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Into The Night

Been meaning to write this post for weeks now, but until the realism of its subject actually gathered pace I have been holding off a bit! After what seems like forever, countless emails badgering people etc,  I have finally managed to get an exhibition arranged at Font Bar, New Wakefield St. Manchester.

The Exhibition commences this Sunday, with an opening night 6-9 and the images will hang for 3months. These last couple of months have really amazed me and what I have been able to achieve once securing the venue. I have of course had lots of help from friends and family, without whom it wouldnt be possible.

On the opening night there will also be guest DJ spot by the very talented Mr Air Adam and hopefully PA permitting a very exclusive acoustic performance by Mutineers, who are close friends of mine and have photographed them on many occaisions.

So lots and lots of planning will finally come to fruition this Sunday, still much to be done and I am nervous as hell (!) but really looking forward to it. I set out with one key goal this year and that was to exhibit and finally I am about to achieve it, I cant wait. All are welcome so if you are nearby and interested enough to pop in, please do so, the pieces will hang as I say for 3months so if you cant make the opening dont worry. Also it would be great to get some feedback let me know what you thought, get in touch drop me a quick mail or a comment here or on facebook or my website.

Hopefully see you there! :-)

Exhibition Layout

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Does what it says on the tin really, new look site layout with my newly designed, minimalistic logo. The site has been tidied up and bout into line with typography used on my new business cards and blog header etc.
Still a few more things to prune back and improve upon but I am much happier with the way its looking.

Recent Reccomendations

Very pleased to receive these two recent recomendations from people I have worked with in the past or am currently working with…

Jon is a passionate Photographer who is dedicated to producing Conceptual and Creative Images. His personality suits mine as we both constantly strive to improve our skills and portfolio’s. His light painted work is truly something special.” Andrew Golpys, Designer. February 18, 2009

We (the band Bauer) have hired Jon to do all our band photography over the past couple of years after seeing some initial shots he took of us at a gig and loving the results. Jon is not only a superb photographer, who has the knack of getting the best results out of an situation and creating a style all of his own, but he is also a joy to work with, extremely passionate about his art, and really puts his subject at ease. We had no hesitation in using his shots for our website and promotional material, and look forward to working with him on future projects. Highly recommended.”  Greg Matthews, Lead singer with the band Bauer.

Thank you to both!

Midweek Photoshoot Shenanigans…(Updated)

Started taking a few new paid commisions, which is of course nice, I need some new toys! Really enjoyed this one last night, had been asked to do a shoot for a restaurant owned by a friends colleague, so I guess that means I have branched into product and interior design photography now as well (eeek). The shoot went really well got some nicely laid out shots of 6 dishes off the menu, as well as some general shots of the restaurant itself.

Based in Cheetham Hill, Manchester the Cassava Cassava restaurant is an authenic African restaurant focussing primarily on Nigerian cusine.

After all the shooting had ceased, I got to sample some of the dishes prepared which included Hot Pepper and Goat Soup, Plantaine and Peanut Sauce amongst others all washed down with a welcome few beers (!) all in all it was an enjoyable and productive evening. Just got to edit all the shots now, will update with some of those once they are processed. Thanks to Eddie (or was it Gab ;-) for the photos above and below!

First set of edits in contact sheet format (cos it looks cool – thats why!)Pretty please with the results, lets hope the restaurant owner feels the same (fingers crossed) Naughty Photoshop – why did you choose the toilet shot first! I think I got a bit attached to the flower table decorations as the were so cool to shoot with some fat DOF action.

Well, Well, Well…

Tourista de Mancunia. Get yours at bighugelabs.com/flickr

Well its a long time since I last posted, you know how it is, start with good intention and after a few moths of conscientious blogging its all out the window. I almost forgot I had started it…

So I guess I will feverishly update for another few months and then forget all about it again, although I have just added this new fangled (its probably centuries old – I’m so slow!) Blog It device thingamy for Facebook so I may end posting a little more regularly.

What have I being doing, well lots of things really…

Went two two weddings in one weekend, not content with that feat enough, they happened to be 500 miles of travelling involved in between. I’ve been to the Lakes (surely my spiritual home) twice, second trip was more hardcore and involved no campsites and no car and was all on foot or public transport, what we decided should be called door to door camping. Have been to various gigs including Santogold, who definetley lived up to the hype surrounding her and her album is well worth a spin for anyone who likes Blondie, reggae , dub and hip hop – strange combination I know but WTF! I also popped my music festival cherry at Kendal Calling, in er the Lake District, surprisingly, cant get enough of the place! Countless photography missions have happened in the last 6months since I last wrote on here, including some very inspirational late night, late finishes – click the widget above for some examples.

Anyways hopefully much more to come…


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