Journal

Summer 2014

So I thought it would be a good idea to document the work I produce through out this summer.  I'll include a few of my favourite shots and try to give a little insight into the creation of my work.  

My first commissioned shoot of Summer 2014 was for Creep Street.  Massive fan of this crazy tie dye t-shirt and it was a pleasure to work with the beautiful Rachel Johnson.  Accomplished this shot using a Pentax K1000, 35mm prime lens and Fuji Superia ISO 400 colour film.  I very rarely plan out every single shot I take for location work, instead I have a brief idea of what I aim to accomplish and run with whatever happens.  As you can see here the use of natural light was the key ingredient to creating this shot.

My first commissioned shoot of Summer 2014 was for Creep Street.  Massive fan of this crazy tie dye t-shirt and it was a pleasure to work with the beautiful Rachel Johnson.  Accomplished this shot using a Pentax K1000, 35mm prime lens and Fuji Superia ISO 400 colour film.  I very rarely plan out every single shot I take for location work, instead I have a brief idea of what I aim to accomplish and run with whatever happens.  As you can see here the use of natural light was the key ingredient to creating this shot.

Towards the end of May 2014 I took on the challenge of shooting at my very first live event (Slam Dunk) entirely manual and on 35mm film.  This is a shot from Motion City Soundtrack's afternoon set.  I used a Pentax K1000, 35mm prime lens and Ektar ISO 100 colour film in order to achieve this shot.  I love dramatic lighting and light flairs, they just look so impressive on film.  The entire day was a drastic experimentation and a means to gain vital experience in using film at live events.  I can't say it was easy but I really enjoyed the day and feel that I've learnt an awful lot.  My aim now is to shoot at more festivals and work a lot closer with bands.

Towards the end of May 2014 I took on the challenge of shooting at my very first live event (Slam Dunk) entirely manual and on 35mm film.  This is a shot from Motion City Soundtrack's afternoon set.  I used a Pentax K1000, 35mm prime lens and Ektar ISO 100 colour film in order to achieve this shot.  I love dramatic lighting and light flairs, they just look so impressive on film.  The entire day was a drastic experimentation and a means to gain vital experience in using film at live events.  I can't say it was easy but I really enjoyed the day and feel that I've learnt an awful lot.  My aim now is to shoot at more festivals and work a lot closer with bands.

In the middle of June 2014 I ventured out on a beautifully sunny day in the English Riviera with Rachel Johnson.  I had the aim to shoot some classic looking location shots using both my Nikon F100 and Zenit E 35mm camera's.  This shot was taken on my Zenit E using Fuji Superia ISO400 film.  I really like the light tones which my Zenit can produce, I feel this camera always brings a surprise to the table whenever I run a roll of film through it.  

In the middle of June 2014 I ventured out on a beautifully sunny day in the English Riviera with Rachel Johnson.  I had the aim to shoot some classic looking location shots using both my Nikon F100 and Zenit E 35mm camera's.  This shot was taken on my Zenit E using Fuji Superia ISO400 film.  I really like the light tones which my Zenit can produce, I feel this camera always brings a surprise to the table whenever I run a roll of film through it.  

Mid-July Drop Dead Clothing shoot was a blast! A huge thank you to both Liam Meyer and Jack Chalk for modelling and making the shoot as much fun as it was.  Both location shoots were conducted on 35mm Fuji Superia film using my Pentax K1000.  If you want to see some more shots and check out Drop Dead's clothing click the image above.

Mid-July Drop Dead Clothing shoot was a blast! A huge thank you to both Liam Meyer and Jack Chalk for modelling and making the shoot as much fun as it was.  Both location shoots were conducted on 35mm Fuji Superia film using my Pentax K1000.  If you want to see some more shots and check out Drop Dead's clothing click the image above.

My final summer clothing brand project was with Naff Haus.  A big thanks go to Liam Meyer and Charlie Eastwood for letting me shoot with them.  Of all the shoots i've done so far this year, this one was the most fun.  The location I had chosen couldn't have been more perfect, even the weather decided to play ball.  The idea for this shoot was to muster up some Dogtown inspired shots.  Unfortunately Charlie has only recently recovered from a shoulder injury from skateboarding and therefore was unable to do his thing for this shoot, however I was fortunate enough to have Liam take centre stage and show off his old school skateboarding skills.  Really happy with the resulting images.  I conducted this shoot on 35mm Fuji Superia film using a Nikon F100 with a 35mm prime lens.

My final summer clothing brand project was with Naff Haus.  A big thanks go to Liam Meyer and Charlie Eastwood for letting me shoot with them.  Of all the shoots i've done so far this year, this one was the most fun.  The location I had chosen couldn't have been more perfect, even the weather decided to play ball.  The idea for this shoot was to muster up some Dogtown inspired shots.  Unfortunately Charlie has only recently recovered from a shoulder injury from skateboarding and therefore was unable to do his thing for this shoot, however I was fortunate enough to have Liam take centre stage and show off his old school skateboarding skills.  Really happy with the resulting images.  I conducted this shoot on 35mm Fuji Superia film using a Nikon F100 with a 35mm prime lens.