Back lamp

Experimenting with surrealism.

I’m really enjoying a new journey. Freedom to follow my imagination in this weird and wonderful direction! I love quirky furniture so pairing it with self portraiture is a great fit for me.

I’m going to keep exploring.

Taking photos of furniture outside of my house might be the first step I need. Looking for interesting period furniture to photograph! Any ideas?

Lampshade by premierlampshades.co.uk

Leg Lamp

I’m beginning to feel the limitations of my 50mm lens, old D700 and house in my art. My house is dark and I struggle with low light. I have ideas on larger scales, but no idea how to create them. I want to venture outside my four walls to create photographs, but I’m afraid.

So for now, I’m experimenting with surrealism, an up cycled set of drawers and various parts of my body.

I seem to have developed a bit of an obsession with lampshades also…

Holding back the darkness

Holding back the darkness

I have been travelling through quite a dark place for quite a long time. It got darker and darker until I could barely hold back the darkness enough to see, anything. The darkness changes the way things look, it changes the way you feel, it changes how you behave and what you think. It makes it difficult to communicate. This image is an interpretation of how I felt during a crisis period in my life. The weight of the darkness was so heavy, I thought it might consume me.

The darkness is fear.

 

Construction details:

Image shot on D700, 50mm lens, f5.6, s/s50, iso500. I expanded the frame to my right to allow me to frame my subject off centre. The Hurricane lamp came from Amazon, I wanted a light source so I could illustrate the darkness. I thought a Hurricane lamp was quite fitting for weathering an emotional storm. In Photoshop, I stitched the frame together and added light to the lamp and darkness to the rest of the frame. Then added textures and tweaks in curves and colour balance.