Friday, 29 July 2011

Number 38 Clifton

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Check out the very pretty Number 38. It's a guest house that overlooks the downs in Bristol and has the most gorgeous interior design that I've seen in a while.

I was kindly asked to photograph the hotel for it's launch, taking shots of everything they could need for all their media. It took about 3 days plus a few early morning and late evening visits to get just what they were after and I'm really pleased with the results.

Almost all the pictures on their website are mine so please head over and take a look. And spread the word as it is an amazing place to stay if you are after a luxury night in Bristol:
www.number38clifton.com


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Thursday, 28 July 2011

Silent Portraits - Emily

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I recently put out a request to the world for some people who wouldn't mind me trying out a new idea on them. 7 agreed, we shot a little while ago.

The thoughts behind it all...
When shooting portraits I normally talk a lot, and I encourage others to talk too. This generally gets people to relax. However, sometimes I find the best way to get a good expression or feeling from someone is to stop that chat, and just wait. They start off not quite knowing what to do, they look shy, smile, laugh, pull an amazing awkward face, or give you the best silent look. So many interesting things occur when I stop talking.

This got me thinking: what if I didn't talk at all during a photoshoot. From the moment my subject enters the room to the moment they leave I wont say anything - I'll just stay quiet and see what happens.

Emily was the fifth person into the room...


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See the first person into the room here: Will
See the second person into the room here: Paul
See the third person into the room here: Keir
See the fourth person into the room here: Sophie

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Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Silent Portraits - Sophie

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I recently put out a request to the world for some people who wouldn't mind me trying out a new idea on them. 7 agreed, we shot a little while ago.

The thoughts behind it all...
When shooting portraits I normally talk a lot, and I encourage others to talk too. This generally gets people to relax. However, sometimes I find the best way to get a good expression or feeling from someone is to stop that chat, and just wait. They start off not quite knowing what to do, they look shy, smile, laugh, pull an amazing awkward face, or give you the best silent look. So many interesting things occur when I stop talking.

This got me thinking: what if I didn't talk at all during a photoshoot. From the moment my subject enters the room to the moment they leave I wont say anything - I'll just stay quiet and see what happens.

Sophie was the fourth person into the room...

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See the first person into the room here: Will
See the second person into the room here: Paul
See the third person into the room here: Keir

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Monday, 18 July 2011

Mike Crawshaw - on the cover of The Green

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One of my pictures of Mike Crawshaw which I shot in for Somerset Life's June edition has been used on the cover of The Green magazine in London. Copies now in shops, it looks really nice in print.

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Friday, 15 July 2011

Silent Portraits - Keir

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I recently put out a request to the world for some people who wouldn't mind me trying out a new idea on them. 7 agreed, we shot two Saturdays ago.

The thoughts behind it all...
When shooting portraits I normally talk a lot, and I encourage others to talk too. This generally gets people to relax. However, sometimes I find the best way to get a good expression or feeling from someone is to stop that chat, and just wait. They start off not quite knowing what to do, they look shy, smile, laugh, pull an amazing awkward face, or give you the best silent look. So many interesting things occur when I stop talking.

This got me thinking: what if I didn't talk at all during a photoshoot. From the moment my subject enters the room to the moment they leave I wont say anything - I'll just stay quiet and see what happens.

Keir was the third person into the room...

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See the first person into the room here: Will
See the second person into the room here: Paul

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Thursday, 7 July 2011

Silent Portraits - Paul

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I recently put out a request to the world for some people who wouldn't mind me trying out a new idea on them. 7 agreed, we shot on Saturday.

The thoughts behind it all...
When shooting portraits I normally talk a lot, and I encourage others to talk too. This generally gets people to relax. However, sometimes I find the best way to get a good expression or feeling from someone is to stop that chat, and just wait. They start off not quite knowing what to do, they look shy, smile, laugh, pull an amazing awkward face, or give you the best silent look. So many interesting things occur when I stop talking.

This got me thinking: what if I didn't talk at all during a photoshoot. From the moment my subject enters the room to the moment they leave I wont say anything - I'll just stay quiet and see what happens.

Paul was the second person into the room...

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See the first person into the room here: Will

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Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Silent Portraits - Will

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I recently put out a request to the world for some people who wouldn't mind me trying out a new idea on them. 7 agreed, we shot on Saturday.

The thoughts behind it all...
When shooting portraits I normally talk a lot, and I encourage others to talk too. This generally gets people to relax. However, sometimes I find the best way to get a good expression or feeling from someone is to stop that chat, and just wait. They start off not quite knowing what to do, they look shy, smile, laugh, pull an amazing awkward face, or give you the best silent look. So many interesting things occur when I stop talking.

This got me thinking: what if I didn't talk at all during a photoshoot. From the moment my subject enters the room to the moment they leave I wont say anything - I'll just stay quiet and see what happens.

Will was the first person into the room...

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