Spotlight: Photographer Nicholas Goodden
MagMaker / February 23, 2015
My name is Nicholas Goodden. I’m an award winning urban photographer based in London, founder of the Street Photography London collective. I also specialize in social media and have written articles on both subjects for many top international publications. My urban photography can be seen on my website.
My love of photography originated from a need to be creative and this has led me to focus on London and shoot everything that makes this fantastic city what it is. It’s the perfect place to keep your creative juices flowing. Inspiration is all around.
I use Flipboard as a way to help me both share the photography-related articles I love and easily tweet or share on other platforms. I can also include articles or blog posts I’ve written in my curated magazine, which is a great marketing tool.
A magazine I’ve found on Flipboard that’s made my life better is Mirrorless by Eric E. Anderson. Plus I find Eric shares a few of Street Photography London’s blog posts and interviews. He’s a great supporter. But since I created World Photography News, I hope it is now the best photography resource—at least for the regularity, diversity and sheer number of articles included there. I try to skip the too-obvious articles you come across everywhere and dig a bit more to find the gems.
My biggest influence is the environment. Yes, it’s an influence in itself. My work depends on the area I’m in, the time of the day, the weather, my mood. I try not to use others as influence; it’s hard enough to be original.
I find new information by creating lists on Twitter that I then import as a mag on Flipboard, making it a lot easier to flick through and flip into World Photography News. For example, for photography I have a list on Twitter of the all the best accounts relating to photography, so that’ll include blogs, camera manufacturers, photo mags, photographers, etc.
A unique productivity tip of mine is to be regular. So I wake up and flip a few articles. Have lunch and flip a few more in and then a few more in the evening. People want a magazine that makes their lives easier. If all the best info on photography is regularly updated in my mag, people needn’t look further.