Tagged: creativity

13 | Healing wounds

Posted: 15 May 202352weeksphotographycreativityselfspacetattoosnatural light

“A fresh tattoo is considered an open wound. Like all wounds, it will scab over as part of a natural healing response.” This week I return to my self-portrait project with this shot showing my newly inked and slightly scabby tattoos. No fancy flashy lighting. I’ve just used my office window on a sunny afternoon. All of my tattoos hold some personal significance for me, and many visualise or represent part of my life story. This new astronaut addition doesn’t break from that…read more

12 | These hands

Posted: 10 Apr 202352weeksphotographycreativityselfstrobistmono

I’m pleased with this photograph. I like the black and white tones, the shadows and the detail captured. I changed some camera settings this weekend, making setting focus and checking the shot’s framing easier. A small win, but making my workflow more efficient reduces the draw on my time. The black background is also a new addition. I’ve had an old set of background stands in the garage for some time, so it’s nice to have some new fabric to hang and use finally. Making…read more

11 | Panda

Posted: 03 Apr 202352weeksphotographycreativityselfmask

Sometimes you have to abandon interesting locations, complex lighting and creative composition. Some days you need to put on a panda mask and take a snap at your kitchen table. Yesterday was that day…and I LOVE IT! 😂😍 I’m not sure why this is so appealing to me. Maybe it’s just because it’s so beautifully odd. My brain immediately starts to create incredible, absurd backstories to accompany the scene. I’m not in the mood to share what’s in my head today. There is no…read more

10 | They come for me

Posted: 26 Mar 202352weeksphotographycreativityselfstrobistsci-fi

I am seemingly starring in my own science fiction b-movie this week. It’s an idea that emerged while I was playing with a set of barn doors and some coloured gels on my flash. I’m not sure if the world were to be invaded by body-snatching aliens, I’d be that high up on their priority list?! You can never be sure, though. I’ll head to the shops for a new tinfoil hat tomorrow, just in case. The second half of life I’ve been reflecting recently on what I want, need and am…read more

9 | Hillfort

Posted: 25 Mar 202352weeksphotographycreativityselfstrobistrunning

I’m very late posting this shot. It was shot last Sunday. I opted for a simple snap on the iPhone while out for a trail run, as I had a jam-packed weekend and no time for anything grander. This is not only the second iPhone shot of the project so far, but it’s also the second time an age iron hill fort has been the location. I love running around these places. They are just stunning. I was going to accompany this picture with some thoughts from the week preceding its…read more