Poland Trip Picture

Modern Buildings

These pictures were shot for a story about the modern architecture of Barcelona, the idea of the story was that the traditional inclusion of things like balconies had stopped and the facades of most buildings are now sleek and brutal.

The editor asked me to get shots of buildings looking ¨knife like and stabbing at the sky.¨

This was pretty easy todo and yet again I found that what holds for most photography is not necessarily the same when it comes to modern architecture; shooting around midday under a bright sun often yields good results. The thing about such buildings is that being so reflective is that even the shadows get lit and the natural penumbra of the light in the sky, due to the sun´s position adds a type of vignette.

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Posted: June 30th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Architecture, Editorial | No Comments »

Andrea Wheatley

A very interesting person. Andrea loves all types of martial arts, and also has a really good boxing class that I now regularly attend.

Going to photograph her for the magazine was the first time I met her; I would say that now we are friends.

I did a variety of shots some with her waving those sticks very fast right up close to the camera, in the end I prefer this one, it is relatively static but I like her stance. As with all the Interview shots the idea is to have quite a lot dead clean space around the person so they can run the text, this often means a compromise and I have taken to framing shots for the page and then doing others that I like. In this instance I think it works for both of us.

A couple of strobes were used for lighting, there was a lot of ambient too, which helped get some movement in the shots, not so obvious in this one. The good thing about these interview shoots, is meeting people and the chance to find future clients, pictures from this shoot showed up in a couple of other magazines around the World.

Posted: June 6th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Editorial | No Comments »