Max Colson: Tales

Photojournalism MA student at the LCC

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Playing around – April bank holiday weekend edition

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Well I should have done this a while ago, but anyway.

In the month of April came the Royal Wedding and we also had about 4 bank holidays in the space of two weeks. As a part time worker this meant that I was off work for a nice long time. I went to the country side and chilled out with some great people, some ponies and a lot of puppies. Unsurprisingly enough it was rather lovely.

Here is a collection of images from the period that I’ve put into a quick story:

Prince William Kate Middleton Cardboard Cut OutWe had to get out of London…

The big Sleep raymond chandler bank holiday weekendSo to the countryside we did go…

blowing dandelions bank holiday weekendWe blew some dandelions…

sunny bank holiday weekendWe thought of other things…

dog sunny bank holiday weekendSome of us had energy…

ponies bank holiday weekendSome of us just ate…

photographing dogsPhotographing was a challenge…

Feeding puppiesBut some of us were cunning (photograph by @Conormal)

puppy sleeping asleepAnd waited till it had calmed (photograph by @Conormal)

puppies sleeping bank holiday weekendBut it genuinely did help that some of us were also feeling very, very lazy…

Playing around – May Edition

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The day after the Champion’s League Final: A pub in High Wycombe, England.

Melanin 9 M9Rapper Melanin 9 and my bicycle

An old cradle in a garden

Pre-pub lunch japes

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May 29, 2011 at 9:43 pm

Test Driving the Panasonic Lumix GF1

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After checking out people’s work from the Street Photography assignment a few weeks back, I realised that I was definitely missing having a small camera to take around with me. What originally got me into photography was the point and shoot. It’s well small. You can just stick it in your pocket and forget about it, which is represents some serious freedom for the typical DSLR user. However their build quality is seriously lacking, and after having two pack up on me I’ve decided to opt for a better build of machine as I want my next compact for the long-haul.

I saw Italo Morales was having a whale of a time on the street with his Olympus EP-1. After some immensely helpful advice from him I actually eventually ended up opting for the EP1’s direct competitor the Panasonic Lumix GF1. It is small, it is lovely and it takes nice photos. I took it out for its first proper test drive this weekend. Here are some of the adventures:


Wedding dinner in Chinatown

The bride and groom cut the cake

Loadsa chats

Some sleeping


Unidentified man in bookshop