While on a very short break with family to Holland to see my step son Laurence we spotted a number of forms of wheeled transport being used by the locals, much of it human powered. Thousands of bicycles, a few long board skate boards and the odd person on roller blades. I loved the fact that they all queued up in the cycle lanes. I was travelling light camera wise but had the G11 over my shoulder and realised what was going to happen just in time to get this shot. There had been a third person, a guy on a moped at the back, but he’d been impatient and jumped the lights leaving only the ladies. Looking back at what I’d seen it makes for a better image anyway as the two ladies are on the thirds lines.
Processed in Lightroom 5.
I’ve not been in the studio for what feels like a lifetime! IT Contract and Google Business Photos are keeping me busy all hours 7 days a week. Today I was reminded of a past shoot by a friend Stella. She’d come along with her photographer daughter Phoebe and had become my impromptu stylist. Stella posted a link to a video on my Facebook timeline with the message “See if you recognise anyone in this video…“ The link was to Manchester bank The 1975‘s video “The City”, a song that’s getting a LOT of airtime on XFM in the UK at the moment.
Busy with some work but ready for a tea break I powered up my personal laptop and listened to the tune, only half watching while I checked out something on a clients server. Then my subconscious kicked in with a “You know her, that’s Lucy!” (FB) and I had to rewind to the start. Get yourself a cup of something and have a watch
Sir Norman Parkinson CBE, was a celebrated English portrait and fashion photographer. Regarded by many as the father of modern fashion photography and major contributor to the images published by Vogue. Google have paid tribute to him with this lovely Google Doogle on what would have been his 100th Birthday. Rather than copy lots of text from other sites please read Sir Parkinson’s entry on Wikipedia if you’re not familiar with his work.
If you’re in London between now and May 12th and would like to see some of his great work get along to The National Theatre for Lifework: Norman Parkinson’s Century of Style. Admission free. 020 7452 3400.
Learn more”. I didn’t recall applying for Google Authorship. But now it’s here I’m glad I’ve got it. The reflector holder attached to the back of my camera bag says ‘Mark Emery Photography – Google for “MARKSE”‘. Now people have an extra verification that the pages they’re about to view are mine.
Google Business Photos work, noted the ‘Google “MARKSE”‘ on the reflector bag and are now here. He’s getting a LOT of smiles! And causing a number of conversations to start.
Today Ben was confirmed to be a monkey, not a dog, by a young Ben 10 fan sat on the Hammersmith & City line with his mother. (read the rest of the post…)
Welcome to the lineup miss, love the hair!
- A strong feeling of affection or sexual attraction for someone
- A great interest and pleasure in something
- A tennis score of zero
- A song by many artists, my favorite being “What is Love?” by Haddaway
- My passion for fashion and people photography!
- A twice-yearly magazine published by Condé Nast / Vogue
- A shoot with a vintage Lady Pearls dress, hopefully 2013′s weather and availability of people will allow the shoot to happen this year.
- A red themed creative shoot with a new model Jodi, her man and the red dress above.
- The micromesh body and business suit themed shoot I’ve had a casting call for on Purple Port.
- Some collaborative shoots with the guys following the Bromley Photographers Facebook page.
- The “KCACO” shoot now that I’ve found a fantastic space to shoot out of – big enough to park a few London buses and only £30/hour to rent!
- The “That’s not a moon…” Star Wars themed shoot with Katherine and some of the 501st if we can get the timing right.
So you know some of my passions; people and fashion, what are yours?
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Search the web for it and you’ll see numerous sites defining Mwah as the sound made, nothing more. Even if spelt differently.
I think it should always be spelt MUAH and stand for Make Up Artist Here!
With an unspoken “Look at my awesome make-up, do you think I’m going to risk smudging it with anything but an air kiss!?”
I’ve had someone post a message via the sites contact form tonight asking which studio I use. As they made a typo when entering their email address I’ve been unable to reply. Anyone wondering where it is, here’s the address.
Snappy Snaps Bromley
31 Market Square