It’s just a shadow of an illusion… from a dream

It’s just a shadow of an illusion… from a dream

A good friend and former model, helped me understand the process behind a successful fashion shoot, and summed it up in a single, easy to remember sentence. This blog post elaborates on the the idea, and gives a few examples of emotions (hopefully) being communicated successfully.

Pretty, but fake

Pretty, but fake

Should photographs be photo-realistic, or has the line between photography and digital design become so blurred that the message is more important than the method? This essay looks at some different points of view, and concludes that the fundamental discussion should be about honesty and expectations, rather than Photoshop.

Low key portrait of dad

Low key portrait of dad

I have plenty of snapshots of my dad, but no portraits. So when he came to visit for Christmas, we went out to rectify that situation. It was my first time trying to shoot a dramatic low-key portrait, and I learnt a number of valuable lessons. Although the final result didn’t turn out exactly as expected, I’m glad to finally have a portrait of dad on my desk.

Bigga than Ben

Bigga than Ben

From a vague idea of a sunset picture, to a silhouette of The London Eye in front of a bold, dramatic sunset with colours only Hollywood or Kodachrome could have imagined. The main point of the post is the thought processes that went into this mixture between photo and graphic art.

Make a wish

Make a wish

One dandelion and two colourful salt and pepper shakers. A story about grasping an idea – or accepting that sometimes you don’t have a game plan, and you have to make it up as you go along.