Another 'outside the comfort zone' post in response to a conversation I had about photography during which the other person remarked,
"You don't do people." I have also said of myself that I don't do kiddie pics and I don't like posed shots, both of which are true, but try telling my mother in law not to pose when she is anywhere near a camera (see version 12 where Helga too is posing!)
Anyway this prompted some archive diving (great activity during this rubbish weather) and this revealed that I do indeed do people, though not often as normally I prefer to capture them with my sketch book and paints.
V1 and V15 are kiddie pics, V1is from a book I did for a friend that features his enchanting daughter, Grace, V15 a picture of our charming new neighbour in Spain clutching the toy we bought for him. V's 4 & 13 are dedicated to Lifesnapper.
Since Garrath had cancer I have become more aware of the need to capture friends and family and there are some of these here, but as ever, I always prefer candid shots. I am not sure that he will be too pleased about me posting V2 which I believe to be a picture that perfectly portrays the consequences of hitting the gin bottle hard
whilst at a friends house!
Thank you for looking and I hope that you enjoy at least some of them.
I have added two more versions in response to Pluckyfilly's comment - "Lynne my only criticism would be that I do like to see what a person is resting on, as in the little lad (beautiful image in every way BUT) he looks as if he is floating in mid air!" She actually was floating in mid air as she had jumped spontaneously but I get the point and did the two versions to give more context, and just for the hell of it!
Portraits and people
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