Monthly Archives: August 2010

More SUN Award Success – Special Edition 2010

I am very pleased to tell you that my image of Wind Turbines entitled ” Atmosphere ” is one of just 17 images selected for this year’s Special Edition.
The Special Edition is selected from hundreds of entries by curators from Comme Ca Art (Manchester) and The Biscuit Factory (Newcastle), two of the leading art retailers in the north. The exhition will launch at the same time as the SUN Awards and will go on display in Manchester and Newcastle. Ill keep you posted for the dates nearer the time. H.

Portrait – Before and After / Post Production

Lucio Sergio Dos Santos – Jujitsu Black Belt

Lucio is one of a handful of Jujitsu Black Belt instructors in Britain, I recently photographed him for K2 Fight Gear (Martial Arts Clothing), modeling some of the range. He’s Brazilian and a really interesting character – and his face reflected it.

In this image he’s doing a classic fight stance, his face is dead pan so as not to give his opponent any clues on his next move – I suppose it’s a martial arts poker face! We only had time to photograph full length outfits for the new website, so I quickly moved in close to capture this pose – with the intention of creating a powerful portrait in post production.

Below is the finished retouched shot (b+w) and original (colour). I’ve blended four various contrast layers, softened the focus away from the eyes and added grain to give it a analog film quality. Hope you like it. H.

Image of the Month – August 2010

GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED
I recently went to the Festival of Speed at Goodwood and took my camera along to capture it. As an experiment I decided to discipline myself with only using the standard 50mm lens – a telephoto is the norm at spectator sports!
I found myself looking at the event differently to everyone else there, focusing in on people rather than the cars – It was fascinating. Captured here is a Father and his Boys – it says a lot about modern times and the digital era – but processed it with a nostalgic 70″s look which I really like. Enjoy, Harry.