These shots of organic foods forms part of a personal project destined for Caia Image photo library. I enjoy the freedom of shooting stock as I can shoot entirely on my own terms and indulge my own creative impulses. These were shot using natural daylight in my dining room, leaving the studio space clear to prioritise client commissions as and when they book in.
Now for something completely different! For once I’m going to promote someone else’s work. My 10 year old daughter is showing some interest in Photography, as part of her art scholarship application. She wanted to enter two of the categories of the Richmond & Kingston Young Photographer of the Year 2015 competition, those being ‘Up Close’ and ‘Richmond & Bushy Parks’. So I decided to give her a quick course in the studio, before introducing her to the harsh truth of photographer’s existence (as she seems to think I only work in my cosy studio), with a damp, cold, dawn (5.30am) visit to Richmond Park during rutting season. We were hoping for a sunny / misty morning, and hopefully the odd deer.… Read More
January, and a rare quiet week brought an even more rare opportunity to work on some personal projects. Flowers. Might have been done before but I wanted to shoot some simple but beautiful images using the magic that is soft natural window light. Keeping the the compositions clean and without fuss I made a point of not trying to be too clever. That way it is all about the beauty of the subject and the light. Shooting black and white concentrates the mind on lines and textures. Simple black frames with wide off-white mounts and essential reflection-free glass, the images are exhibited locally initially. They are well received. See the ‘Gallery’ tab for the full range.