I've added a new gallery page for my part in an old Tumblr collaborative project, which alas in the new super-censor Tumblr era is now mostly lost: Naked Reading Day self portraits.
I have made a new gallery page to finally get online Self Summary, which was one of my final year projects at university, and the biggest project I've ever done, featuring 30 different people.
Each person in it was asked to pick a word to summarise themselves, with the conceit being that they exchanged their everyday clothing and accoutrements for a physical version of that word that they would then pose with for their portrait. Of course one word can never entirely summarise a person, but the in trying to do so the types of words, and what they mean to people, were most revealing.
I've resisted putting this series online before as it was originally presented as a book, and I had half an idea to see if I could get it published. But having not gotten round to doing that yet, several years later, I feel I would rather just get on and share with the world some of my best work!
I've updated my life drawing section with my drawings from December, and some extra images from earlier in the year that the subject has now let me post. I'm quite fond of a lot of these new drawings; lots of nice poses!
One of my friends did some really nice drawings of me too, check them out after the jump:
I've added a slightly different than usual gallery page, collecting many disparate examples of my early self portraiture. It shows rather nicely how my style has evolved, and the variety of experimentation I took on in my early photographic days. There's plenty of typical cliche of beginner self portraitists in there, but also so some really nice old work. Check it out :)
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.