Posted October 28th 2016
In an earlier blog post, I told the story of the CB1 “Genesis” Photoshoot, my first collaboration with friend and photographer Vilija. I described how it left us with a “treasure trove of images”, spanning a variety of looks, styles, and influences.
A few weeks after a photoshoot, following an initial round of editing, I sometimes like to go back for another look at the original set of images. More often than not, there are a few hidden gems that I missed the first time round – images that offer creative possibilities that were not obvious during the first review. Sometimes these have the potential, with care and attention, to outshine some of the images that had originally sparkled the brightest.
Most of the portraits in this article came from a second visit to the “Genesis” collection. As you will see, I gave in to my love of black and white. It was a difficult decision to turn my back on the striking colours that can be seen in my earlier post, but I think that black and white gives these images an artistic quality.
In many ways, this photoshoot was the genesis of CB1 Photography. It led to new opportunities and further collaborations. And it brought friendship, support, and encouragement. This gave me the confidence and inspiration to take on fresh challenges and talk about my photography.
A year on, these images of Vilija still take pride of place in my portrait collection.
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