— William King

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Mists on Mendip.

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This is a tree I pass most days on my way to the studio. Theres a kind of human appeal and fascination with lone trees I’m not sure why. Perhaps it’s because in some way it reminds us of our own tenuous links to life and our ultimate solitude. Their struggle to exist in a unforgiving world is akin to our own. I don’t know, what i do know however is that I can no longer feel my toes.

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Here’s a personal pic from a few happy days spent out of the British weather, swimming in the Aveyron river in SW France a couple of weeks ago. Could be 1952 not 2012.

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A small and sneaky preview of my continuation of some personal work with landscapes…

 

 

 

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…to borrow a Waterboys title, back at the coast, experimenting with where I want to take this landscape thing.

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I did a shoot at the weekend of kids for the Specsavers Magazine, it was a lot of fun. I asked my daughter Elsie, who’s 10 to come by at the end so I could take a few snaps of her which I duly did under the set up for the shoot. Now normally I probably wouldn’t of posted these up here because she would be embarrassed but, well, that was before Elsie decided to throw my underpants out of the bedroom window and into the front garden hedge for all to see as a practical joke so I must have my revenge. REVENGE I tell you Muhahahahahahahahahahahaha

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Bronwyn dropped by the studio last week so we shot a couple of quick tests with make up by the fantastic Clare Stevens

I liked this one


 

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I have always had a love of the landscape but have tended not to shoot seriously when taking trips instead concentrating on family life, however I have decided to change all that and start shooting some of the Cornish Coastline that I know and love so much.

This is on a Phase one 645DF with a P40+ and the Phase 35mm and straight out of capture one pro for those who like those details, the view is  looking over towards Kynance Cove from Lizard Head.

What intrigued me was mans influence on the folds of land and how the light defined and layered the land. At the moment I feel this is a nice start and the sense of enjoyment at doing this for no other particular reason than for the love of it was very reminiscent of starting out with my photographic journey many years ago. If that sensation survives when I have to get up at 3.30 in the morning to trudge up a hill for a dawn that doesn’t materialise I’ll let you know!

It was wonderful to just stop and look hard at the landscape not just in the usual way of a walk in the fresh air along a wonderful coast but in a photographic way, of starting to think about how you interpret and look and see the relationships of line, shape, form and light.

Anyway I’m looking forward to doing some more and am already planning another trip, purely for pleasure at this time but lets see where it takes me.

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