Sunday, 7 February 2010
They love this shot, and what you see is how they are with each other. They are my good friends and also two of my most natural models. They are often drawing and painting, or working in ceramic or sculpting, themselves. We shot this as a roll of 'preparatory images' for my 'environmental' portraits, part of a college project at the time. I used a Pentax K-1000 with the 28 mm lens, working from about 0.4 m, having loaded 400 ISO 35 mm. B+W film-stock. We used the existing tungsten lighting, which was very low overhead, hence the extreme blowout.
SUPPORT (their title for this image)
I've been shooting these guys in my local park over the past couple of years. I'm putting nine of their images in at Free Range for my DEGREE SHOW Exhibition in June. I hope to shoot more of these players at their matches over this summer, and to promote their sport activities with a touring exhibition in London. More as it unfolds.
Shot on a Canon 5D, using a 75-300 mm Canon lens. Printed for the exhibition as a digital 'C' type print, from http://www.theprintspace.co.uk/
Saturday, 6 February 2010
Shot on a Bronica SQ-A camera, with a 50 mm. wide-angle lens (I was deliberately close to the bridge abutment). I used 120 Ilford ISO 400. It was shot at mid-day, facing south, as the bright sky is clearing after a prolonged deluge.
This is part of my 'Lee Friedlander' Homage project for the HNC. He uses split mages, mimicking, reflections, shadows, and a quirky view of people.
I have radically and asymetrically cropped a 6 x 6 image, to remove distracting foreground, and to focus on the central picture elements.
Shot on a Bronica SQ-A camera, with a 50 mm. wide-angle lens (I was very close indeed to the column). I used 120 Ilford ISO 400. It was shot an hour before sunset, facing west and just as the sky is clearing after a deluge.
This is part of my 'Lee Friedlander' Homage project for the HNC. He uses split mages, inversion of foreground and background elements, reflections, shadows, and a quirky view of everyday objects.
I have slightly and centrally cropped a 6 x 6 image, to focus on the central picture elements.
400 ISO 35 mm. Ilford B + W film, taken with Pentax K-1000 camera and 28 mm f 1.8 lens, using indoor fluorescent and tungsten task lighting. Shot in December 2007, then scanned using an hp 4050 bed scanner. James has passed away, and was very ill when he agreed to be my 'environmental' model.
I first got to grips with 'depth of field' when I was re-working this foreground in the darkroom. It was during the very intense 'dodging and burning' exercises which I needed to perform to get this shot well-exposed in the foreground as well as on the jeweller, that I realised I could influence what was visible or not, in my film images.
400 ISO 35 mm. Ilford B + W film, taken with Pentax K-1000 camera and 28 mm f 1.8 lens, using existing backlighting. Shot in December 2007, then scanned using an hp 4050 bed scanner. Tim has been a repeat model, as I get better at 'environmental' shots. I like the 'timeless' quality of this shot, and the just-barely-visible cellophane around the flowers Tim is holding.
Taken as part of a series of shots with my then-new Canon EOS 350 DSLR , using my then-new 17-85 mm zoom lens. Part of a guided walk we organised from Finsbury Park to The British Museum, Bloomsbury. This is reminiscent of The Gridiron Building, New York City (Steiglitz shot that in a snowstorm in about 1910, I love that image) and also shows London Plane trees in winter foliage.