8th September saw me shooting at Murder Mile in Walthamstow (London), together with another photographer and 3 models. It was a long day, resulting in nearly 1300 photos taken and some candid behind-the-scenes 'B' roll footage, along with a load of laughs and fun! Not everyone's "cup of tea" maybe - but good none-the-less!
Photo album can be view here: https://davelynes.com/photography/album/murder-mile
1st September 2018 saw my second year running attending Macmillan Fest and the second year running as one of event photographers. This year saw me using the full-frame 42.3 megapixel Sony A99ii camera and I think the results speak for themselves.
A few weeks after the event saw them raise over £9,000 for this event, with the expectation for the final amount raised once Macmillan Fest Bristol (11th November) has taken place.
Bands featured this year included the likes of Black Peaks, Holding Absence, Fahran, Beckon Lane, Eagles Vs Drones, Martyr Defiled, and Borders (to name just 7 of the 60 or so confirmed acts playing across 7 different venues).
You can find more of this event at the following link: https://davelynes.com/photography/album/macmillan-fest-2018-nottingham
1st July 2018 will see me in attendance in the capacity of photographer (one of at least three) at a charity raising event. The location, in Biggelswade, Bedfordshire, is a 16th century manor house set inside 24 acres of land, is amazing (see pics below).
For more information about this event (in aid of Angel Wings Baby and Child Loss Support), please visit the Facebook page at FACEBOOK, hosted by Mrs International Bombshell 2017, Penni Stewart.
You can also find her GoFundMe page at : https://www.gofundme.com/andrews-sandy-cuddle-cot
Yet again, I've decided to move to a new webhost. My previous host was just ridiculously expensive on their renewal fees.
So I've decided to do a bit of a revamp, re-organise and expansion of this site. You maybe won't notice or see any differences, but behind the scenes, I'm reworking a lot of things.
However, due to a full time job and family commitments, my free time equates to about 1.5 hours a night - and hand coding takes time as I don't believe in WordPress or Umbracco - those 'off-the-shelf' packages that everyone else uses. I've played with them - they just don't DO what I want them to do easily. Why fight something when you can code it just as well (or better) - I might as well put my 18 years commercial experience of everything "web" to good use!
Things happen - some planned, some completely unexpected.
To cut a long story short, I shot at a studio not so long ago (6th August 2017). It was a completely last minute decision (literally applied for shoot with 1 hour to spare). With the shoot completed, and on the basis of the images off the back of the camera, it was mutually agreed that we'd both meet up with another model in Redditch and have another, longer shoot the following Wednesday.
2 days ago, I get a message from one of the models asking me if it was OK to use my images on her own site! Of course she can! It's a chance to get a little more exposure (no pun intended).
But since these 2 shoots, I've had a lot more people getting interested my work and wanting to shoot with me. I've even had an Access All Areas pass to a large music event in Nottingham! I'm working with another model who's been blown away with some of my shots of her, I'm shooting a fashion event in December and I've currently got 2 other models who are wanting to work with me in the near future. 5 years of hard work, patience and practice my FINALLY be paying off - oh - and I still doing all of this stuff for free! Call me strange - but why should I charge people so I enjoy what is purely a hobby?