Monday, January 26, 2009


I went over to carry out my duties as Photo-Godmother. Andrew had fallen asleep after a particularly tiring dinner and was slightly confused when he woke up by this person having apparently materialised in the room. I then compounded matters by not knowing who any of the folk in the "Night Garden" book were, and insisting on flashing bright lights at him, but was eventually redeemed by my useful ability to do lip trills.

Here he is with his Dad, Auntie Fiona, and the Giraffe/Loch Ness Monster...

Friday, January 23, 2009

Saturday, January 17, 2009


The lovely socks I got for Christmas...

Seven Photographs that Changed Fashion

I was watching Seven Photographs that Changed Fashion on BBC4 the other night - the idea being to get modern portrait and fashion photographer Rankin to recreate a number of iconic shots from the 30s through to the 80s. He usually works with digital cameras and did shoot most of his versions digitally, but often also with the same type of camera used for the original.

In most cases there wasn't a great deal of difference between the digital and film shots, except in the first photo he tried where the film version taken using an 8x10 plate camera was significantly different to the digital shot. Not in terms of composition, but the mood of the shot - interestingly the model commented that she found the film shots much less pressurised than the digital, and her expression in them is certainly more thoughtful.

You can see all the (digital versions) of the photos here. For some reason the programme's not available on iPlayer, but they are showing it several more times over the next week or so if you have BBC4 (and you get to look through lots of old viewfinders, which is always fun).