01 Mar 2006 • 1,081 views
In my surfing yesterday, I came across 2 sites that blew me away. The first one can be seen at http://nikkiormerod.com Now Nikki's portrait images are out of this world. Mostly location shots that I feel just jump out and grab you. Words are not neccessary to draw you to her images. I'm not easily impressed (as most of you know :) ) but boy was I blown away. Very simple and powerful shots.
The second site http://blog.ayola.com are studio photographs which do not normally get me hot under the collar but the more I looked at his images, the more I wished I was the one who had taken the frames (don't you just hate that). Why have I not taken shots like these? Whats wrong with me? I want my images to stand on the same level as these shots. Damn I have a lot of work to do.
So here I am, thinking of concepts, compositions & ideas for the next shoot. Slaving in front of the PC and hoping I will be a better photographer come morning.
So I think for the next few days I will stick to my 1st(sorry 2nd, Sinem always comes 1st) love. Portrait Shots.
For those who do not know, Portraits are often simple head shots or mug shots and are not usually overly elaborate or creative. The intent is to show the basic appearance of the person, and occasionally some artistic insight into his or her personality.
I love portrait shots, Why? I don't know, what I know is I just do. I love reaching out into peoples souls, digging deep and displaying their true character (or face as I call it) to the whole world. Even showing the subject an insight into themselves that they probably have never seen.
Hope you enjoy the following photographs. Please as always, let me know what you think. All comments are welcome. Thank you as always for taking the time to visit my humble blog.
I might throw in some "other" shots during my journey, so bear with me.
Jide & Asiko, I am still the best photographer in the world :)
"Ars longa, vita brevis"