Sunday, 17 October 2010

Dasha


Today here are few more photographs of my sister from my archive. I was thinking to create a separate page on my website with her portraits. Maybe one day I'll do. Miss her very much.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Robyn

Busy times. I noticed that this time of a year in London is always the busiest – I would say especially now. I came to the conclusion that my next investment in photography will be… a good pair of trainers. Apparently my tired legs won over a new camera (pricewise as well). When I’m working on a shoot I stop noticing inconvenience or discomfort, physically I become a sort of a mechanism, noticing my tiredness and loses only when the shoot is over. Unfortunately sometimes it results in bruises and corns afterwards – but does it matter when you are happy with the photographs?  Anyway, as I said, a good pair of comfortable trainers will be a good help.
I want to post today about my recent shoot of a wonderful friend of mine Robyn. A random shot of her I took this year at the Secret Garden Party was my inspiration. For some reason her Lamb hat bought for the festival had some mystical connection to her as a person for me – I loved seeing her in it. So I asked to bring it to the shoot – and it felt so organic for her to have it on. Here are some pictures we took that day. 
 




Saturday, 2 October 2010

Postcards from Morocco

Here we are - finally I got my hands on my abandoned blog.This pictures were taken during my short trip to Morocco in September this year. My old film camera is definitely not as good as it used to be - good to know anyway - the exposure meter is broken. Sad, as it travelled with me everywhere and I have some good memories shared with it. My Canon AE-1 Program (released 1978) was serving me very well for over 10 years (?!) and it was one of my first cameras. Just found out that It's quite cheap now - just about 30 pounds on ebay including a lense (I paid 5 times more I think!). There's no point to fix it I'm afraid. I am also spoiled with medium format Hasselblad now - an object of desire - so this will be my next step in analog photography.
There were some problem either with a scanner, or with the film, as you can see. But I decided I like it that way, so I left them as they are - all in all it works better.

Argan oil production, Taroudant

the flying goats



Agadir




Kasbah



Shipbuilding factory, Agadir