Monthly Archives: September 2013

Decision made


For the past week I’ve been flipping back and forth between all 3 modules (Art of Photography, People and Place and Digital Photographic Practice) and wondering how I’m going to effectively start each course and more importantly, when?!

After a lovely chat with one of my tutors i have been advised to immerse myself fully into ‘The Art of Photography’ and put the other 2 modules on hold for the time being.

I can’t wait to get started!


Chilli drops :)


I was asked to photograph a friends new collection of hot sauces – naturally i jumped at the chance as i LOVE hot sauces!! These 4 original flavours are incredible. There’s ‘The smoky Naga’, ‘The Hot Jamaican’, ‘Miss Spicy Soy’ and lastly ‘Lady Coconut Lemon Grass’.

Anyone who enjoys a good hot sauce must check these out at

Here are a few of the pics.

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People & Place Exercise 1: Portrait, scale and setting (research)


For this exercise it is advised that I study several examples of ‘portrait’ from books and magazines. I am a huge Blondie fan and have been looking at a book by renowned British photographer Mick Rock called ‘Picture This:Debbie Harry and Blondie’ – Mick was know as “The man who shot the 70s”

70s photography has a raw, almost grainy affect which i love.  Several of my favourite images in this book are the ones which are not posed (most of them disengage from the viewer as there is no eye contact) and also the images taken while Debbie is performing – they have a sense of ‘action’.

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I really like the pink lighting used in these photographs – most of Mick Rocks photographs during these years tended to be black and white.

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I have also been looking at portrait work by Sean Gleason. I really like his images of Robbie Williams – again these have a very laid back feel, most of them are in black and white, and there is minimal eye contact with the camera.

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