man standing on snow shot through a glass, has become synonymous […]

Three Things I Learnt From Abstract: The Art of Design – Episode 4

Episode 4 of Abstract: The Art of Design is about a Danish architect, Bjarke Ingels. Bjarke is one of the world’s premier architect and one of the youngest too, to have achieved such prominence in the field. He runs his own architectural firm, called BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) and can be found online at www.big.dk (yes, that’s really their website). Here are three things that I learnt from it. Experimenting Bjarke and later his group of architects broke the traditions […]

This Week’s Photo – Churchgate Station – Sebastião Salgado

This week’s photo of Churchgate Station in Mumbai, India was taken by the one and only Sebastião Salgado. In many ways, this image parallels last week’s photo taken by David duChemin. I won’t be surprised if David was inspired by this particular photo when taking his photos. I think it is the crowd – or perhaps the over-crowdedness that is the subject of the image. The theme of over-crowdedness is exaggerated by the fact that the image was taken from […]

Canon 5D Mark IV – My Thoughts and Review

Considering that the camera was released sometime in 2016, I am admittedly very late to the “review” scene for the Canon 5D Mark IV. But then again, I’m not really the person to test and review the camera technically. There are many other people with lot more resources better placed to do that. Folks at DPReview come to mind. Or perhaps the good people at The Digital Picture. In this article though, I hope to leave my personal and subjective […]