This is a tribute to a very good friend, who was also a superb photographer. Denis died this year (2008) and when his much loved wife Margaret asked me to look through his collection of photographs, I thought could I share and enjoy their beauty with more people than our normal circle of friends.
Joining Redbubble to show my photography and view other peoples work, gave me the idea a few months later to add some of Denis’s photographs, so that people could see and enjoy them also.
Denis particularly liked to show the beauty of women. So I have decided to add twenty of his pictures for you to view and maybe gain some inspiration.
When working indoors he used natural light from a window or French doors, moving all the furniture around to achieve the desired effect. When outdoors he mainly hoped for hazy sunlight or early morning mist/fog to help give that soft lighting.
He often used diffusion in front of the lens to soften the image, this could be a piece of nylon stocking stretched over the lens or hairspray sprayed on to an old filter.
The other item he fairly constantly used was a reflector, be it a white sheet or ready made bought one.
All his Pictures were done in camera, with 35mm film. He did not print colour or have access to a PC for digital work. He just sent the film to a photo lab, then after selecting the ones he liked have straight enlargements done – no hand printing, hence the need to get it right in camera.
The girls he photographed were not professional models, they were friends, neighbours daughters, or girls met whilst out shopping with his wife, Margaret having the task of approaching them to enquire if they would be interested in modelling for Denis, usually with a favourable response!
A NOTE ABOUT COMMENTS,
I ( DaveMiller1000 ) will monitor the bubble and try to answer any questions that come up about the photography.
Margaret will also watch the site when she comes over to our house; I know she enjoys the Redbubble site and the comments, as we have spent many hours looking around at members work.
I checked with RB first before adding this bubble.