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Glamour in a shed - why contrasts work

These images work because of the comparison and contrast - and frankly downright incongruity - of a pretty girl in a grubby place.

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Digital Framing

I've no idea why in this contemporary digital age we still add old fashioned frames digitally. Fortunately it's a style that has pretty much died off now, a couple of years back it was ever so common.

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Do you know how to use your sofa for glamour photography?

The great thing about photographs is you can pair them down to real basics and no-one questions their lack of reality.

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Making more of your cove

When you walk into a coved studio, or indeed any space, it is so tempting just to shoot with the background flat and square to the camera.

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Video Work: NikiMarie Erotica

This video is NOT OFFICE FRIENDLY I wanted to experiment with video that included a lot of camera movement.

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Video work: Security Cam Footage

A seriously NSFW experiment with video

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Merry Christmas!!

If you think I'm writing a blog on Christmas Day think again!! In the meantime here's a picture of a bird in the snow :)

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Industrial Glamour

A girl all hot and sweaty from her hard work, who just happens to be wearing a bikini - what could be more natural than that?

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Zara Watson - Rock Chick Styling (video)

"Nudes Deconstructed" - a short YouTube video discussion of a nude image: "Rock Chick Styling" featuring model Zara Watson

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100 Do's and Don'ts for Studios

I've been travelling up and down the country using many different studios this year and on the one hand I've been very pleasantly surprised but just how great some spaces are - but sadly, how many also failed on some very basic levels.