I’m aware that I’ve not been keeping up with regular schedule of publishing blog posts recently. I’ve had quite a few trips with models I’ve not worked with before, we got some great images which I look forward to showing in the near future, but they’re not quite ready yet so I’ll share some of the images I have been editing.
I’ve been working to complete a second book of images of the lovely Lulu Lockhart, as I think books are a great way to display images, and also a great way of sharing them with friends and the model themselves. I first produced a book after we’d been working together for 18 months which you can see on Blurb, so it was about time for another book, and a blog post is a convenient way of sharing some of those images.
This was taken on our first ever shoot in April 2014. We weren’t particularly lucky with the light or the locations that day, and for some reason I played around with the colours when processing this one. I do like it though, maybe it’s for sentimental reasons.
There’s probably quite a few more to come from this location from a few years ago, the huge rocks provided such a spectacular backdrop and posing location.
I was going to use this image in my Fellowship panel, but could never quite get the colours and tones right. However, I think I’ve cracked it now and I think this might be one of the few images I have that will print nicely on those metallic papers.
I also went through some other old shoots, and found this image I love from a really enjoyable trip to visit my good friend Hakon in Norway in 2015
This was also from a very early shoot, on a trip to Ireland where they have exceedingly good Abbeys that nobody seems to visit.
I do like my shapes, so was very pleased with this previously unseen image from another older shoot as well.
I’ve also processed a number of images to use in the marketing of the workshops that we are running in conjunction with the full day talks I’m giving to a number of RPS DIG groups.
A number of people have asked whether I cloned the model into this image, as the Wisteria looks so huge. I take those sort of remarks as a compliment, and this is a straight shot and she really was there and the plant was that big.
I like the light and pose in this image, and while I normally go for simple backgrounds I think all those ladders do add something.
And it’s handy when pillars are a model’s arm width apart.
Many thanks to Lulu for creating these and many more great images with me. The first book was a super collection of images, and this book is looking to be even better, even if I do say so myself.