This week has been wonderful. The sunny weather has helped me have a creative week and what a week it has been. Shooting every day has felt like life before Covid. Anyway, I have a lot of editing time booked in for next week and very excited to get started. I thought I would share with you a few images I took of Jai on Monday afternoon. Always an absolute pleasure working with Jai who entertains all my crazy ideas. Anyway, these might just be my favourite images that I can currently share. Watch this space for more details.
This sunny weather is bringing me so much joy. Now if only it would warm up a little. I mean if you are lucky to get a seat in the sunshine you are mostly fine but accidentally stray into the shade and it is like winter has returned. Got me thinking about those summer days we got at the end of March. Was very lucky to have a shoot on one of those warm days. Thought I would share some of those images with you this week as the light was just perfect. I have seen the temperature creeping up next week. Fingers crossed it continues and we won't be needing to bring that extra jacket and scarf. I know I will be doing my sun dance.
I had a last minute shoot reschedule and with this information I realised just how much I needed to pick up my camera. I messaged a friend to see if he was free as it was going to be a beautiful sunny day and I needed to be creative for me.
I love shooting film and bought these two analogue lenses many years ago at a Berlin flea market. I also have a adaptor so I can use them on my Canon 5D. I will often bring them on set with me but as you have to focus manually it can take more time and when you are in a rush it is difficult to tell if all the images are sharp. I find time can be your biggest enemy and you often don't have that opportunity to double check what you have captured. I decided I that I wanted to use these prime lens and see what I could photograph. These lens have a wonderful subtle warm tint which gives the images a vintage feel.
So after hearing back that Paul was free and up for a shoot, we both met in town. I love Southbank, so decided to meet here and just go for a walk. Please take a look at a few of my favourite images below. I wanted to shoot a playful editorial vibe. Paul is such a talented singer and all around lovely guy. We decided to play on the rock and roll star theme.
Now that lockdown regulations have eased I will be looking to do regular test shoots to help keep those creative thoughts alive. Always something learn or experiment with on set, and I have been brainstorming some ideas to explore in the near future.
So I know it technically isn't my usual day for posting but as it is a Bank holiday Monday, it has the same feeling as a Sunday. Yesterday the sun was out and I had a lovely socially distanced picnic with friends. It was exactly what I needed. In fact I had a mini digital detox for most of the weekend. So important to give yourself a break and in many ways it has helped me get my creativity back.
So in the spirit of Easter, I tried to photography my bunny Flapjack. He is eight years old now and unfortunately he just wasn't up for it. We all have our moods and even his favourites treat didn't help. He ended up hiding in his corner. I swear he knows when the camera is on him and he was not happy to participate. I will have to try again when he is in a more playful mood as I'd like to get more recent picture of him. Hope you all had a great long weekend!
weekly musing from Rosalind Alcazar Photography