Shots taken for conceptual use as book covers, dark and creepy seems to sell well with book cover designers. All images have been accepted by Arcangel, the agency which represents some of my work.
Many of my images can be purchased as fine are at Fine Art America
Daily Post Close Up Challenge
I was watching an interview recently with renowned British photographer David Bailey. And a quote form him during the video got me thinking, it was:
“I never understand when people say they don’t know what to photograph. Look at a concrete wall with cracks in it, you can paint for eternity with that“.
This got me thinking, as I was stuck in a rut creatively and needed something new to submit to Arcangel Images, the agency that represents some of my work. What could you get from a concrete wall, so of I went to find some, the results are below, which were processed in CS6 and have also been accepted by Arcangel as conceptual works, probably for backgrounds or overlays.
So as well as creating work from a concrete wall, it also leads nicely to this weeks photo challenge.
If you want to watch the interview it is HERE
NOT REALLY SAFE FOR WORK 8-)
Recently I seem to have moved away from my usual gritty monochrome work and have been producing images with much higher contrast, leaving little tonal detail in the subject and therefore creating a more pure monochromatic image.
These fit this weeks challenge I believe as they are indeed half and half, black and white with very little tonal detail between the 2 extremes.
Half and Half
This weeks Daily Post Photo Challenge is Doors.
A Tych panel made up of colourfull doors and door details from the Beach Huts at Whitby, North Yorkshire, UK.
This shot is from the base of the stairwell which featured in my last post. It was shot whilst I was laid on the floor looking directly up the center of the stairwell towards the roof light. The colours come from a mixed light source of fluorescent, LED, and daylight.
1/40 sec f/8 ISO 640
This amazing stairwell is inside a new art gallery which I visited at the weekend, unfortunately I hadn’t taken my camera with me, but suffice to say I spent more time looking at the awesome architecture of the building, than I did looking at the exhibitions.
I returned the next day to shoot the internal architecture. It was refreshing to have a member of the gallery staff come up to me and discuss the building and to give the OK to shooting inside.
Fuji X-E2, XF14mm f/2.8 R
1/75 sec ISO200 f/5.6
This weeks Daily Post Photo Challenge is: Vivid
Shot Title – Mustang Sally
Fuji X-E2, XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS, f/4, ISO 200
More of my work can be seen and purchased <a href=”http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/russ-dixon.html?tab=artworkgalleries” target=”_blank”>HERE</a>