I seem to have a talent at finding new faces to photograph, perhaps I should be a scout rather than photographer, and I was at it again last December. I've had to wait a while before sharing this shoot as it was hopefully going to be published, and eventually it was, you can find the set here: nifmagazine.com/living-room-mat-robinson/. It's a little more risque than my average shoot, so probably best not to be looking at it at work.
The shoot itself was an interesting one. A matter of turning up and making the most of a general sitting room, using cushions as bedding, some net curtains as a diffuse backlight and minimal artificial lighting. It's nice to challenge yourself sometimes.
Charley was great though, very comfortable in front of the camera and found posing very natural... so I have plenty of photos to be working with!
2016 has not had quite as many photos of people as previous years but still a few to be shared... plus I had two weddings to deal with... one of my best friend's followed by my sister's (no pressure!)... so I'll pick out a few of my favourite photos from those too.
If you'd like to see a summary of my landscape work from 2016, just click here.
Of course, if you have a wedding or event coming up in 2017 or would like to work with me on something else - do get in touch and I'd be happy to organise whatever it is you're after!
Happy New Year!
Turning up a room in the maths department on campus with no idea what to expect, carrying just what I could fit in my backpack, I took some photos of Hannah. It was a fun afternoon, if a little challenging with the limitations!
There are essentially two completely different sets here, possibly should be two different posts but instead I've just separated them within this one. Another successful shoot with Rachel.
The black, the white...
Some photos from when my littler sister, Meg, got married to Rob in York. It was a fantastically unplanned day, keeping me on my toes and the whole process interesting, but I'd never expect anything less from Meg. Plenty of colour, an impromptu stop off by the river and in the museum gardens, the ceremony, a drizzly open top bus journey, some great food at Patisserie Valerie and a lovely night do... what more could you want?
Congratulations to both of you.
My friend, Jess, got married recently, to Ben... and I was there to photograph it.
It was a pretty perfect day, despite the typical Mancunian weather, and I've never seen things go so effortlessly (or it seemed that way at least!) to plan. So congratulations to Ben and Jess.
One of my more interesting shoots - she did well to relax in front of a group of youths leering and shouting... and, again, a first time model. Shirlie has since become one of my favourite people - if she hadn't moved to Glasgow I'm sure we'd now have many, many more sets to share by now.
I was invited along to shoot her graduation ceremony... and everyone had a grand time!