Well it has been a long busy week but one of the highlights for me was meeting this little man, Noah.
What a little charmer!
Cannot wait to share more photos of this little cutey but this one warmed my heart.
Sometime a photo takes you by surprise. This is one of those. We’d just changed set ups during a dance photoshoot so this was an inbetween shot while I tested the light and these ladies got themselves ready and into position. They were all very talented and inspirational dancers with incredible flexibility that I could only dream of!
Shortly after this, I got the shot we’d set out for, to capture them leaning back with their legs straight up in the air. I will share some more soon but for now just wanted to focus on the fact that though this isn’t the shot I was briefed to get, that’s the whole point. In the inbetween moments, magic happens and you can’t set a brief for that. That’s what I’m there to capture as a photographer. Not only those staged moments, but more importantly the magic inbetween.
I really love the expression on her face and the way the light is radiating around her. I also really like the contrast of the girl to the left looking down whilst the girl in the center is looking up. It’s as if they’re praying. Can a photo be spiritual? I think it can.
What do you think?
I’m here doing a little happy dance so I thought I would share my joy. Really delighted to to say that I won a Bronze Bar in The Guild of Photographer’s monthly competition with this shot below. I was also commended for the two shots below it.
It means a lot to me to be recognised for hard work and I’m always trying to improve so hopefully may have a silver bar award to share with you in the future. Fingers crossed.
For me this is an oldie but a goodie. I came across this photo again recently while cleaning up my hard drive. A few years back my cousin had asked if I would photograph her son Max in the leather jacket his late and much loved Uncle Andy had given him, as he was starting to outgrow it.
So armed with his favourite bear for company we set out to get some great shots of Max looking super cool in his leather jacket. This is my favourite, I think because of the way he’s holding on to that bear so tightly, as if they were his memories and love for his Uncle Andy. That jacket is so much more than just a jacket. It represents the love and kindess Andy showed to Max growing up. It’s so special and important to be able to capture and keep these moments in time. I know his Uncle Andy would both love this photo and be incrediby proud of Max, he’d probably buy him a new leather jacket too.
With all this lovely weather this week it is the perfect time to explore the beautiful Kent coast.
Amongst some of our great seaside towns lay Margate, an artist’s haven undergoing huge regeneration. There are a growing number of must visit places such as Rough Trade, Scott’s furniture mart, Madam Popoffs and many more! Full of vintage clothes shops, second hand bargains, cute cafes, antique and giftware stores galore!
My good friend and fellow photographer Kim Conway has just launched her seaside portrait studio there! Pop along and visit her at 9A on the harbour arm and get your traditional seaside portrait souvenir for only £3.50! A bargain!
While you’re there pop in and check out “Horizon,” the fascinating audio visual exhibition by John Smith, and also Tracey Emin’s latest “She Lay Down Deep Beneath The Sea” at the Turner Contemporary. I am seriously in love with their gift shop, and it’s free entry! No excuses to miss it!
Here are some photos I took on the opening day of Kim’s studio. I was glad that I got to finally give Kim the perfect present that I’d found months ago and been meaning to give it to her for all that time. It actually couldn’t have been a better day to give to her so I’m glad I waited for this special day. Check it out in all it’s vintage beauty, fourth photo down!
Now I just hope the sun stays shining so we can all get out and explore! Where do you plan on visiting this summer? I’ve got more of this quirky town to share with you so come back for Margate part two soon! 😉
I’m excited to be working with an amazing group of dancers at the weekend. I love watching/photographing people in their element so I can’t wait! I started thinking about the last time I shot dancers and it would’ve been about a year ago when I was working for Island Lake Camp.
The kids there are so super talented and as camp is happening right now not a day goes by that I don’t think about them all doing their thing. I took this shot whilst taking my photography class through the gymastics department on one of our walks around camp. This was one of my favourite places to photograph not only because they are all amazing gymnasts and dancers but because there’s no better shooting conditions than a roof with no walls!!
I’d love to be able to dance like this! Wouldn’t you?
These photos of my lovely better half were taken for a black and white portrait challenge happening in a photography group I am part of. I took a few and it was fairly easy to pick out these two as the best options to make black and white but I found it so hard to decide which picture I prefer. I’m getting much better at this but I get so emotionally attached to images of people I know that I find it harder to be subjective.
They are so similar and yet so different. I did manage to make a decision but I won’t tell you as I’m intrigued to know which you like best. While I work on my indecisiveness, let me know what you think?