Friday, 31 December 2010

Happy New Year

My last picture completed before the new year...and what a picture to bring in 2011 with!

Philippa




First shoot in new studio :)

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

i found sepia


Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock.

Every now and then, the sound of rushing waves, cars speeding by.

Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock.

Golden afternoon light weighs heavy in the room.

Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock.

She absorbs this modern silence, resting.

She waits.

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

and the start of another Uni year.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Red Arrows



The Red Arrows at the Balloon Fiesta

Sunday, 8 August 2010


I’m kind of in love with this picture. My models were a bit bewildered when I told them to stop walking and just stand.

see more from this day here http://leilaniwinslade.blogspot.com/

and i’m in love with this song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2jmPoUK58s

Friday, 6 August 2010

A Brief Affair





Today I shot a scene I've had in my head for awhile. A nostalgic train romance. Think Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. The shoot was fairly short for a location shoot. It was indeed, a brief encounter. ;)

I have so many awesome shots from this shoot, but they'll have to wait. For now I'll show you these three.

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Races


I have loads of back editing to do. It's quite depressing actually. Here's another one from the races.

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Laura Marling / Pete Roe - Moles - Glasto warmup






Saw Laura Marling tonight...in the most intimate gig ever. Pete Roe supported...and he was amazing. Voice/music put my heart in my throat.

Monday, 21 June 2010

Lissie and Alan Pownall




I'll be honest and say that I bought the tickets to see Lissie. I wanted to hear music that reminded me of home. Lissie's from Rock Island and my roots are deeply embedded in Davenport. I actually had tears in my eyes listening to Mississippi. Memories flood back from Davenport and camping in Rock Island, swimming in the Mississippi...country nights, bluegrass, aunts gossipping, uncles drinking beer talking sports and working on trucks... my grandma's home cooking. Lissie's voice is the stuff of legends. The raw edge brings Stevie Nicks and Patty Griffin to mind. Her album is out today and I suggest everyone buy it. I still think it's ironic to be living in Bristol and see an artist from the QC.

After Lissie, Alan Pownall and band entered the stage. I hadn't heard of Alan until I bought these tickets. I can't put my finger on him, he reminds me of a modern, less bluesy Jonny Lang, easier on the eyes though. His voice isn't quite so rickety, but give him a few years of touring, beer and cigs... it'll get there ;) He'll never see this so he wont get offended. ha. (I actually like Jonny Lang..so um yeah. Well, some of his stuff). I enjoyed his set and am interested in seeing his work evolve. I felt a little bad as I think my photo taking seem to put him off a bit...and suddenly catching a glimpse of a mate I hadn't seen for awhile resulting in a loud greeting...putting a few punters off...but hey ho. I was definitely off in my photography game last night. I just didn't seem to be able to concentrate, my images are slightly disappointing. But as I wasn't there to get a 'money shot', it's fine. Note to self, don't bring a 'date' to a gig. You'll feel guilty when you wander off to take pictures.

Friday, 11 June 2010

Venue magazine

Did my first shoot for Venue covering a Jane Taylor gig for them at St. George's Hall. Once it's published I'll put up a shot or two for viewing :)

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Bristol Suspension Bridge


Part of my new 'Bristol By Night' series

Nathan, his mate Mark and I spent a bit of time by the bridge, taught them some light writing and I tried to get the shot I was after. Good stuff.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Counterculture

Week 10 - 1960's
http://divinediptychproject.blogspot.com/
This week I was paired with MMaeb ... I have yet to see her image and can't wait to see what she's done!

I went for a counterculture rebellion style 1960's theme. Had a hard time choosing which image I wanted to use. But this one won out in the end.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Sixties Style


I've had trouble deciding which I prefer for my 'final' shot. However, I'm really into the natural feel of this image. More to come.

Friday, 14 May 2010

60's bombshell


Kayleigh looking smokin here...get it? Smokin.

Kayleigh

Model: Kayleigh
Assistant: Nathan J Haynes
Photographer: Me

I told Kayleigh think Brigitte Bardot when we were discussing what I wanted for the shoot. I think she nailed it.

the gang - outtake

Model: Kayleigh, Naomi, Sammy, Fay and Nathan
Assistant: Jay
Photographer: Me

An outtake from the 1960's styled shoot that I love. I love it because it's very natural. They were all great sports and were having a bit of a laugh.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Fields, mini's and the 60's


Model: Naomi
Assistant: Nathan J Haynes
Photographer: Me

Today after a bit of organising and facebook stalking, I had a shoot with new models. Naomi and Kayleigh. Luckily, they didn't find the fact that I had sort of facebook stalked them from another friends profile and agreed to do a shoot with me. Armed with an air rifle, mini and the desire for awesome locations we headed out for 5 hours of crazy shooting. We were later joined by Fay and Sammy to complete a scene I wanted to shoot with the mini.

Here's a quick preview of Naomi. She was a good sport as I made her hold the gun in the air for at least a half an hour ;)

Monday, 3 May 2010

Pearls and games

The theme my diptych partner Eva and I were given for week 9 was "Heirloom". I have to admit I wasn't particularly inspired and being limited on time I gave myself a time limit of 15 minutes to create the image. Knowing that I didn't have any real ideas for the theme, I set myself on the task of creating a still life with an old pearl necklace I have had for 16 years. The case you see is actually a gift I was given from my Mr. for my recent 30th birthday. Inside this beautiful intricately painted case is one of my favourite games, Mahjong. Second only to my love for chess. :)

To see the diptych and my image large please visit the Divine Diptych blog.

Friday, 16 April 2010

Week 7 - Pre-Raphaelite

The theme for this week with Bronwen Hyde was Pre-Raphaelite. It wasnt an easy one to work on as it's an art movement. I took some inspiration from Flaming June by Lord Frederic Leighton and Proserpine by Dante Gabriel Rossetti to create my image.

The inspiration for my image was referencing Pre-Raphaelite themes, such as the idolization and sexualization of women, red hair, religious undertone imagery through the fruit and rich tones on a plain backdrop.

Friday, 9 April 2010

Week 6 - Potion

My image for the Week 6 Divine Diptych - potion. Thanks to Jenny for putting up with me making her model :)

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Jenny

Jenny and I call this the 'Whitesnake' shot ;) ...it's all rock and roll.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Triptych Week 5 - Rock and Roll

Model: Jenny
Assistant: Fay ;)
Photographer: Me

My final shot for this weeks threesome (how rock and roll)
you can see the triptych here: http://divinediptychproject.blogspot.com/

I have another shot from this shoot that's pretty awesome and I'll post it soon.

Divine Diptych - Week 5 Outtakes




I have great friends. They let me dress them up like prostitutes, in shoes too small, drag them to the centre of the city and stand for ages in the cold...on cobblestone :)

Here's a couple outtakes

Monday, 29 March 2010

Week 4 - Theme: Domestic


My image for The Divine Diptych Project - http://divinediptychproject.blogspot.com/

I had the theme “Domestic” this week. I really struggled with the idea of doing a picture around this theme as I cannot stand women being pigeonholed…and still even with my defiant chaotic image of the ‘not so perfect’ woman in the kitchen…I have still succumbed to the image of a woman in the kitchen.

Thekla - Ellie Goulding





Photographed the gig at the Thekla the other night, thanks to my mate Matt. Here's me testing out the new camera and Matt's stonking 'L' lenses.