Category: Photography

June 2021 Print of the Month

My pick for the Juue 2021 Print of the Month is entitled: Duo dance shapes I. For this print of the month I chose to work up an image from a studio shoot with dancers Jasmin and Anna The image was created during lockdown. Using the internet and remote control of the camera. Dancers were in a studio in Denmark I was in the UK.

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May 2021 Print of the Month

My pick for the May 2021 Print of the Month is entitled: Leap of Faith

For this print of the month I chose to work up an image from a studio shoot with the Ballerina and model Jade Wallace.

Shot using a single studio flash fitted with a large softbox

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Zoi – Vintage Denim Hoody NSFW

Fashion Photography - Fashion Photographer - colour image of model wearing a vintage blue demin hoody
Fashion Photography - Fashion Photographer - colour image of model wearing a vintage blue demin hoody
Fashion Photography - Fashion Photographer - colour image of model wearing a vintage blue demin hoody
Fashion Photography - Fashion Photographer - colour image of model wearing a vintage blue demin hoody
Fashion Photography - Fashion Photographer - colour image of model wearing a vintage blue demin hoody
Fashion Photography - Fashion Photographer - colour image of model wearing a vintage blue demin hoody

Model: Zoi. (A link to her website is here)

  • Lighting: Aputure Storm C300d MK11 LED
  • Model: Fuji X-T3
  • Lens: Fuji Film XF35mmF1.4 R
  • Shutter Speed: 1/80 second
  • Aperture: F/1.8
  • Speed: IOS 320

Here are a set of fun edgy fashion images from a remote shoot with Zoi – I first worked with Zoi via a remote setup (with the model been in the Haigh in the Netherlands and I was at home in the UK), in 2020 and you can see some of the results in this post here. In the first shoot we did we just used the natural window light of the apartment. Which at the time of day gave some nice results.

This time Zoi had invested in a Aputure Strom C300d LED light, which gave an impressive light output. We used it in this set up as a hard light to get the strong shadows behind her.


April Print of the Month

My pick for the April 2021 Print of the Month is entitled: Aerial Hoop shapes III

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March Print of the Month

My pick for the March 2021 Print of the Month is entitled: BOou –  Dance shapes V. For this print of the month I chose to work up an image from a studio shoot with the French Dancer and Model BOou The image was shot in the white room at the Natural light spaces at Weeton Bec in Northampton. Using a single studio light.
Dance Photographer - Dance Photography - monochrome image of dancer her front leg bent and held on poinet and her back leg out straight behinder her, she is look towards her right and arms are held a shoulder height forming a pleasing shape

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February Print of the Month

My pick for the February 2021 Print of the Month is entitled: Reaching toward the light. For this print of the month I chose to work up an image from a studio shoot with the dancer Bou. You can see more images from this shoot in my dance protfolio here. The image is from a studio session with the dancer. We used a single studio flash setup for this shot.

If the print interests you, and you would like to purchase a copy of this Print please click here which should take you to my shop page. 


Ayla – Handstand (NSFW)

monochrome image of dancer performing a crab pose with one leg raised vertically
monochrome image of dancer performing a crab pose with one leg raised and bent at the knee
monochrome image of dancer performing a handstand one leg out strighat the other bent
monochrome image of dancer coming down from a crab pose
monochrome image of dancer performing a handstand on flat arms legs pointing towars the light
monochrome image of dancer performing a handstand on forearms and legs at bent angles
monochrome image of dancer performing a handstand on her forearms and legs pointed flat towards the window light

Model : Ayla

  • Lighting: Window Light
  • Model: Canon 5D Mk IV
  • Lens: EF50mm f/1.8 II
  • Shutter Speed: 1/125 second
  • Aperture: F/8.0
  • ISO Speed:100

Capturing someone performing a handstand you would think it would be easy. However you need a model that has the athletic ability to perform them. Ayla is a model with a dance background and has great athletic ability as you can see in the above images. So was idea for working with to capture these strong athletic shapes.

I worked Ayla a few times in the past. You can see some of my dance images which featuring Ayla in my Dance portfolio by clicking here.

So she was ideal to work with to capture the strong athletic form of the handstand shape.

I had arranged to work with her at the Loft studio in Rochester. Which is a small and compact studio. Worth a visit if you need a studio in that area. The studio has a window at one side that gives some really good natural light. Which worked really well for shooting these shots.


January Print of the Month

My pick for the January 2021 Print of the Month is entitled: Duo figure shapes IV. For this print of the month I chose to work up an image from a studio shoot with the artistic nude models Gem and Elle Beth The image was shot on in the my studio using two studio lights fitted with gridded strip boxes.

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20 in 2020

2020 a challenging year

Well, what a different and challenging year 2020 has been.

None of us have been unaffected in some way by this global pandemic. Little did we know what was coming in the early part of the year. Shoots and travel were booked and then slowly they were all cancelled as the lockdown came into being across the world.

For all creatives this has been an incredibly challenging time.

Fortunately some enterprising people saw an opportunity to use technology and the web to enable remote shooting and thus image making could take place. With me at home and the models in another part of the world, this was a way to keep producing images during the periods of lockdown.

This certainly enabled me to work with creatives in other countries which would not have been possible in normal times. A few of the images selected here were shot remotely with models/dancers as far away as Denmark. When the restrictions eased mid year, some social distance studio work did take place.

I think I have learnt a little bit about myself during this time. I am more interested in the engagement with people and creatives, then the popularity of my photographs. If people like my work then that is fine, but I am not interested in creating images to be popular.

That would compromise my creativity and my style of image making. I have certainly found a calmness in creating images that I like and not being driven to follow the trend to be popular.

As is often said “Art mirrors life” and aesthetic output reflects on us as people. The twenty images I have selected here are ones where I felt strong connections with the creatives I was working with and reflect my style and values.

Thanks to all the creatives I managed to work with this year and lets hope that 2021 brings a return to a more normal artistic environment. 

Fashion Photography - Fashion Photographer - monochrome image of carla in her leather jacket leaning against the wall looking at the viewer
Fashion Photography - Fashion Photographer - monochrome image of carla in her leather jacket looking directly into the camera
Fashion Photography - Fashion Photographer - monochorme fashion image model seated on a chair wearing a black body and black unlaced walking boots
Fashion Photography - Fashion Photographer - monochorme image model laying back on a chair wearing a black body and black unlaced walking boots
Dance Photographer - Dance photography - monochrome image of dancers poppyseed and jasmin who is holding a handstand with her legs at ninety degress and the second is holding her in balance making a strong body shape with legs and arms
Dance Photographer - Dance photography - monochrome image of dancers poppyseed and jasmin one laying on her back holding the other on her feet above her
Dance Photographer - Dance Photography - monochrome image of dancer Elesha in mid air with front leg bent at ninty degrees and the back leg pointing down her left arm is pointing straight to the right of the image
Dance Photographer - Dance photography - monochome image of a dancer in fight her arms are back behind her head and legs cured up one mirroring her back and the other bent up underneath her body
Fashion Photography - Fashion Photographer - monochrome image of natalia wearing torn jeans caught in mid air pointing out to the side of the her body
Fashion Photography - Fashion Photographer - monochrome image of natalia wearing torn jeans doing a leg kick towards the camera with one am pointing towards the viewer as well
Dance Photographer - Dance Photography - monochrome image of dancer her front leg bent and held on poinet and her back leg out straight behinder her, she is look towards her right and arms are held a shoulder height forming a pleasing shape
Dance Photographer - Dance Photography - monochrome image from a shoot with dancer bou she is on a single pointe and has her backleg up and angled towards the ceiling arms are making strong angles shapes
Aerial Arts photographer - Aerial hoop photographer - Aerial Arts photography - Aerial hoop photography - monochrome image featuring aerialist ariel taylor sitting inside her aerial hoop holding position with feet and back
Aerial Arts photographer - Aerial hoop photographer - Aerial Arts photography - Aerial hoop photography - monochrome image featuring aerialist ariel taylor sitting inside her aerial hoop holding position with feet and back
Fashion Photography - Fashion Photographer - monochrome image of model seated side on looking to her left into the light with her jumper off her shoulder left hand raise to her left shoulder
Portait Photography - Portrait Photographer - monochrome image from virtual shoot with amie boulton head and shoulders shot with model wear a spiky necklesss
Portait Photography - Portrait Photographer - monochrome head shot from the remote shoot with Zoi
Fashion Photography - Fashion Photographer -  monochrome image of model wearing a black leather skirt with attitude
Dance Photographer - Dance photography - monochrome image of dancer making shapes against the wall lit  from the side

Models/ Dancers: Carla Monaco, Riona Neve, Poppyseed Dancer & Jasmin, Elesha Eden, Natalia, BOou, Ariel Taylor, Amie Boulton, Zoi, Erica Mulkern.


Erica – Black Tutu shapes

A set of dance photography images featuring the Dancer Erica Mulkern. I have worked with Erica a number of times. Creating some strong dance photography images. As I will be working with her again in the near future. I decided to work up some images from my last shoot with her.

The first four images are a set shot with high key lighting and feature Erica doing ballet style floor shapes with a black tutu. The other three were a selection from the shoot and feature different lighting and a change of outfit.

She is great to work with and can produce ballet as well as contempoary dance shapes and moves. More images featuring Erica, feature in my dance portfolio here.


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