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Weekly Portrait #45 – “People I now know” (Working Title) – Jo.

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Weekly Portrait #45 – “People I now know” (Working Title) – Jo.

So I might need to change this to the Monthly Portrait Project if commissions keep getting in the way……..only joking of course, I’m a freelance photographer and glad I can pay my bills with my cameras! But boy has it been crazy busy since spring suddenly appeared, and has now disappeared again!

Jo invited me to Newport Velodrome a couple of weeks ago (yes its taken me that long to have time to edit them!) to shoot some images of her on and off the boards. I’ve never been to a velodrome before, they’re great spaces but really quite tricky places to shoot as there isn’t that much light and what there is, isn’t everywhere on the track! I enjoyed myself enormously and it didn’t take long for me to get back into panning at slow shutters, all that time spent at Brands Hatch, Silverstone and in the forests following the World Rally Championship, the muscle memory snapped back in!

I then shot some portraits of Jo in between sessions, and boy they looked hard, I’m not sure I’d have been standing let alone holding my composure in front of the camera, thank you Jo! And a big thanks to Jason from PDQ Cycle Coaching for letting me hang out during his coaching session.

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Drop me a message if you’d be interested in being a sitter/victim.

For those of you who missed my other instalments or are new to my site, I set a challenge of shooting a self-initiated portrait every week of 2016, and as its the 3rd week of 2018 I thought I’d better get on with it……. You can find the rest of them here My Diary.

It’s a deliberately broad brief started under the working title of “People I know” already renamed “People I now know” I’m looking forward to continuing the journey, still unaware of the destination.

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