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Luminescent Larcenist, the light thief

Luminescent Larcenist, the light thief

Luminescent Larcenist, the light thief Larcenist; what a great word, simply means a person who steals. Light requires energy whereas darkness requires nothing, humans are walking energy sources. Be careful who you donate your energy too, some people will absorb everything from you and give nothing in return. You cant give yourself to others if…

The Contract, a mutually respected agreement

The Contract, a mutually respected agreement

The Contract A contract is a voluntary agreement between two parties that must be met and is a legally binding. In the western world it is highly likely you may find yourself in a contract of some kind.  Contracts come in many forms such as a phone contract, employment or business to name a few….

Bed, if you can call it that

Bed, if you can call it that

Bed What you are observing is a monochrome photograph of a ‘Bed’ at Auschwitz & Birkenau. I use the term ‘bed’ very loosely, as this is the complete opposite of what a bed should be. How anyone could’ve got any sleep in this hole is a mystery, the blocks are cold, hard, rugged and generally…

Stardust Silhouette – Nature still needs nurture

Stardust Silhouette – Nature still needs nurture

Stardust Silhouette – Nurture or nature? Stardust Silhouette, a beautiful image of a lady placing a button-hole on a young child in preparation for a wedding.  Inspiration for this photograph came from a technical error, my batteries failed on my flashgun. The two centre subjects appeared to be darker than I had previously hoped for….

The Dark Inside – don’t be afraid

The Dark Inside – don’t be afraid

We all have a darkness inside, some just hide it better than others The Dark Inside, a minimalist photograph designed to be spacious, dark and mysterious. This photograph was created with a child standing underneath a light source, in a very dark room. Then using Adobe Photoshop the blacks were adjusted to create the deep…

Darkitecture, for the lovers of dark arts

Darkitecture, for the lovers of dark arts

Darkitecture Darkitecture, the  entrance to Colchester Zoo. This photograph is all about composition and tones.  Anyone who knows me, will know I enjoy dark photography, not just the colours but also the concept. Darkitecture is all about drama, contrast and angles, the deep rich tones create a unique twist to this building. The slants of the…

Alice in Wonderland,

Alice in Wonderland,

Alice in Wonderland This photograph was not initially planned, however, after reviewing the photograph, the black and white stones of the Cathedral floor reminded me of Alice in Wonderland. Present, is my my wife in a lovely elegant dress, which also reminded me of the animated lead character. Due to these early childhood memories of the…

Two Faced, we all have multiple sides…..

Two Faced, we all have multiple sides…..

Two Faced Two Faced, we all have 2 sides to our personality and sometimes more, certain people and scenarios can bring either the best or worst out of us. This photograph is a creative monochromatic portrait shot of my youngest son Thomas. The photo has a dark side which I  enjoy doing and you could…

Steam

Steam

Steamy, hot and very wet Steam, a monochromatic photograph of a lady in the shower. This photograph has been manipulated to maintain the model’s dignity and to create the look of someone just appearing through the steam of a very hot shower. There is no feeling quite like jumping in a nice hot power shower…

The Mirror Man, Krakow, Poland

The Mirror Man, Krakow, Poland

The Mirror Man Mirror Man, a street entertainer at Krakow main square, Poland. His suit is very impressive and must take some considerable maintenance. Busking Street performance or busking is the act of performing in public places for gratuities, though “busking” is particularly associated with singing or playing music. In many countries the rewards are…

Keep your chin up

Keep your chin up

Keep your chin up, a monochromatic image of a model posing. This image reminds me that from time to time,  we need to keep our chin up and remain focused and not let life grind us down. Spend a few minutes a day looking up at the night sky and realise how small and insignificant…

Man at work

Man at work

Craftsmanship, a man hammering away at some metal work in Krakow main square, Poland. It’s always great to see little market stalls and people earning a living, the skills and craftsmanship is an unknown world to me and something I easily find myself watching. This particular stall was making unusual things out of metal such…

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