Saturday, 27 March 2010

The iPhone and the Cello

When I was contacted by Gordon Fraser for a booking, two things struck me as particularly interesting about his proposal. Firstly, he wanted to take photographs of me using nothing but the camera on his iPhone (no Nikon? No Canon? What a maverick!) and, secondly, he wanted me to pose with a cello that would shortly afterwards be thrown from either a roof or the window of a four-storey building.

We shot, for the iPhone project, in a village hall. Any photographer who has used one of these for a shoot before will know of the distinct challenges they come with (the most basic of which being the almost inevitable lack of a featureless wall to use as a backdrop), but Gordon made excellent use of the surroundings. See how cool the floor looks in the shots below!

Here are a few from the day..... All captured and processed within the iPhone.


Movement (some taken while I held a hip shimmy for motion blur only in that area):


And finally, some nudes. I really love the angles and warmth to these as well as the lighting and the slightly mottled effect on the skin in some of them:

Thanks Gordon!

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

You think it's just a normal day...

... Just hanging out in the studio with Mark Bigelow, standing on one leg, playing with shapes and silhouettes against an azure sky, merrily enjoying the space and the urge to explore the possibilities of oriental fingers...

Little (until afterwards) do you realise a little Ivory Flame-shaped ninja floating into the scene and hovering quietly behind you, ominously gravity-defying and waiting to pounce. This is actually how she entered the studio, you may assume.

(Dear Holly: This is the image I was talking about today.)

Seconds later, I got my own back (kind of):

Fun times!

... And still a LOT more to come from different sets.

This might sound immediately weird to anyone who doesn't know instantly what I'm talking about, but some of these images remind me, for some reason, of little sand pictures of lizards I once bought in Tenerife.