Laura: Birmingham Noir

Laura from "Birmingham Noir" by David Rann

Believe it or not, this is one of my favourite ever photographs (that I’ve taken). In fact, it’s two photographs – the background was taken on the Birmingham canal towpath and the portrait of the wonderful Laura (NearMiss DiZaster) was shot in the studio.

What the two images have in common is that they were both taken on an iphone 5, edited on the same phone, and combined using the “Juxtaposer” app – again, on the iphone.

The resulting image was part of a series I called “Birmingham Noir” which has since been exhibited in Athens and Mexico. There’s something about Laura’s amazing eye contact on this that just makes it for me.

Alas, Poor Warwick

Here for your amusement are a few “what I done on me ‘olidays” images, taken during a day at Warwick Castle a week or so ago (in the Summer). These are all taken on my trusty iPhone4. As always, just a bit of “away from the office” fun.

Warwick Castle by David Rann

Warwick Castle by David Rann

This first image was purposely under-exposed (honest!) using the Camera+ app and then jiggered around with in the lovely Snapseed.

The Knight Who Says Nowt.

The Knight Who Says Nowt.

Jeremy Waxman

Jeremy Waxman

The “people” seen here are actually some of Warwick’s excellent waxworks. Thankfully no model releases required. Or direction.

Taken using the "Lomora" app.

Taken using the “Lomora” app.

And finally, a little “scene” shot,