I’m very much looking forward to photographing the gorgeous Roseanne this Monday on the FOTO-CLUB “Special Studio Evening“. It will be the last studio evening for quite a while and I’m hoping that if the weather permits, we’ll shoot for a while outside in the yard at the back of this studio. Keep watching for images…
As a sort of sideline to the action shots of the boxing events arranged by Priory Park Boxing Club in Dudley (the “Pride of the Black Country” as they have been called), I have continued to add to my ongoing documentary project of the same name.
The above shot shows a young boxer (just 9 years old) emerging from the ring after a non-competitive bout at a recent “Development show” to a huge hug from his very proud father, still clutching onto his trophy. This image will eventually be converted to black and white.
To me, this image encapsulates some of the excitement and euphoria that is so apparent at all of the many shows I’ve shot.
It’s funny what you miss. For years, many years, I’ve included a stop-off at a public phone box on Newhall Street (Birmingham) as a part of my regular Night Photo Safari circuit. On freezing cold nights, this provided a few minutes of shelter from the icy winds for the model (if not for the photographers) – providing they had a sense of smell that wasn’t too sensitive to the distinctly “toilety” whiff inside the booth.
Imagine my horror then, when we discovered on the most recent Night Photo Safari that the phone box had been removed! (probably in the interest of public hygiene).
Farewell, oh whiffy phone box. You served me well.
Since moving to Alto Studio, I’ve only once before used the building’s outside areas for a shoot (a fashion shoot with Sasha Hatton) so a FOTO-CLUB group shoot on a Sunday morning when the building is completely deserted seemed like the ideal opportunity to explore. I chose the stunning Elena Koneska as the ideal model for the shoot.
Here’s a couple of low-contrast mono shots of Elena. Don’t be fooled – despite the bright sunshine, it was a FREEZING cold morning. More to follow.