MAGS DI CEGLIE: THE RE-PHOTOGRAPHED BRIDE

The lovely Mags Di Ceglie (re)photographed in her wedding dress (and Converse Trainers) Enjoying the chance to slip her dress on again (well it’s too good to wear just the once!) we headed off to the studio, and the studio roof, to take some shots. A big, huge thanks to her for graciously acting as…

“Hostel” – a ‘Week in the Life’

INTRODUCTION: There are hostels all over London. They typically cater for travellers from Canada, America, Europe, the Middle East and Australia: people working and studying in the UK for short periods of time, adventurers on a budget. However ‘The Cricketers’, in Elephant and Castle, seems to attract another, more motley bunch. UK residents, older than the…

‘THE RED BALLOON – ALL TOMORROW’S PARTIES’

UNIT 1.1 PHOTOJOURNALISM PRACTICE ASSIGNMENT PICTURE STORY “The Journey” Working Guidelines This project is to be shot over the next two weeks.  You must attend the first crit session with either an initial take from the the story or comprehensive details of what the story you plan to shoot for the next week will be. This…

The Electric Cinema at 100 Years

The Electric Cinema on Portobello Road in West London is the UK’s oldest surviving working cinema. Opened in 1911 with the first public screening on 27th February of that year. I have been visiting the Electric Cinema since I was 12 years old (during the 70’s) when my Mother, who had a market stall on…

‘Formal Portraits’ – ‘Margarita’

The Brief: Make portraits of 3 different individual people. Produce close ups, middle distance and full length portraits from each sitting.  You are in absolute control of all elements. As with the preceding ‘environmental’ assignment, we are defining portraits as being photographs of individual people in which the photographer plays the role of active director.  The emphasis…

‘Formal Portraits’ – ‘Johnny Twenty-Four’

Johnny Twenty-Four is a local legend, or ‘leg-end’ as some call him. He is the oldest surviving tenant of Trellick Tower, a grand (in)famous example of 60’s Brutalist Architecture that rises above the Grand Union canal in West London. Johnny moved in there in 1974 and hasn’t moved out yet. He dresses in layers of…

Julian Marzalek of ‘The November Five’

The Brief: Make portraits of 3 different individual people. Produce close ups, middle distance and full length portraits from each sitting.  You are in absolute control of all elements. As with the preceding ‘environmental’ assignment, we are defining portraits as being photographs of individual people in which the photographer plays the role of active director.  The emphasis…

‘Environmental Portraits’ – ‘Ollie’

This brief was set to encourage us to seek out potential portrait subjects and to shoot them in their environment or specifically in a environment that one may have pre- designed, scoped in advance, or chosen in order to reflect the person and their gesture or expression. The clearest definition of a ‘Portrait’ we were…

‘Environmental Portraits’ – ‘Max the Manic Busker’

This brief was set to encourage us to seek out potential portrait subjects and to shoot them in their environment or specifically in a environment that one may have pre- designed, scoped in advance, or chosen in order to reflect the person and their gesture or expression. The clearest definition of a ‘Portrait’ we were…

‘Environmental Portraits’ – ‘Boris’

Ahhhh! Colour, what a relief!! After shooting exclusively in black and white for the previous three assignments; viewing hue as tone,  the world has become chromatic once again. This brief was set to encourage us to seek out potential portrait subjects and to shoot them in their environment or specifically in a environment that one may…