All images were made using various film cameras – Nikon F100/50mm 1.4G, Fuji GA645 and Pentax 67/105mm 2.4. Film stock is Portra 400 at box speed in the medium formats, and a roll of 15 year expired Kodak Kodacolor Gold 200 in the Nikon.
I made these images of Sophia and Abi and few weeks ago, all shot on 35mm film. The day after I sent the package of undeveloped celluloid off to Spain my life took yet another painful emotional nose-dive. I haven’t really taken any photographs since. My lack of portraiture activity has not gone unnoticed… People often ask me what the secret is behind a good portrait, how does anyone with a camera and a person in front of it transcend […]
Anyone who follows my blog regularly will know that I’m a huge fan of the acute gratification derived from instant film, whatever its form. I like Impossible Project’s reincarnation of Polaroid, but it’s expensive for what it is: troublesome and unpredictable. I do like the slight element of surprise inherent in any type of analogue film, but the least I expect is a vaguely well exposed image from most lighting conditions – and this isn’t always the case when shooting […]
More random visual meanderings and scribbles with the pen and the camera. All images made using an Olympus MjuII 35mm compact and Kodak Portra 160 film. Something I do know – free internet is very common in Spain. Rare in the UK. ‘Monday 19th October, Morecambe, Lancashire – I went to the Steam Packet ferry office at Heysham to see if I could get on an earlier sailing home. I told myself that if it was going to cost less […]
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I’ve been working again with the stunningly beautiful, 18 year-old, Sophia Russell. For this shoot we used an old American pick-up truck that was loaned to us by the owner after being spotted by my friend, Ciara. Sophia is an amazing model, not only does she look great, but she’s also professional and needs very little or no direction; this, I believe, makes for more natural looking images. For the technically minded, all the images here were made using the […]
I first spotted Charlotte about three weeks ago, she was working behind a bar I was in, celebrating my friend’s birthday. I don’t generally approach potential models myself, my PA Ciara does that normally, I’m actually quite shy when it comes to asking people to pose! So, I didn’t ask her and kicked myself for a week…then I got a message off Charlotte, saying that she’d love to model for me, if I needed anyone. Everybody happy! 18 year-old Charlotte […]
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Whenever I’m working with make-up artists, no matter what the model looks like, I always say the same thing when they ask my what look I want – “Keep it natural” is my stock answer. I’m not a fan of overly made-up women in everyday life, so I tend to prefer, given the choice, natural looking when I’m photographing them. If I’m photographing a beautiful woman on a windswept beach on the Isle of Man I don’t want her looking […]
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A lot of people say to me, “Oh, it’s a fine line between artistic and pornographic photography”, and I suppose that’s right, if you’re a bit narrow-minded. I’m a portrait photographer, I photograph people, and sometimes I photograph people without their clothes on…and that’s pretty much all I have to say on the subject.