We continue into week number six of the Attic Studio Daily Randomness Challenge with a small change to my contributions. I’ve been particularly busy this week so every single image has been dredged up from my archives. It’s actually made it a rather interesting challenge to find an image that fits the given theme. I think I’ve managed okay, but what do you think?
Portrait / Face
I’m a portrait photographer so this was ridiculously easy, and of course I had to be a little different with it. Since a studio portrait is almost expected, I veered to this old shot of myself. There is a touch of photoshop to alter the eye colour. My own eyes aren’t nearly that interesting.
How could I not go for a photo of my daughter. She is the very definition of beautiful and I am, of course, completely biased.
Yeah, this was a little trickier. I wasn’t sure where to go with this for a while. I did think about a snake-print outfit or something. And then I remembered Carmen. A wonderful woman to shoot with and could certainly be described as wild. This was part of a group shoot at Wolfe Cottage a few years back where I was experimenting with dragging the shutter to see what effects it would give.
I thought this was going to be another tricky one. I did think about looking for the first photo I took in a studio that I was particularly pleased with, but I’ve actually already used that and this is better. I gave it the title of ‘And the NEW. . . ‘ in a homage to the late Howard Finkel. An excellent, and much missed, wrestling ring announcer.
Easy peasy, and back to Power Rangers with this one. If you’ve been following my blog you may recall that there was a plan to shoot a whole bunch of stuff like this. Hopefully a plan that will get back on track sometime in the not too distant future.
Now, I could have just found a photo of a bridge and used that. Job done, nice and easy. Except I’m not much of a landscape photographer, nor do I shoot much on location. Meaning there ain’t a lot of bridges in my archives. So I went with a picture of playing cards and a rather tenuous link to the game Bridge. Cards are involved. Right?
And I get to end the week with something simple. For me, there ain’t nothing cosier than curling up with a good book and a hot cup of tea.
Lockdown here in the UK is slowly being lifted. Businesses are re-opening and studios, models and photographers are beginning to shoot again, whilst maintaining social distancing.
I am not one of those photographers. As much as I want to get back behind the camera, the demands of work and childcare means I’m just not able to at the moment. If things continue the way they are I can but hope that it might not be too much longer. In the meantime,
Stay Safe and Stay Sane