Well, I feel kind of bad because I haven't been posting on this blog all that much recently... really though, I'm not to sure if there's anyone even reading it.. but.. just incase.
I haven't been shoot to much lately as work has been getting in the way, hence why there hasn't been any recent posts. October seems like it's going to be a little busier with photography as I have some head shots booked, some family portrait sessions and a few personal work shots I would like to make. So to tide you over, here's some recent pieces I've done, which are more on the self portrait, fine art, conceptual side of things. 
 
 This first image I call " CAPTIVE HANDS " is a dark image I've had floating around in my brain for quite a while. As summer ends, and fall/winter start to come into frame, the days get darker, drearier and I get more and more depressed. I'm not a fan of the winter, even though I'm Canadian, which I'm sure is some sort of Canadian Sin, but I'm not. It's cold, and gets right into your bones, I don't ever want to leave the house, or my bed for that matter, and working out or any physical labor seems impossible which leads to weight gain... ugh..... 
This image is representative of being depressed and the depression holding me back from life itself. 

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CAPTIVE HANDS

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ESCAPING MIND  

 

When I sit down to come up with concepts, sometimes my mind opens right up and it all comes flowing out. Other times, it's completely blank and I need to see something to give birth to a new idea. This image was one that came flowing out with no trouble at all. For anyone who has done some art history, you may know a painter by the name of RENE MAGRITTE and his famous painting, THE LOVERS. Something about that painting always intrigued me and ever since I saw it back in school, I've wanted to do something like it. My interpretation is the mind spilling out creative thoughts as I sit and think of images to create.  

 

 

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PASSION IN PICTURES
 
You never really feel like you've completed a photographic journey until you see your images in print, at least thats how I feel. From time to time, I'll take some of my favourite images and get them printed either on canvas or 11x14 gloss. I wanted to create an image with these images and myself displaying the images printed because I love seeing them come to life. This was a simple shot lighting wise.. there's a window camera left supplying the light for the imagery, and obviously this is a compostie image, meaning it's about 5 pictures all combined into one for the final result.   

 

 

 

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FALLING APPLES
 
On a beautiful fall day, out in the woods I decided to go for a walk through some trails. As i started out down the path always travelled, apples started raining down from the sky all around, with deep "THUDS" as they hit the ground. As the wind blew more apples fell and I knew instantly what picture I was going to take on this walk.  
Once again this is a composite image of about 4 or 5 images, no lighting other than ambient light filtered through the clouds as it was an over cast day. 

 

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 STORY COMES TO LIFE

Books are a fantastic way to let your mind create imagery. Sometimes when I'm reading I really get caught up in it and get lost in a whole other world. I wanted this to look like the story was reaching out and pulling me into it... it was hard to get the right angle to make the arm look like it was coming out of the book. I actually had a different image in my head, but there's certain photoshop techniques I haven't mastered yet. 
No lighting used in this image, except for the ambient light coming in through the large window in the kitchen. 

 

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UNFORGOTTEN
 
The woods is one of my favourite places to shoot. In the summer it's horrible due to black flies and mosquitos, but now that fall has arrived it's game on... as long as the rain stays away, and for this image it did! Lighting set up for this image is pretty simple, One SB-800 Speedlight firing at 1/8th power into a half opened 60" umbrella directly over head on a boom stand.
  

 

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BURNT OUT IDEAS
 
  

 

Lately I've been in a rutt. I can't for the life of me come put with creative ideas. I've been looking at other conceptual photographers work, reading books, watching movies but nothing is clicking. Instead of giving up and getting upset about the issue, I had a thought " Why not use the problem as the answer ?". I can't come up with ideas... everyone thinks of an idea as a light bulb lighting up over peoples heads thanks to cartoons, so ... If I can't come up with ideas the light bulbs wouldn't be turned on.  I also love the fact that the light bulbs also represent ideas... not to often do you see ideas, well... you see them in your mind but other people don't, and this allows that to happen. 

Lighting on this image: 1 SB-80DX firing at 1/16th power camera left into a half opened 60" umbrella, feathered off to the right of the frame so the light is just catching my left side.  

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