Thursday, September 23, 2010

Having just completed another "FACE TO FACE" Workshop where we explore shooting people in very different venues and light situations, I compiled a collection of photos where my aim was to capture a mysterious mood around my models. I like working with the ambiance of natural available light and at the moment explore window light in particular as I find it effective to produce evocative images and engage the viewer's imagination.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


There's a certain slant of light,
Winter afternoons....
When it comes, the Landscape listens,
Shadows - hold their breath...
Emily Dickinson

It took me a long time to photograph my familiar world successfully but once I realized that the magic is on my doorstep every day, there was no holding back. In this collection of photographs taken from my garden in the Jonkershoek Valley, during our mild South African winter I have learned to take full advantage of the quality of the warmer light and its deeper shadows despite the short days and cold winds.