Archive for February, 2008

29th Febuary, 2008

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Fabric #4 – silk scalf from Vietnam

28th Febuary, 2008

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Fabric #3 – cushion detail

These images show detail of a handmade cushion by Scotish artist Jo Gallant. She is based in Kirkcudbright and you can see her work [here]. I have never dared to put this cushion anywhere near a chair though, it’s far too precious.

27 Febuary, 2008

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

Fabric #2 – homemade felt vase

I made this not-so-waterproof felt vase on a feltmaking weekend hosted by a cumbrian artist Dianne Standen.

26th Febuary

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

Fabric #1 – felt flowers.

The first image in the first themed series here – Fabric.

I bought these amazingly bright felt flowers in the Kyle of Lochalsh at Christmas. I had to bring them this far south to photograph them against a blue sky though.

25th Febuary, 2008

Monday, February 25th, 2008

Silver Birch tree and quarried rock, Helsby Hill.

24th Febuary 2008

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

Riverside Taxidermy shop front, Llangollen

Riverside Taxidermy shop front, Llangollen

These photos were taken from the steet through glass using a wide aperture to ensure the dirty glass didn’t register on these shots. The text and block colour was added later in Photoshop.

23rd Febuary 2008

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

Roman Catholic iconography with added red rags. St Lukes Catholic Church, Frodsham.

Roman Catholic iconography with added red rags. St Lukes Catholic Church, Frodsham.

These are the first photos I have taken that I feel are complete shots. Unless landscape and nature shots are really quite stunning, they convey little emotion, and it’s going to take me a fair old time to get that good at landscape photography. These shots though, are conceptual, and I think that having the idea (i.e. adding the red rags), knowing a location and waiting for the right light, seems to build a stronger image than simply reacting to the environment.

22nd Febuary

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

You didn’t need to worry about looking hungover. Thanks for letting me take your picture.

21st Febuary 2008

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Mother and week born child, Greenfields Children’s Centre, Winsford. Thank you for letting me take your picture.

I spent a rewarding day assisting a professional industrial and architectural photographer at the Children’s centre. This shot is from a series of semi-candid portrait shots of friendly young mums and their new born children, taken after the main architectural photography work was done.

20th Febuary 2008

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Colin Down on ‘McMoab’ rock garden, Kirroughtree, 7stanes. The bike trail actually goes up this ridge of rock away from the camera position, then drops down steeply to the right of Colin. Not for the faint-hearted.

This is actually photo taken at the weekend, but since it took some image editing today, I figured it would be ok to use this as todays entry, just this once…