Friday, 31 August 2012

Roz Shoot 1: Trains

Here is the first shoot with the lovely Rosalind Jana from 'Clothes Cameras and Coffee'. This miniature shoot was done on the day she arrived. After a little bus trouble and a sprint through the rain to collect some lunch, we decided on going down to the docks for a wander. If I remember correctly, the weather was grey, that umbrella-half-up sort of weather.

It was quite amusing, with both of us having an artistic eye, as we saw potential shots at the same time. One would remark 'Hey, that would have made a great shot' and the other would say 'That's just what I was thinking!' This seemed to happen so often that our responses burned right down to 'Hey, that would-', 'I know.' We had one of these moments when we passed a group of punks dressed in full gear. We both agreed that it certainly would have made an interesting shot but they looked so intimidating that it was probably a wise idea to keep the camera away.

The shoot was styled by Roz. Strangely, the shorts she is wearing were actually bright green but for some reason they came out as blue on camera.

It should be noted that whilst we were doing the shots, some kids that had been playing around the trains where having their photos snapped by their mother. They must have seen what we were doing because they were really going for it with their modeling, striking various poses and hanging off of the trains. We both agreed that they had nothing on us.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Out Of Place (Update!)

It has been way too long since I've done a post - this is mainly due to technical difficulties but I wont get into that right now. However, you will all be pleased to hear that I now have quite a few shoots backed up and ready to be posted! Three of these shoots are with the lovely Roz of Clothes Cameras And Coffee (Used in the Summer Garden post and various others) due to our now annual get together. Trust me, your going to want to see them so stay tuned!

'Click Here' for a preview or two of the up and coming shoots!

As for this post - These are three things that I found in my travels this month and thought that they where worth a post:

• The first shot was taken in Bath (during mine and Roz's day trip - more on that later). I found the giant chess set at the back of a building and thought it kind of odd. You don't see that every day. Where the pieces in the trash? Or just being stored there until the employees felt like having a game? Either way, it made for an interesting shot.

• This one really is strange! The second shot was taken outside a Waitrose store car park, deep in the countryside (So deep that not only had it taken two and a half hours to get there but also I had never in my life heard of the place name nor would I be able to recall it). 
At first glance I was worried that the cat was dead, but thankfully It was just laying there in the trolly's child seat, asleep. To my surprise it wasn't phased at all by any of the noisy cars or dogs that passed. Fortunately, most people that passed didn't disturb it but merely cooed at it for a moment and then moved on. When I came back out the shop later, I saw that it was lazily stretched across the seat, purring.

• The third shot was taken somewhere in Chagford. I am actually dying to go back there with a model as I found loads of amazing settings for shoots. I guess these doors where awaiting the chop as I found them at the back of someone's wood shed. They did look obscure against the leafy background of the countryside though.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012


So, as far as I can see, things seem to be progressing towards a new photo shoot - which should be fun! Always exciting. Still trying to come up with a theme for this but I figure once I have the right piece of clothing it should all run smoothly. Hang on to your hats for that!

• I'm going to have a relatively small rant now:

You know what I've decided? I hate technology. I really do. I didn't have this view until a couple of days ago though. You see, when one scrapes some money together to buy a beautifully refurbished Apple Macbook Pro laptop, one does not expect to have it for just over a year - enough to get attached - and for it to then die. One also does not expect that since the warranty of the beautiful computer ran out only a month ago, one has to pay an extortionate amount of money if one ever wants see the computer living again. ...Sounds a little like a ransom note. 
To basically sum up - Money scraped together has been thrown down the drain and I have lost my electronical baby. I guess its a big deal because I lived off of my computer. It was the main hub for my photography (editing programs and such) so now I don't have it, I'm a little stuck with what to do. 

...Anyway, the show must go on!