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Portfolio

ak54photo-studio2-18I am building a studio portfolio to update to my website shortly.  The trouble is staying true to my style indoors.  This simple portrait shows my development so far with a beautiful little model.

Hair by maxine smith

 

 

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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distances

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Sometimes my future feels a long long way away.  I made the decision to focus on the photography that I love, children’s photography.  I shoot commercially for fashion brands & also do portraiture shoots by commission.  It is scary sometimes to let everything else go.

There is so much that I love to photograph in this world but when it comes down to the essence of what makes me happy, it is photo shoots with children.  I say it a million times but the freshness with which they view the world makes me smile & remember that it is the perspective that we apply that makes us see the positives in life.

Being freelance & actively narrowing your opportunities feels counter productive but at the same time it could just mean I focus completely on where I want to reach.  Shooting children’s commercial photography, i’m not going to stop until i’m shooting International campaigns!

* I will still be photographing food, but this is my therapy!!

Hair Styling Vicky M Hair

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?

the golden days

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The shoot is for Kiki Minchin’s Rebel Summer Jewllery collection.   It evokes the mood of the summer’s of my childhood.

Model – Kaitlin Pilcher @ Boss///  Make Up – Kim Lumsdon/// Hair – Charlotte Wardle

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

curious horses

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some days the magic is just there…. curiously.

mua maxine smith.  model jane duffy @nemesis models

horizons

ak54photo-olivia-industry-10some are further away than others

model///olivia @industry people

mua /// maxine smith

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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.

clouds

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

 

strong

ak54photo-studio-2strength in the absence of colour