Archive for February, 2011

Street portraits

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Llangollen Portrait Workshop

These images were shot on a recent workshop I ran in Llangollen. The good folk of Llangollen were surprisingly open to having strangers with big cameras roll up and stopping them on the street. We got a few good portraits from the session and also learned a lot about working with people and being prepared in advance to work really quickly when we had the right people in our viewfinders. These girl at the top is my favorite picture from the session, purely because she was able to immediately relax and have fun in front of the camera. Thanks for that!

first breath of light

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Slate Quarry, Capel Curig

I keep going back to these old miners cottages in Snowdonia. I am not sure why, there is very little left standing now, but I think it’s the thrill of getting there and getting set up just before the sunrise briefly kisses the old ruins of the miners cottages with golden light. I wonder every time how many sunrises these cottages have seen. When did they last see men sleeping under their roofs? Which fierce winter was it that finally wrenched the roofs off? How long until there is nothing left here but a pile of rock.