A race between two businessmen, who after work, have to be somewhere…but where? Public transport is not good enough! It’s slow and expensive! Go by bike? ….No! They take it to the streets on foot! Fast and agile and can go where cars can’t!
You can also view the video of the shoot here!
So here are my results. Enjoy!
Photography | Piers Cunliffe Photography
Thanks go to:
SHOOT DHS | Artistic Director
Lee Martland |Photography Assistant
Andy Barnham | Photography Assistant
Toby Russell | Camerman + Editor
Danny and Aaron | SHOOT DHS Models
One Tribe TV | Production Company
There are some great new changes to my website. A brand new fashion section, and soon to be filling the spaces are Film, in association with One Tribe TV, Published Work and Projects. Check it all out here – www.pierscunliffephotography.co.uk – So watch this space as I regularly update it!
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Headshots I took of Yogi in collaboration with Tim Baker, The Watermill Studio.
Photography | Tim Baker
Assistant | Piers Cunliffe
MUA | Sophie Bee
Model | Yogamaya Von Hippel
Came across this picture in my archives. I was experimenting with my new 70-200mm f.2.8 and was trying to photograph an ant running along a wall. I missed of course, but I like the very very short DOF in this shot.
A great friend of mine is round for the weekend and asked if I could show him how to use off camera flash. Absolutley, lets go one better and get out the studio kit. One will do!
I explained about how different shutter speeds with different apertures can affect the outcome. Also, using a higher f.stop can create darker backgrounds or make it look like it was taken at night. Also the use of a reflector can help reduce the harsh moulding created by either the sun or the flash. (depending which side you hold it.) The distance of the flash from the model as well as the distance you are from the model can also have different outcomes. The best way is to experiment…like I did today.
Small amount of post processing to clean up some spots and also added a desaturated feel to some of them.
So here are my results.
I took these photographs last year for an exhibition in Milsom Place, formerly known as Shire’s Yard. I was trawling through my archives of blog posts and didn’t have these posted. I feel that they deserve a post as these photographs were very popular with the locals. Enjoy!
I was asked to shoot a clothes line for a fashion student at the University of Wales Newport (my old university). She wanted it to stand out from the rest of the students. She had seen my previous work with Elena Marina that I had photographed at the disused mine shaft and she asked me if I could do all that, but with six different garments. “Of course I can!” So after two shoots and a sewn through finger (not mine thankfully) I can now present the final results.
My rest days are a great opportunity to concentrate on photography. I photographed Laurent and Audrey on a 7b+. Walked ot to top of Mt Gaussier and played around with my new 70-200mm f.28 L series lens. 🙂
Another day on Mt Guassier we jumped on some long 6a+’s and 6b’s. Bit of a body shock to be climbing some steeper stuff as the majority of Orgon is slab climbing. The routes were a bit crumbly and unfortunately Audrey Seguy caught a fragment of rock in her eye. She decided to take no more chances, the sun glasses were on and even her hat with half of it pulled over her left eye. Thankfully Laurent saw the fragment in her eye and extracted it. So all is well.
A fantastic crag with 40m routes from 6a to 7a. The shortest being the 7b (15meters) and I am please to say that I got my first clean 7b redpoint of the trip. A very powerful technical route where foot work is crucial.
The route was on Mont Gaussier, a really inspiring piece of rock with fantastic views.
Aka – The Shermanator. Laurent on the 7a+. Long steep pumpy route with a thin technical crux at the very top. A 25ft whipper awaits you if you don’t make the chains to finish.
Sam Harvie on a very steep (it’s in a cave) 7b+ high above the campsite we are staying in for the next 2 weeks.
I have now moved further south to Orgon where the climbing is vast. Finished today with a 70m 6b+ to 6a+ to 6a – we had to do it in two pitches. It was brilliant climbing.
Earlier in the day before the midday heat we went Sikamol crag where I was photographed on the route name after the crag. The photo will be the main opening photograph for the Orgon climbing section. I hope to be able to get a copy of the photo and show it here.
After my five minuted of fame I decided to shoot Sam on a similar route. Here they are below.
I am now in the Ardeche, France helping with the photography for a Rockfax guidebook. The first day I climbed, to help me get a feel for the rock. Its hard steep stuff here and the French sure do like their long routes. The shortest so far has been 35 meters. My 60m rope has been made redundant already.
My main aim for this trip is to come away with a body of work about climbing, camping and guidebook writing. After a disheartening morning because I was not in the right frame of mind for climbing and failing miserably on a 6b+, I turned the day round by concentrating on photography. It’s hard to shoot when we are climbing in the shade all day and the vistas in the background are in bright sunlight. Trying to get a shot of a climber in the shade with the background exposed correctly is proving tricky. But I do have a month to practice.
So I resorted to silhouettes:
Had the opportunity to shoot some of the shows in Bath. It was trial by fire but I am please with the results. My work was also picked up by Hati South, a Bath fashion blogger – click here to view.
Met a fantastic photographer – Andy Barnham. I really like his work, his black and white work is really strong, with good compositional lead in lines.It pays to network, always have your business cards handy and always follow up every email and card you receive – even offering them a drink after a hard days shoot helps us all to unwind!
Hope you like what you see!
A few days ago I posted about a test shoot in preparation for the main photoshoot in the Brecon Beacons. I have always wanted to do a cycling photoshoot, because, as a keen cyclist I wanted to create work with the bike and cyclist in the landscape.
Well, I am glad to say that it was very successful – photograph wise, but we did have trouble with the cyclists bike! Watch the video to find out!
The weather was perfect and I captured the shots I had pre-visualized plus some extras due to a mechanical with the bike. We finished the day by heading up into the nearby moorland to photograph the sunset.
Hope you like it.
Some quick preliminary test shots before tomorrows’ cycle shoot up in the Brecon Beacons. Its always a good idea to do a thorough check through all your gear and have it packed and ready before the big day. Nothing worse than arriving at a shoot and finding that you forgot your spare batteries because they are still charging in the charger!
A passport photograph given to me when we first got together and it still lives in my wallet attached to a card she wrote to me. My wallet travels everywhere with me…..and so does she!
I love her very much.
Recently did a portraiture session with a family which commissioned me to create for the daughters birthday. Fun was had by all and the results I think are great.
Apparently summer is on its way! Pffft – I’ll believe it when I see it!
Another I found in my archives.