Share your world – 14th April 2020

QUESTIONS: What do you do to get rid of stress? Play or cuddle with the dogs or cats. Watch TV, jump on the PC, pick up my camera. When I am really stressed or anxious deep breathing exercises and other forms of therapy. I am usually less anxious when I create something so a combination of…

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An Eggcellent idea…

It’s funny, while so many people are complaining about how bored they are at the moment stuck at home, I have never been busier. Granted to was too busy sulking for the first couple of weeks about the unfairness of it all (my surgery got cancelled), I can’t shoot, can’t run workshops, can’t have dinners…

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Oceanic Mermaids

Last week I was featuring some of the art I created from a recent group shoot, 30 photographers and two models. We were joined on the day by Jess Ami and Jess Garrett (at least their names were easy to remember lol). We occasionally do these big group shoots, so that there is a central…

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Conceptual Portraits – Head in the clouds

I am a bit of a daydreamer, always have been. I would stare out windows in class, or even at work and play in my daydreams, wishing I was somewhere else. I know I am not alone, many people do it. I was chatting to another photographer/artist friend and I was reminded of the saying…

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“Hung Out to Dry” – by Leslie Noyes

I simply adore it when one of my images sparks inspiration in another creative soul. My art spoke to someone on a deeper level, there is no other honour. So here is Leslie’s poem inspired by my conceptual image Hung out to dry. Passion had its way with her Swept her up Cast her about…

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Conceptual Portraits – Nestled

It’s been a while since I created some conceptual portraits, sure I have been busy of late doing creative ones, but nothing that really tells a story… Nestled “Everyone needs a home, something safe and secure, somewhere to come home to. Each home is different, whether you are human, bird or animal. To ward us…

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In the studio – Get the Shot! Workshop

It never rains but it pours right? People told me when I first listed this workshop in December (I normally never run workshops this late in the year) that it may not sell out, as it is too close to the Christmas crazy season, and while that is possibly true, it did not stop this…

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Light Painting – Seashells

I often encourage my students to bring some personal items to my workshops, it gives them something unique to work with (other than my stuff) and there is usually a story behind every object. These seashells were part of a set this student’s parents collected, apparently, it is quite the collection. I could not help…

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Monday’s Musings…

I will be a little quiet over the next couple of weeks, lots happening. Will fill you in later. I have lots scheduled to keep you entertained, I just won’t be able to visit everyone’s posts and comment as much as normal, sorry about that. Good news is we will be travelling again, off on…

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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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