The Derby Telegraph interviewed me last week about my “Sealines” exhibition currently on at the Derby Cathedral Centre. Today this was published in the paper and online! You can see the online story at the This is Derbyshire website.
Given the recent fun with Instagram I have been trying out some new photo apps on the iPhone and came across snapseed from Nik Software (now owned by Google). Nik have been around for ages in pro photography software so I was interested to see what they had to offer the app market. snapseed is a bit like Instagram but with even more ways to adjust and change your image , and all in full screen as well. Frames, Selctive Adjust (a bit like Nik’s control point technology) and Drama (for the HDR look) are just some of the ways this app differs from Instagram and others. I will be giving it a good go and posting my results here soon! Meantime here is one…
Littleover Building Services based in Derby specialise in disabled adaptions for homes as well as roofing , extensions and all types of building work. I was fascinated to see how they had converted and extended a house in Wollaton when I was asked to photograph their work. The whole house has been completely redone to include adaptations including roof mounted hoists and a special bath. All this has been done to a very high standard and has retained the house as a family home. Outside the rear garden features a soft surface play area as well. All together a great conversion!
Recently I have been working for DeMontfort Fine Art who are agents for many fine artists including Rolf Harris and Jack Vettriano. I was photographing sculptures by Carl Payne and Doug Hyde for the website and brochure. Huge thanks to Holly Booth for help and assistance during the shoot! Thanks also to Banks’ Mill Studios resident, and DeMontfort Fine Art client, April Young, for the recommendation that got me the job! Hopefully this will lead to more work with DeMontfort Fine Art and their talented artists.
I will be back at the Derby Cathedral Centre for February with a new exhibition of fine art images from the Island of Iona in the Western Isles of Scotland. The pictures are something different for me from my usual commercial photography. While walking on the beaches I noticed that the sea can create nearly straight lines in the sand, on rocks and with whatever it throws up. I decided to photograph these as though they were mini landscapes and so each final image is made up of as many as 12 images stitches together in panoramas. Come along to the Derby Cathedral Centre in February as see the large format prints!
My good friends, Brett and Jason, at Jet Productions have uploaded a short testimonial video they have made with me on You Tube, take a look if you dare!
Along with Holly Booth and Helen Rose we are planning a series of photography workshops and would like your help in deciding on the topics covered, price point and length of the courses. So here is a link to a little survey we would like you to complete; just takes a few minutes! We have already had a good response so come on and give us your opinions. More will be posted on our f3.3 Photography Workshops Facebook page.