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Video Slideshow with Christina

 

 

 

 

For the last couple of months, I’ve been working on a personal project  photographing one person, my friend Christina. Here’s a video slideshow of many of the images we created together. The pictures were taken in the studio, at a park, on the beach – and other locations.

Be sure to turn up the volume to hear Christina’s lovely singing voice on the soundtrack. And expand the picture so you can see it fullscreen size!

The song “True Love Ways” was written and originally performed by Buddy Holly. I’m showing my age by saying this was the first song I remember really being engaged with as a young boy in North Carolina in the late 1950’s. When I first heard Christina sing it in concert with her group “Gunsmoke,” I was blown away by her amazing voice and knew this was just the right music for us to use in our video.

Enjoy!

Working both in the studio and on location, photographer Blake Robinson serves the Connecticut communities of Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Westport and Greenwich.

“Individual, Indelible, Iconic Images”

At the Beach with Christina

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Please Click on each image in this post to see it LARGER and CLEARER on your screen!

Regular readers know that I’ve been working on a continuing personal project with Christina, pictured here, to photograph her over a period of 10 weeks, in a variety of settings.

If you missed some of the earlier blog posts, see the blue links to the right, with Christina’s name in the title.

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Last week, we went to a local beach cove and took pictures from about 5pm to 7pm.  With some clouds around and the sunset fast approaching, the light changed every few minutes. So, it was necessary to continually adjust camera settings as well as the strength and angle of the flash. I get spoiled in the studio where I can instinctively set and control my light for hours on end! But this evening was good practice for staying on your toes as conditions changed.

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For this shoot, I was ably assisted by my fabulous new 12-year old photo assistant, Ridgely. I used a small flash unit in most of these images and Ridgely held the light for me. But she also held “flags” (you have to look up what a photography flag is!), did some fashion styling and was generally a big help all around. Thank you, Ridgely!

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Christina and I are coming to the end of our project – sad to say! I plan to pull together a few of the images from each of our shoots into a video slide show. Stay tuned for details. Christina – you’ve been a joy to work with!

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Working both in the studio and on location, photographer Blake Robinson serves the Connecticut communities of Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Westport and Greenwich.

“Individual, Indelible, Iconic Images”

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Spirals of Life

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On slow days in the studio, I often experiment with shooting abstract images. Mostly, this is just goofing around. (Click on each image to see it bigger on your screen.)

We might give these images a self-important and seriously artistic, high-brow title – like “Spirals of Life.” But I’ve come up with a better title. Keep reading!

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Can you guess what these objects are? Long time faithful readers will know right away – these are things I’ve worked with before.

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Yes, these are Slinkies. I’m fascinated by the shapes you can come up with when playing with these toys that have been around since before I was born.

 

 

 

Did you send these down the stairs as a kid? The original Slinkies were shiny steel and came out in the 1940’s.

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Rather than “Spirals of Life,” how about we just call these photographs: “Fun with Slinkies!” Enjoy!

Working both in the studio and on location, photographer Blake Robinson serves the Connecticut communities of Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Westport and Greenwich.

“Individual, Indelible, Iconic Images”

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