Friday, 31 December 2010

Portraiture: Nick Williamson

Here is a portrait piece I just finished working on.
My subject for this piece is my best friend Nick Williamson. I couldn't decide between these two photos as I liked both so much for different reasons. One he is posed looking at the camera, no major facial expression, the eyes tell the story & the lighting is real bright. The other is slightly darker, but caught him as I made him laugh about something, this is Nick fully in his element, the happy, scrunched up face, big smile that is so infectious. So decided it might be cool to make one piece with both photographs.
Nick has been a huge part of my life for years now, even being on the opposite sides of the world for a year, still remained my rock and a big source of guiding words, cheers Nick.

Thankyou so much to everybody who has appeared on & stopped by my blog over this past year, it has been nothing short of an amazing & inspiring year.
Hope you have all had a fantastic time over these holidays, wishing you all the very best for 2011. Here we go...

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Warming Up Wolsey With Ben Raemers

Ben arrived back here in Ipswich, England, only a couple of weeks behind myself, after spending a long while over in the states doing his usual thing of being a skateboarder and killing it with a grin on his face.
I haven't seen Ben for a year, all that has changed is he has grown a little taller, his hair is out of control, he has got even better on his board & to boot he's still the nicest guy, it's a quality that will never let him down, don't ever change Ben.

We met up on yesterdays freezing 1'C, Tuesday morning, had a coffee/beer and made our way into town for a skate, the first skate since before the snow hit! Just so happened to cruise by the Wolsey eleven and Ben decides it would be a fun thing to jump down them to warm up... right you are Ben... a couple of tries and that's done. A trick was tried but that's gonna be saved for another sesh... watch this space. We cruised to one or two other spots but the poor lad had a heel bruise aggravating him so we settled for a park roll and some games of skate with the boys.
Always a fun day with Raemers. Here's a photo of his warm up and his smelly foot.

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Winter Wonder Land [part 2]

Some photographs I took of my wonderful dog, Peggy. I missed her while I was away & judging by her reaction to my home coming she had missed me to. It's great to get out around the fields with her again, especially in the snow. I'd forgotten how much of a poser she can be.

Winter Wonder Land [part 1]

Sorry for not posting anything in a minute, it's been a manic few weeks.
I am now back in the UK, coming home to such cold weather after seeing the beginnings of summer time in Sydney has been a shock to the system to say the least. Last week during some early snow fall I went out with my camera for a walk. Here you go... more coming up soon.