#fashion #lookbook #studiomansion

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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:

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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. 😉

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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.

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Going through the current edit I will only give you a little sneak behind the scenes and stay tuned for #events #workshops #sessions.

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Available to meet with you to discuss all your picturing needs, for business personal and marketing or promotional use.

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Stay tuned and get in touch.

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Photosurgery #studiomansionhouse

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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 #EventStudiomansionhouse

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

hello@danielafleckenstein.co.uk

COGITATION – Exhibition #studiomansionhouse

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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’ .

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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.

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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.

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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.Portrait femme

THROUGH THE VIEWFINDER – Session 3

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Saturday the 18th of November 2017 2-4PM at the Mansion, #studiomansionhouse 

You will learn to use your camera manually … putting the creative control back into your hands.
With the understanding of where it all began, drawing parallels to old school Photography and drawing with light; and with an eye on the complete process – beginning to end.
These Workshops are held in 3 Sessions, with time in between to absorb what has been learned.

Each Session is an hour talk and an hour walk/practice …using what has been learned.

We will meet in my little studio, and spaces are very limited. Fill in the contact from below or EMAIL: hello@danielafleckenstein.co.uk for your booking or/and any further question or queries you may have.
Each session is £20 pound and all 3 for £40

SESSION 3 – AND AFTER THE CLICK

This session is dedicated to post production. Putting your work into context and finding method in editing, printing and how and when we share your images.
The group will be encouraged to print and possibly show selection of their work in the Mansion House.

 

 

THROUGH THE VIEWFINDER – Session 2

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Sunday 12th November 2017, 2-4pm at the Mansion #studiomansionhouse

You will learn to use your camera manually … putting the creative control back into your hands.
With the understanding of where it all began, drawing parallels to old school Photography and drawing with light; and with an eye on the complete process – beginning to end.
These Workshops are held in 3 Sessions, with time in between to absorb what has been learned.

Each Session is an hour talk and an hour walk/practice …using what has been learned.

We will meet in my little studio, and spaces are very limited. Fill in the contact from below or EMAIL: hello@danielafleckenstein.co.uk for your booking or/and any further question or queries you may have.
Each session is £20 pound and all 3 for £40

SESSION 2 – WHAT DO WE SEE

Looking at what makes a good photograph by developing creative and conscious use of design elements, such as texture, rule of thirds, leading lines etc. – and most of all the reading on meaning.

A littel recap on technique; on using your camera manually, balancing exposure with shutterspeed, aperture and ISO.

The group will go on a further walk (with bad weather we stay in the Studio) to improve your camera skills…

 

TIME FOR PHOTOS

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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 ,

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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.

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STAY TUNED FOR FUTURE EVENTs, OFFERs AND MUCH MORE … 😉

Love & Light

D.

 

 

Portfolio 2016 part 2

Having reflected and pondered over 2016 , here a selection of images I posted on FB for my 21 day countdown to the new year… keen to do better and bigger this year , and oh my good there are some exciting projects in the pipeline.

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…and those location shoots with a little more of a story and a hint of acting -images beyond the surface itself… Well I am certain to build on that this year.

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Forever refining the balance of luck, observation, people, light,location, story … to find just that moment:

so fleeting that it is gone before it’s existence could be fully appreciated- but yet captured with one single click.

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However the #indian #wedding must have been one of the bigger highlights that

the brash colorful challenge provided me!

…stay tuned. 2017 here we come! 🙂