Berlin – Photography

Just had a great week in one of my favourite cities, Berlin, which was in the throngs of a superb heatwave. My visit coincided with Mayday – and the famous Kreuzberg ‘anti-everything/smash the system Demo’ – hardcore! Berlin’s such a vibrant, full-on place and as a photographer from little-old Brighton I always love just wandering the streets, snapping away.

The first photo is of the start of the Kreuzberg Demo

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Seed-Bomb-Britain in Brighton

I had great fun hosting three cyclists who are travelling the UK by bicycle spreading the word about perma-culture, and ‘seed-bombing’ various public spaces. I was worried they’d be a bit ‘earnest’ when I replied to their email about a place to stay in Brighton, but they were fab, funny and full of energy. Here are Ela, Laura and Wei as they left this morning on their way to Chichester.

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More Brighton BT Box Photography

Strangely, one of my fave BT box art in Brighton was overpainted by the same artist who did the original one. Maybe he got bored with the first version, which I actually prefer to this one.

Odd as there are so many BT boxes to paint. He is a photo taken today.

And the original photo is HERE

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Retro Brighton in the Sun

Another glorious day in Brighton. After finishing some editing I decided to hit the seafront on my retro 80s road bike and then couldn’t resist snapping the Brighton Wheel from the pier. Can’t wait to post about my big photography job this week but have to wait for the magazine to be published first….

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Retouching of Headshots, Brighton

These days any decent professional photographer must also be a pretty good whizz using Photoshop.

Photographed this model on location but once I got back to the studio and threw the image onto the imac I realised that I needed to do a little retouching. His skin wasn’t quite as perfect as it could have been (the gentle March sun possibly fooling my eye) and I noticed he had a couple of small scars and two tiny marks on his neck (damn my high-resolution cameras).

Here is the before and after.

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After some simple retouching

 

 

More Brighton Street Art

A few more of these superb and funky ‘redecorated’ graffit BT telephone boxes around Brighton. I photographed these this morning on my way to the shops – cooking a huge curry blow-out for some friends tonight!

Used the brilliant Panasonic GF1 and tiny tiny 25 f1.7 lens

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