This is one of the shots from my studio session with Annie my impromtu model, and to whom I will be eternally grateful for standing in on my shoot.
Another perspective, and Annie showing some more body art.
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.
A look at addiction with this portrayal of self portraiture, I have been thinking about this a lot lately. So you may well see some more work continuing in that topic.
A bit more of a close-up, I used a Calumet 200 through an umbrella on the right for this shot, it does add more impact and to be honest, Annie was 'burning up' under the Tungsten lights.
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 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 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 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.