Monday, 24 May 2010

Awesome portraits of your and your friends

Moving out of a house of great mates? Moving out of halls soon? Or graduating and everyone is going their separate ways? Then get some stunning pictures of you and your friends to remember the good times.

To celebrate the end of you exams and the summer Charlie Clift Photography is offering a special deal on portraits and group shots. For just £25 I’ll go on location with you to your house, surroundings or somewhere fun and for an hour and a half to capture some awesome pictures of you looking great.

The £25 shoot will include an 8x6’’ print and more prints or image files can be purchased at the great value prices below:

- £12 for a 8x6’’ print or £20 for two
- £20 for a 12x8’’ print or £35 for two
- £30 for a 18x12’’ print or £45 for two

- £50 for the full size high quality image files

Don’t worry if what you’re after isn’t above as other deals are negotiable just drop me an email or give me a call.

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To make an appointment just contact me to arrange a time and place:
Phone: 07871175627

Friday, 14 May 2010

The Stonemason's hands

Stonemason's hand

I went for a wonder a few days ago around Clifton and came across an awesome guy named Steve who has worked for a long time as a stonemason. He was perfectly happy for me to take his portrait, so I took 5 or 6 frames and thanked him and shook his hand. I then walked off down the road. Halfway down the street I stopped my self and though "hands!" - his hands were hard and fascinating and had seen many days working with tough materials, I could feel the strength in them when I shook his hand. A quick turn and I ran back up the road to Steve again and asked if he'd mind me photographing his hands. Being the nice guy that he was he didn't mind at all and stood there placing his hands in the position I asked him to whilst I snapped away trying to work out how best to capture these amazing things in front of me.

Just so you can put a face with the hands here is the portrait I took of Steve:

Steve the Stonemason


Sunday, 9 May 2010

Mr James Foster BSc(Hons) MRes

Mr James Foster BSc(Hons) MRes

A week or so ago I did a portrait session to start a hopefully ongoing project of mine taking portraits of academics in the environment where they do most of their work. I kicked off the project with some photos of James Foster (aka Foz) who is just about to start a PhD at the University of Bristol. During his recent Masters course and PhD applications he has mainly been working in his bedroom when studying, so I took his photos there. Below is James's answers to some simple questions and some of the pictures I took of him...

Years studying (including school years): 18
Current highest academic qualification: MRes Vision Science
Current main area of interest: Animal vision (polarization vision in animals)
Employment status and/or job title: Research associate (preparing for a PhD to start in October 2010)

Mr James Foster Mres

Why academia?
"I really enjoy the pursuit of knowledge, and I have always been fascinated by animals. The thing that really made me want to go into academia was the realisation that we don’t know the answers to some of the important questions I was asking, and that I could be the first to find out. Nothing else I’ve done has been as stimulating mentally, and I find the impending answers to questions motivates me through some of the more boring parts."

Mr James Foster Mres

What are your aims for the future?
"I want to continue to make a name for myself in my field. My ultimate aim would be to write a book that was comprehensible to intelligent laypeople and of interest to the general public. I’m a big fan of popular science books, even if they do need to be taken with a pinch of salt."