I Need a Project

Well. After sitting around on my ass and not doing much for what seems like forever it seem that I'm finally in the mood to be writing again. Maybe it's the fact that I hit 50 earlier this year or maybe it's just that I've got rid of stuff that has been weighing me down for a while. Whatever, I certainly feel like getting creative again. I have been shooting fairly regularly for the last couple of years. Improving my skills and trying to hon my lighting skills. I still have a long way to go and a lot to learn but, I certainly feel competent enough to where I don't worry about the technicalities of a shoot. That's the easy bit, well for me anyway. The tricky thing for me is the ideas the creative juice. It is not something that flows easily in me. I can't draw to save my life and I would say that my imagination is limited, certainly in as much as doing anything more than portraits. I am certainly no Nick Knight or Rankin. So I'm thinking I should stick with portraits at least for now. 

 Model: Natasha, taken at Thurston Lodge

Model: Natasha, taken at Thurston Lodge

So, if you're reading this and you'd like a portrait please get in touch. Although I have primarily worked with models over the last couple of years I am interested in working with everyone and anyone on this personal project. I'll be working with my Fuji digital cameras and also I'd like to shoot some black and white film. If you've never sat for a portrait or had your photograph taken then I'd really love you to get in touch. I'm happy to come to you and spend a few minutes or a few hours making the shot. If you think you might be a budding model and would like some test shots, then I'd love to hear from you too.

I'm hoping to get something in-depth or revealing if possible. An image that you can look at and see something different in your self. If you have a story to tell then we should talk about that and see if we can work together to tell that story.

I am based in North Nottinghamshire but I can make to most of the uK pretty easily and maybe even some of the bigger cities of the world. 

Crashing Out. Homing In.

It has gone. My old blog has been well and truly consigned to the electronic dustbin. I used to write quite a bit at one time, the last four or five years however, have not been good.  Mentally, physically and creatively I have been in neutral, and one of the first things that fell into the weeds was my ability to write. Also, my ability to read, in as much I've not really felt like reading and when I did sit down to read I just seemed to get bored or frustrated with it. 

I'm writing this post in late December but this is not one of those New Years type of things, I just feel like some of my mojo is back and I feel like I have the mindset to be writing again. I'm also hoping to kick my photography up a gear too. As it is the end of the year, here are my top nine from Instagram this year. 

My Instagram best of 2016