Yesterday, in the middle of a shoot, I looked up, and thought about a tree I saw just behind me. There were no leaves on its branches, while all of the other trees around it were still green, swaying in the mid day sun. As I looked at it I thought about the fact Read more ..
While in Jamaica, my group decided (by coersion or otherwise) to go river rafting on the Martha Brae River. As we arrived, we weren’t certain whether we were at the start or the end of the course, but I noticed some elderly gentlemen, happily interacting with each other while sitting under a shed, and playing Read more ..
Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room’s only window. The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back. Read more ..
An old university friend of mine, Shomari Smith asked me to help him craft some professional photos of himself for his promotional material. Shomari is a DJ, the founder of Redymix DMT. One of the most interesting parts of photography, and in particular to this post – portraiture, is the discussion and planning to select Read more ..
The first time I photographed a wedding, I was intrigued. Not just because I was loving every moment of the job, it was because it made me remember that love didn’t have anything to do with an age. Love is timeless. This wasn’t your typical pair of love birds. No one got giggly, no one Read more ..
Selfies are nothing new, but the explosion of mobile phone cameras and social networks such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter have made the word popular, to the extent that there is now a ‘bubblegumy’ (I coined a word!) song about them. Ever wondered how you can improve your selfies? This infographic from Izzigadgets.com shares a Read more ..
Ever since I built this website, I’ve intended to write a blog, but never ACTUALLY wrote a blog post. That all ends here. (After today, I just need to push myself to continue writing.) My name is Maurice Burke. I’m one of those guys that stops to gaze at things almost everywhere, and since I Read more ..