Tammy, January 2020 (very slightly NSFW)

I'd worked with Tammy once before, back in 2016 (see pics here - she's the third model), and we'd kept in touch and always talked about working together again without it actually happening.As I had some spare time over the Christmas/New Year break, we managed to find a day that worked for both of us and had a really positive session. I actually went into this more prepared than I have been for any other model shoot - I actually had a clear plan of things I wanted to to, the look I was trying to achieve. OK, it wasn't original - I'd just come across the photographer Noell Oszvad via Black & White Photography magazine and thought there was something we could work on there.We also discussed trying something with some gauze - which actually ended up with the gauze wrapped right round Tammy's head. I thought it worked quite well - really not my normal sort of thing, but...
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Ezku – December 2019

As I had some time off over Christmas, I planned to head down to Cumberland Basin to further explore the concrete structures and harbour structures.As it happened, I saw on Purpleport that a Bristol-based model was looking for someone to take some portrait & fashion shots for their portfolio - so I suggested we could meet at Cumberland Basin and do some shots. So we did.Although as it turned out, it was heavily foggy that morning - and cold - but actually I thought this led to some interesting and atmospheric portraits. Ezku has a really interesting look - 6ft tall and an asymetric haircut that gave very different looks depending on which side you shot her from - and photographed really well, especially for an inexperienced model. I particularly liked the Mondrian dress she had - some of those images (especially the ones on the spiral staircase) look really 60s. ...
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Katy – June 2019 (NSFW)

I don't photograph people that often, but it is something I do want to do more of - my main problem is finding someone to photograph (on top of having the time and/or inclination to do so!). I'd been aware of Katy as a model for a while, via Purpleport, and earlier last year I recognised from some of her photos that she'd moved into a flat just round the corner from the office. I got in touch and we arranged a shoot. We had a really good shoot - she has a great look (and fantastic eyes) and is versatile.I'm very pleased with how the images worked out - especially the ones against the brightly coloured picture. ...
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Bristol 2019

I'm lucky enough to work by the Harbourside in Bristol, which does make for some nice lunchtime walks - this is the sort of thing that I tend to post on Instagram (@shendy42), so quite a few of these are taken on my phone. Here's a selection of photos I took around the Harbourside area during 2019. Some of these are taken on film, from when I was testing my dad's Pentax cameras.The first section were taken at the Underfall Yard, and there's also quite a few images from Cumberland Basin which is another place I keep going back to as it's got the gritty concrete look I like. But I don't only photograph the harbourside - I do see other bits of Bristol. ...
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Music 2019

These are from some of the gigs I went to in 2019. The first one is from Neil Finn at St George's back in January 2019 - genuinely one of the best shows I've ever been to. It was him, sons Liam & Elroy and his wife Sharon. Fantastic songs (especially the Crowded House stuff, obviously) and such an intimate venue. Then a couple from Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul at the O2 Academy - I've never seen so many people on that stage! This one was an absolute blast, and bloody loud! The rest are from Muse at Ashton Gate stadium - spectacular! I've started up a separate music blog, which I really do need to write more on, and there are write-ups of a few of last year's gigs there - plus other musings. ...
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