Author Archives: John Mitchell

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I’m not a play thing

It was in the late 1980’s. I was taking on pretty much any photographic assignment I could find in order to pay the bills. I picked up the phone when it rang to hear the […]

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Favourites: A successful portrait.

Success is not accidentally arriving at a place that makes you happy. Success is arriving at a predetermined place you know will make you happy. That doesn’t mean there aren’t detours along the way. It […]

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Mammoth favourite

The Big Dump Impressive! Created for Komdresco Manufacturing in Cambridge in the late 1980’s, this image of a welder working on a dump box for a mining truck needed to express the mammoth task of […]

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Time and change

Time and tide wait for no man – Geoffrey Chaucer Keep up with the times or fall behind and become irrelevant. How many times have we heard that? Yet, it becomes increasingly more difficult with […]

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Out with the old, in with the new

Out with the old, in with the new, so the saying goes. Death, taxes and change are the only certainties in life. These are two familiar sayings, or at least two that I am familiar […]

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Favourites: Brotherhood

Brotherhood: It’s a special bond. In the twenty-five years that I had my studio on King Street in Preston I spent many November 11ths photographing the Remembrance Day service at the cenotaph just down the […]

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Favourites: Fill the frame

Fill the frame The year was 1971 and I was in my first year of photographic study at Conestoga College. Looking back, I’m am amazed I was there. There were only 20 positions open and […]

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Favourites

Favourites; every photographer has them. Favourite images, some took hours or even days to plan out and execute. Others happened so quick there was no time to plan anything. But they all have one thing […]

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What would you do?

What would you do? I want to know. Thirty-five years ago when I was deciding to move my studio into a store front location, one of the chores facing me was deciding on a sign […]

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Driftwood and a log cabin

Driftwood and a log cabin, or a study in black and white, or Inspiration Point; all are possible titles for this black and white toned print. The title is, as of yet undecided. The location […]

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