Light Painting

Light Painting is a technique used to light an image with a hand-held light during a long exposure. You may also see it referred to as Painting with Light. I do quite a lot of this.



Back in the days of film I shot a lot of Kodak HIE infrared. Since that was discontinued I've had a DSLR converted into a dedicated infrared camera.

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Roller Girls

Since starting to shoot roller derby a couple of years ago I've been dragging rollergirls into the studio and shooting them skating around in the dark covered in lights.


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Web Hits

Web Hits 03/15Recently this website hit half a million page views. Not a lot by most standards, but it set me to thinking about where those views are coming from. Surprisingly, the answer is basically everywhere. 190 countries.  All of the blue bits on this map. I’ve even had visits from Antarctica.

There are some blanks in West to Central Africa and Central Asia, and nothing from North Korea or Svalbard, but views from everywhere else. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

Watching now to see when those blank spots fill in. Hello World! Hope to see you again soon.

GNU Terry Pratchett

Clacks“Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?”

RIP Terry Pratchett.

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TrothContinuing the corset theme, Shari’s 2nd trip into the studio produced this infrared shot, as well as a lightpainted image with the big mirror. There may also be a Polaroid to come, but I’m still weighing that up agains a digital image of the same pose.  Still not sure which is the better, but there can be only one.


TachycardiaOne from a shoot at the weekend with my friend J in her new corset. Shot on some very expired Polaroid 125i pack film with my Shen Hao 5×4 field camera. Originally conceived as a light painted image, it became a Polaroid when I discovered I hadn’t brought any memory cards to the studio. A rather fortunate accident.


ModelsOver the last couple of years I’ve photographed may fantastic people, and although all of those images are posted here, I’ve never really grouped their images together in one place. The shots tend to get split across different galleries at different times, which doesn’t really show their individual work as well as it could. So I’ve started to create galleries for individual modes, starting with those that I’ve worked with most in the last couple of years. This is very much a work in progress, with more galleries yet to be added.

You’ll find them here: Model Galleries

New Cameras

X-A1I haven’t updated the blog here in a while despite having posted quite a lot of new images in the last couple of years, so it’s time to start doing that again. Recently I’ve come round to John Gray’s way of thinking about small cameras. I recently bought a Fuji X-A1 and and added an 18mm f/2 lens, and have been very impressed by it. DSLR sized sensor and image quality in a very small, unobtrusive package with a tilting screen for waist-level and overhead shooting. I’m pretty sure it will be a very capable light painting camera when travelling light. Now all I need to do is add the Samyang fisheye.