Thank you to One Slide Photography for featuring my wedding roundographs on their site!
I came across a post about my roundographs today on a German blog called Interweb 3000, always nice, thank you Herr Doktor Katze!
I am extremely proud and happy that my site has been featured in this week's guest edit section of The Good Web Guide! I am featured as Lady Crafthole, which is my usual internet identity.
The Retronaut, Chris Wilde, is this week's guest editor, and had previously featured my roundographs in his wonderful (I cannot stress that enough) site How to be a Retronaut . He is soon to appear as a TED speaker when the conference comes to Oxford in July.
Here's what he said:
Lady Crafthole - Roundography. Like photography but round. Lady Crafthole aka Lucy Martin is the expert in capturing planets and wormholes (that's the two types of roundographs. Keep up) The great thing about Lady Crafthole's pictures is that (like all the best art) they look almost nothing like reality. Or as she puts it: "Far from simply setting down moments as we see them, photography has the power to reveal the ordinary world in ways never possible before". She's right. A photographer of spectacular talent.
*blushes* Many many thanks to Chris!
VERY EXCITED. Today I have been featured on How to be Retronaut, which is one of only four websites I have an RSS feed for in my browser: I love it to distraction.
It is a wonderful site with a new post every day: always something visual, always poignant or funny, beautiful or alarming and always very personal and intimate that speaks to us from another time.
It contains images as epoch-defining as the first ever photographic image of a human, and the earliest known photographic self-portrait, to images showing the erection of Nelson's Column and film showing those few years when cars shared road space with horses. There are many very personal stories too, such as this photographic record of a couple's life through 45 years of marriage (starting in 1900).
This article fits in with those that touch on a Retronautic aesthetic (there is such a thing... see Steam Punk.).
Please have a look and subscribe too, you'll be taken on a journey :-)
Creative Boom is an online magazine celebrating and supporting creative ventures in the UK. They were pointed out to me by a very fine Yorkshire photographer and research scientist Jim Caryl, and when I got in touch with the Leeds branch they offered to do a feature on me!
They sent me a load of questions and I answered as best I could. It's impossible to talk about photography without sounding at least a little pretentious, and my one aim throughout the exercise was to try and avoid that as much as I could. I also wanted to avoid being called a Photographer because it seems to me a little disingenuous: whatever my images are by the time they have emerged from Photoshop they are definitely not photographs. The trouble is, I have no idea what other word to use.
Here's the article, my very first, and hopefully not my last.
I'm a photographer right at the start of my career.