My recent project work has included many portraits of people with challenging lives in difficult circumstances.....which can be rewarding, but also an emotional drain and ever present reminder of it is there but for the grace of an non existent deity go I.
After one such session I realised I needed was a visual palette cleanser; to produce a happier, younger and more vibrant portrait. What I needed was to find someone a visual million miles away from what I'd witnessed and restore some faith in youth and the future...and quickly.
And low and behold, from a door way from a pub she was presented like a prayer had been answered from the same non existent deity.
Both the colour and back and white have their own distinctive feel and I can't say which one I like more, so I thought what the hell, have both.
Till next time...
Three Billboards in Digbeth
What you doing?"
"What you doing that for?"
I get these questions regularly when I'm out shooting, but never more so than my recent couple of visits to Milton Keynes.
This month Brazilian photographer Marcio Cabral was stripped of the much coveted Wildlife Photographer of the Year award because he had faked his winning image by placing a stuffed Ant Eater to create the scene.
It's the UK's only dessert
It's the location of Derek Jarman's garden
It's the site of a nuclear power station...
When photographer Stephen Shore moved to Montana in the early 1980s he didn't take a single picture of the beautiful plains and mountains of his new home for 2 years. His reasoning was that he needed that time to truly see and understand the landscape; to see how the light and land continually change and to get beyond the clichés and excitement of a new view. What then do you do when you only have a couple of weeks or in this case just a day?
More than ever I'm starting to feel my age. Don't get me wrong, I've got the hairline, waistline, 2.4 nuclear family to go with it, but like most men my mental age is usually between 16 - 21.
The iPhone X is out and it is promoted to have the best camera on an iPhone so far. That was also said for the 8, 7, 6,6s,5,5s and 4s , but hey, who's counting?
The coastal location out of season is rich and enduring topic for photographers. Mine is from one day in Coney Island, January 2018.