Friday, 23 May 2008


Until I began this freelancing lark, I hadn't appreciated just how difficult it is to get to show someone your portfolio. I mean, I figured I could just phone magazines, books publishers etc. and get to go show them. But no, all I keep getting is "have you got a website?" Trouble is, you can't see someone's reaction to your website, or even if they go there. What I really need is FEEDBACK, I'm not sure why that's so hard to give.

Monday, 12 May 2008


It's tadpole time again. I love these creatures, they're so fascinating, I could watch them all day. So I've got some on the pretense that it's for the boys. It's for me really...

Thursday, 8 May 2008

the Sputnik rides again

One of the things I am loving at the moment is the chance to take photos everyday and to experiment. I dug out the Sputnik the other day and had some fun with it. After I rediscovered a robot set that I took and was pleased with the results, I started to think about ways to make stereo images that didn't quite work. My dinosaur brain has only just realised that the Sputnik doesn't have to be used only to create stereo photos. In addition to taking the above shot with a close up lens (so that the offset is just too out to work) I also scratched up the negs good and proper. This was scary as I've never done it before but I love the results.

Sunday, 4 May 2008

O Brother

I apologise for uploading two digital images in a row, it's not usually my way but I have been doing a lot of experimenting lately for the sake of the business.
Me and the boys had great fun last night when I set up a studio in the back room and we did some portraits. I love this shot as it really portrays the relationship between the two and their individual characters. My youngest look up to his intense older brother. You can see the mischief in his eyes and the concentration on being good that exudes from my eldest (doesn't always work out that way though).