Rosie is an experienced and published model based in Bridgnorth, covering Vintage, Bridal, Fashion, Fantasy and Beauty styles and creating Stevie-Nicks inspired shoots. The images here were created over two sessions at the amazing Far Forest Studio near Kidderminster.
Kings Weston House, Bristol has many 18th-century features, including magnificent ceilings, marble fireplaces, and a stunning suspended central staircase. Many thanks to Amie and to Chris Conway for organising the day there.
Two models, loads of old aircraft and it poured down. Making the most of a difficult shoot at the Gatwick Aviation Museum with Gavin Hoey, Tommy Reynolds, models Kerry Allingham and Roger Bruce …. and a very large smoke machine.
I’m defining ‘different’ as a set of images that don’t actually feature the Eiffel Tower or the Arc de Triomphe. So what’s left ….. all sorts of interesting nooks and crannys.
Jessica is a professional Fashion, Hair and Beauty model based in Cheshire. She’s an artist and designer as well as a model and well equipped when it comes to self styling and she also makes a few of her own fashion garments for shoots.
I think that many people would agree that there’s something that just feels ‘right’ about Street Photography done in monochrome. These are ‘observational’ images taken over a few years … and I may add some in colour at some point. Hey, let’s be relaxed about it.
French tradition that is not to be missed is the Vide Grenier. The idea is to empty your loft, find all the crap – I mean, valuable treasures – and take it to a specific location and try to sell it to unsuspecting passers-by.
Ella is a very professional young lady who just gives the camera great images and has way more looks than I was able to capture here. Thanks to Richard Wakefield for facilitating the shoot.
Where ships once discharged their cargoes, there is now an ever-changing miscellany of visiting narrow boats, smart motor cruisers and the occasional yacht or tall ship. The former dock estate includes many fine warehouses and is a remarkably complete example of a Victorian port.
Estepona is a little quieter than some other resort towns such as Malaga, Marbella and Torremolinos. In spite of heavy tourist development in terms of resorts and hotels, the town has retained a lot more traditionally Spanish areas with a great atmosphere.
Emma is an experienced and professional model with a a very wide range of skills – including a number of aerial arts, fire-eating and ballet. We’ve shot on a couple of occasions and the mix below is from both sessions.
Francesca is a 22-year-old Anglo-Sardinian Model and Performer, based in the UK. A lovely and talented young lady that I only had an hour to shoot with at the Old Chapel Studio in Gloucestershire.
HM Prison Gloucester was a 224-year-old Category B men’s prison located in the Gloucester Docks area. Opened later as a tourist ‘attraction’ our shoot was organised by Gavin Hoey and Olympus UK …… on a deathly cold January day.
Classed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered one of the major 17th century works, the Canal du Midi, gives a 240km link from Garonne to the Mediterranean and passing through the Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrenees regions.
Languedoc today covers just a small part of the much larger area of France that was known in the Middle Ages as the Pays de Langue d’Oc. The “Langues d’Oc” was a name given to a whole family of French dialects spoken in the southern half of France. Today it’s a huge wine-producing and holiday region.
Brighton’s location has made it a popular destination for tourists, renowned for its diverse communities, quirky shopping areas, large cultural, music and arts scene and is the most popular seaside destination in the UK for overseas tourists. On a bright Sunday morning folk just head down to the prom …. and so does life.
I photographed this amazing young woman at the Old Chapel Studio, Newent. OK she’s ‘punk’ style – and she said that’s all photographers shoot her as, so that was kind of a given. But I wanted something different. Hence the pink wig ….. and those eyes. It’s always the eyes!
Whilst Beth Frances isn’t a professional model she’s got a great look, lots of enthusiasm (and patience) and is helping me to develop a range of different styles and lighting sets with the equipment I have in my new small studio. More to come.
Zara, in her own words ….. “I feel like the lens is my stage where I perform, and I love it! I love all styles of modelling, serious, cool, strong, sexy, with attitude, fun, happy, commercial, quirky, creative, feminine, soft”. Top drawer. Ultimate Pro. What more to say?
Stroud Farmers’ Market is multi award-winning and is well known as one of the biggest, busiest and most popular farmers’ market in the UK. The market has been twice awarded ‘Best Farmer’s Market in UK’. Every Saturday 9 am-2 pm Cornhill Market Place & Surrounding Streets, Stroud.
Oh, all those blockbuster A-list towns – Arles, Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Nice – they all live up to their hype and welcome the tourist hordes. But to get a taste of traditional Provencal life at a slower pace, be sure to visit some of the many small villages in this region where you’ll find markets and cafes where you can just soak upContinue reading
Every year there are six events held at Prescott, two of them rounds of the British Hillclimb Championship, the VSCC meeting and three ‘club’ events. On my first outing I learned two things: Photographing fast moving cars in this sport is pretty tricky and … after walking up the track a couple of times, they don’t call it ‘hill-climbing’ forContinue reading
One of those daft things that the English like to do. Once a year. The Challenge …. to design and build a raft that can take up to 6 team members along the 1.2km stretch of the Thames and Severn Canal starting from The Bell, Upper Lock, Stroud. All by paddle power and with a great deal of fun.
A young woman who I’ve photographed several times now and who, I believe, represents everything that is professional about studio work and modelling. And such an absolute pleasure to work with.
“Paris … is a world meant for the walker alone, for only the pace of strolling can take in all the rich detail.” Edmund White, author of ‘The Flaneur’.It’s a bit of a stroll both through some of the busier areas as well as lesser known (or from a tourist point of view less popular) areas and streets of Paris. ShotContinue reading
Not a place generally associated with Film Noir. But when Artemis Fauna takes to the streets after dark with a storyboard you know that there’ll be some good come from it. Apart from the dead body, that is. Shot entirely on my Nikon D810 and ‘available’ light – it’s a bit encouraging what you can get at ISO+12K !
So in 2018 we had the ‘Beast from the East’ but no snow. This year we had the ‘Wimper from the West’ and were snowed in for a couple of days. So this was a quick walk to the top of our lane to see how the Olympus worked in the snow and whether my Reynauds would hold up. (‘QuiteContinue reading
The original Great Western Railway Engine Shed was built in 1932, using loans provided by the government to relieve unemployment. Many features of this original depot survive to this day, together with some later additions. This night the main shed is half full of smoke and steam with period dressed locomotive crews, cleaners, fitters and a works foreman.