Can’t help but mention my recent review in Shutterbug. I think Joe Farace says some very nice things about my website, Read on dear reader….
Shutterbug’s Shutterbugs, Exploring Reader’s Websites
by Joe Farace - July 2014
Shutterbug reader Chris Lord is another transplant, this time from the UK, and calls the Big Apple his home. In this site Lord has created a fairy-tale land of HDR photography and collected arresting images in six galleries. Heck, even his portrait in “Meet the Artist” is HDR, and one of the best portraits of a photographer I’ve seen in a long, long while. (we make terrible subjects for other shooters.) The first two galleries include images from both his original and adopted home, but I started with the United Kingdom, which has three sub-collections, including The Brighton Experience. Lord’s approach to HDR mixes well with his nostalgic approach to image making and the subject matter at hand. His lush and whimsical image of the Brighton Royal Pavilion summons up impressions of Douglas Fairbanks in 1924’s The Thief of Bagdad. While his precisely composed image of people on the beach with a pier in the background recalls postcards of the 1940s but is still very much of today.
The same time-travel whimsey is on hand with Exploring Manhattan, part of the six collection Glimpses Of Gotham. His beautifully crafted “Vintage Flatiron” recalls both Edward Steichen’s “The Flatiron” and Spider-Man, no mean accomplishment for a single photograph. If I’m sounding a bit rhapsodic it’s because Chris Lord’s images are spectacular in execution with a real feeling that the photographer is having lots of fun creating them. Be sure to explore the other galleries, too, because if you think that HDR is passė, think again.