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Beach posing 101

Couple posing time

I’m getting more and more commissions for couples… every age group, I didn’t want the cheesy poses, a little creativity needs sprinkled on top…  I was doing a creative art project next to the beach, absolutely nothing to do with sand sea and sun but you know models and the attraction of sand and sea… so here we go:

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A little tip of the hat to f64 and a chance to breathe

I needed to get out and get some fresh air… woke with a headache which meant I wandered slowly through Finlaystone Country Estate… it was a good call. The first 2 are inspired by Ansel Adams and Imogen Cunningham, the latter is an inspiration (at a ripe old age she did some great street photography – her self portrait in a shop window is wonderous)

The other images are part of projects.

Out and About

Out and About

Imogen Cunningham inspired

Imogen Cunningham inspired

Canopy - Oxygen Flute

Canopy – Oxygen Flute

Rusty the Moth

Rusty the Moth

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Getting that summer feeling

It’s Scotland, summer is when the rain is warm and the midgies are well fed!

Actually we have great weather over the summer but it feels that way 🙂

This is my ‘feel good’ image… I Love The Beach

I love the Beach

I love the Beach

 

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Reaching the crossroads of the journey in life

Trial Separation

Life faces challenges we need to overcome

Honours Degree finished and although I do have a greater appreciation, however, at 53 what difference does this give me in life.

It’s been a fantastic part of my journey in life, so I am ready to embrace a life more creative… what all that means I cannot grasp at the moment, I am relying on the fact that when I completed the degree in May last year I didn’t see the changes in my art until July, when someone pointed the difference in my approach from the year before.

Anyway… Have I got it? This is a piece called “Trial Separation”, initially when I happened upon this scene I was thinking about Gursky’s “Rhine”. I like the layers and the symmetry. The key to this is my interest in benches and how people use them… the narrative that came to mind here is the separation of the benches by the immovable lamp post… I have planned to return to this and put people in for a series of images.

Have I become “arty”?

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Before I cut the grass (4 images)

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Images in Context Experiment

I was asked at a recent exhibition what my thinking was behind the images I make… Sometime I grab something and think and at other times I look at something and drift off… we ALL do this! The latter approach is reflective and makes for the most interesting, this is one such image from this project.

Many things come to mind here, there are 5 seats rather than the standard 4, who sat there? what did they discuss… was it serious or was it fun? and why is the seat pulled out a little. I have a dialogue in my head for everyone of these questions, so when I look at this image I drift off in thought… I lined this up so it was skewed, kinda reflects life!

Pull up a chair at the table of life

Pull up a chair at the table of life

 

Table Life

Table Life

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Scotland has Sprung

[5 IMAGES] After months of rain we had sunshine… since October we’ve hardly had a day with a downpour!!! Anyway, I got a call from Steffie, so dusted off the camera and I thought I’d head into the hills and get the rust out of the camera and the malaise out of my head.

“Can I bring my sheep dog? ” she asked, of course… by the end of the day I was unsure if he was the prop or she was his, either way, a fantastic team to shoot with… rust and malaise shaken loose!

At the Scottish Gully

Steffie and Tyse at the river

Steffie and Tyse at the river

At the Scottish Gully

Old trees, new flowers and Steffie

Old trees, new flowers and Steffie

A Scottish Spring

A Scottish Spring

The bond between a girl and her dog is unbreakable

The bond between a girl and her dog is unbreakable