Monday, 20 December 2010

Wayne Hemingway
































Back in June I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing Red or Dead co-founder Wayne Hemingway. As usual in any situation involving a well known personality time is very limited, so it always pays to have a game plan. I walked around the building looking for a good spot and found a canteen which had floor to ceiling windows all down one side, I took my meter readings and set the camera all before hand so I was ready. I knew I wanted the background to bleed out to white behind him, so I metered accordingly. In total I shot 5 frames of which this was the best.  
All images were shot using a Bronica ETRSI with a 75mm lens.  


Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Readerswives Collective

The brand new Readerswives Collective website is now live. 


Readerswives Collective are a group of artists based in Guernsey who create many different forms of art. I have had the pleasure of working with them on many occasions and have now been included on their site. 


readerswivescollective.com features the art of Rost, Dred, Join In The Joy, 
Foxy Paw and many others, so go check it out.






Monday, 6 December 2010

The Shining

To promote a season of Kubrick films being shown on More 4 in 2008 Channel 4 created a promo showing a Kubrick's eye view tracking shot through the set of The Shining. 


The set was meticulously crafted, props were replicated and look-a-likes were found to play Kubrick's cast and crew. The best being Kubrick's script lady at the end of the clip. 


I am a huge fan of The Shining and this is a great homage to a classic film.
See the film here





Tuesday, 23 November 2010

New Project - Five by Four.












I have just begun working on a new project titled Five by Four. 

For the next three months I will be travelling around photographing as many people as I can using a large format camera and only shooting in available light. All images will be hand printed to the same size as the original negative and exhibited at an unconfirmed venue.
If you would like to be included in this project please feel free to send me an email via my website: www.welcometothedarkslide.co.uk










Monday, 1 November 2010

Quiet Corners

My entry to the Quiet Corners Print Here competition has been posted on their blog. 
If you would like to vote for it please click here


Thanks :-)





Saturday, 30 October 2010

John Franz

The portrait below was taken in Nashville Brown County-Indiana in 2007. 
John Franz plays the same street corner come rain or shine next to the Artists Colony Inn.
He said to me that he would have brushed his hair had he known he would be having his portrait taken, but since I hadn't bothered to brush mine it didn't matter.






Monday, 4 October 2010

New Work

I'm currently working on a complete over haul of my site, so here's a sneak peak at some of my new pieces of work.
Tachihara 5x4 field camera, Ilford HP5. 

Bronica Etrsi, Portra 160 NC.

Bronica Etrsi, Portra 160 NC.

Bronica Etrsi, Kodak 400CN.



Monday, 27 September 2010

Sun Still Shines on You

video
Earlier this year I had the opportunity to work with Patrick Balfe of Beau Brummel Music, 
when he asked me to shoot the video for his song Sun Still Shines on You.

Shot on a Canon 7d using a mixture of Canon and Nikon lenses. 



Thanks to Pete for the loan of the camera and to Chris for assisting on this.



Any constructive input is appreciated.







Monday, 20 September 2010

George Mallory

Shot on my old Bronica ETRS, the one on the left was on Kodak E100VS Slide and the black and white on Ilford XP2. These images formed part of an exhibition and were based around the story of George Mallory and Andrew Irvine who disappeared whilst attempting to summit Mount Everest. I managed to pick up the goggles from an old army navy store for £5 and the jacket from a charity shop. We walked for miles to find a spot suitably in the middle of nowhere along the sea front and it was even colder than it looks in the pictures!


Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Everything looks better in slow motion

I just came across this link on Chase Jarvis's blog. 
The New York Times have commissioned a series of slow motion video portraits of some of the worlds top tennis players.
Shot on the Phantom Flex camera at 1250 frames per second in full 1080 High Def.
They are beautifully lit and prove my theory that everything looks better in slow motion.
See the video here



















Yasmin


























































A couple of months back I decided to get back in to taking portraits just for fun. Everything has been getting so serious lately that I began to lose site of why I started doing photography in the first place. 
So I called up a few friends and have been making regular shoots with them just for the hell of it.
The above shots of Yasmin were all taken on the same day, all except the last one are a mix of ring flash and daylight.


Monday, 13 September 2010

Welcome to the darkslide

Hello and welcome to my photographic blog.
As this is my first post I thought i'd sweeten the deal by uploading a picture.
I will be posting a mixture of old and new work and also test polaroids and contact sheets, 
so keep em peeled!


Tim Hall - Illustrator