Monday, 31 January 2011

Week 85: Promotion II.

This is another post concerning the concept of promotion. "Promo shots" are being asked of me constantly by bands. I do charge, I use film which I'm sure a lot of local photographs lack. It gives a much better quality to the images and I am constantly shooting 5x4 and 120 anyway. This is why my rates are my rates. They are negotiable though. If you are in need in any promotion, whether you are a band or part of a company I'm up for helping out the community in anyway possible so let me know.


To promote is to accept responsibility of what you re/present.

Song listening to right now: No Pity for a Coward - Suicide Silence

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Week 84: Promotion.

So I need to promote my work as I am in my final year of my degree. My website will be up and running within the next few months hopefully. If you guys could help me out that would be fantastic. If not then I really don't mind. I feel that promotion is the only way to ever get better at what you do. Enthusiasm is paramount, it overrides techniques tenfold.


Bands are nice to photograph, it gives you a feeling of satisfaction. Promotion. You help them out, they help you out. This is Laguna Sunrise.

Song listening to right now: Hey Charlie - Laguna Sunrise

Friday, 14 January 2011

Week 83: The Trechary of Images.

This week has been busy, I don't have much to say as I don't have time.


This is not a butcher.

Song listening to right now: Skinny Love - Bon Iver

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Week 82: 2011 is...

... looking promising, I guess. Although, I'm not sure what it is promising. I am happy with the people who are close to me. I've also tightened relationships with some new friends, that I feel like I've known for a decade. I would just like to show my visual appreciation to these guys this week really.


This is a photograph I took a few years back in Nice, France. It's one of the only photograph's I had to stop and think hard about. So we can all see that it draws you in, you just want to walk to the end of the bridge, but something is holding you back. It's the arrow, you caught it in your periphery didn't you? Yes you did. Either subliminally, subtly or straight away. This is deliberate. It is the conflict between crossing that bridge when you come to it, or turning back and never going near it again.

The way I feel this relates to my friends, may not be clear at first. It certainly wasn't clear to me anyway. I see the bridge symbolising my friends (and this is not any old bull conceptual analogy, it's the way I think) that get me to where I want to go, through supporting me at a higher level than what is pushing me back. The force that is pushing me back, is subtle and inferior to the powerful support that these guys give me. The force that pulls me towards the end of this bridge, the tunnel effect is also symbolic of my peers. They are a force to be reckoned with and I send my regards to all of them.

Song listening to right now: The Pilgrim: Chapter 33 - Kris Kristoffersen