photo: ich

Self portrait in blue.

I’ve been lucky enough to experience a bit of growth in the photography area which is great. It has got me thinking more about lighting in general and strobism in particular, and the upshot of this thinking is that I’ve acquired a second strobe used in this picture above. It’s a Nikon SB-800 which complements my SB-600. The thinking behind this is that I could have enough power to light any person/small group of people in pretty much any location. I’m portable 🙂

I’ve also been talking a bit to the models and subjects of a lot of the stuff I’ve been doing recently and as an exercise, I’m imagining myself and imaging myself as they see me. When I’m on the job, this is what they see: a rather large white-haired guy poking a camera into their face, trying not to be intimidating. It’s fun, I’m enjoying myself and hopefully the subjects are too.

You can assess the beauty stuff yourselves by clicking this link.

photo: my left leg


Despite all its unloveliness, my left leg has seen me through good times and bad, in sickness and health and I’m still steadfastly connected to it. I have plans for it, but more of that later …

As you can see, I have a few issues with varicose veins, which run (excuse the pun) down my late father’s side of the family. While they’re not generally inconvenient or dangerous, they’re not the prettiest. One day maybe I’ll do something about them if I continue to want to be a leg model.

I still have a right leg, but due to the contortions I had to perform to create these images, its pixels had to be surgically removed for artistic purposes.