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Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Great Gatsby Inspiration

Great Gatsby Inspired Photo Shoot.
With Model: Hayley Ferguson. 
East London.

Firstly; Many Congratulations to Kate and William on the birth of their baby boy (name not known yet), soon to be King of Great Britain. Update: I've just learned that they've now named the Royal Baby. HRH Prince George Alexander Louis. May the Lord richly bless him in every way.

It's been a while since I last posted and a few of my friends have been wondering what's happened, be reassured, I've not been idle, my cameras are constantly at the ready and frequently firing away. Two reason for not posting as regularly; I've been working behind the scenes on artworks that have taken some time and secondly I've not been that well, (trapped nerves in my back, pain and seizures when walking or standing too long, but it's getting better slowly). There is also the fact that my main work takes up most of my time, which is always a real joy and commitment. So my photography has had to take a back seat for a while.

One good thing about that, is that even whilst I'm not busy taking shots or going on shoots, is that my creative juices still keep flowing and I'm never without an inspiration for future projects to aim for and work towards. You can't quench the photographer's eye in me, even without a camera I'm invariably making notes, both mental and physical of what inspires me. Keeping them ready for those rainy days and envisioning experiments.

Future Project: One of those on the back burner at the moment is:  the British Army during the Napoleonic war period. I want to get hold of uniform, swords, muskets, drums, rifles, flags, backdrops and props... I love watching Sharpe and like the into sequences... Mental Note turned into a physical one now... :-) If anybody knows about reenactment from this period or where I can get hold of props, please let me know...

Gatsby Shoot: Here are a few that I've been going over from a recent Great Gatsby Inspired photoshoot in London. Once again I must say the model, team and time was so precious. I'm still on the steep side of the Studio Photography learning curve, but growing with every opportunity and juncture.
Thanks: We couldn't have gotten this look without the help, resourcefulness and patience of  +Richard j a Dawson +Carl Goodwin +john bellingham What a great day it was. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work too guys, and I'll definitely be posting these on the site.

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If you enjoy these works and words, please feel free to tweet, FB and G+, one of my goals is to inspire creativity in others too. If you'd like to know how we got these shots, then come back again soon, I'll be posting the lighting set ups, props and behind-the-scenes stuff.
Have fun and be ready always for those moments of creative genius, they sometimes come in flashes, but capture them in your mind and they'll be with you forever, capture them in print, film or paint and the world can enjoy them too. (That's just flowed from my mind)....

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Related: Don's Studio Photography Experience.
Studio Work: Alina Sunglasses.
Model: Alina Surdu.

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