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Endings

ak54photo-leavesAn ending is always a new beginning… so does anything ever really end?

 

Universally Speaking

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I get asked a lot about how I get the shots of the children in the way that I do.  It is like children are programmed to smile at the camera as soon as they see it.  This is something I actively work against.  My shoots are fun & we laugh but when it comes to what I shoot I prefer for the camera not to take centre stage.

I don’t think about what I do generally but when photographing this boy, we didn’t even speak the same language.  It is an image that sits in my style.  Despite our language barriers I have been let into the child’s space & trusted with a camera there.

It made me realise, in the same way as when photographing animals, sometimes the connection isn’t about language but more about time.  I take time to interact with those that I photograph, I get let into their spaces & the results say so much more to me because of this.

Children’s photography is a genre dominated but cliques.  I’m glad that I get to share my view of their worlds in a slightly different way.

off plan

 

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So this is what happens when you are photographing more than one child on a shoot.  The others find the body paint pens & draw on each other!  Still going in a different direction sometimes has my favourite results.  Followed by a very deep bath!

When we were young

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everything was an adventure in the summers before
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affinity

affinity-ak54photoi’m being taught the meaning of this word through the paths that fate crosses through your life.  some lessons are so nice to learn

you broke me from inside

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you broke me from inside but i gave you the key

duplicity

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It all depends on how you view the world as to whether it’s good or bad.. it’s your perspective, the circumstances are always the same..

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)

the road alone

ak54photo-forrests-this journey is one that we travel alone but not by ourselves, kindred spirits guide our way.

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)

lion

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strong

ak54photo-studio-2strength in the absence of colour

young bucks

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from winter we all grow

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.