Tuesday, 29 December 2009
The Mamounia had us come back to photograph their beautiful festive decorations; gold painted olive branches and orange fairy lights. We particularly liked the reflections in the marble floors and the delicate clear glass balls.
Here's wishing you all a happy and prosperous 2010 from the Still Images team.
Wednesday, 16 December 2009
We went back to Terres Mbarka earlier this month to do some more photos. We rather like this one of the hotel showin its situation out in the Agafay Desert at the foot of the mountains. Now that we've finally had some snow it will be time to put on the winter woollies and get back out there at dawn!
Alan trained as a fine art printmaker at UCW Aberystwyth under Alistair Crawford before going on to become a photographer. As such he has always been as interested in the printing of photographs as the taking of pictures and really doesn't believe a photo is finished until it is printed.
Alan is constantly experimenting with diferent ways to print his photos, diferent inks & papers and also diferent ways to actually make the image in the camera and in Photoshop. Above are a couple of examples of what we like to call "photo sketches". The idea is to introduce some sort of spontaniety and chance into the rigorous logical world of photoshop and allow for the possibility of accident playing a part in the image making process. It's also a bit of fun.