'in perpertuum' Photography: Blog http://inperpertuumphotography.zenfolio.com/blog en-us (C) 'in perpertuum' Photography laura.pearce@talk21.com ('in perpertuum' Photography) Mon, 11 Apr 2016 14:52:00 GMT Mon, 11 Apr 2016 14:52:00 GMT http://inperpertuumphotography.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-5/u152575078-o502511236-50.jpg 'in perpertuum' Photography: Blog http://inperpertuumphotography.zenfolio.com/blog 114 120 'Spring into Summer…..' http://inperpertuumphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/4/spring-into-summer Spring moves into Summer…..

As Spring moves into Summer I keep asking myself where is the warmer weather? I desperately want to feel some heat in my bones and feel the sun on my face and blow away the pasty winter look I have. It would also be nice to know that when you plan a location shoot it is not going to get rained off at the last minute, which seems to be happening quite a lot at the mo. I have however been keeping busy. The studio has proved a godsend and when you cant get out at least I can get some photography done in there. I have been stretching myself and experimenting with different lighting set ups and having some fun along the way. My long suffering husband hates it when I say ‘I have an idea; or do you think….’ Recently he painted a back drop for me in the brightest blue we could find. Why well I had a model visiting the studio who had the brightest pinkest hair – Mz Bones – and I had the idea of doing a shoot as though she were in a photo booth. Not as easy as you would think! Not so bad for me, but Mz Bones said that pulling faces for an hour was the hardest work she had done in a long time, albeit a lot of fun….

I have however, in between showers managed to do a bit outside, and even though it was dry, boy was it cold. I was wrapped up nice and toastie but that sort of look doesn’t cut it when you are shooting fashion so the poor model has to brave it and as soon as one set is finished she gets wrapped up in her coat while we get ready for the next set. The trick really is to be uber organized and ply them with cakes and tea…..surprising how hard a model will work when there is a promise of carrot cake. That said, all models work hard and credit must go to them as without their sheer hard work we as photographers would not get the shots we want.

Another day outside on a windy day and this time the models were the four legged variety and not as easy to work with despite being promised a bucket of oats and a haynet. Horses like all animals can be difficult to work with, but with patience and determination we got there in the end.

Back in the studio and I had a fab shoot with a model who travelled 4 hours from Wales to shoot with me. She was one of the nicest people I had met but with a name like Silk, would I expect anything else. We talked through my ideas and looked at my mood board and then we set to work. She was a joy and a pleasure and together we created some fab shots. I cannot wait until we work together again.

It is hard to believe that we are still only in April, as this year so far seems to have been really busy. I have been fortunate in working with and meeting some really lovely people and even managed to nail three magazine publications so things must be on the up.

Now what I really really want is some warm weather, to explore more location shoots, and to get out and about in the beautiful countryside.

 

Laura xx

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Climb Every Mountain http://inperpertuumphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/1/climb-every-mountain There is always a mountain to climb

On the whole life ticks along quite nicely. We plan our work and our home life so that we have a good work/life balance and along the way we encounter problems and disappointments. Many of these are small and insignificant and are dealt with swiftly as we move on to the next one. Many are there to determine the people we are and are character building. They make us stronger, more determined and better able to make the right decisions and choices in our lives. The same could be said for photography. Every time we pick our cameras up we are making choices and decisions; what lens to use, what settings we need, what lighting is available or how it can be improved.

That choice can make or break the image you are trying to create. If it fails we learn from it, change it and try again.

But every once in a while life throws you a curved ball; something that can pull the rug from under you; and leave you wondering if you will ever climb to the top of that mountain. Whether you reach the top or not is down to who you are and how you face these curved balls. There are some who will just crawl away into a dark corner, hoping it will all disappear, or there are those who will face it head on and say ‘Bring it on, do your worst, I am better than this’

I have had many failures in my photography; just looking at the trash on my computer shows me that. But I have now reached a point where my successes are greater than my failures, so I must be on my way up that mountain. My curved ball is here and has dealt a bit of a blow, so at the moment I find myself halfway up that mountain. I will pause a while, take in the view, check everything out, rest a while, then get on my way again. Will I reach the top – God Damn Yes I will!

Laura x

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Another day; another photo shoot….. http://inperpertuumphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/1/another-day-another-photo-shoot Another Day; Another Photo Shoot

For me personally there is nothing more that gives me such an adrenalin rush as a photo shoot with a fantastic model. I love the planning, the organizing, the sorting out what they are going to wear, the poses, the look – just about everything. For me it is more than just a photo shoot but a whole creative experience and each one is completely different. Of course none of this would be possible without the hard work and dedication of the models I work with and occasionally I meet one who I just have to say WOW!

Well a few weeks into January and I could say that about two….Darcie who visited the studio and Chloe-Jasmine.

Darcie at only 14 years old has huge potential and has a fantastic attitude to shooting and the whole photography business. She took direction well and with her Mum on hand for hair and make up we caught some amazing shots. There is an argument that is it right to make such a young model look so mature. But then isn’t that the nature of the business and the fashion world in general. With her Mum on hand to act as chaperone and to keep her grounded I am sure she will go far and I look forward to the next time we shoot.

And Chloe-Jasmine – wow, wow, wow……what a super star and such a lovely person to boot. For her shoot I had been lucky to borrow some vintage lingerie and dresses from Days of Grace who I have used before. Linda who runs the shop is the most generous person, not only with her time but with her enthusiasm for everything vintage. After talking through the idea of the shoot I had with Chloe-Jasmine she carefully selected the clothes for me to use. If you are ever in Budleigh Salterton, check her out, you can be sure of a warm welcome.

https://www.facebook.com/DaysOfGraceBudleigh/?fref=ts

Laura x

 

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laura.pearce@talk21.com ('in perpertuum' Photography) Chloe-Jasmine clothing factor model photo portraits shoot vintage x http://inperpertuumphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/1/another-day-another-photo-shoot Tue, 12 Jan 2016 15:38:02 GMT
Welcome 2016 http://inperpertuumphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/1/welcome-2016 2016 New Year; New Adventures

Well here we are in another year and as is usual we all have high hopes and expectations of what that year will bring. I think with any expectations one needs to be realistic and your goals and aims need to be achievable. But more than that when you set out goals for yourself and there is something you want to achieve you will only get there through hard work and determination.

For me 2016 has come at a point in my photography where I now feel more confident in myself and my style of photography to go forth and conquer. I met some fab people on 2015 and working with those contacts and developing new ones I have great plans for the New Year. At the end of 2015 I had my first magazine publication with another due out in February. I also have the whole of the 1st week of January booked with shoots so that is very exciting; and I am looking forward to meeting one special model for the first time.

There is a saying Carpe Diem

‘to seize the day, to put aside all differences, all fears, all worries, and just go for it; to make the most out of that part of time. Carpe Diem more often or you will miss out on life and never be truly happy’.

For me this will be my philosophy for the coming year. I know that along the way I will be faced with challenges and some disappointments but these are what make us into the people we can be.

 

 

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End of the year review http://inperpertuumphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/12/end-of-the-year-review End of the year review

I cannot believe that we are now into December and another year is almost done. For me personally it has been a busy and productive year. Having my own studio opened up new opportunities for me allowing me to work with even more amazing people. But not only that it gave me the opportunity to experiment more and hone my skills, further developing my style. I can be more creative, adventurous and imaginative. I can custom the studio sets to suit the shoot and I can create some fabulous looks. Two of the lovely models I have worked with this year have gone on to bigger and better things, winning national beauty competitions and gaining parts in TV dramas. Perhaps I played a small part on their journey in much the same way as they played a huge part in mine.

On a recent holiday to Northumberland, I managed to grab some amazing landscape shots, which was not that hard given that the scenery was just stunning. However, I think I can honestly say I will never make a dedicated landscape photographer as I find he early mornings to grab that best light to daunting especially when it is cold and wet outside. Give me a warm studio anyday! But I do enjoy taking landscape shots as they are a break from studio work and something completely different.

As well as studio work, I have been out and about doing some location fashion work, and once I got the hang of lighting tricky situations, I managed to complete quite a few location shoots. One was even during the evening using the shop windows as the main light source.

December for me is a month of reflection and planning. I like to take stock of where I have been, my successes and failures and build on that to plan for the next year. I have quite a few exciting things coming up and I cannot wait to tell you all about them – but they will have to wait until the New Year.

For now I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year and I will be back in 2016 meeting lots more wonderful people and creating more creative pieces of work.

Love Laura x

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laura.pearce@talk21.com ('in perpertuum' Photography) creative models northumberland portfolios portraits shoots http://inperpertuumphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/12/end-of-the-year-review Mon, 07 Dec 2015 15:42:42 GMT
Halfway through the year... http://inperpertuumphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/8/halfway-through-the-year Half way through the year : August 2015

 

We are now halfway through the year and I cannot believe it has gone so fast. The weather has not been that good for location work, but I have managed to get out and about on a few occasions and working with the weather that presented itself on the day I managed to get some great shots. We now seem to be heading into an early autumnal phase, although some say there is a chance of reasonable weather towards the end of September. But on that we will have to wait and see. I have been fortunate in the first six months of the year to work with some amazing people, some new models as well and I hope they have been happy with the experience of working with me and getting some new shots for their portfolios.

It is always a joy for me to work with new models, I love creating new work with them and sometimes they can be a little bit like a sponge soaking up my ideas and taking on board my creativity. Some just need bringing out their shell a little bit and having their confidence boosted, but giving myself a pat on the back, I am pleased to say that some of the new models I have worked with have gone on to do some great work, so maybe I set them on their path to success – well I like to think so!

The opening of my new studio at the beginning of the year has created endless possibilities for me. It has become a wonderful creative space and one in which I can custom for my own ideas. At the start of the year I photographed some lovely dogs in there. One for some good friends of mine whose beautiful collie was elderly and not likely to live much longer. We got some amazing shots for them and sadly the dog passed away a few weeks later, quietly at home. For me this is what makes my photography worthwhile.

Then as a complete opposite I did a Vintage Wedding shoot for a Vintage Bridal Dress shop. The studio was transformed into several sets reminiscent of a vintage age and I had three lovely models on the day to wear the dresses along with a hair stylist and Make Up artist. The day was chaotic and long, but the images we got made the whole day of hard work something all involved can be proud of. Of course the biggest thanks have to go to Days of Grace who kindly loaned us the beautiful dresses.

A photographer’s life is nothing but creative and different for every shoot.

I also like to work through several projects and concepts. One was to capture the moods and emotions of the countryside as it transformed itself through the seasons. For me each season can reflect a different mood, enhanced by the colours and the light. Working with a lovely model Tann Marie we captured some of these moods and colours using the flowers that were in season to adorn headdresses and clothes to suit the mood. We have yet to work through our Autumn and Winter set but I am sure they will be as equally spectacular and rewarding to do.

In a few weeks I am off for a much needed break, to Northumberland, a part of the UK I have never been to. Whilst there I shall be concentrating on landscapes and seascapes and hoping to capture something of the mood of the area. The wildness of the land, the changing colours as depicted by the weather, and the atmosphere of the place.

In the meantime as we pass this half way point through the year, I would like to thank all those I have worked with so far – you know who you are, and look forward to working with you all again and meeting and working with lots of new people.

Laura x

 

 

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laura.pearce@talk21.com ('in perpertuum' Photography) atmosphere concepts creative life lighting models moods photographer yearly http://inperpertuumphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/8/halfway-through-the-year Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:04:16 GMT
New beginnings http://inperpertuumphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/2/new-beginnings New Beginnings : 3rd February 2015

So we have arrived in another year and with it comes new challenges. The biggest thing for me this year has been the opening of my own home studio. Small, and intimate but it has everything you need for a great creative working space. It is available to hire to anyone who wants to work creatively and likewise to anyone who wants a portrait session, a family portrait session or a beloved pet portrait session. During the summer months we also have use of our small garden for some lovely outdoor portrait shots. The studio is well equipped with everything that is needed to make any session comfortable along with ample supplies of tea, coffee and hot chocolate.

For me personally it provides me with a place to create more images and to expand on my portrait photography developing new ideas and working on new concepts. I hope along the way to work with some great people and hopefully to make some new friends. If you have an idea or a concept in mind then message me and together we may be able to work together to bring it to life.

The studio also allows me to combine two of my loves – photography and animals – and I have been fortunate to photograph some lovely dogs. One, a Border Collie called Holly had recently had a stroke and her owners wanted some portraits done before it was too late. Although she was a bit wobbly we did get some great shots of her and their other dog and even managed to get a great family portrait of all of them together.

But photography is not just abut portraits and studio work – I still like to get out and about as much as possible, enjoying landscapes and the urban environment. But my first love will I think always be portraits and art nude.

I will be having a revamp of the galleries soon – so please check back to see my latest images.

Laura x

 

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End of year review 2014 http://inperpertuumphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/12/end-of-year-review-2014 20th December 2014

And so another year reaches its conclusion. It is a time to look back and reflect on what has gone and to think towards the future. 2014 has been a good year for me. I have had loads of photographic opportunities, met some wonderful new people, and worked with some old friends. I have completed several projects that I had in mind to do, all of which were very successful, and I have had some success in entering International Salons.

Now is the time to look towards the next year and new challenges and goals that I am setting myself. Challenges and goals help me to focus my mind and allow the organized part of my brain to function and plan. I am hoping to work with lots of new people and to make many new friends along the way. I also have a new venture which is nearing completion and hopefully will be ready for launching soon – but more of that in another blog.

Photography for me is a creative process and a great deal of thought and preparation goes into my shoots. Sometimes it goes to plan and sometimes it can leave me feeling frustrated if it doesn’t work the way I expect it to. However, rather than throw in the towel it makes me more determined and as they say ‘where there’s a will; there’s a way’… I hope to do bigger and better things in 2015 and for me it is new concepts and challenges that keep me eager for me and keep my photography fresh.

I hope you will join me in 2015 and enjoy my work and my endeavors, and don’t forget to pop back soon for more information on my new venture.  

Laura x

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laura.pearce@talk21.com ('in perpertuum' Photography) 2014 challenges concepts review ventures http://inperpertuumphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/12/end-of-year-review-2014 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 10:05:11 GMT
'Autumn' http://inperpertuumphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/9/autumn 14th September 2014
 
Another year is slowly winding down and reaching its end. It has been a lovely summer with many photographic opportunities and along the way I have met some lovely people. But all is not over yet as with the coming of Autumn comes one last flush of colour as Mother Nature explodes around us in a saturation of hues and tones. Not only is this time of the year great for landscapes with a vast array of scenes to photograph as they have one last burst of activity before winter slumbers, with morning mists and wonderful sunsets almost guaranteed; it is also great for portraits and lifestyle portraiture using the wonderful hues and tones and stunning natural backdrops. If you fancy booking a lifestyle session with me ensuring you have your images in time for Christmas, then book now to reserve a place. You may have a location in mind, in which case I can travel to you, or I can source somewhere for us to while away an hour or two getting some stunning images for you to treasure. Drop me a line and we can discuss your requirements. Prices are reasonable and I am sure there is a package to suit every budget. 
 
Laura x
 
 

 

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Thou, light-winged Dryad of the trees... http://inperpertuumphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/7/thou 4th July 2014

 

‘Thou, light-winged Dryad of the trees,

In some melodious plot, of beechen green,

And shadows numberless

Singiest of summer in full-throated ease.’

John Keats.

 

I have always been drawn to woodlands and forests. There is something very special and unique about them. Every day, the colour and atmosphere can change and different seasons and weather can create many different images evoking many different emotions.

Photographers are always attracted to woodlands because of these qualities and it is because of these very qualities that I planned a woodland shoot of my own. But I wanted to create something different and unique, embracing my style of photography.

I had an idea of creating an image of a beautiful woman morphing out of the woodland. She had to look like she belonged there and was rooted to the woodland. Researching this type of image led me to mythology and I found that there were goddesses called “Dryads”, wood nymphs or female tree spirits: shy, elusive creatures, always female and always beautiful. They have been part of literature for many years featuring in many works from ‘Paradise Lost’ to ‘Chronicles of Narnia’. So taking my inspiration from this, I started to make the costume and the headdress.

I had in mind that the model would be nude and a red head. Being a red head was important as it is the complimentary colour to green on the colour wheel. The model I used was called Holly, professional name ‘Ivory Flame’ and she had all the qualities I was looking for, including the essential red hair. Make up was done by Charlie from Cr3ative Concepts and together combining our ideas we came up with the look I was after. No mascara or lipstick was used, as wood nymphs would not have had these to hand! The rest of my ‘team’ comprised of my long-suffering husband and a friend, Sandy who was on hand to take background shots of how it all came together.

But more important than these was the woodland itself. Several were checked but for various reasons were excluded. The one I settled on had the right amount of ground cover and canopy and was private enough for a nude shoot. Timing was important as well. The woodland needed to be in full leaf and green and I chose late afternoon to shoot as this meant the light was in the right place.

On the day the shoot came together nicely and the team worked well. Post processing has been kept to a minimum with a bit of dodging and burning and vignetting to add drama. All the colours remain highly saturated to exaggerate the greenness of the woodland. And for the final set of images, all were given titles from works of literature and poetry.

I hope you enjoy the images as much as I enjoyed taking them. I am now looking forward and planning my next one, which will be in the autumn.

Love Laura x

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Wales and Snowdonia http://inperpertuumphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/4/wales-and-snowdonia 27th April 2014

 

Over the Easter period I was on holiday in Snowdonia in Wales. A most beautiful part of the country and even in the most dreadful weather it has a unique beauty of its own. Primarily my trip was a holiday and we were lucky enough to stay in a beautiful mountain cottage with only sheep for company. However, despite it being a holiday it would have been silly not to have got my camera out and taken some shots of the stunning scenery.

I think if you talk to any landscape photographer, they will tell you the best time to get out is just before sunrise and just after sunset – the ‘Golden Hour’. If you are in a location purely for a photo shoot then these are the times when you need to be out to nail that one shot. However, when on holiday, these hours do not figure on my radar, so I made the best of the lighting that I had. We were, however, blessed with the most wonderful weather – deep blue skies with only a few clouds. Great for holidays, but not so great for photography as in the far distance, there was always a haze, making any landscape photography nye on impossible.

Still I managed to grab a few shots, so take a peek at them in my landscape gallery.

 

Laura x

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2014 and New Challenges http://inperpertuumphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/12/2014-and-new-challenges  

23rd December 2013

Well 2013 has nearly come to an end and I find myself at this time of the year wrapping things up (literally!!) and making plans for the next year. 2013 was a reasonably good year photographically and I had some success in competitions and international salons. I feel I have grown and developed as a photographer and in my skills. After 2 years of running a Flickr group of 52 Week Challenges, I have decided to retire from that leaving it open for someone else to organize. It was a worthwhile project to do and I met (virtually) some lovely people and I hope encouraged them to get out and about with their cameras.

For myself, I have several projects to keep me busy throughout the coming year and if I manage them all it will be a busy year. I aim to strive forwards with my submission for my ARPS with the Royal Photographic Society; I aim to develop my photographic style of model photography and I look forward to working with some great models – new ones and some old familiar faces; I would like to do some more architecture photography as I feel I have neglected this a bit over recent months and maybe combine that with a bit of landscape photography possibly seascapes using a slow shutter speed. And if that was not enough I aim to start a new personal project which, will not only challenge me photographically but mentally as well – in 2014 I aim to ‘Photograph 100 Strangers.’  This has to be portraits of people I have never met before and with their consent. This means I am going to have to put on a charm offensive and talk to and approach complete strangers. Something I am not overly confident about, but I feel it is time now to stretch myself and give myself challenges and goals way outside my comfort zone.

So we head onwards and upwards into another year of challenges, disappointments and successes and all these make us the people we are. Life is a huge learning curve and everyday we face new adventures which we should embrace and grasp and I for one hope to make 2014 ‘MY YEAR!’

Happy New Year Everyone x

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'LIFE BALANCE' International Exhibition 2013 http://inperpertuumphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/11/life-balance-international-exhibition-2013  

28th November 2013

 

THE INTERNATIONAL ART PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION 2013 ‘LIFE BALANCE’

 

This salon of photography was split into different classes and I was lucky to have 3 images accepted into 2 of the classes.

 

‘On the South Bank’ was accepted into the class depicting everyday life. The brief they gave was –

 

‘Our life is composed of many moments that pass unnoticed due to our daily routine. This theme provides the importance to the fragments of everyday life. Sometimes just a moment that lasts for a split second may pass the emotion, show the mental condition, relationships, the way of life, to tell the whole story... the essence of this theme is to show exactly such moments.’

 

In other words they required you to capture an image as Henri Cartier Bresson would have done when he talked about ‘The Decisive Moment’.

 

‘Pensive Grey’ and ‘Hairy Biker’ were accepted into the portrait class. For this class the brief was –

 

‘These are portraits of people. Portraits should emphasize personality and character – a good portrait may tell the whole story about the person who was photographed...’

 

I am very pleased that these images were accepted and although the other images were not so lucky, they were not far below the accepted score level – HAPPY DAYS!!!!

 

Laura x

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Dartmouth http://inperpertuumphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/10/dartmouth  

1st October 2013

 

This week saw me in a beautiful part of the country – Dartmouth, Devon. It is a shame that the weather wasn’t as beautiful – it rained every day. Photo opportunities were in short supply due to the torrential rain and extremely poor lighting but I did manage to get a few shots during a lull between storms. The sky was particularly dramatic and so I decided that due to the flat colours the shots were best post processed into mono images. I am sure it is somewhere I will visit again and hopefully next time the weather will be on my side.

 

Laura x

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'Kerry' http://inperpertuumphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/9/kerry  

5th September 2013

 

 

Last weekend I did a studio shoot with a lovely, new, emerging model ‘Kerry’. We had great fun doing what all girls love – playing dress up and experimenting with hair and make up. As a model she was excellent, producing some great shots. She took direction well and soon got the idea of what I was after. I am sure she has a promising career ahead of her and I am happy that I can help her on her way. We have more shoots planned for the future so she can build up her portfolio so you can expect to see more of her.

 

Laura x

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Live Life: Be Cool http://inperpertuumphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/8/live-life-be-cool  

18th August 2013

 

Had a trip to Teignmouth Pier today on the south coast to photograph a new model Joe Taylor. The day was just right for the type of shot I was after – bright sun with loads of contrast. I had already arranged with Joe what he was to wear and as soon as he arrived we got cracking. The idea I had was to portray ‘Mr Cool’ against a seaside backdrop. Teignmouth was ideal as it is a typical seaside town and although there were people enjoying the seaside on a lovely day, there were not so many as to cause a problem. I was after creating images that had that retro feel and so I post processed them increasing the saturation dramatically then adding a lomo effect adjusting until I had the look I was after. All in all I am pleased with them and Joe was a good model to work with. As he comes from Teignmouth I think he was comfortable in his own surroundings anyway.

 

Laura x

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'With Love to Women' International Salon Acceptance http://inperpertuumphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/7/with-love-to-women-international-salon-acceptance  

28th July 2013

 

As a photographer I am always aiming to challenge myself and as part of this I often enter internationally recognized competitions. These are called ‘Salons’ and images are accepted as part of the exhibition with any accepted images being awarded medals or ribbons. I recently entered a salon ‘With Love to Women’ and had the following image accepted. Although not a medal winner it is still recognition for me that my image has been selected to be part of the exhibition. I have included below the introduction to the Salon so you can all understand what it is about and how proud I am to have my image accepted.

      8-th International Salon-circuit of Art Photography "With Love to Women" - 2013                     

The main mission of the Salon - to promote the development of modern photography, discovering new talent, experience exchange between photographers, forming a platform for strengthening the business relations of Ukraine with capitals and major cities around the world. The Salon was established in 2006 in honor of the 750th anniversary of the founding of the city. Since its inception, the salon has attracted the attention of many well-known personalities. In 2006 the exhibition was attended by many representatives of the diplomatic, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, culture, art, government and business representatives. In 2008, the guests of honor at the Salon were Her Royal Highness The Princess of Austria and Luxembourg Anita von Hohenberg and her husband Count Andreas Bardot. In 2009, the chairman of the jury was a former President of the Slovak Republic, Mr. Rudolf Schuster. In 2011, the Prague exhibition of the Salon was held under the patronage of a member of the Parliament of the Czech Republic Mrs. Anna Putnovoy, chairman of the Committee on Culture and the Arts. Exhibitions in Paphos 2011-2012 held under the patronage of the Mayor, Mr. Savvas Vergas in the promotion of Paphos as the "European Capital of Culture - 2017".

"Life consists in love. It starts with a love to a mother and continues with a love to a woman, children, life matters... and ends up with a love to the life itself, one grudges to leave. But only in love to a Woman beautiful children are born, great deeds are done and desire to live does not vanish."

In all my thoughts and proceedings I adhere to these words, told by Sevrus. The woman  has always been and will remain for me the unique and mystic creature, whose beauty and majesty of soul is impossible to comprehend in full. 

To comprehend a woman... In order to achieve this one has to look at her, to watch her eyes shining. To see how changes palette of sentiments on her face: tenderness, passion, magnetism, reserved playful smile, fire or coldness in her eyes; killing or suspicious, scornful or admiring gaze. These is the only way leading to solution of female mistery it is art.

Image of Woman in Art ... I think it should be an intrigue, a mystery, a game, a secret,  a ginger on the edge of mysticism ... All this is associated with femininity.  For me WOMAN IN ART is a magical intimacy of pastous touches of Vermeer, mystical shadows of Georges de Latour,  dynamic orientation of Jean-Honore Fragonard, this is Ingres in comparison with Theodore Chasseriau, Raphael in comparison with Lucas Cranach der Aeltere, Renoir in comparison with Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec ... This is my philosophy of WOMAN IN ART.  It is what I want to show in my project "With love to Women".

I am happy that we were the only and the first in Lviv who started conducting the International Salon of Art Photography "With love to Women" under the patronage of the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP), Photographic Society of America (PSA) and the European Photographic Association (ISF).

One’s yearning for exalting a Woman is realized through art, and modern photography is not an exception. Therefore, we have recently seen a huge interest of the photographers all over the world in the image of the Woman in photography, as well as a rapidly growing interest of the society in the International Salon of Art Photography “With love to Women.” The social constituent is the key peculiarity of our Salon, which gives us a right to consider it as being a big socio-culturological project. Thanks to Salon’s resources, we implement various charity programs targeted at caring for women and children’s health and at securing a happy childhood. This is the great mission of  “With love to Women.”

I sincerely thank everyone who is close to me, who supports, takes part and helps to realize this project – embodiment of harmony and love.

Yuriy Titovets

Salon Chairman.

'PINK'

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'Miss Havisham' http://inperpertuumphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/7/miss-havisham  

2nd July 2013

 

‘Miss Havisham’

 

Love her, love her, love her!

If she favours you, love her

If she wounds you, love her.

If she tears your heart to pieces –

and as it gets older and stronger,

it will tear you deeper –

Love her, love her, love her!

 

Charles Dickens Great Expectations.

 

 

This is the last gallery of images with the lovely Anita de Bauch. The idea of this set of images was my interpretation of the tragic story of Miss Havisham in Great Expectations. As a young bride she was sadly jilted at the alter and never getting over that she wore her wedding dress to her dying day harbouring mixed feelings of love, hatred and loathing. Hers is a sad story and I hope my interpretation of this story does it justice. Many thanks to Anita for aiding me in this photo shoot and for helping me produce the images I wanted.

 

Laura x

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'The Muse' http://inperpertuumphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/6/the-muse  

30th June 2013

 

The second gallery containing images of Anita de Bauch is called ‘The Muse’. A muse is a person who provides inspiration for artists and poets and it is more often a woman. It can also refer to thinking deeply and giving something serious thought. For me then ‘The Muse’ is the ideal title for this gallery as Anita always inspires me to be creative and in this set of images she looks thoughtful and contemplative. 

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'Woodland Nymph' http://inperpertuumphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/6/woodland-nymph  

28th June 2013

 

Today I shared a fantastic afternoon with a friend of mine on a photo shoot photographing the most lovely Anita De Bauch. Anita is an internationally acclaimed model who has had a varied career in modeling and on the stage. With her ivory skin and her chameleonic persona she is a joy to photograph and I count myself one of the lucky ones who have been fortunate enough to photograph her.

 

Because of the way she can transform herself to meet the criteria of the shoot I have split the photographs into various galleries. The first of these is called ‘Woodland Nymph’.

 

A Woodland Nymph is thought to be beautiful and amorous and I think in this gallery Anita has that by the bucket loads.

 

‘A glint of her hair or a flash of her shoulder –

That is the most I can boast to have seen,

Then all is lost as the shadows enfold her,

Forest glades making a screen of their green…….’

                                    Ellis Parker Butler.

 

If you want to see more of Anita then check out her own web site –

http://www.anitadebauch.com

 

Laura x

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