Thursday, February 28, 2008

Rebel Without a Cause.

Hi there,

Ok thought I'd put up one of the James Dean shots that i'm trying to get my inspiration from in my current assignment.

What do you think, see where i'm coming from. I know Dennis Stock's is a bit better but hey he had daylight on his side ;) I do think i have better highlighting on the face :p


Wednesday, February 27, 2008

...more photography, just for a wee change

Hey again,

Well I was back in the darkroom again yesterday developing a further 2 rolls for my location portrait work.
I'm pretty happy with these ones, I am often suprised when i get a good shot, need to start believing in myself a bit more, maybe that will create a bit more greatness ;) Neil gave me some great expressions, if only i had money to pay him, he could make a living out of posing.. (not in a gay way eh Neil) the character goes a long way to making the picture decent, it's certainly not all about the photographers technique!!
Anyway, i'm going to put up the shots that were developed and then scanned in, so you can let me know what you think:
I'll also put up a shot of me another student took, this is the only one of her batch that isn't disturbing.. if you want to see more go here:

not your average portrait and scroll down a bit:

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Black and White Film Photo Shoot

Hey there,

Time to blog a bit more about photography. Ok so i used up my first film for my portrait assignment and went into college today to see what I had produced. I was apprehensive as per usual, you just never know with film if you've got anything worth keeping or is it all going to be rubbish. Either that or you screw up the entire film when developing and end up never knowing whether it was good or not!! Anyway, i got passed all that and ended up with a few pretty decent shots, which isn't bad from one roll of film. I'm now going for a James Dean, kind of rebel without a cause type theme now. My tutor looked at one of my shots and suggested I go down this line. So at this stage he knows much more than me, so i figured I'd take his advice. Just means i've much more work to do and have to get my ass out with the next film.
Neil was my willing candidate as always, which is great, but i need to give him a rest and will be using Gordon for my studio stuff, but more on that at a later date. So have a wee look below and tell me what you think, these are scans from the prints i produced today, one has scanned out kind of sepia in tone, which works as well... So as I say, feedback welcome, this is all lots of fun and keeps me extremely busy...

Speak soon.


Thursday, February 14, 2008


Hi, I feel the need to go off on a big rant today, don't really know where I'm going with it, but lets go for it anyway!
I'm sitting here at work, as usual feeling like i'm wasting my life. Yesterday I was meant to be making up hours, but left early because I just couldn't stand wasting another minute pissing about in here. There's people out there with really meaningful lives doing important things everyday, and i'm rotting away in mundane Karen Land. I know I should be grateful that I have a job, blah blah blah. Sometimes you just can't be eternally positive and you just have to have a great big moan!
Of course it's all my own fault, you don't get anywhere in life by sitting on your fat ass, moaning and hoping that the life changing event you dream of happening just comes and say's hello to you one day!
We have to take responsibilty for our lives, of course we do, who else is going to, I just wish I knew how to do that...Would anyone out there like to sort my life out for me because I haven't managed to work it all out myself yet! I do believe i've just constradicted myself there.
Anyway.. I just need a fresh start, something new and challenging. Who's with me? who wants to go on a Journey? Lets all walk out of work we hate today! see that's it I'll me a motivational speaker, would you listen to me?