Nicola & Kamilla BTS

My friend Chris had a few hours shooting (ie photographing, but you knew that right? πŸ˜‚) two girls in Newcastle and asked if I fancied tagging along. Having met one of the girls before I jumped at the chance.

Nicola is not a “model” as such. In fact she is a research scientist in Molecular Microbiology. From Poland now living and working in Newcastle her English is much better than mine. A really lovely girl. Kamilla was her childhood friend from Poland over here for a week. Her English was not as good but she had a great sense of humour. Always smiling and laughing. It was a scream listening to them rabbiting away in Polish to each other, with hysterical translations.

I basically just snapped some behind the scenes (BTS) photos of the shoot. I did get some portraits of the girls themselves.

Anyway, made a change from street photography.

I should say Kamilla is blonde, Nicola brunette!

Prob back to street photography blog stuff soon.

Thanks for reading

Take care

John

It’s been slow..

Here in photo land. Have done very little photography this month – hence zero posts- and my Nov Video is behind schedule.

Hopefully will do a proper post soon.

In the meantime I would like wish everyone a very Happy Christmas (or holidays).

Speak (type) soon!

John

Feeling sorry…

For myself as I’ve had cold (manflu version 2.0 with regular updates) so for last couple of weeks barely been out with my camera. I have watched loads of YouTube and Netflix though.

This blog is mainly to vanity share my photography but in a rare sideline here’s a couple of Netflix/IPlayer things I really enjoyed and quite liked

First is on BBC iPlayer or catch up or whatever. It’s called Looking For Alaska”. An 8 part US drama which is wonderfully acted. Initial premise looks usual teen high school fare…it’s not!! Trust me. It’s a powerful thought provoking drama. It had me laughing thoroughout and in tears at the end.

Secondly a Netflix Film “Earthquake Bird”. Directed by Ridley Scott. It’s a quirky alternative film with a few twists. Not brilliant but worth sticking with.

Ok. I did take some photos…

Hopefully normal service resumes soon πŸ€§πŸ€§πŸ€’πŸ€’

Take care

John

Yesterday….

….was a great day photography wise. Even though the “weather gods” did not look in a good mood as it was dull and cold as I headed into town.

But as a street photographer there is that few hours where characters and situations are everywhere! It happens rarely, but when it does embrace it! The sun even came out for 15 minutes towards 3pm. In this northern location that means its low as it blasts through city buildings and gaps to blind people turning corners but creating lovely shadows for us light gatherers.

I heard a lovely comment on a terrific photography podcast by UNofPhotography

It was from renowned photographer Chris Harrison (not my friend of the same name — it’s this one Chris Harrison ) who said “photography doesn’t capture light, it captures time”. At times like yesterday, I agree.

Anyway enough waffle.. here are some images

As I said more on my website here Latest Images

As always keep shooting and be nice to each other!

John

A Video For August…

I’ve been trying to put up on YouTube a record of my Street Photography using the shots from the previous month to give an overall “feel” of the period.

This is now done for August.

Result is here for those interested. (I know a couple of my followers receive notifications anyway, for which I’m humbly grateful!)

August Street Photograph Video

There are a few images that can be considered out-takes I haven’t posted before too.

As always (I hate repeating myself, sorry) please hit the πŸ‘πŸ» to like (if you do) and subscribe if you can.

Comments/Questions always welcome.

Keep shooting and take care.

John

On The Road Again

My friend Chris (he’s in so many of my stories on here you would think we were married πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ – mind we bicker like a married couple!) was supposed to be doing a model shoot yesterday and I was his designated driver. The model cancelled late on Sunday night so rather than waste the day we decided to have a mini road trip to Durham City.

September is often one of the nicest summer months in the UK. Never at it’s hottest, it is usually bright and crisp. So it was yesterday. Durham is having a bit of redevelopment going on (what UK City isn’t) but it isn’t overwhelming. Also still a big draw for tourist groups of course.

Here are a few images I took from the day.

More can be seen on my website Durham Road Trip

You can see Chris Harrison’s pics here Chris – Durham Images

Thanks for reading.

Take care

John