November 24, 2014

Bianca Poses Indoors (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Digital original
This was Bianca's first indoor session with me, and needless to say, she found it quite different from working outdoors; instead of having landscape to pose in, and take inspiration from, all she had was white sheets on a pull-out couch...
Digital original
This was my first session working in my current apartment; my last two haven't been very easy to work in (in contrast to my first apartment since my return to Halifax, which was excellent to work in). I relied upon my old approach of covering everything with white sheets, to focus the session on the model, and to diffuse the light from the windows.
Digital original
Most on my indoor sessions focus on portraits, but towards the end of this session, Bianca and I explored some bodyscapes, ending with some really pleasing images made from a high vantage point.

November 07, 2014

St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

I spent part of this afternoon photographing with a student inside St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica; the main focus for the session was helping her gain control over her exposures, and assisting her in finding compositions within such a visually rich environment.
Digital original, 7 frame exposure blend, 2 frame stitch
As the student worked, and experimented, I moved between her camera and mine, and made a handful of compositions of the space; I had never been in the building before, but as it was built as during the Gothic Revival period, the overall structure was incredibly familiar.
Digital original, 5 frame exposure blend
The last image was the one I'd planned to made from first walking into the Basilica; the ceiling. As usual, it took a good ten minutes to get the camera aligned, but using test images, made at 6400 ISO, I was able to find the exact centre of the nave, and get the ceiling perfectly aligned
Digital original

November 01, 2014

Evolving Beauty Evolves Again - Evolving Beauty 2014 is Launched

At long last, a new Evolving Beauty site has been launched; after more than a few years of little activity, I have produced a new site, and over the coming months (and years, likely), will be expanding it to reflect the close to 30 years of photography it champions.

From the my first website (originally titled "Mortalities") in 1995, to the current site, I have shared 20 years of my photography in real-time online, something I expect to continue to do for the decades to come!