With Photography as a second leg to my freelance ambitions ( yes I am much more intrigued by and busy with doing things away from the camera – creating and making things happen) The assignments as Photographer becoming few and far in between.
When I do these photography jobs, they are pretty special and very enjoyable. As it is with this theatre production run I am currently assigned to as Photographer.
It reminded me of all the things, that I do like about photography; getting to know the people as an integral part ( appreciated and introduced) to the production. Meeting the cast, crew and musicians on their first get together and having an albeit brief but poignant 1-2-1 to create their headshots and portraiture. Seeing these pictures on social media and the internet (i.e. this BLOG ) and on banners & posters in print, reminded me that pictures meet a purpose; to shout about what is happening, honouring the people behind a production.
Well and the process throughout. Seeing the same faces on another day in heaven; that is the National theatre costume hire, observing and capturing the moments through the lens. Made me realise all that Photography has to offer – holding onto moments and efforts, more then just an end product.
To then follow up the progress with a visit on rehearsal days I am all too excited to see everything coming together on performance days, for the audience to enjoy in it’s full splendour – with costumes.
With pictures to document the process and not just to show off the end result, I rest assured that upon reflection these pictures meet a fully rounded purpose and excite my Photographers heart.
Stay tuned for what has yet to happen.
Excuse the long lost silence, after time away from the screen and spend with people in the real world and plenty of face to face conversations, I would like to announce the next offer at #studiomansionhouse.
I am sharing the space with fellow photographer and good friend TracyHowl and we also share the passion for picturing the cute little fury faces.
In order to share the space with all those people and pooches that are gravitating to the Park and Mansion, in this glorious summer of ours;
We are offering APPOINTMENTS to the first floor photographic studio
to cool down and get those fury friends of yours pictured!
Just like those two friends that I pictured last month, you will be surprised what good sitters they can be.
Make use of the offer and give us a call soon.
Here we are 2018 and I am pondering over how last year finished and the new year begun – all guns blazing. And developments are to be found left right and centre, but for now let’s look around us.
As many know my creative home with office and studio has not just given me the space to grow and develop it has also given me amble situations to be inspired and to inspire.
This very view, walks and the trees have inspired my new artwork and conception (so far only to be seen offline!) a series that I named ‘Cogitation’ .
Only last month (so last year, right !?!) have we come together as a collective and most of us Mansion artists have hung some work to be displayed for the Christmas celebrations and events.
Artists at the Mansion
I choose portrait style images that have been immortalized in fine giclee prints and been brought into the material 3 dimensional world and graced these very walls of the Mansion.
And yes it was harder to get ’em up than you could imagine.
Well this was so very last year and my portfolio, sketch book, ideas and inspiration boards have grown and dare I mention my diary is nicely filling up with exciting assignments and happenings.
Still if you feel the need to contemplate and be pictured, creating an image of you that perhaps touches on a little bit more than just the surface :
Please contact me and book your visit at the Mansion, even if it is for just an informal visit and cuppa tea… Or let me know if you want to join my mailing list for the release and sharing of some of more artwork (Yep facebook is not gonna have those images anytime soon) .
You won’t forget or regret the experience.
I have been a bit quiet on here lately … not to say that there hasn’t been loads worth sharing!?! However, just a quick note that today is the day where we have a mini (well we would expect around 1000 people throughout the day) festival at the Mansion, to get us all into the festive mood.
With wreath making workshops, Choir , stalls and much more…and most important of all, we have an Exhibition in one of the main rooms, in that stunning listed building (that alone is worth a visit) … and us artists on the second floor will open our doors between 12:00-15:00.
Come say hello (all the important stuff happens off line 😉 ! ) See my new work first time unveiled, buy a print, book a studio session, get some stocking fillers , get creative your self or just enjoy the sounds and sights.
For more details and some up to date posting see here:
EVENTS PAGE ON FACEBOOK
Light switch on at 4:15 pm !
Well now, there is so much happening on this end; that I have a little neglected to share all that there is…First and for most I am now settling into my new Office and Studio space where i certainly had the pleasure of testing all sorts of lighting and ideas …. and it is only the beginning, but here a sneak peak of the most recent work, forever growing my Team: of Assistance Make up, prop Makers, Designers and all that!
And here just to illustrate , what difference it makes to have those additions to the creative process of Photography … a little BEFORE shot of the model ,
before she sat all so patiently in the chair to be adorned by MUA : OPHELIA … and then subjected to my trials of making use of the space that #studiomansionhouse is…
POP over to FB and join this select group if you would like to be a bit more updated as to what is happening in this old Mansion House GROUP #studiomansionhouse …and in the surrounding grounds.
STAY TUNED FOR FUTURE EVENTs, OFFERs AND MUCH MORE … 😉
Love & Light