Sunday, 20 May 2012

Out and About.

The following photographs are just a few taken when out exploring with the camera.
Hope you like.

Locations: Cumbria. Ullswater. Troon. Arran.

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Rustic Seascape.

This Post features some of my Photographs I took with the theme of Rustic Seascape in mind.
I like how the seaside has been slowly weathering away the subjects, creating more character, texture and feeling to the picture.
But I will let you decide about that...

Hope you liked them!


This post features a selection of Photographs of some Statues and sculptures I like.
I prefer shooting Statues and sculptures in black and white, I feel it helps contrast the shadow creating more depth and emotion out of the subject.

Free French Memorial - Lyle Hill - Greenock.
Fuengirola beach statue of Virgen Del Carmen - Spain.
Troon War Memorial.
Troon Anchor.
Troon War Memorial.
Glasgows Duke of Wellington Statue.

Seaside Structure.

The following post is a selection of photographs reflecting the theme of Seaside Structure.
Growing up in a small seaside town, I have certain appeal towards the coast. I like the rustic, wind battered and wave washed texture. I like how the contrasting depth between black and white helps highlight the industrial, mixture of wood and metal which can usually be found along the coast.

Silloth Harbour.

Skinburness Lighthouse.

Greenock Shipyard.

Port Glasgow Shipyard.

Fuengirola Beach - Spain.

Skinburness Lighthouse.

UpsideDown Water Scape

The following post is a selection of photographs I took on various photography trips around Cumbria.
The theme for this post is titled UpsideDown Water Scape.
Water is a very interesting subject, it has a strong and somewhat primal character which I love.
For this project, I played around with the image, turning it upside down, in attempt to give you a different perspective and meaning of the photograph.

I hope you like it!

Small Rowboat Silently Still.

Lonesome Cottage lakeside retreat.

Rustic Boathouse.

Water Tree.

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Music Video - Burn The Negative "Smash and Grab" Art Direction Project

The Following Music Video is the Burn The Negative "Smash and Grab" music video that I participated in as Art Director.

please read the Article below this one for a more in-depth brakedown of my role and my experiance working for this project.

hope you like the Video!


Produced by: Owain Lacey
Directed by: Steve Wightman
Director of Photography: David McClenaghan
Art Director: Gordon Gray
Edited by: Gavin Cowen

Burn The Negative - "Smash and Grab" Music Video Art Direction

I was given the oppertunity to Art Direct a Performance Based Music Video for New-wave Electro pop-punk band: Burn The Negative with there song "Smash and Grab".

My Director wanted to capture the nostalgic 80's pop culture through Style, Overexposure, Strong Visual Colours and Abstractivity.

Group shot of BTN.

Overexposure was a very important element for the video. to achieve this I created a white room, using photographic paper, covering the walls and floor.

Overexposed headshot of Bass player.
Overexposed headshot of Lead Guitarist.
Overexposed headshot of synth/keys player.
Overexposed headshot of Lead Singer.
the element of Fashion was very important for the video in capturing that 80's style. To create this I toyed around with the use of Minimalism, contrasted with strong visual colours (the red of the jacket).
The use of contrasting colours and minimalism along with some interesting and fashionable cinematography help create that sence of style and Fashion.

Close-Up of Mic.
Group shot, utilising depth of field.
Red directly contrasting and highliting the minimal white.
Fashionable and stylistic Guitar pose cinematography.
The video being perfromanced based, usually doesnt convey any underlying meaning. In attempt to make this genre of music video more interesting for this piece I decided that the use of creative abstractivity through the use of prop selection and cinematography (basically filming through objects like glass to create a warped and abstract image).
Unfortunatly during filming most of the Abstract ideas were abandoned due to lack of time. what abstractivity remains reflect some of the simple elements of the Abstractivity I originaly intended.
filming though 35mm photographic film to create an interesting and moody image.
The TV was a requirement from my director, I like its conceptial element to it.
This was done by filming through a red lightbulb. I like its moody and more abstract effect.
Guitar Strings CU through the other side, creating an interesting and abstract use of cinematography.