A friend...

I've had a friend who wanted to do a shoot for a long time but our schedules never lined up.

Finally it happened and I suggested a location, one week later there we were, finally, both with cameras engulfed by our fingers. His style is different to mine and I am not one to use studio lighting/flash, but why limit yourself, so I gave it a go... it didn't take me long the start shooting without the flashes... and once again drifted back to old habits of natural lighting glow, every so often using the flash to see how it turned out. Generally I find studio lighting to be simple to achieve a simple look. It's when you want to get interesting lighting and thoughtful outcomes that the mind has to do some calculating. For this evening a simple outcome for a simple purpose was enough...

I thank him for being patient with me when asking all sorts of questions that don't need to be asked when photographing with natural light or interior spaces, using the light that is architecturally placed.

These photographs are a mix of 2 locations and a selection of random people.


When I was a younger lad... I wrote.
I loved writing, I also loved maths and thought I'd maybe be the one young male to change nerds from useless to gods of a school...Hollywood beat me to it in the end so I decided to ditch all of it and go for the next dreams I had... Be a star gate traveller, become a rich mans apprentice, find my hidden power of flight... non of them really ever worked out. Star Gate was Hollywood, rich men were not teaching and I never had the guts to jump off mountains to really test my flying ability.

The point of all this... not sure, after all I decided to give up writing, and thought a point might manifest.

We have Eckhart Tolle telling us to live in the now.
We have our minds which have been trained to think of the future thus giving Eckhart's theory the boot and we have the ability to enjoy every day we can....

It's all getting too deep and meditative now but I've decided not to delete this entry and start again as a record of some sort of point in time when I started to question some things in my mind and try make sense by beginning to type.

Well I still love photographs more than almost anything in the world and that's all to do with the past. Maybe I love the past... well all the good parts...

That's enough

2 shots
A place like no other