This weekend just past, I made another concerted effort to get out and capture some more candid environmental style portraits for my portfolio.
The first portrait is of Chris, who is the proprietor at "Jasper Wood" which is a very popular coffee shop here in Eastbourne. Jasper Wood is an eclectic and interesting place to sit and enjoy a coffee in. This is the first one three photos I that I am really quite pleased with from the weekend. I would so like to be able to do this every day. To be out with my camera, relaxed, watching and waiting for that opportunity to present itself, and in doing so allowing me to engage in a meaningful way with new people.
The second portrait is of a young man called Matt from the "Games Workshop" in Eastbourne. The Games Workshop hobby is about collecting, building, painting and playing games with Citadel miniatures. This shop has been in Eastbourne for many years, and is a real fascination to walk into and to see all the miniature armies. When walking past on Saturday, I couldn't help but be captivated by the attention to detail I noticed Matt was giving to the painting of one of the playing pieces, so I stepped inside to ask if I could capture his portrait, which he graciously agreed to.
The third and final portrait I am really fond of from this weekend’s effort to get out with my camera is of my old friend David and his son Fred playing guitar together in David's home studio. David is a phenomenal musician and his son Fred is currently learning to play the guitar too. I only noticed when I was post processing that my son Seb, can be seen in the back ground poking his cheeky face around the door. Fred and Seb are really good mates too.