Poland Trip Picture

Michelle Nielsen

Here is a classic interview style image, there is lots of clean space for the text to go, legibility not being a problem. I actually also like this composition and so did not feel the need to do another shot that accorded to my personal preference.

Photographing women like Michelle is often easier because they are attractive without the blandness you often get with models, so you tend to get character showing as well, also she was pretty relaxed about the whole thing.

The background was a glass wall that with a little tweaking in Aperture took on an interesting hue, the lighting was a simple shoot thru brolly setup with a little fill from a reflector.

Posted: March 19th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Editorial | No Comments »

Desalination Plant

As part of a story on environmental issues I had to go to the new desalination plant near Llobregat. I was quite excited about this as I am fascinated by big machinery and modern architecture.

It was pretty interesting, I loved all the bright primary colours used for different pieces of machinery, in the shot opposite you can see this but alas, also, the fact that everything seems to be covered in a dull carper of a dust. The trouble is that the construction is still in progress and large parts of the interior are in fact open to the elements and on this particular day there was a strong wind bringing alls sorts of dirt with it.

I would have been tempted to try and clean some parts but this would have been totally impractical.

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Posted: March 10th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Architecture, Editorial | No Comments »