Since my last post I’ve now uploaded ‘North Africa’ and ‘Scandinavian icescapes’ with , Animals , New Zealand, Brazil, Cuba, Trains and Bloomsday to follow soon. Here are two from ‘North Africa’ and ‘Scandinavian Icescapes’.
Although I’m a believer of leaving an image alone once happy with the finished treatment , wether it’s in the darkroom or photoshop / Lightroom etc . But I thought I’d play around with a couple of images. I still prefer the originals though. Remaning positive.
It’s always a pleasure to shoot in Scotland and as its St Andrews Day today, I’ve been reminded of the time spent in the highlands of North West Scotland whilst shooting an ad for BP with Saatchi and Saatchi which involved transporting a full size replica of a BP petrol station sign, strapped to the roof of my Landrover to shoot it in dramatic landscape by a winding road. Once the clients and crew returned south, my desire for extending my stay was fulfilled as myself and my assistant explored further north into Sutherland. We met and photographed a salmon farmer who lived next to a small primary school in this beautiful location where he was educated and which he later purchased.
The photograph was nominated by The Association of Photographers (UK) judges and printed on the cover of the annual awards book. The film company Fuji used the image in their press ads with the copy line referring to the film ‘Local Hero’, not me!
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Oh I say! Here is a 5×4 Polaroid of ‘The voice of Wimbledon’ Dan Maskell. Shot for the Observer magazine in the grounds of the Wimbledon Tennis Club in 1989. After a professional tennis and coaching career he began commentating for the BBC on the radio then on television from 1951 until his retirement in 1991. Whenever there was a great shot on court he often used his most remembered and revered catchphrase ‘Oh I say!”