Earlier this year I undertook a photoshoot with actor Marc Zammit and said we would be meeting for another shoot before the year ended. We only just made it, a couple of weeks before Christmas. One cold but sunny day we haunted the banks of the Thames as people scurried around us either on their way to buy presents or off for another drunken Christmas office party. Well that’s what December is for surely? 🙂
For the first time in my life I think I am getting into make-up. Watching Melissa evolve into this stylish goth under the skilled hands of Kamni and Alia -the two make up artists was quite something. Get me some of those eyelashes- NOW!
Make up artists Kamni Syed and Alia Khokher
This guy was great to work with – smiley and professional. It’s great working with people who are pro active – the contribution often leads to a better end result.
Wobbly Bridge, or to use its official name ‘Millenium Bridge’ was opened about the same time as Hungerford Bridge – two new footpaths across the Thames, the latter replacing an older and rather beaten up structure. However Millenium bridge was an all new route from St Paul’s to the Tate Modern, and had a few problems when it first opened – hence its nickname. It may not be as obviously spectacular as Hungerford Bridge, but in the winter afternoon sun its geometric detail came alive and I had to record it…
My photography work is digital now – but when looking back at old 35mm work like this which I used in exhibition makes me wonder whether I should take another look at 35mm. You can apply ‘noise’ in Photoshop but real grain is a difficult one to authentically replicate and it really does have its own special qualities. All I need is access to a photography darkroom and some time….