Muddy Footprints - Part 1 - NSFW

I love working on location. There is so much freedom when I get to work outside. I love doing studio work and working in indoor locations. But nothing quite beats working outside in vast amounts of open space and having to work with whatever you have around you. I got to do such things with the awesome Kelly Maynard the other weekend. 

This was my first time working with kelly and after about 5 minutes of talking with her, I knew I had found the perfect model for the shoot we had planned. My idea was to head to the local forest near to where I live and play around with a couple of styles from simple beauty portraits to few more experimental art nude ideas. Kelly’s desire and commitment to our shoot was unlike anything I had previously experienced. She was quite literally willing to roll around in the cold wet mud for the sake of creating a beautiful set of images.I’m so glad we were lucky with the weather on the day, as for the previous 48 hours it had been constant heavy downpours and blusterous cold winds, and as much as I believe that Kelly would have stood for a period of time in the rain if it meant getting a good image, I didn’t feel that would have been fun or the right thing to do for our first shoot together. Here're a few of the images from our day in the woods. More will follow.

Enjoy. 

Story Time

Let me start off by saying, I really dislike writing essays! I finished school when I was 16 years old and left higher education after two months because I couldn't stand writing essays. For me writing is a very time-consuming process. And it can take me a very long time to actually figure out what I want to say. I can talk to anybody like nobodies business and I can hold conversations with anyone pretty easily.

But when I've got to write stuff down, whether it be for a photography related post or a personal post regarding any of my photos I really suffer from writers block. I've tried writing blogs before and they started off okay but I would always find an excuse not to sit down and write anything new after a short time. I know some people don't wanna sit and read long-winded essays but I feel it's sometimes easier to write things down then spend hours stumbling over my words trying to record daily video blogs, Plus editing videos takes twice as long as writing any essay. Well for me at least it does!

So I've decided I'm going to start again. I'm going to start at least writing weekly blogs, to be sharing content on a more regular basis, whether they be new pictures or archived photos, I plan on putting stories and thoughts to my posts. No more one line captions. No more ‘’Post and Go’’ as I like to call it. I’m actually pushing myself to interact more, share more of my insights, thoughts and stories behind my work.

I will also be adding some new videos to my youtube channel in the coming months. I know what I said about the whole editing video earlier, but these videos will be of a different kind then I’m used to, And thankfully don’t require a whole lot of work to do them. You see, for a long time now, I’ve been asked numerous times by many different photographers to show them how I edit my photos, and what I use for my workflows. So I finally bit the bullet and decided to do some tutorial videos. I’ve learnt a few things over the years as a photographer, that i’m happy to pass on to anyone that wants to learn something new, or needs help understanding something.

I think I’ll call it a night on this new post for now. It hasn’t actually been too hard to write. Once I got the first couple of sentences out the way, the words just came naturally. Who knows maybe I’ll be writing the next War and Peace after a couple of months of doing this.

If you’ve taken the time to read this, I appreciate you giving me your time. I hope you beautiful people will come back and stay up to date with what I’m doing. I’m going to do my best to keep you entertained and keep coming back for more.  Oh yeah, before I forget I’ll be happy to hear any feedback from anyone that wants to give me any. Or even if you fancy a chat drop me your comments below. 

 

Right! No more rambling from me

 

Laters folks