Looking at my increased blog stats for the last 3/4 days, I think people must be catching up with internet life after xmas and having a nosy at what everyone’s up to, so I better update with some new posts! Thank you for visiting 🙂 I put together a whopping 71 blog entries last year! Though down from 84 the year before, so will do my best to keep up and top that in 2012 with images, thoughts & experiences from my shoots & travels. Your feedback is always helpful & appreciated, I once read that ‘comments are the lifeblood of a blog’, and although I don’t post stuff here specifically for a reaction, I’m always pleased to hear when certain images grab you or inspire you, plus the photographers who kindly send me pictures to share I think will be grateful to be able to view any comments too.
And of course, if images here and the way I work inspires you, please don’t just sit and watch – book me for a shoot! 🙂 I may not be able to get to all parts of the world, but certainly anywhere in the UK, Scotland, Ireland, Europe… and possibly further. I can recommend studios around England as well as locally to me, and regularly travel around but if you don’t let me know you want to work with me, I might come to your area without you knowing… so EMAIL ME! 😀 Directly to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, location, a link to your work, an introduction about your situation, aims or constraints, and we can discuss possibilities.
And the same for any other models you want to work with. There’s such a great selection of creative, unique & stunning professional models out there right now, who have worked hard to build experience, skill and inspiration for creating great imagery, but modelling as a full time living is not without it’s hard times, difficulties & frustrations as well as it’s perks. So if you like their style, with whatever you can afford – support them in their work. They will be able to help you capture your visions, listen to your ideas, have patience with your experiments, take the quality to the next level and probably go off on a brilliant tangent or two, and if you’re feeling unsure about styles or concepts, be always happy to help out with suggestions.
This may sound like a big sell, but I’m trying to be more assertive this year rather than leaving a lot of communications open-ended. I’m always worried about sounding too pushy, but I realise sometimes everyone needs a bit of well-meant encouragement in these busy times. Having not done as much of my own photography in the last year or so, I understand how easy it can be to put things off, not feel confident enough, not have enough ‘spare’ money or to be vague about plans. But I realise this gets me nowhere and I want to progress – stop thinking so much and start doing. So I’m certainly gonna be booking in with some of my favourite models and making shoots happen.
I’m leaving you with a selection of some of my favourite images that I blogged in 2011… a bit of an epic task since I adore the pics in EVERY blog, but I think this is a nice representation of my year! The links to each blog with more detail and where it was taken are below each image.
Thank you to everyone that booked me as their model this last year, I gratefully appreciate it… the new photographers that booked me for their first shoots, the people that booked me whilst travelling to the UK, the painters, sculptors and designers who used me for their projects, those that helped organise workshops and studio days, everyone that booked me on my own travel trips, and those who booked me again and again for continued collaboration.
I look forward so much to what I can be involved in next! May 2012 hold much creativity, reward and enjoyment in your art for you all! 🙂
Eric Kellerman, from ‘Moonscape‘, Holland
Willie Nash, from ‘The Sweet Sickness‘, London
Karen Jones, from ‘Firefly‘, KV Media Studio, Chesham
Garry Harris, from ‘Northwest Results Part 1‘, Tally Ho Studio
Kwame Asiaw, from ‘Northwest Results Part 1‘, Tally Ho Studio
Raluca S, from ‘Raven Child‘, Aylesbury
Vlastimil Busek, from ‘Quiet from the Constant‘, Dublin, Ireland.
India Hobson, from ‘Through my Reflection‘, Sheffield
Adam Robertson, alongside Madame Bink, from ‘Fashion Adventures‘, Oxfordshire
Holmax, from ‘Here comes the Rain‘, Hull
Nigel Johnson, from ‘Of Flesh & Bone’, KV Media Studios, Chesham
India Hobson, from ‘Alone with the Lens‘, Sheffield
Eric Kellerman, from ‘Box Nudes‘, Holland
Louis Smith, from ‘Portrait Awards Shortlist Unveiled‘, London
Pierus, from ‘Sunshine‘, Cambridge
Brian Martin, from ‘Secret Garden‘, Fife, Scotland
Javi Miqueleiz, from ‘Porcelain Souls‘, Brighton
Catherine Barrow, from ‘Lost‘, London
Nigel Johnson, from ‘Aura‘, KV Media Studios, Chesham
Allan Schaap, from ‘Once Upon a Time in Spring‘, Holland
Lee H, from ‘Once Upon a Time in Spring’, Holland
Sean Elliot, modelling Sparklewren Corsets, from ‘Adorned‘, London
Britalicus, from ‘I Make Shapes‘, Scotland
Helen Matthews, from ‘Land of Amazing Locations’, Elgin Studio, Scotland
Tintin007, from ‘Autumn Magic’, Ashridge Forest, Buckinghamshire
Dave Mansi, from ‘A Rose in the Arches’, Sussex
Barrie Spence, from ‘The Minotaur’s House‘, Scotland
Paul Bartholemew, from ‘Window Light‘, Hallam Mill, Stockport
Aaron Storry, from ‘Wedding Storry‘, Bedfordshire
Neil Attard, from ‘Bold, Funky & Beautiful‘, KV Media Studios, Chesham
Karen Jones, from ‘Winter Wonderland‘, KV Media Studios, Chesham
Eric Kellerman, from ‘Slope & Curve’, Holland
Terry Joslin, from ‘Metamorphosis’, KV Media Studios, Chesham.
To be continued… 🙂