When I was approached by the band Crossharbour I’d never heard about them before. They were looking for a photographer who would help them to create a cover for their CD and images for PR purposes. As soon as we met a brainstorm started, for a few hours we had been bouncing some ideas forwards and backwards. We knew that we want to create something different, they are in the very competitive market of Irish Music, and it is even harder for them as they are a band with its roots in London. So we wanted to highlight their London roots. Read the rest of this entry »
Sometimes you look for opportunities and sometimes they just cross your path when you least expect. For me it was the Holi One festival. I’d never heard about this festival before, inspired by Indian celebration. To be honest it was first time it took place in London. It is a music festival and every hour they countdown and then everybody throws coloured powders in the air.When I’d seen the trailer I was mesmerised and excited by the explosions of the colours.
When I started my ONE PERSON STUDIO – Real Faces of Tattoo project I wasn’t 100 % sure about the concept. I knew I wanted to photograph tattooists. I had some idea how I’d like the background to look, how to set up the lights. I knew that I wanted to portray them the way they are. The way I see them. The way they are to me, as it is always one’s interpretation of the person whose portrait is taken.
But what is interesting for me is how this project is evolving, how I change the light, backgrounds.
Firstly I wanted background to be neutral black but now I let it to be different but not crowded, not overpowering.
I want it to be background, simple. But now I experiment with light and by changing angles I had to change the postproduction process. Hope you like the new images and that they will be good addition to the portraits I shot so far.
Studio in Richmond is the first studio where I changed my standard setting and I think it was worth it. Changes are always good
I knew when I started a “REAL FACES OF TATTOO” project, that during the process I would meet some amazing people. I also knew that most of the artists’ work would be inspiring to many. Some of us are inspired so much that we even decide to let them put ink under our skin, for life.
But I knew that not only is their work inspiring, but artists themselves are source of inspiration for many including me. I’m so glad that they let me portray them.
I’d like to share with you ‘A film directing first from Alex Nicholson, this dark short film features Duncan X, a tattooist from South London reminiscing about his life and work.’ This tattooist was one of the first artists portrayed in my project.
Here is a short clip showing credits by Jason Devine
To watch full clip and read more about this amazing work please go to:
Sometimes I’m lucky and during paid sessions I’m able to shoot some extra pictures that will be useful for my portfolio and this thing happened during the last boudoir session I did. I shot this portrait that I think will be suitable for my beauty portfolio.
Sometimes during the shoot I see someone from a team who in my opinion will look great in the picture. During a shoot for one of the designer companies, the owner of the company was present, he was a great character and I wanted to take his portrait. He agreed and I wanted to create a dramatic portrait with a lot of shadows. Something like well known portrait of singer Seal
I wanted to create something mysterious and simple, yet strong.
The lighting that I used was one head with a 2m diameter umbrella.
I rarely visit my native land these days, but last time I was in Poland I received a proposal to shoot a girl who wanted to give some pictures of herself to her fiancée. All I knew was that she would like to have ‘’nice’’ pictures, that’s all. Everything was ready to go. Read the rest of this entry »