Life in a Lens
I wrote some really bad erotica. You’ll thank me for it
In a moment of boredom I set about writing flash erotic fiction. The end result was dire, even worse than 50 Shades of Grey. It'll be a big seller.
Note to self: I’m allergic to pets
From time to time I like to shoot models in their homes. It creates some variety in my work, not just in the images I produce but also the way I have to produce them. I’ve had some great home shoots.
I’m allergic to animals. Well, to the fine dust that gets given off from under the fur. It can be quite debilitating and even after some antihistamine tablets I’ll usually be suffering.
Which is why I feel sorry for Ola.
I was pretty much looking forward to shooting with her at her flat.
My past 4 photoshoot attempts have been disasters
I’m not entirely sure what I’m doing wrong, but something isn’t right. As someone who doesn’t believe in “luck” it clearly means somewhere I’m making mistakes. The recent history: Attempt 1: the working environment was piss-poor, basically we were shooting in a conservatory on a hot, sunny day. End result was lots of sweating, I […]
Could we have a photo, they said.
Of course, I said and sent one.
Of you, they said.
Don’t be silly, I said.
For the first time in 6 months…
…my ex wife sends me a message. To be honest I pretty much ignore them because they’re pretty banal, but this one was seriously odd. Apparently someone is looking planning permission on the road where we used to live and she wants to object. Do I know the wording she could use. I considered sending […]
What an awful year 2016 was
2016 has been one hell of a year. The first half was OK, nothing special really, then all hell broke lose after the June referendum. I won’t dwell on it, but suffices to say my business suffered, I got caught in many arguments with people about politics and frankly the whole thing became quite overwhelming. […]
Why getting annoyed with an inappropriate request isn’t the best idea
Sometimes I get quite annoyed with models who start laying down what they see as the rules. I’ve had everything over the years from models insisting they retain copyright on images to being asked for fees after being booked to shoot for someone’s website. Judging by the threads on various bulletin boards and discussion forums […]
Been neglecting life lately
For the past few weeks I’ve been neglecting the blog. Pressure of work has taken me away from it and meant I’ve not had the creative juices flowing enough to write new stuff or commit to taking new pictures.
That pressure is coming off now and with a bit of luck everything will settle down over the next fortnight and everything will drift back to normal.
Thanks for being patient with me.
Quick run down on today’s shoot
Had another bondage shoot today, third since the site took a relaunch. I was supposed to shoot with three women, only one vanished. I don’t mean she didn’t turn up, I mean she literally vanished off the face of the earth. Fortunately things continued with the other two models – Chantz Marie and Josie L. […]
I look at other photographers’ work and realise I need to up my game
I’m not a professional photographer by any stretch of the imagination. I do it for fun, as an outlet for pent up creativity and because I enjoy creating stuff. My drawing skills are pitiful, my model making worse and don’t get me started on painting. But my ability to compose and structure a shot, to […]
Should I shoot male bondage?
I’ve been challenged to do some male bondage. It’s something I’ve avoided shooting before because the biggest problem was always when I put out a casting call I got guys respond who were basically looking for a session. They didn’t get I was looking for a professional model, that it would be hard work and […]