I’m honoured to have been invited back to the Digital Creative Group at the Edinburgh Photographic Society to give another presentation of my work. I first presented a selection of my photographs back in March 2013 and had a wonderful time meeting and talking to everyone, so I’m very excited to be returning to such lovely company next week.
This time, my presentation is about Creating Character in Portraiture and I’m very happy to have this opportunity as an artist to share and talk about images of two wonderful women – Erin (top) and Laura (bottom) – representing aspects of the divine feminine.
Because I wanted to do justice to all the symbolic elements in the photographs, I asked Erin and Laura to explain what the make-up, accessories and costume pieces mean to them and I’m going to use their words in the presentation.
I don’t want to talk too much about what I’m going to say because that would be no fun for anyone reading this and then attending the presentation, but I also plan to explain about my lighting and processing techniques and how to work with portraiture subjects to create photographs that capture the imagination.
Preparing for this event has reminded me just how much of a collaborative process the creation of art can be and how lucky I am to be able to work with other creative people to make images that mean something to us and hopefully to the people who look at them.