I've developed this recent fascination and appreciation for film photography. The last time I used an analogue camera was way back when I was in college (2010 to be exact), and back then I really just didn't care for it. Digital cameras were just too convenient, so I never really fully delved into the art of film. This isn't taken with an analogue camera though, (as i don't own one.. yet), but I took the principles of shooting with analogue, and tried it with my Fuji XT2. No rapid fire photo bursts, just a lot of patience and thoughtful set up, whilst pretending I just had a role of 10 shots. Composed Olya and the camera the best I could and carefully took 12 shots (Yes I know, a little over 10, but I needed to in order to have enough shots to stitch them all together to create this image). I tried to mimic the look of medium format, and I think I came close, but more importantly, I think there's definitely something special about the process of shooting like it were analogue, and I think that extra care and attention to capturing just one great image, is far more special than finding a good image from hundreds of failed, trigger happy bursts. I look forward to jumping into the analogue world.
A finished portrait of David Bowie - For anyone interested in prints, they're now available in my shop - Sizes A2 and A3, limited print run, signed and numbered. For more details, click on the link below. Just a heads up though, shipping will only start after the 2nd January! -
And for any David Bowie fans in London, the V&A Museum is currently showing a huge unique collection of Bowie photographs, album sleeve artwork, memorabilia etc. Definitely worth a visit if you’re about!
Such a beautiful place to travel through, a country full of the friendliest people I've ever met. We travelled through quite a bit of the island, mainly by scooter, and we just tried to see as much as we could in the 2 weeks that we were there for. The tourist traps were the first on the list, rice terraces, monkey forests etc, and then we sort of just picked out areas on the map we thought might be interesting. I didn't really have my camera out that much, but these are a few notable images from the trip, mainly of the locals.
There's something very striking about that sort of pose, side profile, chin up, soft light hitting the front of the face. That's what had me want to paint from Julia Noni's photography. This one in particular is of model, Melina Gusto. Again like my last portrait, I kept it close to the original, with no major changes of my own, only very subtly in the details but that's it really. This colour palette isn't what I'd normally work with but having done so has now introduced me to new ideas. Doing frequent studies like this helps with general practice and definitely introduces you to new challenges.
This is probably one of my favourites that i've done as of date - A portrait of Emmie (@emblu). Took around 20 hours all together, spanning over 3 days. I'm trying to push out a lot more work at the moment, seeing if I can get myself to draw every day, not necessarily aiming to finish something daily but to just get into a better habit of pushing myself to create all the time. I know i'm capable, and i'd say so far so good. My eyes are killing me now though, extremely strained, bloodshot and in need of a good rest. Tomorrow will be a chill day.