Sunday 29 September 2013

Simon Paisley-Day, Actor

Just finished doing a series of head shots for my friend and neighbour, actor Simon Paisley-Day. 
They are intended as an actor's portfolio as they are submitted for potential castings in plays, movies and television shows. 
A great deal of fun went into the session and I must thank Simon for his patience and professionalism, and his good natured humour in looking this way and the other, as we explored the intricacies of light as it reflects upon, and adds expression to the human face.

Friday 27 September 2013

Photogram Heaven (Darkroom Practice)

One more exercise with my students in Canterbury College producing another exciting and very rewarding photogram as part of their induction into traditional practice in photography.

Thursday 26 September 2013

Memorias de mi hermano Beto (1951-1997)

Una vez más la vida me depara este 26 de Septiembre para recordar a mi querido Beto.
Esta imagen, ya casi extraviada en los laberintos de un  siglo que pasó a la historia, me trae de nuevo la imagen de mi hermano, allá en Toronto, en un antiguo verano de finales de los setentas, entregado al quehacer mundano de cortarme el pelo como lo hacía cuando llegaba de visita una vez al año.
Vivirá en mi alma y en mi mente hasta el día que me dure la cuerda.

Photogram Exercise

Working in the darkroom, making the last photogram of our first year's group before embarking head-on into our research and analysis for the assignment, we come to discover once again the beauty of this wonderfully traditional method.
Light converts objects, human beings and foliage alike, into shadows and highlights independently of value. The only important and defining factor is the light.
These are the ''before'' and ''after'' moments of the exercise. Class participation at its best. Plus an intriguing and very mysterious result which is now part of the wall in our classroom at college.

Saturday 14 September 2013

Cosas de Uno Flotando a la Deriva

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Es curioso cómo de vez en cuando nos topamos con lo nuestro cual si fueran planetas que han extraviado su órbita...

Monday 9 September 2013

Sunday 8 September 2013

Óscar Murillo en Blanco y Negro

Estos tres retratos son parte de una serie del joven artista colombiano Óscar Murillo, tomados en su estudio en Londres el 2 de septiembre. Como es ya mi costumbre tengo la tendencia a depositar mucha más fe en mis retratos en blanco y negro, logrados con la infalible Hasselblad, que a los logrados en color.

Thursday 5 September 2013

Óscar Murillo, Colombian Artist

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting this young Colombian artist in his London studio. Murillo has lived in England for the past seventeen years and at this moment his star is on the rise having had some encouraging  success after a couple of auctions at Sotheby's and Christie's.
We both hail from the same province in Colombia - Valle del Cauca - and I suppose this reason alone elicits feelings of kinship with the young artist. That, and his undeniable talent.

By Jack Peilow, ten years had passed since...

This shot was part of a series that young Jack did at the time and was entirely related to beards.  Jack went around town asking men to pose...