Wow! What a great evening it was photographing Liz and Ollie on their pre wedding photo shoot, they are such a cool couple.
Liz and Ollie come from Ipswich in Suffolk so when we first met up to discuss their wedding photography we met up at a pub in Colchester mid-way between our two homes. In fact we met at Balkerne Gate (once I found it) – nice pub!
As a photographer however I also think it’s important to undertake personal projects and to have a focus on doing something different, something purely for my own interest. In the past, for example, portrait projects have included representing concepts such as ’loneliness’ and ‘isolation’ and, ‘The Face the Story’, a study of the hidden and extraordinary life of everyday people we would normally pass in the street on a daily basis.
This year I my project will be ‘self-portraits’
What is a self-portrait and why do you want to do that? I hear you ask.
A self-portrait is a representation of an artist, drawn, painted, photographed, or sculpted by the artist. Although self-portraits have been made by artists since the earliest times, it was in the Early Renaissance in the mid-15th century
I had planned to do a pre wedding photo shoot with Rachael and Robert some weeks prior to when we actually got to do it. The original plan was to meet in the village of Castle Hedingham early one evening and then shoot at different locations around the village until sun set. However, Rachel unfortunately got struck with a really bad bout of glandular fever just a few days beforehand so we decided to re schedule.
Due to poor weather and lack of light, we shot about 7.00 PM about a week later and this time went for a studio shoot,