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It's been a tricky couple of months and I haven't done as many shoots as I had planned for the Summer but never mind. I did manage one yesterday with Sophie (Love de Carvalho). We found a derelict shed (or something) and spent a couple of hours taking some photos in and around it. I'm working on them now so I hope to post a few next week.
For most of August I will be working on the home studio that should have been done last year. I gave up the studio I was renting at the Drill Hall in Horsham thinking it would be but a few short months before I had a facility at home but fate had other plans and here I am a year later, still without a studio. So...with any luck by September I will be set up ready for the huge number of studio based shoots I have planned that have had to be repeatedly postponed. I should add that I have spent a fortune in the mean time collecting material and props and goodness knows what else but my wife Jean was only too happy to help out with that
I'm also hoping to get some images sorted for the coffee table book I'm working on which will mostly feature nudes with some lingerie shots that will allow me to use those models I really like who do not want to strip off.
Whenever I tell people this they seem surprised because I haven't shot many nudes. This is true but many of the photos I have taken have been shot as if they were nudes...if that makes sense. I had an interesting talk with a buyer following the exhibition of my photo of Liv entitled 'The Tomb'. Everyone I spoke to loved the picture (Liv just has this effect on people!) and...a gallery would have taken it if it had been a nude. It got me thinking. I could have offered it for £500 in a London gallery...but only as a nude. I asked why and was told that as it was, it's just a portrait. Hmmmm...The same has been said of other photos in my portfolio. Interesting. Anyway, I am working with a few models now who are happy sans clothes so who knows?
The project is scheduled to run until pubication in Autumn 2010 with gallery exhibitions starting in 2009. If this project follows most of the others I have worked on, you can add a year to each of those lol.