Having blogged for the first time last month and found it not as scary as I first thought, I’m back for more. Now as I’m a photographer and the blog is on our photography website you may be expecting something at least vaguely photographic, well, here goes!
I love the creative side of photography, yes you need to know the technical side but it’s the artistic part I love. It’s setting the scene and placing someone in it, maybe adjusting the fabric so it falls gracefully. There’s the hair, the makeup, then getting the light to fall just right to bring the picture to life.
I’m naturally inspired by other photographers but I’m also inspired by artists. I’ve always loved art whatever the medium; oils, pastels, watercolour, sculpture. Photography is just another medium, so if I see a painting I love I often want to create my version as a photograph. This happened recently when I came across a painting by Hamish Blakely. It was beautiful, everything about it had a certain grace and style. The model wasn’t wearing very much but there was certainly nothing tacky about it.
We were very fortunate to meet a lady who was just as passionate about art as we are and keen to do some modelling. She loved the original painting and wanted to be that lady in it so we met her for a coffee and shared ideas.
The shoot itself was a great day for all of us. Our model felt relaxed, totally enjoyed the experience and was delighted with the final images. What more could we ask.
If you’ve seen an image, it could be a favourite painting or a photograph in a fashion magazine and would love to see yourself in an image like that then why not give us a call on 01630 651737, or message or email us and book a photoshoot.