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.