Monthly Archives: June 2017
Conceived and photographed by James Hall, modelled by Rebecca Tun, styled by Claudia Oliver, post-production by Paola Sammartino
I published an early version of one of these pictures a few weeks ago. Since then, Paola Sammartino has been able to work her post-production magic to these finished pictures. As ever, the key to success is to collaborate with highly talented people, and this is something I was certainly able to do on this shoot.
A funny thing occurred to me. Several years ago, I did an interview for a site called Street Voice UK. Later, someone sent me a message on Facebook asking did I know that the person interviewing me was a far left Nazi, and perhaps I’d like to remove my interview. I said ‘oh, ok’, but that I didn’t mind being interviewed by someone whose views I disagree with. ‘Very well then,’ they said. ‘I’m going to put you on a list’ – or something to that effect. So I guess I’m on a list. Anyway, it’s true, the interviewer is extremely left wing, the variety of radical feminist who doesn’t want trans women to be women. Due to the interview connection, I follow him on Twitter. And I’ve just realised the following. Had I unfollowed him because of his views, I would never have randomly clicked on an interesting-looking YouTube link he posted in a fit of disgust several months ago, and I subsequently would never have met the wonderful person in that YouTube video, who is now my girlfriend (and secretary!).
So…my concluding comment to this chain of events is something along the lines of ‘hah’. And the moral of the story, perhaps, is that sometimes it pays – not only intellectually but even socially – to follow your ideological enemies. You may remember me recounting a similar tale of web-based coincidences, also an amusing interplay of the romantic and the banal but less politically-charged, in the story of how a facebook advert made me meet my boyfriend. And yes, I do have a girlfriend and a boyfriend. I’m greedy like that.
So here’s a video of me and Kim together. Take that, naysayers! Following a TERF got me laid. That’s all I wanted to say really.
I photographed Tim Andrews the other day. These are some of the pictures, and here’s Tim latest blog post where he has written all about it.
hooray…we won a competition!
I knew it was a good idea to climb into that sink on our tour of the abandoned hospital.
Wohooo… ! For the second year in a row one of my images was awarded a medal in Trierenberg Super Circuit in Austria, this time a silver medal! This is said to be “The world’s largest photo salon. It is by far the largest annual salon of photography on the globe.” Among the more than 100 000 images submitted, my image was among the few selected for a medal!
Thank you Rebecca!
In addition I got 30 of 32 possible acceptances for my 8 prints and 16 of 16 possible acceptances for my 4 digital images submitted.
Here are the 12 entered – and accepted – images:
See more of my awarded images in my awards gallery: