Portraiture And Me !

If you asked what type of images I produce the people who know me (or more accurately) the people who are aware of my work, would say I was a “creative’ – someone who makes montage/composite images.

 

Which to a great extent is true !

However, I have always loved portraiture and have found myself lately concentrating more and more on this genre

 

Steph ballet 1   steph ballet 3

 

Fine Art Nudes and models in costume are also a favourite of mine !

Sienna 1 s2

I have been mostly working in my studio and also latterly on location (sharing studios with very talented photographers and designers).

portia 4  Portia mono

 

I have also enjoyed working with some lovely models … so, thought I would put a selection together of some of the images for you to have a peep at.

Natasha 1a Natasha 6

Amber 1 Amber 2

Ariel 5   Ariel 1

Pip 4  2

Misuzu 1 Misuzu 4

kira 1 Stacey 1a

Stephanie outside 1 Stephanie Outside 3b

 

… but let’s end with something a bit creative😉

THE GIRL V3a

 

 

Alzheimer’s Charity Day Raises Over £2100

At the end of a wonderful day that raised over £2100 for the Alzheimer’s Charity I have to say a big THANK YOU to everyone involved.

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Thank you to my good friends Lynne Morris, Phil Barber & Robert Millin for offering their services as speakers and delivering 3 spellbinding presentations.

Thank you to my lovely Daughter Vikki for helping me and keeping everyone fed and watered and to Steph who allowed us to use the hall free of charge.

Thanks also to Kira and her MUA for being part of the day.

To John my Husband who has supported and encouraged me every step of the way.

And last but by no means least – thanks to EVERYONE who donated so generously and attended the event.

Its been a full on busy day which hopefully everyone enjoyed….. but most importantly  together we raised over £2100 for such a worthy charity

New Digital Portrait Painting

It’s been a while….. but I’ve managed to find some time to do a digital portrait of the delightful Ariel

Ariel Portrait 1a

 

It was a lovely studio photographic session and I knew instinctively that a number of the images would lend  themselves to a digital painting…… so here is the first (of many)

Last Couple Of Places Left…………. Hurry !!!

There are only a couple of places left for the Alzheimer’s Charity Photographic Workshop in Warrington, Cheshire on 7th August, so if you want to nab a place please contact me ASAP.

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Things to expect on the day:-

*3 Speakers (Lynne Morris, Rob Millin & Joan Blease)
*Demonstration of how medal winning images have been put together
*Experienced model to photograph – lights and set up provided
*Demonstration and advice on how to pose a model
*Various costume changes for the model (costumes provided by me)
*One to one “chats and or advise” on your own work
*Chance to bring your own pictures for critique
I have been absolutely staggered by the amount raised thus far for this most deserving Charity – the total currently stands at £955.00.

A big THANK YOU to EVERYONE who has either booked onto the workshop or has been kind enough to donate even though they can’t make it on the day. And a big THANK YOU to those people who are coming along and giving your time free of charge – thank you so much.

To maximise the amount raised for the Charity could I suggest a minimum donation of £50 but please give more generously if you can.

IF YOU CAN’T ATTEND OR JUST WANT TO DONATE PLEASE CLICK ON THIS LINK TO DONATE – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Joan-Blease ANYTHING WOULD BE GRATEFULLY ACCEPTED

100% OFF ALL DONATIONS GOES STRAIGHT TO THE CHARITY

Last Few Places Left ……. Hurry !!!

 

There are only a couple of places left for the Alzheimer’s Charity Photographic Workshop in Warrington, Cheshire on 7th August, so if you want to nab a place please contact me ASAP.

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 10.05.45

 

 

Things to expect on the day:-

  • 3 Speakers (Lynne Morris, Rob Millin & Joan Blease)
  • Demonstration of how medal winning images have been put together
  • Experienced model to photograph – lights and set up provided
  • Demonstration and advice on how to pose a model
  • Various costume changes for the model (costumes provided by me)
  • One to one “chats and or advise” on your own work
  • Chance to bring your own pictures for critique

I have been absolutely staggered by the amount raised thus far for this most deserving Charity – the total currently stands at £955.00.

A big THANK YOU to EVERYONE who has either booked onto the workshop or has been kind enough to donate even though they can’t make it on the day. And a big THANK YOU to those people who are coming along and giving your time free of charge – thank you so much.

To maximise the amount raised for the Charity could I suggest a minimum donation of £50 but please give more generously if you can.

IF YOU CAN’T ATTEND OR JUST WANT TO DONATE PLEASE CLICK ON THIS LINK TO DONATE – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Joan-Blease   ANYTHING WOULD BE GRATEFULLY ACCEPTED

100% OFF ALL DONATIONS GOES STRAIGHT TO THE CHARITY

 

 

Fine Art Nudes with Natasha

Recently, I have had the great fortune to be invited to Natasha’s Studio (The Photo House Studio) to spend some time with and photograph this beautiful woman.

Natasha 9

We did a mixture of portraiture and Fine Art Nude images.

Natasha 7

Here are a few examples from the day illustrating what a fabulous Fine Art Nude model Natasha is.

Natasha 6a

Natasha 10

Natasha 2a

Alzheimer’s Charity Workshop Day on the 7th August JUST GOT BIGGER !!!

Having had more people than my house could comfortably accommodate I have been extremely fortunate to have had the ideal venue donated to the Charity Day by the very wonderful STEPH (thank you so much)

I also am thrilled to announce that the VERY talented LYNNE MORRIS will also be attending and will give a master class in how she puts together her fantastic creations – an opportunity not to be missed.

Kira 2a

 

So,  there is going to be lots going on – A beautiful model to photograph (thanks Kira), lots of costume changes, presentations hosted by Lynne and myself, Question & Answer Forums, Critique (very gentle) of your own work and a chance to mingle with like minded kind souls and lots more.

If you want to be part of this wonderful day please be quick and add your name to the list !

 

THIS BIT IS IMPORTANT

The workshop is in aid of a very worthy Charity !!  Have a look at what is on offer on the workshop and work out how much you would normally pay to attend one of these days. … then please donate as generously as you can.  100% of the money donated goes straight to the Charity via the Just Giving Website.

Thanks… and hope to see you on the 7th August in Warrington, Cheshire    10am – 4pm