It was the World Zombie Day 2013 yesterday, and oh it was fun. Parts of central London suddenly turned into a zombie apocalypse, with groaning zombies and panicking tourists. Despite the lack of organs and blood loss, everyone was very cheerful and it was a real heaven for photographers. I’m posting some images which will […]
Christian demonstrators (on the left) are protected by police while heavily shouted at by masked defenders of Gay rights. This was happening right in the middle of the parade.
I would like to talk a bit about sources of inspiration today, starting off by introducing the work of my fellow photographer Adam Rowney.
These images are from his last publication. I love them because of their elegance, achieved by a clean composition and impeccable use of black and white. The lighting on these shots comes from a flashgun diffused by an umbrella – simple stuff done right: note how the light wraps around the model, the smooth transition between light and shadows which retain detail on the blacks, and the softness of those shadows. This is a beautiful example of Rembrandt lighting.
This image came to my mind when I was struggling with the fact that I’m not able to create on demand at a steady pace as much as I would like to. The creative process, this Persona, seems elusive most of the time just to burst at random when I’m feeling most empty.
I’ve been travelling with my partner to Japan recently, and had the chance to devote some time to photograph their places and people (who despite extremely nice and kind, I found notably camera shy!) besides the more typical touristy photos For the first shot, these are Shiya and Tsugumi, posing with the beautiful traditional Kimonos […]