Saturday, 30 April 2011

Wilson shares his thoughts about Downs Syndrome

It's been a great couple of days - yesterday went to the August Sander exhibition at the Dean Gallery, Edinburgh.  World class, lots of photographs and we don't often such wonderful shows here in Scotland.  Runs to July and totally inspirational.

Then today I spent time with Eve's Grandad as he recounted life at the time when his daughter gave birth to Eve who has Downs. Two sample images below.

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Tracii, Neil, Ruby, Derby new photos Downs Syndrome project

I'm taking the time between terms to sort out some of those admin things that I really don't like doing but its a good investment - back up process etc.

Had a very enjoyable shoot Tuesday night as part of my Downs project and met Tracii and her partner at their flat.  They have twins ten months old and Ruby has Downs.  We had to move my recorder off the floor as it became a target and then horror of horror it appears in some of the images on its gorilla pod.  I'm not a fan of photoshop but thinking of asking my mate Jake to remove it for me.  My hope is that everyone else who sees it, thats not you lot cos I've told you about it, see as the latest in toy from the Early Learning Centre!

Joys of doing what I love tempered by a sick feeling in my stomach over the death of Tim Hetherington. Woke at 3 am thinking of his family and the loss to this great community.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Going square

On a weeks holiday and the weather was cr*p.  Lucky I'd packed the wee Ricoh and it was the first time I'd had the time to play with the menus.  Found a square file format and it became pretty addictive.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Photostory and an early morning start

Challenge here was to try and find something a little bit more dramatic for the a double page spread.  5 o'clock start and I made sure it was after the clocks had gone forward so it was darker.  Camera on a tripod, slow shutter speed and then triggered my flash manually so that it brought the van itself back to daylight.  The bonus was that the guy at the side of the van moved a little and I think it adds something. One of those rare occasions when concept actually comes close to finished result. Still work in progress here but already have the portrait in mind.