When The Serious Work Is Done is a series of blogs triggered by those discussions in the pub, of what would be a fun shoot. It’s by two photographers let off the leash, to go and play, then edit the photos, in their own style.
In this one, talented wedding photographer and bundle of energy Isoelegant used the opportunity to wear her geisha dress that she’d picked up in Japan. We then trekked a few miles up Dovedale hunting for locations. Isoelegant forged rivers, in full costume, got cold and wet. I just pressed the shutter. Then we had an ice cream. It was great.
Here’s Isoelegant’s blog.
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I’ve not shown much stuff from my Leicester studio, so I thought I’d get in some friends for a photo shoot. I asked Danni Spooner & Carise ZM for some 20’s/30’s style, but with a modern twist. And that’s just what they did.
As well as shooting digitally, I thought I’d take the large format camera for a spin. This is Sinar F1 large format camera, where the film negatives are 5″ x 4″. It’s enormously difficult to focus, so you may notice a bit of arty soft focus with the film images. I’m going to make that focusing easier, soon. For the technical, the film was Ilford FP4+ developed in ID-11.
Thanks to Derby Theatre for the chair & David Parkin for the lamp. And thank you to Woodrow Studios for the backdrop, which was actually hand painted in the studio.
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In the Summer, there was an Art Trail, organised for Artists Access to Art Colleges and De Montfort University curated by Leila Houston & Leanne Franks.
There were three galleries: the newly opened WTS Gallery, LCB Depot and The Great Central.
The range of work shown included contemporary painting and drawing, ceramics, video, textiles, photography, projection, sound, sculpture and installation.
Here’s a small selection of the pictures I took on the opening day.
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Cultural Exchanges commissioned Priya Mistry to create Experiments In Performing Body And Voice. She created the piece in 4 days, with dancers and performing arts students from DMU. The following photos were taken during the creation of the piece, and the first performance.
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Grace Petrie wrote a song about Richard Feynman’s letter to his dead wife, Arline. Lucy Peel was so taken by it, that she made a video for it.
Here’s the video: A Hell Of A Good Time
And some BTS photos I took:
Lucy Peel directing, Peter Banks & Keith Allott filming, Richard Strong script watching
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