Poland Trip Picture

Rafel Bagot

Rafel is a journalist and television sports presenter for TV3, I got to know him through his girlfriend Maysa and I suggested he would make an interesting interviewee to the magazine.

We had talked about doing some informal photos, he likes to play basketball and so we had an idea of him doing some shots on a court… However, a combination of really bad weather (rain and strong winds) and me suffering a nasty cold/bug, meant we kept it simple, I was going to have lights on stands which without weights or assistants is very risky.

I thought to photograph him against a simple concrete wall where he lives but then found this location nearby and rather liked the quality of urban decay . This shot is one I took more for myself than for the actual interview page as it makes no concession to run-around text.

The set up is with 2 flashes, one bare from high above and another over my right shoulder with a grid. I also did a little work in Aperture 3 using Niks color effects pro software.

Posted: October 12th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Editorial | No Comments »

Valerie at Home

I have a personal project on the go which is about artists and scientists, I have an idea to do them in two distinct styles. I like the idea of photographing the artists in B&W, in a panoramic format, I want to strip out the colour and have an almost formal, posed quality, stylised even.

For the scientists it’s the opposite I want. I will use colour, a square format and, ideally, very informal and spontaneous; ironically though all the scientists I have contacted are very much happy to help out (the artists tend to be more circumspect) I think finding the style of their photos will be more difficult to pin down.

It is early days for this project and I hope I will find a nice mix of people because I would like this to perhaps one day be an exhibition.

Posted: October 4th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: My Projects | 1 Comment »