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Homage to Flaming June

THINKING: I am a huge fan of the pre-Raphaelite painters and their immediate successors in the latter half of the 1800's.

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Homage to David Hockney

THINKING: David Hockney developed his "joiner" technique as a way of exploring the idea of cubism in photography.

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Homage to Bob Carlos Clarke

THINKING: Bob Carlos-Clarke (1950-2006) is well known for his very strong, sexually charged images of women.

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Homage to Bill Brandt

THINKING: Bill Brandt is one of my all-time heroes. Why? Because he developed the whole process of fish-eye, ultra wide-angle photography.

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Height

THINKING: When working with a model both of you have to pay attention to safety. When Freya was sitting on the ladder in this shot I felt comfortable.

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Grids in images

THINKING: When shooting against a strongly defined background like a grid you need to decide how it will feature in your image.

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Gaze

THINKING: The general rule of thumb is that the gaze of your sitter should look INTO the frame of the image.

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Floor

THINKING: I love the 1960's retro feel to this image. The original colour image has too much information in it - as you can see the background is very busy.

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Emotion

THINKING: Just completely in your face. That was thinking, rock chick, oiled up and full of life, self-confidence and outright arrogance.

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Dust Storm

THINKING: Shooting with flour can be a random process, but that should not stop you going in with pre-visualised photographs in mind.