A Non


Time for an update: I still use film, though. Not vast quantities, but I have a darkroom, and I'm not afraid to use it.

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A Non

25 May 2021 9:26AM   Views : 392 Unique : 256


Yesterday, I was shooting for a modelís personal project. Sheís in a job that is quite sensitive and so none of the pictures showing her face will ever appear here, or anywhere else except her private portfolioÖ

Her plan is to have pictures of her in her prime that she can look back on in 40 or 50 years, and remember herself as a sensual, sexual being, and that doesnít seem a bad ambition. But given her job, itís a project that involves a lot of trust, and sheís been highly selective in choosing photographers to work with, both in terms of their work, and their reputation. Iím honoured to be in that group.


Why would I be taking part in a project like this, if I canít actually use many of the pictures? Well, for one thing, itís fun: any collaboration with a purpose is positive. For another, I wanted to find out if I could deal with the images with suitable subtlety: to shoot images without a face that convey a character is a delightful challenge.

AndÖ Itís always good to work with anyone who is challenging. I realise that Donald Trump and Boris Johnson wonít get this (but then they wonít be reading this blog) but it is really bracing to deal with people who donít necessarily agree with you, who will put forward and argue for different ideas. My view is that the intellectually honest will thrive on this approach. But thatís just my view.


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dudler Plus
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25 May 2021 9:27AM
For obvious reasons, the pictures aren't of Ms A Non - instead, have some shots of Lottii Rose, who is never a shrinking violet.
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25 May 2021 10:21AM

I realise that Donald Trump and Boris Johnson wonít get this (but then they wonít be reading this blog)

They may both be members under pseudonyms.

John, any work you do has value if someone appreciates it.
How many collectors have paintings that aren't in a gallery, does detract from there value or quality.
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20 2.1k 2048 England
25 May 2021 12:31PM
Thanks, Dave.

I know a few photographers who see no worth in something not done for profit or exhibition, or some other personal gain, other than in artistic satisfaction...
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12 36 7 United Kingdom
25 May 2021 4:03PM
Smashing images here, and well done for being chosen for your integrity.

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