I've added a bunch of new posts to my drawing blog, catching up on who I've I've had chance to draw this year.
I have added a new gallery page for an old still life series, the first thing I ever shot when I got my first DSLR at uni in fact! In Geometric Autumn I took a variety of autumnal leaves and cut them into quadrilateral shapes, before arranging them into various patterns. While technically flaws, it remains one of my favourite series as it's quite visually unique.
While shooting this series, I also experienced one of my favourite anecdotes. A falconer was out "walking" his bird, and directed it to fly right at me, clipping my head!
I have added a new gallery page for a series I shot last year, exploring a nice big and bright unused building, with the help of my friend Sophie.
I have added several new posts on my life drawing blog, chronicling my drawings from the past year or so. Recently I've been hosting my own clothing optional life drawing groups; encouraging friends to both try drawing, and dabble in nudism. The result is a lovely open atmosphere and a much more mixed ability group than most of the other life drawing things I've been too, which can be rather entertaining at times!
I have added a new gallery page for an old set of self portraits I shot some years ago, at the same location I did my more recent shoot with Renata.
I never managed to make the images work as a set before, but I have done a new edit now, including finding some shots I did not spot first tme around, and quite like the somber tone and odd morning light that ties them all together.
I have added a gallery page for Renata's entry in my Neutral Nudes sequence.
My friends Renata asked to shoot, and such a bright and sunny person fit well with a bright and sunny day! See the rest of the series on the gallery page.
I've added a new gallery page for another old shot with Denise Valentine, Lost in the Electronic Jungle, which was one of the few times I've shot on film, medium format in this case. You can see the whole series on said page.
I've added a gallery page for A quiet place, the first of many series of photos I shot with my good friend Denise Valentine. You might recognise the location from other photos of mine, this was the first time I shot there too.
As part of her work she has written up some really interesting and introspective thoughts on the shoot and the photographs on her blog, and derived her own images from the photographs too. Continuing her thoughts on the actual shoot brought up some very interesting analysis of her body confidence, an area I am generally very interested in: