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Pole

 Very occasionally I get the chance to shoot an image that has been rattling around in the dark recesses of my brain for ages. In this case I really wanted to take a long-exposure shot of a pole-dancer spinning round a pole while covered in lights that would leave a trail in the air as she moved. The only problems were that I didn’t know any poledancers and I didn’t have access to a pole.

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Electric

 When I first got hold of some electroluminescent wire I wanted to use it for a guitar shot. It took me a while to get around to it, and when I did I discovered that stringing a guitar with EL wire isn’t really that easy. Who would have guessed. Once it was ready Fuchsia played it for me and Sian did the makeup.



Tutu

 Chrissie arrived in Glasgow for a weekend of shoots with this gloriously mad black and red tutu in tow. Over the weekend she also shot with McInnes, Monkeytwizzle and Simon Pole, and everyone got to shoot the tutu. This is my take on it, but if you poke around the interwebs you may find some of the others.



Animoto

Today I discovered Animoto, an online service that produces something rather special – slideshows from your photographs that aren’t boring.

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Aideen

Another shoot with the infrared Nikon D100, and the strongest case yet of the blue hair effect. The camera is fitted with an internal infrared filter that isn’t 100% opaque to visible light, so although it’s now primarily a monochrome camera, occasionally a little colour creeps through. Usually it’s subtle, but this time it was a little more vivid.



Infrared Light Painting

You could say that this was one of those images that nearly didn’t happen. I last worked with Lelly 6 months ago during her pregnancy – you’ll find the image we took then, Mother and Daughter, in the Pregnancy gallery – and I’ve been meaning to shoot her again ever since.
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