A man trims his beard on a construction site while coworkers slumber nearby in the heat of the afternoon, Namibia.
A woman makes her daily commute on the underground Metro system, Washington, DC.
Men pass the afternoon with a game of Mancala in the narrow streets of Stonetown, Zanzibar.
These are scenes of “everyday life” taken from around the globe. Perhaps they also act as “statements” …..for me they are documentary, they are my memories, experiences and often times a record of my direct and indirect contact within the environments I have chosen to explore. “Moments”….. captured. The beautiful reality of photojournalism!
AntiDull magazine, an online art and photography publication has recently published a few of my images. I encourage you to check out their site link HERE.
The most recent issues, one dedicated to Photojournalism and the other Fashion, were both released yesterday. Online media will perhaps be the “press” of tomorrow. AntiDull’s commitment to an “advertisement free” environment will hopefully continue to attract talented photographers and artists from around the globe as the publication continues to grow and inspire!
Enjoy the Magazine! -Jeremy
Above Photographs © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2008. All Rights Reserved.
Seeing a place or a subject with fresh eyes is often equally as important as knowing it intimately when it comes to making great pictures. I thrive off the visually excitement of new surroundings..my photographic essays are therefore very much about exploration- this makes traveling with a camera both interesting and rewarding at the same time.
During a recent business trip to DC I found myself moving around constantly, and quickly decided if I was going to focus on any one “photographic” essay in the short time I had available it was going to be the Metro System by default! The light, the movement, energy and architecture of the subject was intriguing to me visually- far removed from the western imagery I have been focused on of late. So there you have it; visual exploration of a subject with “fresh” eyes!
I ask you this, do you find yourself eager to explore new found settings “through the lens” or do you prefer to use the camera to delve “deeper” into familiar subjects- perhaps learning about yourself in the process? Just some thoughts…..for many I would assume that all of the above applies. Journalism, Photography, and Discovery being one in the same…..at times!
Photographs © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2008. All Rights Reserved.