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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Josie portraits

I was quite flattered to be contacted by a model last week, looking to collaborate with me to help develop her portfolio - we headed out to an abandoned church at Tintern, and the lampshades had another outing (it's one of the things that caught her eye in my portfolio!). I'm pretty pleased with the results, especially the black and white one. ...
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Portraits

I've slowly been getting back into a bit of photography after a very quiet winter, and have been doing more people work - these are three sets of portraits I've done over the last month or so with Hannah, Rose and April respectively. I'm particularly pleased with the third set - I had an idea based on a shot by photographer Polly Penrose so turned up with a couple of lampshades (as you do) and I'm really pleased with the results - a bit quirky! I also wanted to try some portraits in the high-key style you might associate with Dazed and Confused or ID magazine (in my mind anyway), and these went really well too. ...
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