Posts Tagged ‘portrait’

Snowdonia wedding

Friday, May 10th, 2013

It was an honour to be the wedding photographer for the marriage of Alan and Jane at Llechwedd Slate Caverns in Snowdonia – Blaenau Ffestiniog.

This wedding was featured on ITV1’s Caroline Quentin’s National Parks on Tuesday 14th May, as part of her coverage of Snowdonia national park.

Man Ceiriog

Friday, November 28th, 2008

This ruggedly handsome chap kindly let me take his portrait as part of a seasonal series I am work on. He was pulling a large cart of wood up a steep lane when he kindly stopped for me. He looked great – straight out of Lord of the Rings I thought. I just need to get three other local folk to agree to seasonal environmental portraits for Winter, Spring and Summer and that’s my Four Seasons of the Ceiriog Valley exhibition entry sorted. It all sounds so straightforward in words. Oh, and I really need to find this chap again and ask him to sign a model release form. Easy.

Ok, let’s pretend…

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Two handsome Norwegian dudes…

Standing in the shower… thinking…

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Try getting your nine year old buddy to stay still under a cold outdoor shower, open his eyes for the camera, oh, and hold his breath all the while…

Lost Cat

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

I stopped on a meditative wander around the midday sleepy backstreets of a Cretan village to take a few shots of the cats living wild on the edge of a building site and noticed I wasn’t the only observant one…


Monday, September 22nd, 2008

I have a feeling this little man is going to be beating me up the hills on his own bike before long…


Sunday, August 10th, 2008

I wonder how transient such stylised photography is? It’s so temping when looking at a straight rendition of a portrait shot next to something stylised like this, tweaked for high-contrast and de-saturated colour, to be drawn to the ‘sheer f**k off-ness’* of the latter. Looking back in a year or two though, will this image scream 2008 styling and the handsome Mr Cranwell take second place? In funky 1970’s magazines I have found in charity shops, it almost looked like soft focus and star-effect filters were fashionable. Probably best to stop thinking about it and go take some pictures.

*Apologies for implying swear-words on a photography blog, in my defense though, it’s a quote from the rather good film Sexy Beast.

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A cute portrait

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Taken at a rather bizarre medieval camp reenactment we accidentally stumbled into. I am quite please we did now… Thanks for letting me take your picture, and Mom, get in touch for a copy!
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Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

I thought this candid shot of a girl removing her make-up was quite sweet.

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A portrait in Cumbria

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

Patrick is our little mate who lives in Cumbria. His big brother just got a lovely old scooter. Here is Patrick wishing he was old enough to go for a ride. Click images to view larger.