Thursday, 30 January 2014

More of Annie Blanchet's canvases: the abstract bits...

We finished photographing Annie's lacquered canvases on Monday. Took some macro shots of very small parts of the paintings and we like the results:

Left: reflection of the artist in her painting "Britania".

Monday, 27 January 2014

A bit of warmth in Winter

I use this macro view of the inside of a paua shell as wallpaper to get a warm glow first thing in the morning...

Monday, 20 January 2014

A small selection of pictures from last week's session with artist Annie Blanchet for her forthcoming exhibition at the Oxford International Art Fair  on the 7-9 February 2014.
Shooting her series of lacquered canvases in mixed media was a bit like trying to take pictures of mirrors and making the photographer (and her kit!) invisible. Let's just say we spent quite a bit of time wrapped up in black cloth...

A detail from the Battersea canvas below:

  On the right, a detail shot with a macro lens from the canvas below:

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Bevis Hillier discusses The Virgin's Baby, his book on the Russell baby case

I interviewed Bevis Hillier when the Virgin's Baby was published by Hopcyn Press in October. I'll quote MICHAEL HOLROYD Bevis Hillier is a most witty & eloquent writer. This book is about sex and high society in an art deco setting. It is by turns harrowing, hilarious, moving and altogether enthralling."

Monday, 13 January 2014

Bevis Hillier answers Bernard Pivot's questionnaire

British author Bevis Hillier is a brother at Hospital of St Cross in Winchester, and the interview was shot there. He showed off his Brotherhood gown (title credits) in the courtyard.
I filmed and interviewed him shortly after his latest book, The Virgin's Baby, was published by Hopcyn Press.

Janet Burroway discusses her novel: Bridge of Sand

We filmed this interview with Janet when the UK edition of her book came out at the end of last year. It was interesting to see how the video function of my Nikon 7000 would cope with B&W.
I got really frustrated with iMovie 09 when editing, as it wouldn't recognize a greyscale still image... Had to convert to RGB to be able to use the images for the titles. Presumably because colour images are so much the norm, that nobody thought of including/allowing grayscale... Or ??

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Janet Burroway answers Bernard Pivot's questionnaire, with improved if not perfect sound...

First post of 2014 will have to correct (some of the many) mistakes of 2013... This was first published at the end of last year, with sound levels problems. The levels have been corrected as much as I could.