Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Murrayfield shoot again

I can't help but like this image.  This wee fella is such an incredible character.  I'm not sure if this photo will meet the calendar brief but I think it deserves to be featured either as part of a poster campaign or in the promotion by the Scottish Rugby Union.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

DSS calendar shoot at Murrayfield today

What a great session today.  Ten fellas showed up and Scottish Rugby Union provided professional coaches who were total amazing in ensuring participation.  The were happy for me to join in and so I could get in amongst the action.  So much so that one of the players actually licked my camera lens !!  Now I love my camera but there is a limit....

Quick (ish) to the touchline I could wipe the filter clean.

The portrait here was taken after the session when the coaches said they could each take a rugby ball home with them.  Looks like he ain't letting it go. Found myself smiling as I backed up the images tonight and so I'm sure there are shots which will work well in the calendar.

Monday night Inverness and a shoot with a guy who has a black belt in Karate - I'll be on my best behaviour.

Monday, 22 August 2011

Art cooperation

Really excited about a new cooperation that I've initiated which I am hoping will take photojournalism in a whole new direction.  I know its a bold claim but I just don't know anyone else who is trying to do what I want to do.  We are evaluating technical feasibility now before applying for funding.  Arts funding is also a whole new thing for me and so this is all a learning experience.  And so if I can pull this off, and the work is as I expect it to be, this has the chance to create a whole new discipline.

I'm also stoked about the idea of working across boundaries.  I've found photography to be a fairly solitary business and I think it will take creativity and cooperation to move it forward in new ways.  That is exactly what I (we) are hoping to achieve.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Wedding shoot the benefits of arriving early

Did a wedding shoot today today and arrived early to check the running order. Met Gillian and Sarah who conducted the ceremony.  Convinced them to let me photograph them before the wedding party arrived and it had to be the 14mm.  Looking up I realised the windows were casting amazing shapes on the ceiling.

Click on the image for a larger version.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

DSS and colour

I've started work on the calendar for DSS and tonight gave me the first chance, after completing my assignments, to download the images of Andrew McIntyre a medal winning paralympian.  My photoessay was mainly black and white and a number of my fellow students had asked why not colour.  The calendar will be in colour and so after all the discussion seemed kind of appropriate to be working on colour images tonight.

The photo here was taken in Glasgow during one of Andrews regular training sessions where he works through all the disciplines.