When I’m a Tourist I just Can’t Help Myself!
La Sagrada Familia is a calling for anyone who visits Barcelona. It’s just that when you go to these popular city destinations they are often spoilt not only by the massive numbers of tourists from all over the world but by the way they behave -in public! Anyway, I just can’t help myself taking their pictures, I pretty much forget about the attraction and focus on the tourists, I find them fascinating and they make great models as they seem absolutely oblivious that I’m taking photos of them due to the sheer numbers of photos being taken around me. It’s great fun observing this behaviour, I’ve started building a collection of “TOURISTS” and will publish more when I travel in the future.
This is my portrait of The Deltic Engine Driver at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway Diesel Gala Weekend, it’s a weekend full of characters and trainspotter types rubbing shoulders with holiday makers! The Deltic was the main east coast intercity engine for twenty years before the High Speed Trains (HST) replaced it in the 1980’s. I wanted to capture his intensity, most of the time he wore a smiley face for all the tourist snappers, but with a little patience I captured him in with an intense mood and great lighting -I’m really chuffed with his portrait. Enjoy, Harry.
I photographed the marketing pdf and brochure for Project Latin in The City of London. The light proved really difficult and I tried a few times over the day, to get this cover shot. Late in the day thought, the light became glorious with sin skimming down the main front side and reflecting back onto the darker narrow right side with a dabbled sparkle. I was really pleased in the end! I’ve attached the full pdf showing my complete shoot from the day. Cheers, H
Click here to view the Project Latin Brochure pdf
Whilst shooting for an office development in Hull, my brief included capturing some iconic scenes of Hull. Anyway, this full moon ascended over the deep and it took a while to seek out the optimum long lens angle to compress the depth in this image. My client loved it. H.
This is the first building on Logic Park Distribution Centre in Leeds, I was asked to create images of the new build before the tenant moved in. I used the colour of the sky to wash/reflect over the building and worked on the bright sun reflection and shading to create this graphic clean image. I really enjoyed the results. Harry.
James Dipple, CEO of MEPC wanted his new oppointment portrait outside their new building, 10 Wellington Place in Leeds. He was impressed by the sharp triangular corner of the architectural design which inspired me for his portrait. The sun was nearly behind him but with creative use of reflectors we got a powerful portrait. He loved it! Harry.
Just who is the real Harry Christmas – It’s really hard to tell these days!!! H.