I will be posting various quotations from famous photographers and artists. The idea is to make people reflect more:
An image in which I tried to enhance the architectural excellence through the use of shadows and viewpoint.
Keeping things simple in photography (and in art) is a tool towards getting one’s message over. Today’s viewers do not want to spend too much time looking into a picture or analyzing it at length – so minimalistic and simple content can sometimes be beneficial.
As the saying goes, “The hands are a window to the soul.” It is fascinating what the hands can say about a person, about mood, about feeling…
A studio photograph of two sisters taken using three Bowens lights. The idea was to create a smooth, soft silky feel whilst making the light natural and directional at the same time.
Whilst on my first visit to China, these boats naturally captured my attention. I wanted to bring out the compactness of the composition whilst maintaining the repetitive pattern of the boat structure..
An image taken of Romanian model Bianca during the recent MIPP international photography convention held at Monte Kristo Estates, in Malta. It is the interaction between photographer and model which elevates a simple portrait into something more emotional and engaging.
Simplicity is sometimes so much more effective. Very often I go around the picturesque Maltese Villages in search of mundane, common objects which can become engaging subjects due to the effects of light.
A studio image of my two daughters. Here I tried to show the bond which is between them.
This is an image taken quite some time ago when ex-Ms UK, Alexandra Bell, had been in Malta. I took the picture at the picturesque are of Senglea, overlooking Vittoriosa. The dress was the model’s own.
A recent portrait of Lithuanian model, Olga. Image was taken in the studio using a wooden frame. The idea was to capture a sense of sadness and reflection.
A triptych image of a ballerina’s legs. This original images where captured in a studio using Bowens lighting and then post processed and combined in a single image. Model is Maltese professional ballet dancer, Brenda Lee Grech.
I love street photography as it is one of the purest forms of the photographic medium. What really attracts me is the love of the ‘hunt’, where one is normally going out with one’s camera and just trying to search and immortalize interesting and engaging instances and subjects. It is always an exhilarating feeling when one realizes that one has captured an image which has meaning or appeal.
This is an image I shot recently in UK. I was influenced by the plight of the sleeping person and the somewhat detached manner of the three women in the photograph. For me, it hinted at the way and shape that our existence can take – usually without us having much chance of altering the course. If we were not lucky, it could be us on that pavement.
I thought of sharing this image. It was an experiment with a reflection on the actual floor tiles of the apartment that I was shooting in. Simple and using natural light. The shadow was then darkened up in post processing.
Ukrainian model Alisa features in my image for this week. This photograph has been captured using just natural light streaming in from a window. I wanted to create a soft, natural look to highlight the beautiful skin and features of Alisa. The image was post processed to give a romantic, and slightly retro, movie star feel.
This image was created starting off from a studio photograph of the model and then triplicating her image with the use of Layers and different opacity levels. A reflection was also created using post processing techniques.
This image, featuring UK model Nikki Hafter, was taken during one of my workshops in London, UK. The only equipment used (besides my camera, naturally) was a tripod and a 160 LED light. Location is the Hilton restaurant.
A fashion image taken with a static fixed tripod position and just instructing the model to change pose and move around the frame. The three images where subsequently blended in post editing.
A thanks goes to model and designer: Samantha
Portraits are my favorite subject. It’s really not easy to come out with new things in a subject so popular, still the classic portrait always seems to remain on top.