I’ve had the please recently of photographing a few times in the various Vets4Pets, Leeds. as ever with these things you have to be swift, you don’t get the luxury of time and working with models like you would on an advertising shoot. The vets were great though and really got into the spirit of things, they really got what the finished image would look like and did great job of posing with the animals. it was good to see behind the scenes too, a real professional set up.
Often when photographing busy actors and actresses you get very little time. I was very pleased to get this job photographing Roger McGough, I’ve always loved his work. He came to my attention when I read ‘The Mersey Sound‘ an anthology of poetry which to my mind is partly at least responsible for 60’s british pop music. Roger Mc Gough now amongst other things presents Radio 4’s ‘Poetry Please’. I was pleased but when I found out I would have as little as 2 photos to take, well it focuses the mind little. So 2 frames where shot and this is one of them, I had to pre plan and light the shot and just walk Roger into it but nonetheless less I’m really pleased with the image. At the moment it hangs large in Oldham Library.
Sometimes when you look at an image you have no idea how much work has gone into it. Why should you just so long as it’s a good image, so I though I’d describe how and why I took this image. This is one image from a series I took of a house that had been up for sale for quite a while without selling. It’s quite an expensive house so the owners though that spending £200 on professional photographs to help sell their house was a good prospect . It worked too, within a few weeks of the photos going online the house had sold. Just this one image is 5 images compiled together. Parts of the kitchen were very bright and others very dark. For example on the viewers side of the island it was very dark so this is lit with a flash. On the other side of the kitchen where the windows are it was very bright this needed to be a completely different exposure, as with the room at the side this needed lighting with flash. All these images are then balanced and put together to create one evenly lit pleasing image. This was done […]