Photo of the Week 20

Environmental Portraits

I am not yet brave enough to take traditional style portraits but I really like the idea of taking environmental portraits. That is, taking pictures of people doing their thing in their space. These two images are from the photo shoot I talked about a couple of weeks ago in Photo of the Week 18.

 

 

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Discussing designs

 

 

 

 

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Demonstrating the filing technique

 

Taken with a Panasonic FZ1000 and edited in Lightroom. Natural light.

 

 

 

 

Men at Work or Boys with Toys?

A self portrait of the photographer in a the refelction of a muffler on a bike

This week’s post is  the first of a series of photo essays about boys and their toys or perhaps men at their work.  I hope to capture  environmental portraits of people doing what they love.

These shots are of my (ex)-neighbour Marty and his mate, Matt.  Marty is a miner and mechanic and Matt drives trains. They both love big touring bikes

I made these images in the Marty’s garage when they were fixing Matt’s Harley.

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Thank you to Matt and Marty for being my first ‘subjects’.  Marty moved a few months ago, you know its funny I always felt safer when he was living next door!

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