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all that glitters

AK54PHOTO-FREEDMAN-29All girls are secret magpies.  Over this summers shoots I have taken my glitter ball each time and the sequin cape.  These 2 props are something that every girl has picked out & wanted to be shot with.  The challenge then comes to make each image feel unique to the child that I am photographing.  I don’t want to “cookie cut” when taking photographs.  You can use the same elements but they have to look different.  I’ll just have to get more imaginative each time I guess!!

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1976

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The summer of ’76 was a heatwave. I never shoot with an era in place. I want my images to float in some kind of place in history.. but then sometimes a shoot just stops time and routes itself somewhere.

I’m so excited to shoot with these models again, they were a dream!

lunar

ak54photo-lunarThere are no lunar seas on the far side of the moon… maybe we are meant to see the interest?

a residue of memory

ak54photo-residue-of-memorysome memories never disappear no matter how many days pass

 

you broke me from inside

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you broke me from inside but i gave you the key

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the forgotten summer

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i sat and waited for a hundred years & still you never came

ak54photo-stillhow long should you wait for before your dreams are haunted…

a collaboration of work with

mua maxine smith.  stylist the zed list.  hair charlotte bray.  photography & production ak54photo (emma wright)

through the looking glass

ak54photo-through the looking glassthe way in which we look at the world is different viewed through glass.

I have been so so behind with my editing, life has  flipped 180 & turned inside out in the past 3 weeks.  I am reaching normality (well my normality) again & editing outstanding shoots.  This image was an out-take from a jewellery shoot that I completed for Kiki Minchin. Her jewellery is gorgeous & beautifully stylish in it’s simplicity.  She is going to be big in the next couple of years.  Watch this space!

The model, Olivia, has an otherworldly feel & one of the things that I love so much about photography is that it has to contain some of the subject, some of the photographer & some magic to resonate as an image.  This has all 3 & also it intrigues, as to me, it looks like Olivia’s view is leading to another world, one defiantly found down a rabbit hole.  There is a haunted quality & I love that the image could have been a vintage photograph uncovered in a box of an attic somewhere, dusty & undiscovered for decades.

pathways

ak54photo-driveevery pathways end leads to a new journey.

mua maxine smith.  stylist the zed list.  hair charlotte bray.  photography & production ak54photo (emma wright)

clouds

ak54photo-cloudssmoke filled rooms enhance the natural beauty of this shot.

 

strong

ak54photo-studio-2strength in the absence of colour

Roversi

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I’m paying homage to a photographer who inspires me every day.  Paolo Roversi creates images that I want to be inside me! This is a shot that I styled & edited to try to create some of the beauty that he makes.  Model Kyra Macfarlane.  Make Up Maxine Smith. 

undone

ak54photo-undonefrom time to time you have to re-build from within…

 

Swansong

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there can sometimes be a finality to beauty, there is nothing more to be said after the  creation.

dimensions

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there are so many dimensions to life