Helping Hand – Gerbera

This is the last of the current creations for my Helping Hands series, and I do adore this one, the perfectly imperfect gerbera, the pop of colour, the fingers look so delicate. It took quite a while to get the balance just right on this one, but I was persistent and it paid off. The…

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Helping Hand – Scissors

Continuing on with my Helping Hands, this time with Bonsai Scissors, do you have need to have something cut? String, flowers, no match for these scissors. Actually, these scissors get used in the studio a lot. Not only are they great for photos, but frequently get used to cut flower stems and string, loose threads…

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Helping Hand – Time

I purchased this artists’ modelling hand from eBay a little while ago and have been playing with creating a variety of images with the hand holding this, Pinnochio’s Apple & Under Pressure, are just two I have shown so far. So I decided to have another play recently and created three more. There is no hurry…

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Winter Wonderland

There is a story behind this image (isn’t there always?) but I thought I might share this one. I had this fabulous idea of pointing a coloured torch at the crystal ball Jess was holding, Desley was shooting and the colour spectrum she was getting in her shots was amazing…I was so excited to try.…

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The Ice Queen

The Ice Queen cometh. I mean what can I say, I actually did so very little to the image, it really was quite amazing, the white eyes were contacts worn by Jess, creepy, so I highlighted them I created a dark vignette and added snow…it seemed to ‘need’ snow. The twigs were there in the…

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She walks among us

As the new day dawns, The Ice Queen, returns to walk among us, the stuff of legends It was fantastic to get back into the studio with Jess, but just as good to be inspired to create a few great pieces for the Winter Wonderland collection. These days I don’t create for the sake of…

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Speakeasy/ Gansta shoot in the studio

Every now and then I get invited to work on a big collaborative shoot with other photographers, The Addams Family Wedding was one such venture. They usually involve lots of people and something fairly elaborate. This was no exception, my VPC camera group was running not just one, but I think it is maybe four…

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In the studio – Winter Wonderland

It has been good to get back into the studio for some conceptual portrait shoots again, but ever so slowly and far more intentionally. Not that the near 30 shoots I did last year were not intentional, it was VERY full on and I think I burnt myself out creatively. So this year, so far,…

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She walks with wolves

She walks amongst wolves. The Ice Queen from the North. Wind and wolves howl as the snow flurries and the briefest of sunlight wanes, as she disappears into the night and legend. This is just one of the pieces of digital art I created from the Winter Wonderland shoot I did recently in the studio…

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Monday’s Musings…

It has certainly been a mixed bag and a completely crazy busy few days. From a whole day in the kitchen and studio, with more food photography, more test recipes and more shots. Oh and some eating too lol, this week seemed to focus around tomatoes. So many dishes this week ended with a wonderful…

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