Sunday, 29 October 2017

Still Life With Pumpkin at Halloween Time

To be truthful, I have never been into Halloween very much; well, at least not into its scary, eerie, spooky and what have you side; what I do like about Halloween is the inclusion of pumpkins, the craft of carving them and putting tea lights and candles inside them; and what really appeals to me is the exuberant presence of colourful pumpkins and squashes at this time of year; they are perfect to bring into your home as lasting decoration and symbols of the season.

As part of my regular season celebrations I made this quick arrangement in the corner of my sitting room floor. I wondered how and where I can transfer it for a tabletop still life image, and then it occurred to me that all I have to do is lie down on my belly and shoot!

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Recent Images Sales

I am delighted to learn, although a bit tardy, that I have a new French book cover

The story is based on a true investigative work; it is a romance where the main protagonist works in a large weaving factory, hence the choice of a photo of a mill.

My photo, which I took back in 2011, shows Gibson Mill, built in around 1800. It is situated within the beautiful Hardcastle Crags woodland in West Yorkshire. It was one of the first mills of the Industrial Revolution.

I also sold license to the Slovenian magazine "Berem Beres" for use of one of my images on the front page of their book catalogue supplement.

And last, but not least, The UK women's magazine "Candis" have used my photo of a wedding car in their June issue. I must admit I was not familiar with this magazine even though it is one of the best selling women's magazines. I look forward to getting to know it and maybe getting my hands on a copy of the June issue.

Update 24 October 2017

I sent an email to Candis magazine asking if I could possibly buy a copy of the June issue, explaining the reason why, and their Customer Relations Agent kindly put a complimentary issue in the post for me. So here is the page with my photo as well as the front cover of the magazine.