Just got the finished adverts back for a recent shoot I did of Ellen Whitaker (British Show Jumping rider), and I have to congratulate her on her professionalism and patience. It wasn’t an easy shoot to model on! The client said were doing the advert in the middle of summer but we want it to look like autumn/winter – “Oh Great” is the usual response a photographer has through gritted teeth. Anyway, the solution came through the use of the old smoke machine. The art director Matt, had a great time taking control of the smoke machine, running up and down the background filling the trees with copious amounts of smoke. My assistant Andy, controlled the reflectors and I controlled the the camera waiting for the correct amount of mist in the image. Anyway, Ellen was taken for granted in all the fuss, but she did a fantastic job. After the shoot, two files were processed of the chosen image, one in full colour, the other with the colours muted and warmed to a golden glow – the files were then blended together to create the autumn feel. The client is very happy – which makes me very happy too.
Careen and I have a weekend treat – It’s our Nissan Figaro! We recently participated in a weekend rally and convoy through Great Yarmouth. I got some really interesting images. This one just about sums up what it is to have a hobby or passion in England! Cheers, Harry.
Careen, Trix and myself recently went to Fig 09 at Great Yarmouth in our Nissan Figaro. Our Figaro is a weekend passion for us and this was a chance to meet other owners and have bit of shindig in the evening. I’ve got to say the convey of 90 Figaro’s along the promanade was great fun. Cheers guys, look forward to next year!
Paul – Thundercity
Paul and Andy run a fascinating bespoke Chopper Bike factory in Leeds and I immediately knew I wanted to capture something in camera. Paul has a cool persona, placing him next to his sign in the shop was an apt situation for his character. This is also the first image I’ve shot on my new Phase One P25+ digital back – not a bad initiation! Harry.
Fig09 Fritton House – nr. Great Yarmouth
Hi, Careen(pictured) Trix(the dog) and I have a Sunday love – it’s our Nissan Figaro. So in the Great British tradition of fun at all costs we went to the biggest Figaro meeting of the year and met all the other interesting Fig owners. Anyway I recorded a pictorial documentation of the Sunday Rally and Convoy through Great Yarmouth. It was a figtastic day everyone! Cheers, Harry.
We recently shot the Autumn/Winter fashion shots at Bramham Park. I used a superfast 50mm lens giving a gentle soft focus to the images. It was a difficult lens to master and the models were very patient with me and my focusing perfection. Thanks girls! Harry.
WELDER – LEEDS
Whilst on a commission for a welding and fabrication company I couldn’t resist shooting this candid portrait of a welder. He didn’t speak a word of english, so while I was setting up he drifted into his own world – it has echos of a Hollywood Hero portrait. Harry