I’ve always marveled at how aspiring photographers create their most creative images when they travel. I really don’t see it as a big mystery, but a fun observation, that begs the question why? As well, to ask, why don’t we do that at home too?
Not for nothing, I think buying and owning art is coequal to making it. If you want to have an ounce of credibility making things, buying art is essential. The Camera Store is offering two extraordinary prints at an affordable price. I think the work of the duo of photographers blend together in a way that defies my attempts describing them. I am proud that The Camera Store has made a small number available.
There’s a lot that happens in twenty-two years of business. Events, Youtube fame, a move or two. Changes in the industry too – like the change from film to digital. When Peter Jeune opened the store and worked it, alone, for nearly a year, it was film that was the main revenue. He’d open the store an hour before his competition, and sell film for just a little bit less. It was how he started building a client base, drawing commercial photographers in to pick up film before their shoots.
William Albert Allard is one of few photographers of his generation whose entire body of work is in colour. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to a Swedish immigrant, he studied at the Minneapolis School of Fine Arts and the University of Minnesota. His career began with an internship with National Geographic in 1964, which was the start of over fifty years of work with the publication. He is a photographer of people, and has worked and been published around the world.
Born in South Africa, Simon grew up between a big metropolitan city and a cattle farm in Kwazulu Natal. His love for nature and the natural world grew with him, coupled with a keen interest in photography and his creative spirit, a career and a lifelong passion was born. He has spent the last 14 years in North America, but returned often to his continent of birth to quench his thirst for Africa and it’s wildlife. Eventually the call of the wild became too strong and Simon said farewell to the world of editorial and commercial photography for good to focus his photography on the natural world.