I was clearing out my mobile pictures, doing some house-keep and came across a couple of images from my exhibition visit in Chichester. A small group of photographer-artists came together to form what they call the Focus Group. Each photographer has a very different and distinct style and genre, collectively presenting a strong body of work.
The exhibition took place in the heart of the city of Chichester, a place of huge historic placing in England history. Actually, I’m not sure why they chose to have the event there, because in discussions with one of the photographers I discovered he lived around the corner from me in Hampshire. Well I thought they were worth a mention…oh they are not a traditional “camera club”
Their website is as follows: Focusgroupphotography check out some of their work.
A few days ago I was on a break, in the New Forest area in Hampshire, being close to the coast it gave the opportunity to do something a little different. Mark Cornick uses a technique of long exposure and no tripod to create almost painterly-like images of coast during sunrise and sunsets.
I gave it a try and here are my attempts
They’re not bad…are they?
So I have always been in wonder just where do those ideas come from when you look at a music album cover or a CD insert. They appear to often be so deep in meaning, especially the ones associated with Rock genre.
I decided to have a go and create a fake album cover using an image of mine recently taken. My only real inspiration being a glass of wine and classical music playing whilst I create, I came up with what you see here.
…I found this model, actually I had been wanting to shoot her for some months now, but I needed to get my thoughts right and my project for her realised, before I could make contact. Well this weekend gone I had a session set to shoot with her. She had not seen snow before and was disappointed to have missed it a couple of weeks back. But it was here again and I think the put her in a really good mood for the shoot.
It has been weeks since I had a shoot, so alternatively I decided to work through images I had already taken, found whilst clearing up my hard drive as part of my end of year routine.
I worked with a lovely alternative model Aimee (Memee) who posed without direction and has such a slim body, well inked.
After processing, here is one of her images…now off to work out my next project, Urbex.
I managed to get a couple of shoots in before the festive break and all the proceedings associated with getting ready for it. Two concepts in my mind, was to create a series of shapes with light & shadow and the second, was to capture an inked model. I used really simple lighting sources, nothing expensive at all and I may well share what in a later posting. For now, here’s just the efforts of the sessions.
Above, an overhead light gives the right fall-off on the backdrop to bring vision focus on the figure.
Below, an inked model that has such a drawing stare that pulls you in. Fantastic model, more from this later I think.
I thought I would share just one more image from Panavision Studio visit with you. This has come about because a shoot I had booked sort-of got cancelled. I ended up working an images that I particularly liked from the shoot today. I hope you like it too.
I met Dave Shrimpton during my visit to Panavision Studio last weekend, a personable chap who shoots large format predominately.
So, imagine there we were a group of 8 shooters all with various dslr cameras and Dave with his nineteen (what) camera. Actually watching him operate was a real pleasure, taking light measurements and working out exposure times before releasing the shutter.
Looking at his website I’ve got a little interested on the idea of exposing on glass and things, I wonder when his next workshop is set for. Anyway here’s his website details, straight to the wet-plate stuff – Link
So at the weekend I had the chance to shoot two beautiful models at the Panavision studio and camera centre in London. Having real old period film cameras of yesteryear in the backdrop the models posed for images. Here’s just a couple quickly processed and presented.
I said I’d put up something of what I was doing at the moment.
I was going for quirky with this one. I do have a selection but the position of the head on this, together with the shapes that run down the image, seems to give an appeal to myself.