From the archive. I'd driven past this poster many times on my way to and from work. Unfortunately, it's on the dock road, so you don't get many - if any pedestrians walking that way.
I'd just finished a Saturday shift at the Echo. It had been a dull shift and I hadn't taken anything that I'd enjoyed. I wanted to end the weekend by doing something fun and quirky.
The lady in the photo is actually my wife. I'd dragged her from home, in the rain and wind, to hold my famous rainbow brolly (really good prop to have for weather pics) and pose in front of this billboard advertisement.
Sadly, it never got used, but I still enjoy looking at it today. It's fun, quirky and has my wife in it, who said after it was taken "I must really love you to do this."
From the archive: an old portrait of Achive b/w portrait of Dame Janet Suzman using 50mm lens at f1.8.
In my old job, whenever I used it take a photo of someone interesting - whenever it be their life, achievements or just that they had an interesting face - I'd often ask if it was ok that I did an 'arty' portrait.
None of that long lens nonsense, but using a prime lens - in this case, a trusty 50mm 1.8f. To get the beautiful light you see in this images, I just asked Dame Janet to stand next to a nearby window in Liverpool Uni. Job done. Remains of my favourite portraits for just how the light falls on her face.
Our work as photographers is not so much to take pictures in nice places. Really, it’s to draw the love that’s already there inside you. If we could leave you with the feeling of love and joy amidst one another, we’ve succeeded. ❤️. Swipe right to see an example from @bystephanievelez
sun’s out bums out, bellys out, wear that bikini, wear these shorts feel free embrace yourself! Everybody is different, every body is beautiful. Believe me it took me a long time (and still does) to love myself. #bodypositivity