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My 25 Favourite Photos I Took in 2017

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So it's now been about a year and half since I took up photography so I thought this year for fun I'd look through my favourite images I took this year. I got to work with some great people, experimented with a whole bunch of new techniques and just slowly started to feel more comfortable with the medium. It was hard to narrow it down to 25 but I tried to go for variety here, so there are images I like that are very similar to another image on the list and I wanted to prioritize having a variation in styles.

Looking forward to shooting more in 2018.

 

 

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100%

MODEL: AHD TAMIMI

I admittedly don’t shoot with enough guys. It’s something I’m hoping to experiment more with in the future. This was the only shoot I did this year with a guy and I think this is one of my favorite pictures of the year. Really dig the expression and the pose, just a really cool vibe.

 

 

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OPHELIA

MODEL: DANIELLE ANDRES SCOTT

Always have fun working with Danielle. It was one of three shoots we’ve done in her flat in Glasgow (twice in 2017). I always like photos that feel like they've captured the subject in the middle of something. Plus the Buckfast bottle is a nice detail because what could be more Scottish then that.

 

 

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DOPE UNICORN

MODEL: LILU

There’s a moment on a shoot sometimes where a model will just casually mention they own something and you just say, “We have to drop everything and shoot that right now.” In this case it was a Unicorn onesy.

 

 

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SOLITUDE

MODEL: JADA ROSE

One of the things that drew me to photography in the first place was imagery that has an evocative mood.

 

 

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lily W/ BARS

MODEL: INDIGO S

2017 was the year I started experimenting a lot with gels. It was also the year I moved to a flat with bars on the window.

 

 

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CENSORED (nipple)

MODEL: NATASHA SAMSARA

I always like to find fun ways to play around with the idea of censored content. Especially since I always think there’s something very funny about the idea that a breast is still technically covered up if you can’t see a nipple.

 

 

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IT’S A PANDA

MODEL: ALIX AUSTIN

I’m probably bias, I just think this photo is very cute.

 

 

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BOOK NIRVANA

MODEL: DANI FORD

This was the second time I worked with Dani and I think this photo really shows we found a really easy chemistry. There just happened to be a whole bunch of old books staked against the wall and I thought it had a cool vibe. I’m always trying to work on my candid photography and I’m also always interested in the parts of the body we don’t see a lot, like bare thighs. It implies without showing which I think causes a much more evocative mental reaction.

 

 

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I DON’T DO TOPLESS

MODEL: INDIGO S

I’ve been doing these cardboard sign photos for a while now and have gathered quite a lot. I always think they’re better though when they feel like a something that comes from, or feels personal to the model. Lily’s suggestion came from her own personal experience and that makes the image feel more charged to me.

 

 

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BLUE IN FINSBURY

MODEL: NATASHA S

I actually went outside. It’s a rare occurrence so it has to be savored. Shot in the tunnel by Finsbury Park Tube Station, here I was experimenting with gels in an outdoor environment.

 

 

NEON and CROSS

MODEL: RACQUEL DYNEBRICK

I did quite a few experiments in overlaying images this year. I did more complicated ones then this, but I find the simplicity is actually the reason I like this one.

 

 

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DOPE AS FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK

MODEL: LILU

I just like the attitude of this image. My advice with most things I shoot, don’t read into it too much.

 

 

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URBAN HEIGHT

MODEL: HOLLY STONE

Wow, I went outside again. Just really like the perspective.

 

 

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ORAL HYGIENE

MODEL: JADE LEMONADE

I’m always interested in the question of how nudity is sexualized or de-sexualized, I’ve tried experimenting a lot with the idea of nudity being presented in a mundane fashion.

 

 

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NO BULLSH*T

MODEL: ISABELLA BONFRER

From the beginning, I’ve always done these wall shots. This was one of my favorites this year. Why? I don’t know. I just dig it, maybe just like the pose.

 

 

poison/KILLER

MODEL: JADA ROSE

This year I started writing words and symbols on the photo subjects. The words, mixed with the color and the expression here add up to an evocative portrait.

 

 

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MOUSEKATEER

MODEL: DANIELLE ANDRES SCOTT

From the second shoot I did with Danielle this year. The image was inspired by an image of Courtney Love.

 

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BAD ATTITUDE

MODEL: TALLULAH TUNNICLIFFE

Further experimenting with gels, I also like side-by-side images. I just also really like Tallulah’s stare in this photo. She just emotes a really cool intensity.

 

 

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INSTAX AND CHILL

MODEL: JADE LEIGH

Photos with in photos, images with in images. The model becomes photographer. This are visual ideas I find interesting.

 

 

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INVERT BLUE

MODEL: VALENTINA ULIVIERS

An experiment in inverting images, the trick has been finding the right color balance and I think I hit it here.

 

 

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BLASPHEMY

MODEL: JADE LEMONADE

2017 was also the year I started experimenting a lot with taking Instax photos so I had to include one. It was one of the more simple ones but I felt it was effective. And yes, I deliberately smudged the ink on the photos.

 

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BOU PUTS HER LEGS UP

MODEL: BOU CLETTE

I enjoy side by side images that compliment each other, especially when they're showing two body parts in a disembodied fashion. This one is particularly simple but I like when one informs the other.

 

 

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DOA

MODEL: VALENTINA ULIVIERS

This was an image that just came out of free-form experimentation. It feels great when you hit on something by accident, just based on what’s lying around. There’s no grander idea to this, it’s just random but that’s what I dig about it.

 

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INEVITABLE

MODEL: UHLEESHA NOIR

 Shooting outdoors at night with a top light gives off a nice gritty effect, something I’m hoping to experiment more with in 2018.

 

 

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LEATHER AND CIGARETTES

MODEL: LYSSA NOIR

Always have a great time working with Lyssa, honestly could’ve posted a lot of images with her, so this one was kind of picked as a place holder. As I said, always two images combined, one is the pose, the other is the candid moment.

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