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Shooting with Lomography Purple Lomochrome film

I love shooting film.

Having said that, I am really a digital camera beast - this is how I got into photography few years ago, it's how I fell in love with it, and that's how I pay my bills.

Few months ago though, I rediscovered film after buying a second hand Nikon F3 camera. Now, I love and cherish every time I press its shutter, it feels so special and truly magical. It's been said so many times before and it's true: shooting film does make me slow down, makes me think and focus more on that photograph I am about to make. It's such an incredible feeling when you hear that "click". I also love the fact of how beautifully unpredictable the film can be; when I shoot digital, I try to fix the imperfections, when I shoot film - I embrace them.

And this brings me to the main protagonist of this post - little roll of Purple Lomochrome film. I bought it on a whim at the London Lomography store. I was just about to do a photo shoot with a friend, an amazing model and actor Lucy Scarfe. I thought it would be a cool idea to shoot a roll of that film and see what I'd get.

You can see some of the photos below - what do you think?

For your information, the background behind Lucy was originally green and she wore a red dress and red lipstick.

Thanks for reading! :)

Test shoot with a new model Kristiana

I really love shooting on location in London, and especially in November the light is gorgeous on a sunny day and the colours around are breathtaking.

In those beautiful surroundings, I recently photographed a young, new model - Kristiana. This was a test shot for one of the modelling agencies in London. We didn't have much time but got some cool shots.

I am really looking forward to testing with more models, so if you want to work with me, get in touch!

Meeting Brooke Shaden

Few weeks ago, I was really lucky to meet an art photographer Brooke Shaden who visited London.  The meetup took place in Green Park, London and quite a few people turned up. It was a fantastic opportunity for me as Brooke is one of my favourite photographers.

She is super talented and I love her positive attitude towards life and passion for creativity. If you are not familiar with her work, you can have a look here.

Brooke was really friendly with everyone and kindly gave away lots of free hugs. She also patiently posed for photos; here's a few I shot.

I would love to meet Brooke again and talk for hours about art, photography, passion, creativity. Who knows, maybe it will happen. You never know :-)

Photography: actors' headshots

Hello all,

After a long time, I have decided to resurrect my blog. I shoot a lot all the time, and can't never really shut up about photography to the point that my friends are tired of me already :) This blog will allow me to channel all this somehow. Check out this space!

Recently, I have been lucky to photograph a few young, very talented actresses who I am sure will be famous soon. They buzzed with enthusiasm, energy and ideas. We set out to photograph headshots and we did. As I see it however, it is so much more than that; we tried to get some amazing quality photos to promote their talent, photos that truly stand out.  I do hope we achieved that goal.

I have added a new Actors gallery to my page where you can see some of the photos. More to come!

On that note, if you're an actor and would like to work with me, get in touch!

Lucy Drive - actress

Emily Morris - actress

Emily Morris - actress