Amanda & Andrew's wedding at St.Mary's, Basford, Stoke-on-Trent, May 2011. Contemporary wedding photography by Staffordshire based wedding photographer Andrew Billington.
Wednesday, 25 May 2011
Thursday, 19 May 2011
I was very interested in her use of light and her talking about it and walking through some set ups have lead to the images below. I like to keep things simple and was very interested in the idea of subtracting light from a room in order to create an image (I am usually obsessed with the mount of light that is available). I probably won't try to create these images for every wedding I shoot - the one with the veil is not necessarily my style at all - but it's great to have these ideas in your head to draw upon for inspiration when the situation dictates.
The main interest in the day for me was the afternoon where she was talking about her business and how it's structured - she was very open and sharing and insightful. It's great to see that you can run a photography business using ethical business practices and not always be trying to 'up-sell' every time you talk to a client. I want to be a photographer (it's what I love) and not a salesman and so often when you go on business seminars it's about the customer as a money pit and not a valued client. I think if you give a good product, a good service at a reasonable price you will have a business, and sleep at night!
Thursday, 12 May 2011
A core principal which framed the establishment of Magnum Photos in 1947 was the belief that photographers should have a point of view in their imagery that transcended any formulaic recording of contemporary events. This tradition continues today with the new series of photographic essays being produced by Magnum and Leica.
Burning curiosity breeds evocative expression and it is precisely this spirit which Magnum and Leica will be supporting through this new agreement to create and publish new multimedia essays that will take a deeper look into the stories behind the photographs.
The stories will cover new works by Magnum photographers addressing contemporary themes as well as investigations into the archives of photographers career-long obsessions to share Magnum photographer's individual journeys and unique ways of storytelling.
The voice on this movie is that of Alice George, former head of Magnum.
New stories will be presented on online at http://www.leica-camera.com, http://www.lfi-online.de and http://inmotion.magnumphotos.com/.
Wednesday, 4 May 2011
Tuesday, 3 May 2011
The image below is not from the day but seemed to work with the watery theme!