A few photos from the wedding, none of the typical “big shots”, no set pieces, nothing posed. Just a few of the ones I liked for your ocular pleasure.
neil posted in Travel on September 22nd, 2007
neil posted in Travel on September 18th, 2007
Busy “tango-ing” through the editing process of a 20 photo submission to David Alan Harvey on Authorship. Its hard to let go when editing, do I drop in a single or flesh out a story? A single image may be good.. but how much does it say? Does it say what I want? What I saw? How do I speak with images? I know I’m only scrambling to find my voice. Also some of my favourite photos are also embargoed and won’t be travelling the inter-tubes for some time. Its hard work, so it must be good.
A possible final cut (need captions and sequencing) is up here.
Winter switch flips1
neil posted in Travel on September 17th, 2007
I’m not complaining or anything but its frigging cold here. This picture was taken with the heating ON.
Good thing I’m off to Kentucky soon. Off to shoot the wedding of Alicia’s friends. Now how do I get a lightstand, two swords and a dress suit onto a plane without creases or being arrested?
Martial arts demonstrations0
neil posted in Travel on September 16th, 2007
The martial arts clubs of Edinburgh University banded together to make a joint demonstration and taster session for freshers (first year students). Each club gave a 10 minute demonstration and a 10 minute taster lesson. The results were spectacular as you can see:
National library of Scotland: Flooded0
neil posted in Travel on September 11th, 2007
The National library of Scotland was flooded by a broken sprinkler system on Monday the 10th September. The Fire Brigade were called close to Midnight and two fire engines were at the scene. Workers and firefighters brushed and pushed water out of the main entrance and onto George IV bridge. Five floors of the building are said to be affected. The BBC reports that the fire brigade left the scene around 2am.
neil posted in Photos, rants, Neil, Links of the week on September 10th, 2007
How often have you been invited inside? When a stranger invites you to take a picture that you wanted, but did’nt feel you could ask for.
Its an incredible experience and reassuring to know in a world of fear, closed doors and suspicion people can still trust a stranger. Talking to Terry Eiler, a professor of visual communications, he put it that you need to be an outsider to properly show someones world. An insider may take too much for granted and not see the novel, the strange and the remarkable. It took a Czech man to tell me that having two seperate taps at a sink is odd. I had’nt realised this in all of my life until he said so. As outsiders, we have to get our invite inside to see these things. Sometimes, however, it is not a stranger who invites you in. Jim Merithew talks about being invited into his Mother’s life here.
The photos from the late night shoot in the “hippy commune” are embargoed until the movie opens.
For the ones of flourescent hair gel, I’ll ask if I can slap them up sooner as they’re not too relevant. Sorry for the delay. Check back every now and again and I hope to have them up.