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Technical issues – I am an Ironman Portraits

April 9, 2012

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I have been using a single light for my ‘I am an Ironman’ portraits – when possible my Elinchrom Quadra with a 1 meter softbox and a speedlight with an Lastolite Ezybox softbox when travelling. The flash is the key light and I am metering off this using a flashmeter. The amount of fill depends […]

I am an Ironman – progress

March 26, 2012

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I have made some good progress with the I am an Ironman series. I have now decided to unify the background using shades/tones of grey. For location work the Lastolite collapsible background seems to work well – although it does have an irritating weave in the cloth which creates lines which are not quite vertical!! […]

Self Portrait Series

March 18, 2012

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I have been continuing with my self portrait series based around the ‘I am an Ironman’ idea. I am producing a portrait series by photographing myself immediately after key workouts in my training schedule. For the photograph I will be wearing the clothing used for the workout. I am following a strict process for producing […]

Second Assignment for my Tutor

March 9, 2012

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The submission of my plan for the Advanced studies constituted my first assignment for the Advanced work. I now need to move on to the next assignment. I had a long discussion about this with Moira Lovell my tutor today. She has encouraged me to focus on one area for the moment and to present […]

Museum

March 6, 2012

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I have been working on the selection and sequencing of my photographs for the Museum portraits. To assist in this process I have pulled my current batch of selects together into a short video slide show. I still have some work to do but this is now getting quite close to my final view. I […]

Revisit of Urban Artists

March 2, 2012

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I had another look at the Urban Artists photos from the other day to see if on reflection my view of the photographs remains the same. There are a number of lessons to be learned: There are too many action shots….great for the guys but not so great for a portrait series I think I […]

Urban Artist Series

February 29, 2012

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I have made my first contact with the Bristol based urban artists group of whom I hope to do a portrait series. My nephew Keith is one of the group. They were  painting a mural on the walls of a barbershop ‘Floyds’ in the Horfield district of Bristol. The guys had been hard at work […]

“I am an Ironman” Self Portrait Project

February 26, 2012

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I have been thinking about this project and will probably try a few different alternatives to see how the photographs shape up. My first thought is that this might be an extension of the main ‘I am an Ironman’ project. I would make a series of portraits of myself immediately after key workouts during my […]

Museum Portraits Update

February 25, 2012

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I have continued to work on my Museums project, which is a series of candid portraits of people looking at exhibits in London’s museums. The idea is to capture people in moments of reverie whilst gazing at exhibits. My aim is to make photographs which are sympathetic to the subjects whilst capturing the engagement between […]

Self Portrait – I am an Ironman

February 10, 2012

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I have just made a self portrait to be included in the ‘I am an Ironman’ series. It is interesting making self portraits. One puts oneself in the position of the subject, so that all the uncertainties that this entails are experienced personally by the photographer. My subjects often ask me what I want them […]

Museum Portraits

February 2, 2012

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I have been continuing with my candid portrait series of people viewing exhibits in Museums. Walker Evans’ ‘Subway’ photographs; Harry Callaghan’s portraits of women lost in thought on the streets of Chicago, and Philip-Lorca DiCorcia’s Heads are all precedents for this type of candid portrait series. see ‘(people) In Series, In Sequence’ and Exposed – Voyeurism, […]

Reflections on I am an Ironman Hawaii Portraits

January 26, 2012

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I am just back from Hawaii where I succeeded in capturing two portraits for my ‘I am an Ironman’ portfolio. The process was far more difficult than I had anticipated. The main difficulty was finding suitable locations for the shoot which provide the neutral background I am looking for. Whilst traveling I will not be […]

I am an Ironman Portraits

January 14, 2012

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I am over in Hawaii and had hoped to complete two or three portraits for the ‘I am an Ironman’ project. Here are the portraits of my good friends Al Denbleyker and Tricia Totten who are from Houston in Texas. The photographs was made at their house in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. Kona is the location […]

Museum Portraits

December 11, 2011

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I have been working on a further idea for a portrait series. The concept is to capture portraits of people whilst they are viewing exhibits at Museums. Whilst engaged in looking at objects the subjects will be absorbed in their own thoughts about what they are seeing. The will not be putting on a ‘mask’. […]

I am an Ironman – second draft Artist’s Statement

November 28, 2011

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I will keep reviewing my Artist’s Statement for this work as I assimilate information from my research. I have the sense that the original draft did not accurately reflect the documentary nature of the work. Ironman has a tangible visible form represented by the physical shape, clothing, hairstyles, tattoos etc of the athletes. My aim […]