I do admire photographers who have a very organised photographic workflow, they take the images, then do various levels of selection, then they edit the selected images, and publish them for the World to see, and all in a very reasonable timescale. I have to be quite well organised in my day job, so with my photography, which I do for pleasure, I like to have a much more unstructured workflow. I begin by copying the images to my computer, and then ensuring they are backed up into at least 2 more locations – that comes from my day job! – then it’s anything goes! I sometimes quickly edit an image as I see it go past while being imported, or if I am planning a shoot at a location I will remember the previous times I’ve shot there and have another look at those images, or I’ll get home from work and just randomly look through past shoots and decide to edit some images from one of them. So when you get see an image will often bear very little resemblance to when it was taken!
All of the images in this post are of the beautiful Lulu Lockhart, largely because I do work with her so much, and I feel her modelling style fits in so well with my style of photography. They were all edited recently, but they range in date taken from 2014 to some taken this year in 2017, so you can see how random my editing is!
The next 3 came about because I’m going to be shooting at the location again shortly, and dipped into the last time I shot there, liked the look of some of them and edited them there and then. Fortunately it only took an average of 10-15 minutes to edit each one so I can be quite productive.
This one is apparently a bit different for me, someone even mentioned that I seemed to have developed a new style. However, the image was taken in early 2015, so it’s more likely that the style of images I choose to edit has changed, rather than the style of images I take. I do like the image though, so may take more images in my ‘new’ style :)
My images are often about shapes,but I do like garden style images as well. I may try and apply a painterly treatment to this.
And this one is most definitely the sort of image people would think I’d taken, as it’s all about the shapes.
These two are from one of our earliest shoots together in 2014, from a great trip to Ireland.
I also decided to do an edit of another of the images from our most enjoyable Iceland trip, with the very recognisable Vik beach.
I often try to tie in shoots with some of my talks to camera clubs, and this one was taken “On Ilkla Moor Baht’at” in 2017 – Note to non Yorkshire people, this is the name of the unofficial anthem of Yorkshire, and means “On Ilkley Moor without a hat” – Lulu was also missing all other items of clothing as well :)
And another one from early 2017, at a great urbex -style studio, it’s a little busier than my usually quite simple images, so maybe I am developing a new style!
And sometimes on trips if the weather is not that good we try and shoot wherever we are staying, This is the most recent image from July 2017, as surprisingly it rained on some of the days in Scotland!! This image is definitely not my usual style, and shows I can appreciate the beauty of Lulu’s body in as simple an image as it gets :)
Many thanks as usual to Lulu, now as much a good friend as a model, and even though we’ve worked together quite a lot we’ve both still got the creative drive to create new images.