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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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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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Direct

THINKING: Shooting in building like this one, it is very apparent just how many verticals there are and how strongly they dominate an image.

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Detailed Backgrounds

THINKING: While working in some woods Freya and I discovered this amazing root system for a fallen tree.

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Despair - emotional and powerful - how to shoot it

THINKING: Not every picture has to be happy. I believe that the purpose of art is to evoke an emotional response in the viewer.

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Posing two models for amazing shapes and dance like positions

THINKING: Phil and Katherine are not trained dancers so firstly fair play to them for being able to pull this very difficult pose off.