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Alixxia - Demoness

I've shot Alixxia once before. She's great fun to work with and has an awesome goth / rocker chick look going on. I had in mind that I wanted to try a "half lit" set. I knew that she had a an awesome horn headset and so the "Demoness" was born.

Open for business?

I really can't believe how quickly this year seems to have passed. It's incredible to think we're halfway through November and inevitably thoughts have turned towards Christmas. For a photographer like me, who mainly uses natural light for photography this is a pretty dull time of year. The gorgeous autumn colours that covered the ground have been turned to a soggy mush by the wind and rain. Rather than take pictures I'm doing housekeeping and making plans. Naturally I still have a large stock of images and I'll share some of those but new shoots may be a thin on the ground.…

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Kaiate - The view of The Mount

Mount Manganui in the distance.

WTC Memorial

WTC Memorial Garden. Given the impression we're fed of how the USA is a land of bigger and brasher is best and if it's bigger than that then that's even better. I was pleasantly surprised by the WTC memorial. It was moving without being cloying.

Lady Liberty

The fourth collection from my trip to New York is of course the Statue Of Liberty.

"Emily"

Emily was 5 or 6 weeks old when these shots were taken. She was a lovely subject and it was a real honour to be asked to photograph her.

"Pippa at two"

About a year ago, I asked if anyone would like me to take pictures of their family or children. One of the people who responded was Sarah and she asked me to take pictures of her then, one year old girl Pippa.

"Business" is booming!

Another month has passed, this year is flying! I can't believe it's August already. I had a relatively quiet month in June because May was so full on but July saw me back hard at it. I've previously mentioned that that I had put up a profile on a site called "Purpleport" (I have no idea why it's called that!) it allows us 'creative' types to network, it has a mixture of models, photographers, makeup artists and graphic artists. As a member you're free to contact whoever and arrange to work with them. Naturally, I'm mainly in contact with models. Models accept work on a paid basis or a "time fo…

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Summer's here!

As I type the weather has turned from record highs to rain. I know it should bother me but it really doesn't. The photographer in me just sees weather and wonders what he can shoot. I accept that most of you will have a different view on that subject although based on the facebook posts of some, you'd think the hot weather had heralded the end of the world!

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Since I last blogged I've been pretty busy. I've been to New Jersey and New York, I've taken part in an Arts Festival, I went to a Cosplay event and I shot a vintage/retro set…

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It's been a year(ish)

About a year ago, as a form of therapy really, that I launched my Facebook page as a complement to my website. I've long been a photographer but I'd never really pushed it at people so I decided to be a bit more "in people's faces" with it. As they say in the movies... it's been emotional! I really have to thank the band of faithful followers and friends who have encouraged me to push my work out there. Without that encouragement I wouldn't be writing this today. I also need to thank the people who have allowed me to take their picture, either of them or their families! That said I'm reasonab…

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Cameras can't swim!!

Actually, that's not true of all cameras. Some are rugged and waterproofed. Some have an underwater casing available and then you can swim with them using them as though you were above the water. My mobile phone is waterproof but my Canon isn't although it certainly has some weatherproofing.I guess by now you're thinking what is this buffoon talking about? I'll tell you and those of you with a delicate constitution should probably stop reading now.Last week, my work took me to Bradford, some 3.5 hours up the M1 along and tedious drive. I finished around 2.00pm and rather than drive home straig…

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And that was 2016...

2016 has come to an end; What a strange year it was too! The world lost so much talent from the music industry and the film world, a couple were favourites of mine and in truth 2016 came to an end determine to see off as much talent as it could. A very strange year and sometimes sad year indeed.Enough of all that though because its a new year and I've got plans for this year! Until now I've been fairly relaxed about how things grow , just letting things bimble along organically and I'm really happy (not to mention grateful!) for all the people who have liked , shared and bought my work. In a…

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Pre-Raphaelites and dreams of an analogue future

Recently, I was at the Tate Britain. I'd gone to visit an exhibition called "Painting with Light - Art and Photography from the pre-Raphaelites to the modern age". quite a mouthful! I think it's fair to say the line between traditional art and photography has never been more blurred than it is today. Everyone plus their uncle has some kind of digital camera with them pretty much all the time and the sheer number of pictures taken on a daily basis is mind boggling. It wasn't always the case and this exhibition really hammered it home. From the earliest images that were taken in moments of the…

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A Duxford Bimble, Leigh and Biblical floods

August comes to an end. All things considered I don't think we can complain too much about the weather, certainly not compared to the washout that was July. Photographically speaking, it's been a very interesting month and as summer slides into autumn I can't help but look forward to the golds and browns that it signifies.

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I took pictures of Leigh and partner Gideon, a set of pictures I'm very pleased with. They were very well received and that's quite gratifying to be honest. Thinking about it now, I can't believe how I ended u…

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Which one's Morris?

Here we are and the year is nearly two thirds over. It's been an eventful year so far and I'm not sure the adventures are over yet. Since I last blogged I've been out and about with my camera mainly because the weather has improved thus making a random day out much more like a good idea. I found myself on the east coast in a aprt of the world I had never visited, living and growing up in west london we always headed south westwards... Sussex, Dorset or Devon. So visiting that part of the world was quite an eye opener for me. Of course simply being by the sea is often enough for me. I was a b…

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Plans, Pictures and Portfolios

In my last blog I talked about how I was intending to create a portfolio site, well I have. Like all portfolios it will always be a work in progress but the basic site will rarely change. For me the protfolio is an important step. It's hosted by Adobe, as part of their "creatives" initiative. This is a professional hosting solution and exposes my work to a wider audience and importantly an audience of people looking for "creatives" to work on various projects. Its more of a "shop window" than my main site. I know some people question the need for a seperate site but portfolios are more than a…

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A selfie stick?

remind me again how this thing works?

All change!

Welcome! This is the new look to my site and I really hope that you all like it. Of course I'm happy to hear opinions as always. So June is nearly over... I'm not sure we've had much of a summer so far but I suppose there's still time for a change. June has been a strange month. A month of highs and lows. As an example its taken me 10 years but I finally managed to have a glass of wine on my patio enjoying the evening sun while waiting for my steak to cook (albeit a chicken "steak"!). Not something I've achieved since!

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I also sp…

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