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.
A busy week. Seven schools in five days. The second image was taken at one of my schools on Thursday whilst I was waiting to take year groups. It made a change to see such a lovely landscape view and natural light in my “office” for the afternoon. Far too often I’m stuck in a spare bog standard classroom. This image was taken on my work’s camera – Nikon D300s with a 35mm lens.
The first image was on I took today, a quick portrait of Jonny on the water, training. I used my OMD EM1 with 12-40mm lens. Neither image has been edited (apart from putting into black and white).
This week has started well. Yesterday I was taking portraits of a beautiful young woman I know in a beautiful part-restored church in Glasgow. Hopefully I will be able to share a couple of the images with you, permission permitting. Afterwards I popped to The Lighthouse viewing gallery to take a landscape view of Glasgow. It’s a city I love, but don’t know well enough. That I need to change.
Today I have pottered. I did yoga, I baked, made soup, walked Alfie, had a cuppa with a neighbour. I played more with my film camera – taking a quick portrait of David when he came home for lunch -taking shots on both film and digital of blossom whilst I am waiting for Tuesday Tacos night, making notes so I can compare. I found the timer function by accident and took a shot of fuck all.
Tomorrow is my birthday – my week is shaping up well.
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 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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This week has barely started but it feels like it should be drawing to a close. And it’s only Tuesday. I tried approaching today from a different angle, I worked minimally from home today (lucky that I could) and got a few things out of the way that needed to done. I did important things like baking a cake. I tried to get some space in my head. I craved warm sun (didn’t get any!). I made lists. I tried to look at things from a different perspective.
I’m revisiting these two images as they incorporate angles, light and shade – just sums up my thoughts and feelings today.
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This last week or so, I have barely picked up my camera. The light has been poor, the weather wild and wintry. Added to that I have been back out to work visiting customers and organising bookings for the term ahead.
I took these images of Mary on the morning that her son was getting married….a kind of Mother of the Groom shoot. I made a conscious decision at the end of last year not to undertake any more wedding commissions. If I’m being honest – I don’t enjoy taking wedding photos, plus I have a full time photography job through the week – I don’t want to spend my weekends stressing that I have all the correct shots for the bride and editing. I want to spend them doing things I love (which very much includes photography!!!) but producing images I want to produce.
It’s not the first time I have photographed Mary and it’s certainly not the last, which I’m really pleased about. She has the most amazing smile, eyes and above all I love her infectious positive outlook.