Tag Archives: texture

Endings

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

 

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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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.

Babies

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The baby photography industry is a saturated one.  There are so many ‘cute’ examples of babies in plant pots, swaddled tightly sleeping or a little girl in a tutu and headband.  Although often gorgeous, they just aren’t how I see babies.

I see the world how I see the world.  I’ve read how we are the sum of every book that we have ever read, every film that we have ever seen, every song that we have ever heard & how there can never be another one of us as our life experiences are subjective & therefore unique.

My viewpoint of the world doesn’t differ, however old the subject that I photograph.  I approach children, as I would adults, as I do babies. This seems to be an unusual approach.   I am differing from industry norms because I don’t change my approach for the age of whom I am photographing.  I see the world how I see the world & when photographing babies this is how I see it.

leave first

 

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they say the one that leaves first protects themselves…. but what is that from?

Hair by Vicky Millington

 

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

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)

clouds

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

 

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. 

Swansong

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