It's the journey, not the destination Mel Curtis's thoughts on a life in the world of photography

Dub Me Brilliant

Hey John, Pure and simple, your replacement is probably cheaper. I know the loss stings, it is hard to compete when it all about the bottom line. I am slowly losing my last UW client, largely due to costs. The U hired a couple of full time photogs a few years ago and have been […]

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Passion and Perseverance

Thank you for taking the time to view my website. It is dated now and needs a seriously make over. Only the blog is relatively current, the rest dates to 2012 and really needs a re boot. And thank you for your kind words. My life has been an interesting journey. I did take a […]

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The Big Show

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Divert to Paris

I tend to save ticket stubs and other bits of ephemera, like boarding passes. Not collect them really, but rather stuff them into pockets of whatever coat or jacket I may have been wearing at the time and leave them there. Last week I was wearing my black linen jacket on a photo shoot and […]

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Then You Remember Why it Came to an End

Just saying hello, Seems like forever since we chatted. Everything ok in you world? Lavelle asked me about processing some photos and said they were working with a different designer. That you had things to take care of. Is everything ok? I hope so. We last chatted around the time of your sister’s death and […]

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Roma: The color of morning 26 August 2011

It is about the evolution of the photographic image. Unlike our memories, the photographic image can be precise in rendering details and information. I try to make images that more closely match our memories, which fade over time, details become diffused. Our memories are usually way better than any photograph we can make. So I […]

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Roma: The color of morning 20 August 2011

There is an upside to jet lag. Like when you wake up in Rome at 5 AM wide awake. The sun is coming up but the street lights are still on. I went for a walk at 6. No one on the streets. The city is mine. The morning light bounces off bright colored walls. […]

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