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James B

James B

James The Poet

This is my friend James.  You can find him on Instagram: @poejob and on Youtube at James Owen Brown.

He does local gigs in the Niagara Region (Canada).  You can always see him and his lovely wife Autumn perform at Haunt Manor in Niagara Falls during the season in Sept and October. 

Check his Instagram account for updates.

We did a short 15 minute photo shoot.  Me practicing with my Nikon Z6 and forcing myself to only use my 50mm F1.8 lens.  Great dynamic range with the full frame and extremely quick focusing even in low light.  Love this camera.

 

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Portrait of Gerry

Portrait of Gerry

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My Friend Gerry

I asked my friend Gerry a while back if I could do some photos with him.  He has a great look.  Setting it up last week, he said that we’d better hurry up; who knows how long he will be around. 

Gerry is in his mid eighties.  In season he works at the campground.  He has no real need to work from a financial aspect.  He has done well enough in life that he doesn’t have to worry about money.  But he is aware that work is more than that.  It’s good for the soul.

In a day when it is hard to get people to work because the government is constantly throwing money at them to keep them home, Gerry keeps on truckin’.   He likes it here and feels part of the group

It is too bad that more young people these days don’t understand that part of the joy of working is the joy of working.  Exchange for that is not always money. 

I got him to take a 10 minute break from work and with my Smithbilt cowboy hat and his truck as props we took 15-20 photos.  Below you will see four of the best from that shoot. 

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David Bowie Inspired…

When I do a ‘creative’ shoot I will often start with a photo or some type of image from another artist. This is usually just a point of ‘jumping off’ so to speak. With a creative model and lights, camera, etc it can end up anywhere. I showed Courtney the type of image of David Bowie with cigarette that I wanted to start with: suggestions of clothing, makeup, etc and we were off. Courtney is a singer – opera – with a voice like a very powerful angel. She is wonderfully animated and I love shooting with her. A few of the pics are here on the blog and some in the main section of the website.

Here you go:

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