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
A quick off the cuff shoot with the beautiful Rachael, whilst we were checking out this part- restored church for a forthcoming event in Glasgow. I love the fact we hadn’t planned it, yet she looks so together – complete with matching lipstick and nails. The day was overcast but still the light fell magically.
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.