Posts tagged ‘black and white’

January 19, 2011

Oh my, What a camera collection!

I knew my camera collection grown, but I didn’t just how much. I currently own 11 camera’s, 10 of which are shown here, the 11th is the Nikon D80 which I photographed the collection with. I’ve been lucky to have been given some of them, others I have bought from antique markets or on ebay………

…….I’ve sat here for half an hour now and I still can’t pick my favourite, the Yashica Mat 124G (middle back) is definitely up there, an old faithful. The Bolsey 35 (front, third from the left) unfortunately doesn’t work, but is one I bought purely only aesthetic value. Alot of my personal and experimental photography work is done on film as I love the quality and the tactile feeling of having actually made something you can hold. But my D80 is my baby and its the camera I spend most of my time with, I think I’ve spent more time with this camera than I have some of my closest friends, (sorry to those of them that are reading this!) So there you have it, my beautiful collection…may it continue to grow & prosper.

[Left to Right. Back row: Diana F+, Polaroid Colour Swinger, Yashica Mat+ 124, Popular Brownie, Nikon F80. Front row: Fisheye 2, Kodak Instamatic 50, Bolsey 35 Model B, Zenit 12XP, Kodak Tele 1]

January 13, 2011

Francesca Woodman: Exhibition

Next weekend is the close of the Francesca Woodman exhibition at the Victoria Miro Gallery, London. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to make it down to London to visit it, Woodman was one of my main influences all through university and seeing her work in the flesh would have really made my day. 

I discovered her work during my first year and it wasn’t until this time that I realised just how experimental, provocative and  releasing photography could be. For those of you who aren’t familiar with her work take a look here, she took a lot of self portraits using herself and her environment in unusual ways within the frame of the photo. Her work inspired my own self-portrait project, which I’ve taken a look back over here after re-discovering Woodman’s work. It’d be interesting to see how I’d work on this project again since graduating. I bought a remote control for my DSLR from Amazon, so this project would certainly be a lot easier now seeing as my self portrait project was shot entirely on 35mm film, involving a lot of props & running back and forth to the camera! (Click on images to enlarge)

November 26, 2010

Wedding Photography: Glynn & Carol – Nottingham

Last week I had the pleasure of shooting Glynn & Carol’s wedding in Ilkeston, Nottingham.  This wedding was particularly challenging due to the dark lighting condition indoors, but I’m glad to say they received their photos today and they are very satisfied customers. Here’s just a taster shot from the day…

Wedding photography by Clare - Nottingham

October 6, 2010

My Brand Spanking New Website is Here!

After long last, it’s here, I have launched my website! Hooooray! After many late nights spent resizing, saving and arranging, it’s done! Please take a look…… Let me know your thoughts and opinions, whether you love it or hate it, let me know!

June 14, 2010

Photo of the Day…by Me.

An unusual and hard shot to get taken at Battle of the Bands at Rock City.

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