This is a portrait of my friend and fellow photographer David; after much deliberation I opted for the title 'Fighter'. I think it says a lot about this person as he is essentially a survivor of cancer, when you realise that fact, you kind of put your own life into perspective. Everyone has a story to tell and am so happy that my friend is around to photograph the beauty of the landscape and share his own works with us today. I have considered if anyone wants to purchase this photograph, that the proceeds should go towards fighting cancer, I think it would only be fair to those who have lost or those who are still fighting this desease. Let's make the world a better place.
Yesterday I had probably the most fun shooting a friend along with the expertise of my friend and MUA Mita Patel http://mitapatelmua.com/ Mita had recently finished work on a horror movie but wanted to shoot friend and model Isis, to update her portfolio; so she asked for my expertise. I decided that indoors was best and the shutters seemed appropriate for this style of shoot, giving the impression of a caged animal.
A portrait shot with a difference opting for the dead space on the right, and the horizontal perspective, giving the sense of a wide shot close-up. I shot these with one studio light Genesis 200 into an umbrella at a quarter power. Am happy with the results overall.
Another shot and a different perspective, I wanted to give the impression of a Grace Jones shoot hence the red fingernail on the right hand and the cigarette too, it was a great shot and I feel Isis enjoyed the shoot as much as I did. My MUA Mita Patel has certainly applied a punk rock feel to this shoot with her makeup application.
The emphasis on this one being the amazing hair style a double Mohican; Isis hair was perfect for this style and the punk rock era seems to shine through.
A portrait capture of friend and colleague on my photography course, I am trying to create the same lighting style of Dan Winters, an extraordinary and exceptional portrait photographer.
A portrait shot of a friend and colleague on my photography course. I have tried to create the same lighting effect as Dan Winters, an extraordinary and exceptional portrait photographer.
A psychedelic fashion shoot I shot these two lovely models on film using my Pentax. I then processed the film and scanned the images in to photoshop were I then manipulated the colour using a gradient map on the subjects. I also used one Elinchrom D-Lite One RX Softbox light bounced into a reflector at half power.
With this particular shot I was not happy with the backdrop, so I opted for an edit that would incorporate a texture to emphasise the mood in the frame. I switched backdrops later opting for a black, I then changed tack again for high contrast pieces. I will post these later, so watch out.
A recent shoot with model Louise, it was great working with her. the style and mood created really suited the model too. Have to say thanks for your hard work and patience.
A beautful composition I opted for a closer crop, wanting to go for a tighter frame, I think I have pulled this one off. I enjoyed working with Nikita once more.
A capture of the beautiful and enigmatic, Nikita.
Another perspective from the earlier model, it could be classed as a nude however it is foremost a black & white.
Another black and white the influence is definitely Brandt and Weston, particularly in this later piece.
Another shot and something which may be vaguely familiar to some, in the 1960s a photographer namely Lewis Morley photographed model Christine Keeler. This is my take on the photograph, I like the chair better in this one.
A different shot with model Louise, I really like this. The mood was electric, a thoughtful and inspiring shot.
I was unsure whether to title this despair or go with something else, however it is perceived it is certainly melancholy.
Currently working on thematic decades or past photographers this one obviously inspired by David Bailey and actor Michael Caine. The lighting technique was very similar, almost shadowless background. I also got to use a prop too, I don't actually smoke so holding this cigarette in my mouth was weird. I tried to go for a "oh really" look... Hopefully it will make you laugh more than anything else, have a good day!
My version of the famous Girl with a Pearl earring, I really just wanted to see if I could pull the lighting off more than anything else with this photograph. I know it is not picture perfect, the girl is clothed and yes here the woman or model Louise in this case is bearing her feminine shapely shoulders. The set up was one redhead angled 45º to model and a white opaque panel in front of light, this was then reflected using a gold side reflector to keep the warm tones.