They promised her the starlight A glittering world of wishes In which her brain would kiss The thundering decibels Of the faraway planets They promised the lightening Would crackle across her skin Hissing and spitting And sparking her hair alight Gold and white hot silver In the darkness They told her She would breathe in … Continue reading A photo and a poem
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure" - Colin Powell Failure is a bizarre thing, especially for an artist, and can be interpreted in many ways. For example, for me an image has failed if I don't feel like it's the best I can … Continue reading Failure and learning from it
"I'm an absolute beginner. But I'm absolutely sane" - David Bowie The feeling of finishing something that has been making you unhappy for a long time is an interesting thing to talk about. It takes a little while to sink in, that you are no longer tethered to that source of unhappiness, but the relief … Continue reading Freedom to fly
I've been doing a lot of interviews recently and naturally this means I've been asked a lot of questions about my photography, in particular my influences, process and plans for the future. However in one of my interviews, instead of producing my portfolio straightaway to the interviewer or being asked an initial series of questions, … Continue reading Evaluation
Series are great because they demonstrate you can sustain an idea for more than one image and are aware of how to link your images together. Unfortunately, series are also something that scares me as an artist and I don’t think I have enough of them as I’d like. I never feel pressured to create … Continue reading Creating a series
Hello all. With the winter in full swing and the temperature dropping considerably, I thought I’d make a blog post about shooting in cold weather. Photography in the cold is always difficult, but particularly so if you are working with a human subject.
Today, I want to talk about an image I've created recently and take you through my thought process regarding the conception and shooting of this shot.