The real world’s just not the same

Self portrait: The real worlds not the same. The adventures, power and oddness dreams contain are familiar but not the same. It’s like everything has lost its spark, life can be tedious and predictable. In dreams there is the tension of the unknown. There are no expectations, everything is a weird surprise out of your […]

New kit test: Ring Flash

(Order of flash defusers in photos: white, blue and yellow) Self portraits using my new toy Portable ring flash which screws onto the lenses of the camera or can be hand held. The flash ring has different coloured defusers; Blue for natural day-light effect, yellow for a warm glow, a slightly frosted and a more […]

The Colour of Portraiture.

I wanted to push the boundaries of traditional portrait photography by using digital collage and combining it with my enthusiasm for colour. I wanted to explore my volunteer’s personalities and characters through the use of colour so I created social experiments to gain information to aid my judgment. People often associate colours with feelings, the […]

My visit to David Bailey’s ‘Stardust’ exhibition.

Being a fan of David Bailey’s work, I was keen to see his ‘Stardust’ exhibition in The National Portrait Gallery in London. http://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/bailey/exhibition.php To finally see a photographer’s work which I have admired for so long was an inspiring experience. To see photographs I have only ever seen on the internet or a postcard to […]