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Blue Monday and Weekly Photo Challenge: Minimalist

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Blue Monday and Weekly Photo Challenge: Minimalist

When the sun sets on London, the city is revealed in another light. The simple lines of structures like the Golden Jubilee Bridges, that run alongside the Hungerford rail bridge, belie the sophisticated engineering, both historic and modern, that are hidden from our eyes by the dark.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective #1

Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective #1

Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective #1

Reading Ash’s description for this weeks challenge I actually felt that it was very much about how the photographer can influence the viewer’s perception with different photographic techniques.

That could include the angle or perspective at which the photograph is taken from, or how cropping an image to exclude part of the original can change the story that the viewer may interpret.

The theme itself is wide open to interpretation! One thing that sprang to mind is how I use my camera, lenses, filters and processing techniques to produce promotional images for bands and musicians.

It’s very important for people who view these musicians websites, or see flyers, to be able to get a feel for the style of music that they can expect. I try my best to convey that within my work!

In this example, my featured photograph is of Julia K, who, amongst her many musical projects, is a vocalist and keytar player for 80’s band, The Diamond Hearts. The band have done all their own styling but I wanted to add an extra 80’s twist with crisp lighting and a retro, prismatic filter. When people see this particular photo of Julia, I hope to make them think of strong female vocalists, such as Kate Bush and Annie Lennox.

Here are a few other photos from The Diamond Hearts photoshoot! Enjoy 🙂

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Pivotal

Today I’m tying three challenges together in one post.

Festival Of Flowers: Week 9
Daily Prompt: Transported
Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways

Inspired by Photography 101: Finding the Best Shot — Portrait or Landscape?

A personal view of any object is subjective.

So the challenge of the artist/photographer is to create a personal view of an object/scene that can be subjectively viewed in a pleasing way.

No matter how hard you try though, you can never please all the people, all the time!

I think it’s equally important for an artist to remember that the end-user of their product will be looking at it from their own perspective.

They might choose landscape over portrait simply because it better suits the space in their hallway, brochure or computer wallpaper.

It’s hard not to become disheartened when others don’t enjoy or perceive an image that you’ve created in the same way that you do.

I always hope that something in my images will transport my viewers to a place or memory that makes them smile. If just some of you are smiling after seeing my photos today then I’ve achieved my goal.

If you’re not smiling today, please come back tomorrow and perhaps I can make you smile then 🙂