The winters quest to get comfortable with ‘unnatural’ light continued a couple of weekends ago, with my inaugural session alongside the Essex Strobist gang from Flickr. What a lovely bunch. A great crew of MUA’s and models turned up to our shoot at a studio called murder mile in Clapton North London, which was full of some pretty amazing setups and some rather ‘intriguing’ lets say, props. More on that to come if I have the courage to post some other shots from the day, but meanwhile, here’s a keeper – the lovely Kyia Rose getting to grips with one of a selection of whips we encountered on the day. Hope you like it. Don’t be afraid to comment!
Model: Kyia Rose, MM#1855960
MUA: Sue Ellen MM#1215901
Strobalism: Strobeam through Octabank Camera left, Speedlite through honeycomb camera right, fired by Pocket WIzards.
An Old Man sells Tuna at Mercato del Capo, Palermo. I love going here year after year when in Sicily, you always notice the same old faces in the market – plying their wares and going about their daily business. I hope these places can stand the onslaught of the supermarkets, they are part of the true soul of our cities. In other news, a rainy weekend in London has me homebound doing chores and catching up with my photos. I have a growing stack of images to upload this year but life just gets in the way of working through them, hence I’m falling further and further behind. So many stories to share – time to get to work…!
So, we just got back from 3 days and nights exploring the fabled spires of New York city. It was our first time there, so I was living out a fair number of dreams that started ever since I caught onto Hip Hop and the whole NY scene back in the mid 1980′s. The big apple certainly did not dissapoint! Its true what they say about NYC not being America, I found it confrimed all my suspicions. As it was our first time (and due to a great deal we had through our Delta connections) we stayed right off Times Square at the Paramount, which has resulted in me possessing GIGS of shots like the one above. So expect many more neon lights and brashy street scenes! Do let me know if I go overboard. And don’t worry, we saw some other sides of the five boroughs too so stay tuned to KWBS 102 DJ Jon White Photography dot com. Later…off to check out the new Radiohead and Gil Scott Heron albums.
More music to edit by, or perhaps just lie down and soak it all in..
I can’t determine if this beautiful building is a government ministry or a hotel. Clocked as we wearily made our way back to the hotel after a long day trudging the tourist trail in Prague. Weekend’s away (particularly in winter) are exhausting when you visit new places! I find we walk for miles and miles, buzzed to see all we can in a very short period of time. Just…can’t….relax
I bought a new lens in January, a Tamron 17-50 2.8. Its a really well reviewed ‘fast wide-mid zoom’ and rounds out my kit very nicely, I hope it will come in handy for both street and travel shooting, as well as being a versatile option when shooting portraits. January likes to keep us brits indoors but I had been scouting some locations on the roads heading out of London, wanting to capture some light trails in the Heathrow area. One sunday was particularly ‘photo friendly’, I could sense a great sunset was coming. So out we went – as the weekend traffic was heading home into West London, I faced the other way, hit the accelerator and sped out West to capture this shot. Traffic tried to get in my way, but eventually we broke through and here was the result.