Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Jenine was a cocktail waitress in a Hollywood bar. Anna was Norwegian, in Hollywood for wholly unoriginal reasons (not least, unoriginal for a pretty girl). Jenine was offered a modeling opportunity at two agencies based on my photographs of her. I set up appointments for her and she didn't show up on three separate occasions. Neither of us profited then.
This was an accidental photograph,. Anna was holding a reflector for me. I told her to put the reflector down, hold on to Jenine a moment. Snap. I've always liked this image, and I took a lot of trouble printing it (its a poor quality scan). It was taken in a back alley near Sunset Blvd and La Brea Ave during a previous life.
Friday, December 12, 2008
The Birds - they're coming...
(Side note - the pic below this one is a decent shot I think, but it loses some of its power when viewed next to this one. Point being, I suppose, that picture placement is an underrated art...something to consider at your next gallery show)
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Having been born and raised in England's industrial north-west, my aesthetic is always pulled towards industrial images. For a long time I would compose images such as this, except that the image would often contain a woman too - my perspective on fashion, on female beauty etc. At the very least, it's the kind of fashion-based photography I aspired to.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
The blog's on a mini-hiatus. It needs a shake-up of some sort if it's to continue. It may be that it takes on content, rather than mere images. Either that, or I'll need to re-examine the aesthetic, because it was never supposed to be about bland vaguely pretty pictures, but rather, about a way of thinking and seeing. So for now, I'll go on with the shoe-gazing and await inspiration.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
I've never seen road-kill like I saw it on the way to Marfa. Every couple of hundred yards, deer, coyote, skunk, armadillo lay traffic-battered by the side of the road. Meanwhile, this is the front of the car rental after the drive back home. Lots of window-shield cleaning along the way, I can tell you that.
This is the last of the Marfa series for now.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Did I say it was a six or seven hour ride? Well, it depends on whether you get a speeding ticket along the way. $140...plus the extra time for driving 'sensibly.' Or at least, legally.
Still, the road that leads to Marfa may be the very road Enzio Ferrari had in mind when he started designing cars...
Monday, October 20, 2008
So I came to the artist's outpost, Marfa, in West Texas. It was closed. I mean, all of it - the whole town. On Monday and Tuesday, Marfa shuts down completely. Fortunately it's only a SIX-SEVEN HOUR drive from Austin...
Anyway. It didn't stop me taking a few pics. More to follow...
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Allow me to introduce Stephanie Gutierrez...
Stephanie is an actor...
She's also a world-class optimist...
and as I think these images show, an all around delight.
These are a few images from a fun, playful session we worked on in attempts to generate a head-shot.
Unfortunately, my camera battery died an hour into the shoot. What an amateur. Me, obviously. Not Stephanie.