Your comments chart ‘the human parasite’ »

Your comments chart ‘the human parasite’

The beautiful and broken human parasite. I have loved to see the comments so far on Flickr which have cited the look of Dali and H.R. Giger, as well as taken on other interpretations of the creature as a seed of new life, the germination of a better humanity, life-making as well as life-taking. But that is not all. Having been inspired and stimulated by the comments on my images on Flickr recently, I want to place the words of my viewers directly onto the image, making it into an anatomical chart.

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Posted in Inspirations - References to other artists, My images - versions & outtakes on February 11th, 2012 | 6 Comments »

Editing inspired by sculpture »

Editing inspired by sculpture

For those who can’t view this on flickr, here is Incestipede.
What started as a simple self-portrait nude just to show off my pond turned into a Bourdin-esque harking back to my image Corolla and one of the most impulsive titles I’ve ever typed. There were so many hard decisions I had to take along [...]

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Posted in Inspirations - References to other artists, My images - versions & outtakes on July 21st, 2011 | 8 Comments »

Retreaded »

Retreaded

(View on flickr)
I find myself again citing Guy Bourdin as an inspiration for my recent work. It’s funny to recall how much of a longstanding inspiration his work has been for me, as I can recall referencing his work back in ‘06 for pics of mine such as The deaths. I feel that now I [...]

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Posted in Essays, musings, Inspirations - References to other artists, My images - versions & outtakes on February 22nd, 2011 | 4 Comments »

Denuded »

Denuded

denude definition
de·nude (dē no̵̅o̅d′, -nyo̵̅o̅d′; di-)
transitive verb denuded -·nud′ed, denuding -·nud′·ing
to make bare or naked; strip; specif.,
1. to destroy all plant and animal life in (an area)
2. Geol. to expose (layers of rock) by erosion, weathering.
Below – b/w version (view on flickr).

I took this in Ashdown Forest the other morning.
Wandered for about an hour with [...]

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Posted in Inspirations - References to other artists, My images - versions & outtakes on February 19th, 2011 | 10 Comments »

Self-Portrait Photography: the book! »

Self-Portrait Photography: the book!

My first commercial book, Self-Portrait Photography is now available to buy on Amazon UK and Amazon US. This blog post covers information about the book’s content and also about the book launch/signing I am having on 3rd March 2011 in London. See further below or go straight to Facebook to RSVP.
I have been working on [...]

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Posted in Books, Inspirations - References to other artists on February 14th, 2011 | 23 Comments »

Looking at 2010 and evaluating contrived images vs. the ‘haphazard shot’ »

Looking at 2010 and evaluating contrived images vs. the ‘haphazard shot’

A look over the work I did in 2010 and how some of it has veered toward what I call the ‘haphazard shot’, inspired by various photographers described in this post. I look at the milestones from the past 12 months including being part of the Art of Photography Show and starting my own workshops…

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Posted in Essays, musings, Inspirations - References to other artists on December 31st, 2010 | 19 Comments »

Christmas… »

Christmas…

…with family in Leeds, at home and at my Gran’s. I took pictures through the day inspired by Martin Parr, and got one of my sisters to use the same approach too.
Here are some pics we took (only the ones my family allowed me to show)
Click landscape ones to view larger.
To come: blog entry analysing [...]

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Posted in Inspirations - References to other artists on December 28th, 2010 | 4 Comments »

Meeting Michael Hoppen »

I was fortunate recently to meet with Michael Hoppen, owner of the Michael Hoppen Gallery, Chelsea, London. The gallery sells the work of some of the most well-known photographers in the world – including Annie Leibowitz, Diane Arbus, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Tim Walker, Guy Bourdin, and Richard Avedon -  so I was grateful to Juan Curto [...]

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Posted in Essays, musings, Inspirations - References to other artists on June 28th, 2010 | 27 Comments »

An exercise in emotional detachment »

An exercise in emotional detachment

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This was a shoot I did today. Gleeful with the fact I managed to get my camera out, I thought that I might as well use the opportunity to update my blog too. It’s weird how out of practise you can get with self-portraiture. I have been half busy, half lazy, mulling over [...]

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Posted in Inspirations - References to other artists, Website and members' list-related on April 4th, 2010 | 13 Comments »

‘Girl with cradle and toys’ by Rossina Bossio »

‘Girl with cradle and toys’ by Rossina Bossio

Painting by Rossina Bossio, ‘Girl with cradle and toys’, modelled by Miss Aniela, to be featured in Rossina’s upcoming Rennes exhibition. Check out the painting on Rossina’s blog and Flickr stream.

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Posted in Inspirations - References to other artists on February 22nd, 2010 | 4 Comments »

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