November 2, 2015 § Leave a comment
Noir Hotel Portrait – Taken on iPhone – October 25th 2015.
I hate admitting defeat. I hate giving up. But as far as my work goes if I feel something isn’t working or that something’s having a negative impact on my work I’ll always pull the proverbial plug. And that’s what I have to do here… The 365 Project just wasn’t for me. It’s changed the way I shoot – I shoot more, undoubtedly, but it wasn’t working. It just didn’t sync with my own creative process.
I don’t “share” photographs easily. I think about it and probably overthink it – before I post anything. This was my trouble with the 365 project. I went to Birmingham for a few days last week. I came back and there was about 5 photographs on my iPhone that I really liked and wanted to share. The trouble? I had to dwindle it down to 1. But then, the next day (I took a day off) I didn’t really have anything so I had to settle for some half arsed snapshot I went out to take. That’s the part that will never work for me. I feel it degrades the integrity of the photography. It’s sharing for the sake of sharing.
Ive changed the website to better reflect what I want to achieve. I want it to be a kind of photographic journal. The same kind of imagery; iPhone shots of things I see, concepts and portraits etc. But now I no longer feel restrained by the ‘what’ and ‘when’ I post. I still plan on updating the site frequently – at least 4-5 times per week but I’ll be a little more methodical with it. It will hopefully now be a site that I feel reflects me and my work.
Anyway, I’d love to get your thoughts on this, so please take a look at the site at: http://beebee-see.tumblr.com/
August 13, 2015 § Leave a comment
Just a very brief note with a little news…
Very pleased to say that this week I have signed a contract to write and release a theory book. The book ‘Photography Philosophy & Creative Context’ will be available to buy next year. In all honesty I’m a little daunted by the task in hand – and the idea of writing 30,000 words is terrifying me… But dammit, we’ll give it a good go… I’ll keep posting updates on here and maybe a few snippets of the writing to get a little feedback off you good people.
Ok, on a completely separate note – as far as my Facebook goes I have now all but given up on using my ‘page’ as any kind of worthwhile tool. It seems other than sponsored posts things aren’t really seen from other pages. I’m concentrating on using Instagram more now – both for personal bits and work related things. So please give me a follow on there http://www.instagram.com/carlbeebee (@carlbeebee)
As ever – thanks very much for reading. It is very much appreciated.
See you on the road.
May 15, 2013 § Leave a comment
September 5, 2012 § Leave a comment
This is a shot taken a few weeks ago with model Nicki Adam – it was primarily taken for forthcoming exhibitions as well as my ‘Conceptual’ gallery on my website…
I’m currently working on several images and projects that feature strong, sexy women with noir like lighting.
Hopefully I’ll be able to show you more soon.
June 14, 2012 § Leave a comment
I was asked recently to produce a small set of self portraits. I decided to take five photographs of my morning routine.
The image above is the second photograph – you can see the whole series on my website by clicking here.
Over the last year or so I’ve taken more self portraits than ever before – Previously it was always something I tried to avoid but as I’ve grown older it’s something I’ve embraced – perhaps it is connected to fatherhood and a realization of mortality?
April 25, 2012 § Leave a comment
The above photograph was taken last month and it’s from a shoot for ‘Carnival’ with model Hollie Chekov.
We shot it in a large manor house just outside Kidderminster and I’ll be uploading the photos to my site very soon.
Speaking of which my site has undergone a dramatic change (I thought it was about time) and hopefully now the galleries and information are easier to view on all devices including iPhones and iPads.
Please take a look and let me know what you think…
April 18, 2012 § 2 Comments
Sorry about the lack of posts recently – I had a new computer arrive and as always it’s taken an age to get everything sorted…
The shot above is from a shoot last week for ‘Julia Smith Jewellery’ the model is Laura Ding. I got loads of shots from the shoot with some really cool fine art concept pieces which I’ll edit and upload very soon…
Lots of shoots coming up and I promise I’ll try and blog on here a little more often.
Thanks very much reading. x