Who made it November when it’s May? A chilled Sunday after a four day week photographing groups and documenting a conference. A quick stop for a portrait in between showers after brunch.
Location – Port Dundas
Well I have been relaxing off work for the past week. It’s flown by. Three birthdays down – with mine just to go next week. April is always such a busy time for us. I’ve read a couple of books, baked birthday cakes with gusto, had longer lies and given far too many lifts to Mia, far too late at night. Workwise – I’ve had a toddler shoot – very relaxed and chilled but needed to be quick with the shutter as Isabella was on the move on a mission.
When it gets to my birthday – there is usually not much money left in the pot – that’s why this year I snapped up an early birthday present – an OM-1 camera from the Film Is Not Dead stall at Brick Lane when we were in London a few months ago. I’ve been waiting patiently to use it, but patience has run out and I loaded it with my first roll of film today. Already – it has slowed my pace, I am thinking more before each shot. I am recording F-stop and shutter speeds, making notes as I am going along. And I am already anticipating what the first roll of film will turn out like. I’m loving it… but finding it hard to accept I can’t see the shot I have just taken! It’s already forced me to change the way I shoot digital as well – less shots, more composed.
Here are a few taken on my OM-D EM-1 digital, probably with my 12-40 lens, with a little or no editing.
I had a rare weekday with no school photography booking (half day for kids on a Friday) so I was delighted to not have to get up a six and lug my studio about. Instead I spent the time during the solar eclipse walking the dog (the air temperature changed dramatically, everything seemed still and the birds were singing) then came home to see if I could glimpse the show between the clouds.
Here is my light catching from this morning – featuring no moon….
I’ve been hanging out for the weekend ALL week. There must be something wrong with me because I feel exhausted most of the time and I am wishing my weekdays away. I had no plans for the weekend – the boys are away and Mia has stacks of studying to do.
In-between the mundane – here is a snapshot of the little things that made my day today.
1. A week old white roses – 3 quid from Aldi – none of this £45 a bunch crap – that Interflora were trying to charge me to send to my mum for Mothers Day. Utter bollocks.
2.Wholemeal, homemade pizza prep – to be eaten later, washed down with a glass of red watching The Voice, ogling Ricky Wilson with my girl.
3.Revision food for Mia – smoothie in the making.
4. Homemade flourless chocolate and lime cake for after I have finished drooling at the TV.
5. The most two interesting things I saw on my walk with the dog, although I did have a rather interesting conversation with my neighbour about lesbian activity on Netflix.
All images (except 5. – which was my old Nikon D90) taken on Olympus OMD EM1.
A collection of images from my Saturday.
1. A view from my bed, waking up MY time….bliss.
2. First cup of tea of the day, in bed, reading.
3. David and Alfie before work.
4. View from the van – waiting on David delivering to customers in Leith.
5. The bumpy ride home from Edinburgh in the back of the van, listening to Kanye West.
All images copyright Teresa Dickson.
A couple of my favourite images taken this past few days. Taken on Olympus OM-D EM1.
Tulips in my living room – finished but better than fresh. Decay always seems better with nature.
My new Mac lipstick. A little high maintenance for me. It means I actually have to check my appearance from time to time. Image taken in the loos of Flatplanet, Soho.
Nicholas Kirkwood shoes – not mine. Too big, too expensive for my budget. But lovely all the same.
Pinkston Watersports – Glasgow. Early one Sunday morning, out of focus but I prefer it.
I wanted to show you a few of my favourite images from this week’s shoot in Edinburgh. Aghogho and I work well together. We met about a year ago and quickly fell into a pattern. She rocks up with her suitcase overflowing with outfits, I choose the locations. She changes in toilets, changing rooms and sometimes alleyways. I grab tea and wait patiently. We try to avoid lingering in shops so not to make purchases. We make it up as we go along. Along the way we’ve become friends. Natural beauty and natural lights.
Model – Aghogho Ogenesi
Clothes – models own
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