Monday, 18 May 2009

Street Style...The Couple

I did another BAD here-I sort of forgot to write down this couple's name. I know, I know, it is pathetic BUT I was on my way to an engagement party and my mind was all a whir with how late I already was, how I had almost broken the engagement present tripping over my own feet in my rush not to be late, how I was going to get from Covent Garden to Chancery Lane in approximately 30 secs, and um, whether a chilled glass of champagne be on offer as soon as I got there :)

So, I think my gorgeous couple were Chee and Stuart but I could be wrong. Anyway, they were fabulous and hopefully they will let me know if I got their names wrong!

In non-fashion news, I got my copy of "Within The Frame" by travel and humanitarian photographer David duChemin today, and I cannot tell you how absolutely BRILLIANT this book is. It is, hands down, the best photography book I own and I wish I had access to it a year ago when I first got my DSLR. David's images are stunning (beware: this book can induce major jealous and envy fits- v unbecoming!) and his writing is a delight- easy, relaxed, but with everything you need to know about shooting people and places (well, except for the stuff he is saving up for us for his next book ;-)) anywhere in the world*. Just google "Within The Frame", David duChemin or Pixelated Image (his blog) and you will know that I am not the only one who sings this book's (and David's) praises. If you are at all interested in photography, if you want to find, reignite, express your photographic vision, then this book is for you. If you really can't afford the £14.49 on Amazon (and I recommend you give up your 4 days of Pret A Manger sandwiches and BYO instead just to get your hands on this book), then you can check out David's blog here.

*note to self: this does not necessarily include having a big-ar*e, full frame DSLR like the Nikon D3- you know the story: it's all about how you use the camera, your approach, your vision, giving yourself permission to suck and learning from it, your willingness to take risks...

6 comments:

  1. OMG! Gorgeous gorgeous pics!! Love that couple, reminds me of Yoko and John! Classic!
    xo!
    -Gisela
    www.heightsoffashion.typepad.com

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  2. Thanks Gisela! They were very sweet and super cute as well. Worth running a teensy bit (okay, a LOT late) to the engagement party :)

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  3. Hey that's my friend Kei! and her husband Stuart, you almost got it :)
    Vanessa, it's Clara the fashion illustrator you photographed on the 9th, what are the chances? haha. A-mazing pictures btw, keep it up! xxx

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  4. A good call on the book. Really looking forward to it and a bargain at that price. That last shot is lovely, by the way.

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  5. Great photos!

    I work for Peachpit Press and thought you and your readers would like to know that David duChemin has a special podcast series in the works where he gives his own personal feedback on YOUR photos. You can submit them through flickr and, if chosen, he'll let you know what he thinks! More info can be found here:

    http://tr.im/m85w

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