Monthly Archives: March 2018

Eastburn Country Furniture – Black and White Portraits

Meet The Team Shots – Reportage Style Portrait Photography

I really enjoyed this shoot, not only were the team very friendly and helpful, I was also given free rein to capture their individual characters as I wished. The brief was to reflect the quality handcrafted essence of Eastburn Country Furniture with a reportage style portrait photography approach. They are a truly original company, based in an old Yorkshire Mill near Skipton, specialising in the design and manufacture of bespoke kitchens from new and reclaimed timber.

I always shoot with my digital capture cameras in colour. I then converted the images to Kodak Plus-X black and white film to replicate a reportage style portraits. Nothing is quite like black and white photography for character portraits. Colour can be a distraction from revealing the person’s character, there is so much more depth and integrity in monochrome portraiture.

After shooting, I took it upon myself to look for some quirky cameo detail shots around the mills. These can really help tell the story and added a little extra humour into the final results. They loved everything and are presently uploading onto the Eastburn Country Furniture Website now.

Steampunk – What’s going on

Bronte Weather

I can’t think of a better location on a cold dull winters day than Howarth to shoot portraits of Steampunks. They make great subjects to photograph as they transform in brilliantly extroverted characters. The setting was just great, although I did get a bit wet! H

Steampunk

A homage to vintage fashion with a modern, sassy twist. A genre of science fiction that has a historical setting and typically features steam-powered machinery rather than advanced technology