Sunday, November 29, 2009

Hands and Horse│ November 2009 │4021

After shooting Nardo in October, I received an invite to shoot Nardo's friend Dizzy some two weeks after. This is the first of a series of shots featuring Dizzy's head and the hand or hands of Sally, Dizzy's owner.

As soon as I saw them in the LCD I knew I had something to treasure. Not being familiar with horses, I wondered how I could capture the obvious affection between Dizzy and her owner and best friend. This - I think - says everything.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Raggety Ann

Sunday the 15th I had the opportunity with Stef Wakeman, a new model. New to me anyway.

The idea was to produce a Skinhead Girl shoot based on Claudette's 'Queen of The World' but the shots we took that have a more natural feel are turning out to be some of my favourites.

No lights, just a gold reflector (note to self: figure out a way to hold a reflector in a high wind, don't clip to tripod and watch the whole thing fall over busting a flash).

Friday, November 20, 2009

The Devil is in the...

The Devil is in the..., originally uploaded by Photoportunity.

One of my old bosses, Michael von der Nuell (sadly no longer with us), was fond of saying to me "Steve, the devil is in the detail" every time I discussed an aspect of how we were doing.
And it is. Michael taught me to look beyond the surface info in a report or set of data for what's really going on. Take nothing at face value.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Thursday, November 05, 2009

3 feels with no-budget light modifiers

On Sunday I was lucky enough to attend the huge Bristol Strobist Meetup at Ashton Court and 2 work with Louise as a model and Declan as my honorary lighting assistant. With the bare rudiments (a stofened gridspot and a pringles tube), we managed to create 3 'looks' in 30 minutes (actually. there's a 4th which has a Juergen Teller feel but I'm still working on it)
Inspired by Joy Division's She's Lost Control
The second very much a Film Noir attempt

and this, a simple Caravaggio shot