While travelling to New Zealand via Australia I thought it was about time I started to take some wildlife images for personal pleasure. Most of my photography is commissioned commercial/corporate work in the studio or location. I now ask myself why I haven’t spent some time exploring wildlife photography, capturing the habits of animals other than the human kind. The cute Kola Bear was quite happy getting on with its life but stopping to pose occasionally, yes it was cuddly and adorable and wow didn’t he know it. Glad I had my canon 70-200 L lens to capture these images…. My next encounter reminded me of when I was a child and used to watch “Skippy the Kangaroo”………. Ok so many of you don’t remember this program or even know about it, check it out on the Skippy link you don’t know what you have missed…. What amazing exotic birds fly around in Australia. Not only do they prance around as if they own the place but the parots are cheeky enough to pinch the sugar packets from the dining tables. This chap was enjoying his treat then along came a friend! Not sure if the exhibitionist was working for […]
Bike Ride for Charity Last week I was busy taking images in the studio of Mike Saunders bike in aid of supporting his chosen charity the Air Ambulance. A charity that is well worth the support for the amazing work they do. I remember when living at my previous home, the air ambulance had to land on our land to enable they to assist in an accident that had occurred on the A52, what amazing people. Mike started cycling at the ripe old age of 63 and has taken part in many cycling events including London to Paris, the 3 cities which included London, Brugge and Amsterdam and the London 100 miles closed roads. In his wisdom he has chosen to once again do the London 100 mile closed roads and is raising morning for his chosen charity the London Air Ambulance. Londons Air Ambulance London’s Air Ambulance is the charity that delivers an advanced trauma team to critically injured people in London. The service provides pre-hospital medical care at the scene of the incident and serves the 10 million people who live, work and commute within the M25. The team, which at all times includes an advanced trauma doctor […]
A local up and coming band Adelphia used our studio to film their video for their track “Better Off”. The infinity cove was a great asset and enabled them to provide the type of background they required for this shoot.
Photographing A Hidden Strength It never stops to amaze me the strength that humans show when there is a need, a hidden strength that we don’t always realize lies within us. I had the privilege to work with Jane Riley, a wonderful lady who was diagnosed with breast cancer and refused to let it beat her. Jane is an inspiration to us all and I was enthralled to hear her story of how she found an inner strength that gave her confidence that she hadn’t experienced before. Prior to the mastectomy Jane although wasn’t timid didn’t have the same outgoing nature and would stay in the background observing more than participating in general activities. To help her confidence grow even more Jane decided to pose for some artistic nude photographs at Elle Je Studio, something totally alien to her. Once we started on the artistic nude photo shoot I was pleasantly surprised to see Jane relax within the first 30 minutes and not only did we capture some stunning images but had great fun in the process. Her new confidence and strength oozed out of her, a delight for a photographer! Sadly one person is diagnosed with breast cancer every […]