2nd Half of 2015, PART TWO Sep/Oct

February 06, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
The high point of my shoot with Jammy, near her home in Horsham, was a hard sun sequence shot at the side of a skateboard park. Some photographers avoid harsh sunlight and find every way they can to shade and soften it. I actually like it. Partly, I think, because we get so little of it in this country. Our English daylight is naturally grey and di...
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2nd Half of 2015, PART ONE July/Aug

February 06, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Continuing with my determination to plan and work with models of distinctive appearance and ‘look’, I arranged a shoot with Nina Sever, a Russian model whose work with Italian photographers I had been admiring for several years whenever it cropped up on Flickr. Now resident in London, she was able to recommend a natural light studio out at...
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1st Half of 2015 PART THREE - May/June

February 06, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Six great shoots in these two months, beginning with two models whose names both begin with ‘I’ - Irida and Isabelle. Iris and I had first planned to work together in 2014 when she was working as a tennis coach in London, but those plans fell through when she suffered an ankle injury. As soon as I realised she was now living far closer to me on th...
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1st half of 2015 PART TWO - Mar/Apr

August 14, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
At the start of March, I went up to Preston to attend a World Book Day event and on the evening before arranged a night shoot with 45-year-old local model, Geena. It was icy cold and an hour's outdoor shooting was all that could be managed, but we got some good shots. Next up was a home shoot with Bex, expressly arranged as an opportunity to shoot...
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Ist half of 2015 PART ONE Jan/Feb

July 21, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
I began the New Year eager to build on the experiences of 2014, determined that each shoot would give an opportunity to grow and improve as both a photographer and retoucher. The first shoot of the year (with Holly, sporting her new pixie cut) certainly produced shots worthy of spending time retouching. I think at least a couple of the portraits f...
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