Sharing some of the experiences and shoots that took place at #studiomansionhouse (as there have been plenty of shoots already just this year), I would like to highlight the importance of a studio session:
It is the comfort and opportunity a good studio session offer: A most practical purpose for some of the pictures I take, is the official sharing of oneself for presspackage and media, online or website.
And as much as it may seem boring (to some) to just have a white box offered, with some fancy light (why should you pay for that !?) it is the comfort privacy of the place, the chilling or banging tunes, the focus and feedback,the views and vibes, the chat and tea in between, that allows to create a nice selection and versions of the natural you – in front of the lens.
And in the selfie generation that we are in and with many people that may own a camera, I would like to think that my interpersonal skills, or just the presence of a professional photographer; gets you to project and let’s you shine at your best.
It is the feedback the collaboration and team work in these session that excites me the most. To eventually choose the one simple image to represent all that there is about you – with ease confidence and clean cut – but yet just naturally you.
Let me help you make this statement with your own personal photography session, styling and tea included- at affordable prices. Available with studio access 7 days a week 😉
Love & Light …with heaps of patience.
Timed with the Fashion week in London this week, (well the last two days) I am pondering over fashion and last weeks #lookbook shoot with award winning:
Kwame Koranteng Bespoke
As much as I care about people and the person that they truly are; I find it more and more of an expression of that – looking at what we wear. Well just enhancing your natural *you* of course. 😉
It was great making use of #studiomansionhouse and all it’s potential, that is to be found at Beckenham Mansion, my current creative home. Here a little look behind the scenes.
Such a pleasure to be picturing all these suits, of a very talented up and coming bespoke designer.
Love a good suit or two 😉 …and we had 20 of them.
Am a very lucky and happy #photographer.
Going through the current edit I will only give you a little sneak behind the scenes and stay tuned for #events #workshops #sessions.
And why not have yourself pictured for whatever purpose at #studiomansionhouse!?
Available to meet with you to discuss all your picturing needs, for business personal and marketing or promotional use.
Stay tuned and get in touch.
The famous chair that had quite few visitors lately and many stories to tell. 😉 If you have any queries in regards to anything Photography related ; do come and see us!
Available to be visited on the second floor of the Mansion:
Every Wednesday night. #FREE #Event
So far I had queries not just about cameras and lenses, but also questions and sneak peeks behind the scenes of a headshot and portrait session. Through talks and chats it is amazing what all parties (including me) discover and learn.
I love sharing my experience and insights as well as the space and set up. Email me as these free sessions are limited in spaces, and I would want to make sure I have enough cups of teas and biscuits.
Looking forward to meeting you at #studiomansionhouse
Happy to share that a couple of my pictures have made it into this months @OMYogaMagazine. Shot in the studio and on location quite a while back, it is not only exciting to see these resurface, but also exciting to see them in print!
And little I knew when the location pic was taken of Donna Noble, in the very grounds of the Mansion, that this will be my creative home. #studiomansionhouse
Nice when pictures meet their purpose #promotional, do the talking and go into print!
Well I do start to feel a bit greedy having all these experiences, adventures and steep learning curves to myself that decided to share space and thought with you guys. And shed some light on anything photography related, that you may struggle with or always wondered about!
Come and see a professional Photographer with all your queries and questions related to photography, cameras, images and visual communications.
Online in print for your business or just improving your social media communications or hobby Photography. No question and queries are too silly; keen to chat and share, in person.
And it doesn’t stop there, this FREE event
takes place in my little studio space in the Mansion.
EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING AT 6PM , for an hour-ish.
Come and see us for a a cuppa tea, chats, informal discussions and answers,
in a comfortable and friendly (dare I say inspiring) surroundings.
Places are limited so please email me, with your request and you will receive an email with further info tailored to your needs.
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 !