Friday, 28 March 2008

"Last Friday" Luvies night tonight

Meet up with me and fellow creatives tonight at Last Friday, in the B-Bar, Plymouth Barbican.

From their newsletter: In case you don't know, Last Friday is your real-life creative chat-room where you can come and relax after a hard month's idealisin' and creatin' and natter about anything and everything. It takes place on the last Friday of every month.

Last Friday's web site and blog

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Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Boot Revisited

I spotted this boot as I was leaving Mans's workshop. It reminded me of one of the 'de-rigeur' sketches that we all did at school - you know, using a range of pencils from 2B to 6B - so I thought I'd have a crack at a mono shot of it.

I liked the way the sunlight picked out the toe and the heel - especially around the weeds growing in the "lee" of the boot. I did a little dodging and burning to accentuate the highlights and applied a bit of a vignette.

I was a bit constrained as to the point of view - I didn't want to get in the way of the light - but overall I'm pleased with the result.

Monday, 24 March 2008

New uploads - Mans Eskandary


The focus of the update today were the photos I took a few days ago at Mans's workshop. The main point was to take Mans's portrait and a few of his workshop to give context to the portrait.

Mans was very keen to choose the pose himself, to portray how he likes to stay out of the limelight - keeping metaphorically in the shadows and concentrating on his art - the fabulous Raku pottery brought to life with his secret blend of glazes and alchemy.

There are still a couple of shots that I want to capture - Mans working at the potter's wheel and later at the kiln.

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Deep Thoughts: urban ugly

Deep Thoughts: urban ugly


Someone else interested in ugliness found in urbania...

What's it all about?


This blog is all about the fine art of monochrome photography. It will include notes to myself, plans for my work, achievements I'm pleased with, musings and items that interest me.

I'm quite happy for it to grow like topsy, to evolve as it goes...


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