It’s always a real privilege to meet artistic people who are running their own businesses, so when I got the call from Britta Curley Burrows I was interested from the word go. Britta is a furniture designer, and specialises in highly textured finishes, working with layers of paint and sand blasted wood grain. What distinguishes Britta’s work is that these textured finishes aren’t applied to the fancy baroque curves of a French colonial dresser, but to hard edged and strong lined geometric designs. It’s a cliched word in the art world, but it is this juxtaposition of distressed, vintage-looking finishes, with modern clean lines, which really appeals. It was great to be able to contribute with the photography, which is for Britta’s marketing material and website. At the same time, it was challenging to get all of the texture and grain out of the pieces, and I’m chuffed that she was thrilled with the results! Most fun for me of course was getting Britta herself in front of the camera. She’s a fun character and I think we captured this really well on the day.
Another stunning piece of original artwork from Paul Oz – this is Formula One driver Jenson Button, in Paul’s trademark EXPLOSIVE style. A real challenge to capture as there is so much detail in the shadows and in the blacks, but I have a tried and tested technique which delivered a great result. Also some exciting news about a potential project in conjunction with Paul, so watch this space for more info…
Really excited to announce that we now have a dedicated training page on the johnordphotography website. We’ve run our second course now and feedback had been great so far from both the group sessions and the one-to-one courses. If any of you aspiring photographers have any ideas about what you’d like to see included in upcoming courses, please get in touch and we’ll include the best of your suggestions in future content.
Our next session is provisionally booked for 13th September 2014, just one month away, so book now to take part!
It’s got to make you smile when someone arrives at your studio with a car load of food, hasn’t it? It wasn’t all for eating though – this was Alan and George from Broadway Deli, and I was booked to shoot a range of their products for their website update. I used big soft boxes and lit the images from the rear, with reflectors to bounce the light into the shadow areas, and used a wide aperture to give shallow depth of field, which is very popular in food photography. The food all looked fantastic, and we were even treated to a few snacks during the shoot. I can highly recommend the sausage rolls, the antipasto plate, and the ham salad baguettes! Thanks to Colin for setting up the shoot, and to Alan and George for great work setting up and prepping the food for the images.