I have just started a project based around dance and movement and seek interested dancers, gymnasts and movement artists who might be interested. I have been inspired by the work of Ken Browar and Deborah Ory and their stunning images created within the NYC Dance Project.
NYC Dance Project on Instagram
You have just got to set your goals high. I think I know what I have to do technically to get the images but the most important component of the project will be the individuals who demonstrate their amazing skills in front of the lens (lots of times in front of flashing lights). If you are interested please contact me. Thank you.
These are examples of my previous work on the theme of dance and movement.
In June I attended a course on landscape photography with John Hooton. It was a change from portrait photography but in a good way. In the first sequence of images I have tried to illustrate how patience will be awarded at sun rise. We got to the beach at about 05:30.
I have had the good fortune to work with Christine on four shoots. She is on Instagram as kissydollxo.
Had a very productive shoot with Chloe Lemon today (12 January 2017). I can highly recommend her as a model.
I posted this entry into my blog in October and put a link to it on my Facebook page. If you want to get hits on your web site this is the approach to take. I got 49,000 hits in that month. The ISP was not so pleased and billed me for the excess bandwidth use. It was nice to get the hits on my web site anyway.
When I took this photograph I was taking the piss. I am not much into documentary fine art photography and knowing that there was a tradition, in photographic art, of capturing the beauty of petrol stations I decided that I would join in with the fun. When I took it into college I was told that it was one of my best pieces to date. You just cannot win.
One of the first individuals to produce work of this kind was Ed Ruscha most famously in his artists’ book entitled “Twenty Six Gasoline Stations”. The story goes that he sent a copy of this work to the American Library of Congress which returned it as not of the required caliber. I could have been that librarian as the concept of an artists’ book was new to me until I had to make one myself.
Look up the term “artists’ book” and you might understand the liberation it affords its creator.
This shot of his book in the de Young Museum in San Francisco. The annotation below the book gives a hint at his approach.
In the TateShot ( link below ) he expands on his approach to his work.
Why am I discussing this? I had labelled Ed Ruscha based on his gasoline stations until I saw the exhibition of his work. That changed my opinion of his work completely. Had I not taken time to visit the de Young Museum I would not have discovered how good an artist he is. Screen views of art wet your appetite, books are a little better but getting up close and personal with art in a gallery works for me.
I had the great pleasure of photographing the work of Isabella Gregson a wonderful dress designer based here in Northern Ireland. The models were Jaybe and Grace Vivienne and Isabella herself. Talk about a multi-talented these three excelled.
I wanted to do a fun Friday shoot but eventually it happened on a Tuesday. The shoot had an autumnal theme with Rachel Blair as the beautiful model and the very talented Rebecca McGrath as the makeup artist. With Christopher, Rebecca and me on one side of the lens and Rachel on the other a good time was had by all.
These are some of the shots taken of the model Tamara who traveled up from Dublin to do the shoot with us. Tamara is a very talented model and I think she will go far in the modeling world.
It all started out with an idea for some radical eye makeup suggested by the makeup artist Rebacca McGrath who works a lot with Silent Canvas Media.
Then it developed.