This is Ted. Ted is a Border Terrier who loves cheese and is scared of dragons. His humans are my partner's parents, who are very kindly hosting us during lockdown. We've been helping out around the farm, keeping an eye on the pregnant ewes and taking Ted for walks, that sort of thing. Ted is … Continue reading Ted

Surrealist Photographers

Werner Rohde Pat Brassington Mari Mahr From Symbols of Ourselves, 2002 From 13 Clues to a Fictitious Crime circa 1940-1941, 1984 Man Ray Dora Maar Nusch Eluard, 1935 Philippe Halsman Tommy Ingberg Stone Part One Anka Zhuravleva Distorted Reality Eugenio Recuenco Dark Fairy Tales Christopher McKenney San Lee Sanja Marusic Kevin Corrado Platon Yurich

Three Portrait Narrative – Final Images

The brief requested ambient light only, and the use of three different focal lengths to create a narrative. I wanted my images to look like they could be used in a National Geographic feature, because I like the informal familiarity of that publication’s articles. The images are close and relaxed; personal rather than editorial. I … Continue reading Three Portrait Narrative – Final Images

Environmental Editorial – Final Images

Following on from this post, which covers my first attempt at this brief, I reshot the three images with controlled supplementary lighting (off camera flash). Positive AspectsI’ve included here the three final images I submitted for the brief. I like the varied compositions, and I think I’ve done a good job of getting the subject’s … Continue reading Environmental Editorial – Final Images

Studio Portraiture – Final Images

BriefHigh, Mid, and Low Key Portraits The picture editor of a weekend broadsheet publication has requested three portraits, using high, mid, and low key lighting. In addition, the article's layout requires a close (head and shoulders), mid (waist up) and full body portrait. Research high, mid, and low-key lighting stylesmodel positioningstylingcomposition I'm looking primarily at … Continue reading Studio Portraiture – Final Images