Rooftop with JAZZebell_

Sunday was a little disaster in that Jazz was supposed to be going on tour, and I was supposed to be elsewhere myself but on Saturday night I drunkenly misplaced the key for the flat while sorting my stuff out at the gig, meaning we both ended up crashing at Stephens and Jazz had no way to collect her stuff. Shit.

The venue didn’t open early, and because Jazz mostly hitchhikes places she didn’t get an early enough start.

This didn’t mean we weren’t productive with our time, though.

We had to wait for the venue to open to get my key back so we grabbed some food in town while we waited and then headed onto TKMaxx’s rooftop for an impromptu shoot since I had everything on me from the night before.

I don’t often use flash when shooting other than my party photos. I find it a hassle, and generally just prefer the simplicity of only carrying around a camera. That said, I don’t feel like I’ve pushed myself out of my comfort zone in a long while and the flash I’ve got for the X-Pro2 is new so I wanted to try it out.

I opted for the same flash-facing-forward no bullshit approach as I do with my party photos, except that I didn’t let the shutter trail. I’m surprised at how much I like some of these photos, and while I doubt I’ll be shooting flash with any real regularity, I’m going to make a conscious effort to not shy away from it in future.

When I got home I thought I’d only taken a few photos but when I’d finished editing there was just shy of 50. Not bad. There’s a fair few of them below, and I’ll be uploading an extra 25 to a gallery on my private blog in the coming days.

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Birthday Cake with JAZZebell_

I have an insane backlog of blogs to write and photos to share and today I was actually going to post something from that, but Jazz had other plans and I’m not prepared to start ignoring a pal who wants to get naked and have me take photos.

It was Jazz’s birthday recently. I should be able to be more specific but she’s been excited for her birthday and shouting about it for the past two months and actually celebrating it the past 4 days so I don’t know what’s even real anymore. I think this shoot marks the end of it, and I think I kinda want a party myself to celebrate that it’s all over.

Anyway, I’ve just sat and sorted through the photos right now as Jazz is currently tidying up the living room. There’s 30 or so here, and later today (maybe tomorrow) I’ll be posting another 70 to my private blog that you can access here for $7.50.

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David & Charlotte’s Wedding

I headed down to Scarborough for the weekend as my pal’s Dave and Charlotte were getting married after being together for a decade. A decade is a long ass time, but I also can’t imagine them being with anyone else so it’s also about goddamn time, too.

I took a few photos throughout the day, so here’s a selection from my time meandering around with a camera in one hand and a pint in the other.

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“EAT PUSSY, IT’S VEGAN” Instax Shoot with JAZZebell_

My Patreon paid out yesterday which meant I could load up on instax. I’ve been meaning to shoot it for a while, and as Jazz is staying with me at the moment I figured now would be as good a time as any to do a shoot.

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Katy & Nicola’s Flat Party and Cathouse

Last night I headed to Katy & Nicola’s new place for a few drinks. I was already rough as shit and wasn’t expecting to head out into Catty again, but then the shots and venom were handed out and basically I didn’t go home when I’d planned.

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday have essentially been massive write-offs for me and I’m likely gonna be laying on my sofa recovering for the next day or so.

I try not to post too much nightlife stuff on this blog because that’s what Who Are These Fucking People is for but as these aren’t ‘work’ photos, and I was just hanging with friends and making the most of the 0.95 manual focus lens my pal Stephen has lent me for a wee bit, and I figured I’d share them because considering my state I’m quite into the photos.

So here they are.

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Scarborough: Catch up.

Ok, so the three-parter blog posts about Scarborough turned out to be a mistake, there’s another one due. I almost compiled it all into this, but I don’t have the time today to sort through everything and I want to keep blogs somewhat regular. Besides, I’m gonna be pretty full on as of tomorrow morning ’cause I’ve got a pal coming over from LA for a couple of weeks and another is joining from Prague on the Sunday. So I’m not exactly sure when I’ll post again, but hopefully I’ll manage to fit something in during some downtime.

Maybe I should start scheduling posts…? Hm.

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Usually when around pals I’m a little more pro-active with the camera, however I’ve just realised how little I actually took. I’d done a couple of pretty big shoots the day prior, so I suspect that has something to do with being out of it.

That said, it’s often a welcome change of pace to leave the camera out of it and actually just sit and listen and catch up properly without such distractions.

Though I did manage a few.

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