Space Gerkin Night

Space Gerkin Night

Happy New Year, interwebs!

God only knows what the new year has in store but I believe there are great things afoot. I see the coming year as the year I get truly serious about my craft. More large format work, more passionate portraits, more effort in “seeing” before and after the shutter is pressed. More work actually printed large and hung on walls.

Where are you at? Are all your family photos on Facebook and your iPhoto? Didn’t you love your old paper family photo album? Shouldn’t you have some real memorable portraits done? Do you craft? Do you make or collect things? Photos are memories. Good photos are good memories.

This year I finally got my family nailed down for a family portrait on the Corniche. It was not easy to organise but to me it was important.

Family Portrait Corniche III Revisited

When I first got the Crown Graphic this summer I knew I needed a picture of it.

Crown Graphic In Natural Habitat Coolscan

I have been fortunate enough to attend the Classic Car Club meetings in Doha with my 1971 Trans Am (the pictured car is not mine, it is a 1980 Turbo Trans Am). It is a unique event with unique cars and wonderful people. Again, I knew I needed some decent pictures.

Large Format Turbo Trans Am

I say all of this lest you say to me, “Doctor, heal thy self!”

Give me an email or a phone call. Let’s make some memories!

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Connor Being A Light Unto The World

So, I built a beauty dish. On a stick.

I want my son, Connor to assist me with it on a shoot this weekend so I wanted both of us to get some practice with it. Whilst fooling around I got the idea of intentionally firing the flash straight into the lens for some very heavy veiling flare effect. I used a large bounce card to throw some light back on Connor’s face.

I quite like this one.