Monday, 27 April 2009

Vanity


Vanity, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

strobist 430EX @1/8 through umbrella top of frame, vivitar bare @1/8 camera right View On Black

another cliché for my photostream

Mouthwash Promo


Mouthwash, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

Strobist; 430EX camera left @ 1/1 through diffuser set at 70mm for the dudes in the van and a vivitar 285 @ 1/1 aimed at nips face on top of the van.
jessica was armed with a 32' white reflector camera left

assisted on this shoot by Jessica

This is south london ska/punk/pop band Mouthwash

This was taken just outside my block of flats in bethnal green, london

check out their myspace and buy their awesome album .. www.myspace.com/mouthwashlondon

From left: Burch, Rich, Nip (on top), Rob & Chris

tonight is the start of their tour supporting 'The King Blues'

check out their myspace for upcoming dates

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Medic!


London Marathon 09, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

Chirs


Chirs, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

The 21 mile Mark

London Marathon


London Marathon, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

I wandered down to the Marathon and took some candid shots, I imagine the last thing people want when running a marathon is a dude with a telephoto lens snapping at you.

I have to say it was a really great positive atmosphere with everyone cheering on random people as they struggle by, which is a nice change when compared with the usual negativity that goes on down in london town.

Reflection


Reflection, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

Strobist: 430EX through umbrella @ 1/8 power camera left, Vivitar 285 bare @ 1/16 camera right

got that overall tone by duplicating the Red channel, copying the inverted highlights, pasting it into a new layer and setting the blend mode to 'difference'

"lay on the floor Jess"

"Ok"

beauty test shots at 2am are not a good idea when you wanna get up early the next day

Model & make up; Jess

Thursday, 23 April 2009

At the bottom of the garden


At the bottom of the garden, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

Strobist: vivitar 285 @ 1/2 power camera right - in line with subjects foot, aimed at back hedgerow.
430EX @ 1/1 though umbrella camera left (top left corner of frame, just out of picture)

This picture was taken in my Mum's garden in Great Snoring, Norfolk. Jess and I were messing around trying to get some classic jumping pics, it was really cold so we couldn't hold out for long but managed to capture a few decent shots. It was very complicated to frame someone whilst they are jumping, also the focus tended to be quite soft owing to the fact the you have to preemptively guess where the focal point would be.

Red tape


Red tape, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

"Thousands of protesters have blocked Parliament Square in central London, calling for a ceasefire in the Sri Lankan government's assault on the Tamil Tiger separatists.

Mike Bushell


Mike Bushell, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

Strobist; vivitar 285 bare @ 1/4 power camera right aimed at Mike's ear about 7ft away from subject. 430EX @ 1/2 power through umbrella camera left just out of frame.

This is Mike Bushell, my grandfather. He still lives in the same house he was born in.

I got Grandad an Mp3 player for christmas and now he spends a lot of time wandering around while listening to the Karl Pilkington and Ricky Gervais podcasts.

A lesson


A lesson, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

My uncle was obviously inspired by my amazing photography skills, so just to annoy me he went out and bought a better camera than me. After much boasting/gloating etc he admitted that he had no idea how to use it.

The Joke


The Joke, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

Two old ladies, one joke (sounds like it could be a filthy video ala 'one man one jar')

Ben


Ben, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

Its a clock, get over it

Pip


Pip, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

Welcome to my Uncle Pip's left eye

we wandered along the south bank yesterday both armed with ridiculous looking 70-300 lenses

macro shot

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Mouthwash


Mouthwash, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

Strobist: Vivitar 285 behind subjects (on the floor of the lift) bare @ 1/2 power , 430EX slightly camera right through a diffuser @ 1/1

assisted on this shoot by Jessica

This is south london ska/punk/pop band Mouthwash


This was taken in the lift of my block of flats

check out their myspace and buy their awesome album .. www.myspace.com/mouthwashlondon

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From left: Chris, Rob, Burch, Nip, Rich

here is a list of their upcoming gigs............

4 Apr 2009 20:00
Queen Charlotte Norwich

8 Apr 2009 21:00
The Roxy Central London

9 Apr 2009 20:00
Dirty South Lewisham, London

13 Apr 2009 20:00
The Windmill w/ William Elliot Whitmore Brixton, London

27 Apr 2009 20:00
Students Union w/THE KING BLUES Sheffield

28 Apr 2009 20:00
Students Union w/THE KING BLUES Derby

29 Apr 2009 20:00
Brunel Students Union w/THE KING BLUES Uxbridge

30 Apr 2009 20:00
Students Union w/THE KING BLUES Bath

1 May 2009 20:00
Sin City w/THE KING BLUES Swansea

2 May 2009 17:00
Underworld w/SONIC BOOM SIX Damden, London

3 May 2009 20:00
University Union w/THE KING BLUES Hull

22 May 2009 20:00
New Cross Inn SE London

23 May 2009 20:00
Ryans Bar Torquay

24 May 2009 20:00
tbc Bournemouth

25 May 2009 20:00
Harrys Bar Stoke

28 May 2009 20:00
Wagon and Horses Digbeth, Birmingham

29 May 2009 20:00
Ringside Hull

30 May 2009 20:00
Thatched House Stockport

31 May 2009 20:00
Rainham Mark Social Club Gillingham

8 Aug 2009 19:00
Maze w/VOODOO GLOW SKULLS Nottingham

9 Aug 2009 13:00
tba, Boom Town fair South West, near Bristol

Jessica


Jessica, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

strobist; 430 ex @ 1/4 power bounced with a shoot through umbrella camera left. Vivitar 285HV @ 1/4 power through lumiquest softbox camera right

so i got a shoot through umbrella and a clamp stand, these were some resulting test shots

Model: Jess

We've been watching americas next top model, can you tell?

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Wilby Park


Wilby Park, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.


This was a late night shoot for an upcoming feature entitled 'Wilby Park. I had been out the night before with some work colleagues which ended with me rolling in at 5am, I had intended to get up at 9 to travel Hampshire to get some on set shots but due to a large volume of booze and a very nasty hangover I did not make to there until way after dark. It was pitch black and couldn't really see what is was shooting at, we rigged up a halogen light shinning from the house in order to muster just enough light for me to focus, Love the way this shot turned out.

Strobist: vivitar @ 1/2 power shoot through umbrella camera left, 430Ex through diffuser camera right @ 1/1 power

View On Black
Character Photo shoot for 'Wilby Park' an upcoming feature, currently in production.

From left;

Monica Hamlyn, played by Claire Conroy

Emily Bodega, played by Laura Evelyn