Earlier this year I took some photos of Traams, they are solid little three piece coming out of Chichester. Shiny Shiny New featured an interview with them and used one of my photos. You can read the full interview HERE and see the original photo below.
Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Monday, 11 June 2012
I recently collaborated with Lauri Davis photographing her latest pieces to be made into a book which would accompany her work in her recent exhibition. While flicking through the images I thought they would go well together alongside some music, this is my first animation which is why it's a little rough around the edges. You can see more of Lauri's work on her blog HERE!
Sunday, 10 June 2012
I spent the day in Dorset exploring a part of it's magnificent coastline, I'll be compiling a series which will have a relevance to the time scale in which this coastline has been formed. This is a cheesy instagram photo from today, I will be processing the films later this week. I've tried out some Fuji Pro160C as I've heard and seen good things, I'm trying to experiment with other films rather than what I usually stock.
Monday, 4 June 2012
Sunday, 3 June 2012
I was invited to take photos at The Ranalegh in Brighton of the Anthony Duke band, light wasn't great but luckily I had some Delta 3200 on hand. I had to push it to 6400 as there was little light on the guys playing, its more of a blues venue so I guess it suits the style of music played there. Despite struggling with low light I managed to get a few decent photos. It's made me want to shoot more black and white.
Friday, 1 June 2012
I have been looking at some outtakes from shoots this year, I decided I quite liked this image so I rescanned it. It was taken on location during my shoot with Traams, I've been looking at some other films so I may post some more previously un-used work.
This weekend marks the celebration of the Queens Diamond Jubilee marking 60 years of her reign over the United Kingdom. I think it is a good time for the nation to re-asses the united in United Kingdom, it marks the unison of four nations. Working together to support one and other, I think as a nation we are no longer united. I have observed a fair amount of negativity towards the Jubilee and the Olympics, I admit the Olympics might not be as much of a peoples occasion as it was first thought but I still feel that we should all support the Olympics and all the athletes partaking in them. In my opinion I feel that part of the reason we are in these current finical woes is because people are no longer united and working towards the greater good, we should work together to voice the views of the minorities and shout to stop wrong doings. If you saw someone being mugged would you stop? The most probable answer is no, this is because there is no longer neighbourhoods looking out for all their neighbours. We pull our curtains too and pretend to see nothing. Not that I expect many people will be reading this but for those that do lets take this weekend as a chance to reflect upon what it means to be united.
Photo by Rankin
Photo by Rankin
A good friend of mine is a videographer, I was watching his current showreel which coincidentally includes some clips of me taking photos amongst other bits. He is the same friend who filmed some behind the scenes clips of myself covering London X Leagues round 13 cyclocross race.