Personal projects are a significant part of my photography drive, the start of where I first discovered the love for it.
It is just something I enjoy because it is not work related, practising in my free time in the chance of learning new skills and editing styles. It is a therapeutic time out to photograph something completely free of choice and to capture what I am feeling at that moment in time. It reminds me to take time out for myself to shoot what I am feeling at that moment, reminiscing the reason I picked up a camera in the first place.
Some of the photo selections are of acquired taste like the black and white set in Beulah Heights; which would not appeal to everyone, however I loved being there. The series shows movement and a story of portraits, taken spontaneously whilst in their environment. I chose to edit these photos in a grainy, monochrome style, which is how I feel they suit.
Other projects personal to me that I have done are a beauty styled set of portraits. I used these photographs for an exhibition at the Poly in Falmouth. This selection of work was about experimenting with make-up, angles and beauty. They are an anaesthetically pleasing set of photographs, as they are beauty shots, and commercially well known in regular women’s magazines.