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

Damn The Defiant.

I love looking at photographs. Especially the photographs that connect with me beyond the superficial. These are the images that once I look at them, I can’t stop thinking about them and I keep going back to them time and again. Once such image that I came across very recently was photographed by Bruce Davidson in Alabama during a civil rights protest in 1963. I believe the image is called Damn The Defiant and when you look at it in […]

Consume Less, Create More.

This blog post has been sitting in my drafts for a while now. I’ve been too afraid to publish it – afraid to be seen as preachy or too self-helpy but I think the time to publish this is now. It’s written as much for me as it is for you. I am guilty of it. Of consuming way more than I am creating. Consuming provides me with a sense of achievement – of “learning” something. Until recently, I didn’t […]

Three Things I Learnt From Abstract: The Art of Design – Episode 2

Episode 2 of Abstract: The Art of Design is based on the legendary footwear designer for Nike, Tinker Hatfield. Hatfield started working for Nike in 1981 and started designing shoes for them in 1985. His most prominent work for Nike includes designing the legendary Air Jordan series of shoes along with Michael Jordan. Here are three things that I learnt from watching this episode. Collecting the dots and making connections. Before starting designing shoes for Nike, Tinker Hatfield was an […]

This Week’s Photo – Michael Kenna: Tree Portrait – Study 1

Big part of learning photography is looking at work from other photographers and allowing it to expand our perspectives and visual vocabularies. This is why I’ve decided to start a new weekly series simply called, This Week’s Photo (TWP). In this series, I’ll be exploring images from other photographers and a brief discussion around that image. I hope to explore how each photographer used the visual language to make the impact with that particular image. I hope you’ll find this […]