Why do I love this portrait of Misia Smith of Soothe Therapies? Misia has amazing eyes, they are warm and alive. She works with skincare and has lovely skin, so I wanted to let her skin shine through, ensuring my studio lighting choice would reveal the natural health of her skin. Misia is a very warm and friendly person, and I wanted to reflect her inner warmth with the backdrop choice, styling choice - making use of clothing and colours she had with her. I really love the warm caramel and hints of gold in this portrait - for me this shows Misia to the world as a warm, caring and precious therapist. Making portraiture is so much more than taking a photo. For me, it is painting with light.
I am excited to be making portraits in the Boogie Booth at The Boogie women's dance night this Friday in Nottingham City...tickets still available and can't wait to meet with some inspiring, creative women. To find out more, here is the link http://www.theboogieuk.com/event-feature.php
On Thursday 12th February, I spent time in London on a grey and overcast day. I was hungry for colour and energy and immersed my focus on the vibrance and light available as I stood still amidst much movement and noise in the cold, misty air...The London Walkers collection of photographs is the result. Prints are available to order. Please contact me for details or visit A Room Full of Butterflies in Sherwood Nottingham to arrange purchase and bespoke framing.
I was commissioned by Anna French glass artist and organiser of Craft in the City to create 12 business portraits for exhibition at The Great Notts Show. Each company representative was asked to bring props or an item to illustrate their work. I absolutely loved this project. Thank you so much to all businesses involved and to Anna for the opportunity to meet so many diverse people with so much to give. Didn't we have a laugh making the photos? I offer portrait sessions for individuals, businesses and families in my photography studio in Sherwood, Nottingham. Please click this link to view the portraits /recent-projects.html
My son and I were in the mood for 'fooling around' one Sunday afternoon. He'd been so excited about trying out his new face paints. We were on the way to a tiger face but I just had to stop to make a photo when the blue orange yellow and red started to sing! A rainy Sunday afternoon suddenly felt magic and exhilarating!
"Making one feel very happy, animated, or elated; thrilling" www.oxforddictionaries.com
I am in love with colour. It is a non verbal emotional language. It has volume, can be quiet (pale blue) or loud (red). Colour can literally change your mood. Imagine sitting in a room with rich orange walls. How do you feel? Now imagine sitting in a room with pale green walls. How do you feel? Colour is power. Colour transmits an emotional vibration.