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Daffodils growing during the months of spring are a refreshing sight after a harsh winter. These were a few I had in a vase on my table. When they did eventually expire I decided to capture some shots of them against a matte black background with the aid of two remote speedlights… some interesting and rather abstract results. 

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Whilst waiting for the ferry back from Askaig on Islay I had a brief walk around the fishing port. There’s something I really love about the colours and textures you can find whilst walking amongst the old boats, ropes and fishing nets. Islay is really an amazing place. I’ll certainly be heading back there soon.

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A test shot taken for a personal project I’m currently working on involving several animal skulls, liquid latex, a lot of paint and a messy floor. The underlying concept is to define the shape and contours of each skull with liquid… in this case paint. The next stage will be to attempt to feature several colours in the same image.

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The intricacies and structural details found within any animal skull offer an amazing wealth of tone and texture for a photographer to capture. These photographs were taken of a Ram skull acquired from a friend of mine. When shot under controlled studio lighting, the surface texture and shape of the skull really come to life… so to speak. The skull offers something entirely different when shot from each angle. Things also start to get interesting when I begin fusing the images together in post.

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