Working on my portraits
Still working on portraits. I spent an hour or so taking in the Autumn colours and trying to get some good portrait shots of my mate. There were some wistful profile shots and a nice full-length shot taken when we jumped the fence into a playground building site, but what I’m aiming for is the effect of capturing the personality. Which is why I like the shot above. Because he’s a...
I totally need an underwater camera... →
Absolutely beautiful and thought-provoking pictures. Makes me long for a massive pool and someone to shoot.
Black and white and portraiture
There are a lot of inspiring black and white photographs about. From the street photography of Vivian Maier to this beautiful and sharp underwater photograph by Toni Frissell. Without colour, you can concentrate on the details and the texture. Expressions seem maginified, which is possibly why portraiture has retained a strong relationship with black and white from analogue to digital. ...
So my mate has started running a night, called Smackdown. He’s the first person I’ve known to do such a thing and I’m taking photos for it. As someone that struggles to stay awake when out past 10pm, (although if at home I can stay awake through the night) trying to stay awake to enjoy and document the night is a difficult thing for me to do. My eyelids droop, my brain turns to...