Book update

Whenever I’ve been in Bourne since it became the topic for the book I’ve had my camera with me. Same camera, same lens. There is quite a collection of photographs now and I will be printing them all off and creating a maquette to decide on the keepers and their order in the book.

I’m really quite pleased with the results so far.

So here is a preview of one of the likely ‘keepers’ which gives you an idea of the style and quirky nature I’m aiming for.

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Working Title 'North, South, Abbey and West'

A spark of an idea came from watching a musician starting out on a project to create a new album. With no theme, no artwork ideas or even any songs. Just the desire to begin a journey that could end up with a classic piece of work.

So this made me think. I need a project to work on the next few months. This won’t be an album, but a photo book. Now I had to decide on a topic.

I wanted it to be something I had easy access to and could be gradually chipped away at. With Brexit never off the news and ever imminent unless it be postponed again, I decided to make a series of photographs of my hometown during its last days as a member of the E.U.

Photographer’s hometowns are some what of a cliche, but with the time constraint of an E.U. departure deadline it would give me the impetus to get the job done.

With a single lens on the camera I headed off on a night walk into the town to look for the quirks and characteristics that make the place what it is.

Free Portrait Sessions this Sunday 13th Jan in Gordon's Studio, Bourne,

Where?     Gordon’s Studio, Bourne taken by Andy Siddens.

When?      Sunday 13th Jan between 11am and 2pm.

Why?        Building a fresh set of portraits to kick off a new gallery.

Who?        You!

What?       Casual, studio lit, B&W portraits

How?        Just confirm a slot with Andy.

OK, What’s the catch?

 

It’s only a tiny catch!... to give permission for the portrait to be used on Andy’s website.

In return you will get a complementary 8x6” print and the digital file so you can use the photo wherever you want, Facebook, etc.

 

You don’t need to come alone, welcome to bring friend/partner for moral support or even their portrait too. Under 18’s must be accompanied by parent/guardian.

Let me know in advance so I can reserve a 20 minute slot - limited availability - already a few taken.

 

Andy is a member of the Royal Photographic Society and the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers. He has worked with established artists such as Midge Ure and Hazel O’Connor. He has had work published in Classic Rock magazine, the BBC website and many others.

 

Confirm by calling Andy on 07947 130257 or email andysiddens@gmail.com

 

Just something...

...about the way elements in the frame sit together. Difficult to fit this photograph into any compositional rules, or to pigeonhole it into a category. But, just something draws me to it, Jaunty, out of focus, but....

 

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Perhaps just because it is home?...and I'm not at home right now.

Who (didn't) let the dogs out?

Earlier this year there was a moment when the website was about to take on a very different look.  However, it has gone full circle and is back to being a showcase of some of the photography I've been doing.

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So for now the dog portraits remain under wraps. But thank you to all those who modelled and helped me along the way.