Saturday, 29 March 2008

Latest job

I've already posted this in my tearsheets blog but I wanted to talk about it here too. I have just finished a job which was really fun to do. Ingarden is a website selling modern garden furniture and the client wanted a promotional postcard to send out with purchases. She didn't need a straightforward shot of her furniture - she had those already - but was after something a little more abstract. The brief was to produce an image that gave a taste of the garden and the products but would also be something that her client would want to keep hold of because it looked good too. Out came the Rolleicord and fuji NPH and after a couple of photography sessions we all agreed that this image said it best. It's a bit risky taking on briefs that include the word 'arty', everyone had a different sense of what that means, but it was really fun to work with someone didn't want 'normal' and I'm very pleased with the result.
Ingarden - modern outdoor living

Thursday, 27 March 2008


I've been going back through old negs, rescanning film that I didn't have time to spend on before. I've come to the conclusion that there was a reason I left most of them the first time round! Every now and again though, I pull something out that I like.
This shot came from my second roll of experiments on the Sputnik stereo camera - I used a closeup lens which made the offset between the two images too large to be useable. However, I thought I'd create an anaglyph image from these two anyway just to see what happened. Although it really doesn't work as a 3D anaglyph I still love the sci-fi effect the red and turquoise give.

Wednesday, 26 March 2008

A New Beginning

Now I am officially a freelance. I have spent my first day trying to get myself organised:
1. Ordered a promotional postcard from Vistaprint
2. Put together a list of magazines, newspapers and book publishers to contact
3. Begun to sort out more shots to submit to photo agencies
4. Actually taken some photographs with my Rollei, which I haven't done for weeks

I feel as though I have achieved something.

Thursday, 6 March 2008

spring is just around the corner

You can tell it's nearly Spring, everyone is posting on their blogs with renewed vigour. It's nice to have you all back guys.