Photography is one of my favourite hobbies, something that I really enjoy and the main reason why I travel everywhere with a camera. I consider myself to be a decent amateur photographer, with a real interest in beautiful buildings, nature and candid shots.
But as much as I love taking photographs, there are just some occasions that call for a professional. This is especially true when it come to portrait photography. Composure, lighting and staging are all so important to getting the right shot, and it maybe that for a special portrait, a trip to a studio is required. Bidvine is a great way to find the right professional for your needs. You can simply state what it is you are looking for on their site, and then professionals will contact you with their details and pitch so that you can decide who to chose according to your needs. It is a great way to find the right service and professional for you.
When it comes to photography, I have my own favourite photographers whose work I admire and who I often seek out at photography exhibitions.
Eve Arnold’s work with Marilyn Monroe are some of the finest photographs that were ever taken of the screen goddess. Maybe it was seeing Marilyn through a woman’s eyes, but I just loved the natural beauty that shone through, especially when placing Marilyn in natural surroundings. I saw an Eve Arnold exhibition at the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham many years ago, and the work just stayed with me.
In terms of modern day photographers, I love the work of Rankin, in particular his images of Kate Moss. I love the over worldliness of his images of the supermodel, the start backdrops and the elegance of his pictures. The pictures show a real relationship between photographer and muse, and they are just stunning.
Denis O’ Regan
In terms of rock photography, Denis O’ Regan is a king, and one I was honoured and privileged to meet and interview. Denis when he staged a photography exhibition in Birmingham, and he is a wonderfully humble man with lots of great stories too. His work with David Bowie on the Serious Moonlight Tour is just sublime.
George Hurrell was a photographer from the golden age of Hollywood. You may not necessarily know the name, but you will have seen his stunning black and white images of the goddesses and icons of the 1930s, images that are so much about light and shade. In particular, Hurrell helped create the image of Joan Crawford that make her look mean, moody and magnificent.
Do you have a favourite photographer?