Photographer and Visual Artist

Posts Tagged ‘Photography’

Inspiration – Paolo Roversi : The Great Illusion

Charity Work – Dog Portraits

Just over a week ago Kate Moore asked me to take some pet portraits for a local group of volunteers founded by John Wright who take it upon themselves to save dogs who have been put on Death Row at local pounds. Kate also raises money towards animal causes by drawing pet portraits which can be seen on her website (K8′s Pawtraits).  The images I have taken will be used to create posters and in newspapers in order to find theses dogs a safe new home.

A little research I did which may not be relevant to all dog pounds but was rather disturbing to hear mentioned that some of these dogs may have simply been put on death row because they were picked up as strays and no one has come forward to claim them. Often it may be a case where if a dog hasn’t been claimed within seven days then they are put to sleep to make way for the countless numbers of other dogs being taken in. In other cases some may have been deemed unsuitable for re-homing but with a bit patience and the right amount of training these dogs can make wonderful pets and become a welcome addition to any family. It was with great pleasure that I was able to help out by producing some images to help find theses dogs a safe new home.

It is my belief and I would like to believe that others view this situation the same way as me that it is the owners of these dogs who are to blame in a majority of cases. Pets all over the world are being put to sleep everyday because owners abandon, no longer want or don’t care for their pets correctly. Why should these animals suffer when they have not done anything wrong or haven’t been trained appropriately?

John Wright also offers a range of courses to help with your pets behavior to help them become a well mannered part of the family. You can read more about his courses here (The Wright K-9 Academy).

If you would like to help re-home, make a donation and help any of these dogs then please contact John Wright on 07527 652706 all homes will need to be checked.

Imaging Past – Part 3

The images below are a showcase of results through following tutorials that can easily be found online and via ebooks. Following and attempting tutorials is something I still do today, even though today I seem to be more interested in tutorials for advanced skin retouching rather than manipulation techniques.

When I first started out I would sit down for hours experimenting and creating what I could as I went along. I would follow tutorials and then implement what I had learned into creating my own works of digital art. I would find sources online from stock sites and then I eventually started creating my own source material when I purchased my first DSLR a Nikon D70. When I started capturing my own sources a passion for my camera and photography enlightened me to take Photography further and learn more about the art and process of Photographic techniques.

As you may see from previous posts my personal work was of an alternative nature which was mainly influenced by my own surroundings at that time. This included Music, new found friends, my partner and her alternative modeling, other photographers and especially my weirdest pal Bob. All of this was also combined together through my first online networking membership over at a blogging site known as Live Journal.

Next Post: My first Photographic Course

Inspirations – Mikael Jansson : Let’s Get Lost – Interview Magazine

Photographer: Mikael Jansson
Models: Daria Werbowy, Sedene Blake, Ajak Deng, Salieu Jalloh, Oraine Barrett & others
Casting: Michelle Lee/KCD, Inc.
Set Design: Randall Peacock (
Production: North6
Stylist Assistants: Karen Kaiser and Elin Svahn