It’s been over a year since I posted any recently published book covers. It’s always interesting to see how the cover designers have used the images, some change them around, whilst others make no changes at all, other than the additional text.
Recent conceptual images shot in Wellington for Arcangel Images.
Below are a few of the books that have been recently published with my images on the front cover. All images have been licensed from my representing agency Arcangel Images. It’s always nice to see an image in print, and to see how the designer decided to use it, although you have no control over what they do with the image.
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
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 😎
Conceptual work for Arcangel Images
www.arcangel.com Available for use through Rights Managed licenses. See more of my work with this Arcangel presentation: www.joomag.com/magazine/arcangel-photographer-presentatio…
A new subject for me, that of macro, and still life. Not my usual stomping ground but seeking new inspiration for subjects I purchased a light tent and various backgrounds, and set up one bright sunny day on our deck. Various things were shot, some more successfully than others. The aim as usual was to produce some new images for Arcangel, and also to try out some new techniques as macro is not a subject I am known for, and I have never shot a set up still life before.
I used a mixture of equipment, just playing around really.
The first shot is taken with a Canon 5D MK3 and a Sigma 50mm 1:1 macro lens.
The other 3 shots are all taken with a Fuji X-E2 and the Fuji 60mm macro lens.
The subjects were housed in a 80cm x 80cm light tent, just a cheep one from Ebay. The lighting was provided by gods great speedlight in the sky, I had to use some extra diffusers over the light tent to reduce the strength of the sun a bit. Exposure readings were taken with a hand held meter, and the cameras were set in manual mode.
By far the bet results came from the Fuji, despite it struggling with the AF a bit, it was much nicer to see the effect of +/- EV changes in the viewfinder.
Anyway I was happy with the results, and enjoyed shooting still life subjects, so I am now on the hunt for other interesting things to shoot.
A quick shot at the end to show the simple set up.