Archive for the ‘Photography’ Category

I had a photoshoot a couple of weeks ago, taking pictures of my friends just recently born twins. The shoot was amazing and the little ones were really motivated and appeared to love the bright light of the modelling lights. Below is one of my favourite photographs.

Seems like I am gradually converting this site into one specializing in cat portaiture. Not really, but I have to say they make great subjects to photograph, as they are completely unpredictable. But still once you had your lucky moment you will be able to recognize their particular character.

I always believe in having a camera ready to react to any quick opportunity taking a great photograph. I believe this was one of those moments, when our cat  was just going through a cleaning routine on the sofa. I just finished a shoot 20 minutes before and still had all the lights set up. I hope you enjoy….

I have decided to participate in this years Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2010. The image below is my submission, which got into the second selection for the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London.

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2010 will showcase the work of some the most talented emerging young photographers, alongside photographs from established professionals, photography students and gifted amateurs.

The image title is: Tamara, a pefume addict. This image belongs to a series, which will hopefully be exhibited soon. I will keep you updated.

Looking through my old images, I have found a photograph, which I have taken a year ago. The sea on the south west coast of France was really rough and we noticed a few people standing at the waterfront. As we got closer we saw a couple of guys in the water, surfing in the massive waves. The photo had to be cropped and lost some quality, but I still love it.

I decided to experiment a bit more with infrared photography and have taken this shot in Clapham Common Park in London today. I have used a long exposure of around 5 minutes to capture this shot. Since the sun was not too strong at the time, the photograph has some extra noise, but I think it just adds to the character of the image.

I went to the World Naked Bike Ride 2010 in London and Brighton again to take some photographs. Every year in cities around the world people ride bikes naked to celebrate cycling and the human body. The ride demonstrates the vulnerability of cyclists on the road and is a protest against car culture. I have uploaded some galleries on www.bikewars.co.uk

Below is on of the images from the London ride.

Due to the second volcanic ash cloud, coming  as a result of the eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano, our return flights from Lanzarote have been delayed by seven days. This gave me more opportunity to take photographs, including shots from a nightdive and some exciting kite-surf stunts.

I love freediving and Lanzarote offers a lot of different places to explore the underwater world where you can find school of small to large fish, Angel Sharks, Stingrays, TriggerFish, Sepia and more.

One  amazing location for freediving is a spot between Puerto del Carmen and Porto Calero. If you swim about 70 meters off shore, you can view 2 wrecks in around 20 meters depth. I have managed to take a panorama of both of these, which I will include in my Lanzarote Gallery.

Below is one of the panoramas of the wrecks I have explored

Wreck Lanzarote

Just came back from Tolouse in France and enjoyed myself for a few days. We had a walk with friends on the Rivert Garonne in the early evening hours. The bridge “Pont Neuf”, which is actually the oldest bridge of Toulouse featured a lovely display of changing colours introduced by illumination from below.

Pont Neuf-Anatol Just 2009

I went to the Clapham Common Fireworks Display, which started yesterday at 7.30pm. The display was really great and surprisingly was free to attend. If you go to the Battersea Park one on Saturday, then you will have to fork out £7….

Made me feel like new year!

Clapham Common Fireworks-Anatol Just 2009