How not to spend an extra £2,699,970 on a photograph?

Posted on August 17, 2013 by Admin under bargain, expensive, Gursky, Minimalist photographs, Ripples, seascape, Shoeburyness, Sonning Creatives, Thames Estuary, value

Guardian newspaper caption from their article of 11/11/2011: Andreas Gursky’s Rhine II has set a record for the most expensive  photograph ever sold.  Photograph: Andreas Gursky/Christie’s £2,700,000 is a pile of cash.  Translate it into the US$ equivalent and it’s a mind boggling $4.3 million.   Quite a lot to spend on a photo – […]

New work on the cards…

Posted on April 8, 2013 by Admin under cupcake cards, cupcakes, filled with love, filledwithlovecupcakes, Sonning Creatives

Its been an interesting couple of weeks:  a hard working day with the fabulous baker Linda Anderson of www.filledwithlovecupcakes.org to photograph some of her amazing cupcake creations.   Selecting backgrounds and dressing shots – learning – again – just how unforgiving the lens is both to the quality of the cakes, and to the precision […]

Be mine, Columbine

Posted on February 11, 2013 by Admin under backlit, Colin Kemp, Columbine, flower, macro, Nikon 105 f2.8, petals, pink, Sonning Creatives, valentine, yellow

Valentine’s day is coming fast and roses are everywhere.  But whether it’s my cheesy alliteration  or the sheer joy I got when I saw this on the camera LCD – it’s this shot of a Columbine with which I want to say ‘Be Mine’. So why the passion?  Well, sorry to be a camera geek, […]

Photography: feet can be as important as hands

Posted on February 10, 2013 by Admin under autumn, big sky, mirrored water, reeds, reflection, Snape Maltings, Sonning Creatives

 Photographs are taken with the hands – right?  Well, perhaps not!  Sometimes the photographer’s feet are just as important! In November I visited Snape Maltings – a gentle, reed-girdled river just in from the Suffolk coast.  It was a perfect Autumn afternoon, the river showing a classical mirrored stillness.  The colour contrast between river / […]

Kennebunkport

Posted on February 3, 2013 by Admin under black and white, bourbon on the porch, Kennebunkport, reflections, Sonning Creatives

It was late afternoon at the end of May 2012.  We were on our first visit to New England and had just one night in Kennebunkport.  And you know how it is: just when you want pristine, puffy-cloud scattered skies for the perfect sunset over the marina – that’s when you get overcast skies, drizzle […]

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