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« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2006 10:37:02 AM »

I can't stand the typical family photos with everyone in jeans and white shirts or some such uniform!  Your photos are the type of photos I want in my house I just want to be in them!  Smiley

Ditto.  "The Picture People" photos, seem to be the equivalent of "The Uniform People."
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« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2006 10:46:50 AM »

I'm a photographer and I think you have amazing images...It's amazing that some people are even allowed to graduate, but I have to say that all of the pics you have up are beautiful and exquisite.  I'm very impressed!
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« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2006 10:48:52 AM »

Very nice!  I have always fought with my teachers about image/content and grading on things they didn't like, as opposed to "did I get the technique right?"  Art is so subjective, but I love yours!  

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« Reply #23 on: March 29, 2006 12:31:24 PM »

Just had some spare time so I looked you up on the net! Nice to see you've got your images out there in lots of places. I can't believe you're only (17 now right?). I didn't read your origional post properly, I assumed you were at university, not college, (and you're here in the UK right?).  Smiley Love all your other pictures too, especially just like sleeping, the fairytale moment and the picture of the girl in the yellow skirt.  Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: March 29, 2006 12:46:03 PM »

I'm a fellow college photo student.   Grin  So are these digital, or did you develop prints in the lab?  My favorite is the girl on the bed.
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« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2006 01:15:27 PM »

Wow.  The first is stunning...  Were the lights in the eyes added digitally, or were they there when the photo was taken?
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« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2006 01:32:52 PM »

gorgeous! my favorite one is the one with the water droplets on the leaf.
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« Reply #27 on: March 29, 2006 02:36:48 PM »

your black and white photos are beautiful! keep up the good work.  Cheesy
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« Reply #28 on: March 29, 2006 03:28:54 PM »

Very moving!!  Hard to believe you're only 17.  How did you find your visual voice so early?  Its loud, clear and bold.  Its taken me years to find that in my own work.  Keep on keepin on. 
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« Reply #29 on: March 29, 2006 04:31:16 PM »

I'm not quite sure how this is going to work, but I'm going to try and reply to all questions in one post!  Famous last words!   Wink  I'm going to have to split it into two posts!

Firstly, thankyou all so much for the compliments and encouragement, they made me smile.  If any of you ever want me to take photos of you, contact me!  I'm always on the look out for new models.  Except I live in the UK.

i love black and white photography. i love your black and white photography. i love guitars. i love your first picture. the eyes really speak in it, its amazing.

your other pictures are fantastic, but wow, that first one just grabs me and i cant look away. what did your teacher(s) say about it?

I love black and white photography too, and guitars!  Im pretty crap at playing myself though, but my brother is amazing (thats him in the picture, hes twelve years old.)  And I havent actually shown that photo to my tutors, as its digital and done outside of college, but Im thinking of submitting it as a project thingy.  Smiley

Would you mind sharing what equipment you used?  Camera, lighting, etc.?

I use an Olympus 5060 (crap consumer digital but I cant afford expensive right now) an old Nikon SLR film camera with a 50mm 1.8 prime and various medium format/digital SLRs at my college. 

As for lighting, I use mainly natural with white home-made reflectors, but I also use a studio (nothing fancy usually, just a big softbox and flash) when I can.  I prefer natural light though, as I think it adds to the atmosphere of the overall photo.

Ditto what everyone else has said!  Smiley

I hit this rocks - I think you are really talented in capturing the atmosphere, mood and emotion. They are very empathetic and intuitive pictures, you've really managed to capture feeling, which is hard to do.

You're sure to get a top grade with work like that - are you planning a career in photography/photographic art, if so what field do you hope to go in to?

Look forward to telling people we knew you before you were famous!  Grin

Thank you so much!  Anyway, I would love to have a career in the photographic industry.  Right now Id LOVE to shoot portraits for people, and also to have art exhibitions of my photographs.  Thats what I plan to do, but first I have to finish college and then Uni!
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