I'm working with artist, writer and life coach Samantha Jenkins to develop her business. I initially went to photograph her paintings to make into prints and take some studio shots for her website, and when she discovered that I have a knack for making maps that help plan a course of action, as well as some web design skills and proofreading training, we put our heads together to plot a course through the vibrant jungle of her ideas! So first I'm helping to redesign her website and internet presence with photos that express her personality, using specific colours and techniques to create her particular sense of feminine energy.
Then we'll continue mapping out the course, to include podcasts, written downloads, online classes and more. This is a fantastic opportunity for me to bring together various skills and experience in one package.
I was recently given a Lens Baby, which is a moveable lens that tilts on camera to create unusual points of focus and blur. I think it works particularly well to create a sense of memory, a moment on the edge of forgetting: atmospheric, dreamlike and hazy round the edges as though viewed through the mists of time. I coloured the image to be reminiscent of Victorian photography. Thanks to my model and possible protege, who wishes to remain anonymous until she becomes famous in her own right...
If you'd like a portrait in this style or any other, please do get in touch.
I visited the studio of artist Dimitri Tsouris to document his work in progress – big, vibrant, expressive colour explosions across the canvas! The whole room was filled with electric energy as he worked on several paintings all at once, turning them upside down and working intuitively with large brushes and tiny cotton buds as the mood commanded...