How I Work.
Image 1. The model is a photographer/Dj who asked me to take a landscape photo of him, backlit, in a forest, using his own lighting set up (2 remote flashguns either side). I did the best I could having not really been exposed to the world of photo shoots very much. Image 2. The model…
One of my first photos of Mia. This is probably the 2nd or 3rd week we’ve had her so she’s around 2 months here and clearly a natural model. The reason I post this photo in my Chronicles is because it’s unaltered – natural. I bent my flashgun to point at the wall to the…
This photo started something my course-mates and anyone who’s ever been to the pub with me since, loathed and despised. I started experimenting with off-camera flash and portraiture. This is obviously staged but since then I tried to take these photos in situ, without people noticing (until the inevitable flash). I still class myself as…
Third tool-box photo. The strange pillars are soft sanding tips for the drill. The silhouette is my miniature model (see my Gravatar). This photo is intentionally not monochrome, you can see some leaks of yellow on the left and red at the bottom.
A week or so before this photo, I bought 300 dice. Consequently, I thought it would be an excellent investment to buy 300 toy soldiers. Yep, 300… Turns out I needed 4 (photo) but I have great plans for the rest! Speaking of plans, this post is a taster to what I’m going to be…
Probably the most expensive and time-consuming photo I’ve ever taken. 300 dice glued with pvc (temporary but strong enough to hold for a while) which took around 2 hours. Like I said in my “Negaticity” post, this is sort of a retake of that, on a slightly bigger budget. The “sky” is my duvet.
Another one from the graveyard photo-shoot.
So we broke into the Leicester Graveyard… well… not exactly. We got there at 8 and stayed until 11 – after the gates have closed so had to climb over the fence and avoid CCTV… It’s an amazing place for a photo-shoot anyway, if a little creepy.
Another “Project”. Found some old plasticine, opened up a red felt-tip pen and voila – twisted white zombie with a severed arm… Possibly the weirdest thing I’ve photographed…
I think this photo is what started the reign of terror that my camera became to my friends. This is probably the colour cross-process number 3 on the Lightroom menu of stock presets. As much as I hate using them, they do have a nice hipstery/grungy look to them. It fits the picture anyway I…