Portraits, snow and houses: photos shared in February 2023
These are some of the images I shared on social media, with a little of the history behind them. February was a little thin on the ground thanks to cold weather curtailing my usual ad hoc wanderings, and a couple of epic photo walks.
Sorry, I’ll do better next time.
An old portrait
An old photograph from years ago. There’s a few stories attached to this shoot, not least because of costume changes, getting lost and the model being a huge amount of fun to work with.
Snow, snow and more snow
There’s been a few dustings of snow this month. I wrote about the chaos it brought to Kobe, and how it vanished in a day (more or less). A week or so later it snowed again, and blanketed the nearby town of Myodani. OK, maybe not blanketed. More like a light dusting. Still, it was a lot of fun for the kids who were out and about.
Flowers in Awaji
An impromptu visit to Awaji Island caught me out. I didn’t have my camera with me, so had to rely on my Nokia Smartphone. To add to my woes, the camera decided to only save RAW versions of about half my shots.
Drawing over photos
Maybe a little inspired by a visit to an Andy Warhol exhibition earlier in the month. I took an old portrait and started drawing over it. The style’s often used in early Soviet Propaganda images, and I’ve done it before with mixed results.
This one’s at the ‘not so good’ end of the scale, but worth a try.
Man walks in front of clock. Kyoto 2023
I usually take a test shot of some random object before I start shooting. Sometimes people get in the way.
Watching the rain in Leicester Square
Can’t remember why this one popped up. It was a spring day when I took it, I’d taken myself down to Leicester Square for a spot of lunch. A couple of minutes in and the heavens opened.
Anyway, across the street was an Italian place and the waitress was stood watching the rain come down. I guess most people had found somewhere to hide.
Another old portrait
Yet another bit of old work that popped up and I thought worth sharing on Tumblr.
The orange house
Came across this gorgeous house that stood out amongst the other grey and off-white properties around it.
To be honest, I’m a little surprised they got away with it. Areas can have rules about what color a house can – and cannot – be painted. For example, mine can’t be painted a bright color.
We’ll finish where we started.