It is often said that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery.
I have long admired the work done by our fellow CDPBr Phil over at The Daily Dublin Photo Blog and have followed and commented for quite some time. I am intruiged by two things: his subjects, and his style. His style is very understated and he eschews flourish, ornamentation and excess. His subjects are the grotty areas of his city: the run-down, the abandoned, the dejected. His is a wonderful eye in action.
Whilst ambling (okay, meandering) through The Rocks & Millers Point yesterday, I had a PJ moment. This area was the origins of convict settlement in my city. However, the run-down, the abandoned and the dejected have undergone gentrification (okay, urban renewal). And I am no PJ.
I want my eye to be able to see in its own way but keeping in mind the PJ principles. This is my first attempt at an occasional new style.