Three years ago I found the Panoramico in Lisbon. It can hardly be missed as you can see as you fly into the airport. Although I had been to the city several times before it was the first time that I actually set out to find the building on top of Monsanto.
A long walk and I eventually arrived to find this beautiful art-deco building just falling into run. I wasn't that only one there that day, several others also seemed to have discovered it.
After my trip I simply posted seven images onto the website although I return later with my muse and model Bex White for a fashion shoot again the incredible backgrounds and backdrops.
The interior wasn't the only thing to marvel at. from the shattered windows it was possible to look out over the city to the Rio Tejo, (Tagus) and Christo Rei on the far bank.
I have recently revisited the original images at the same time wondering what had happened to the building in the three years since my visit. It is for that reason I have decided to create a definitive collection of my photographs taken on that day. For me it a record, and who knows in years to come have a place in the story of the building.
Several photographs have been fused together to give a provide an almost panoramic view of the building. The photo above is one such image.
Having just reviewed my gallery of photo's of Fredau Wallace I noticed that there were none of my original shoot with her. It was a few years ago but I have always loved them. As a start I have added three more to her gallery, two of which are in colour. That makes a change.
Despite it being my most looked at gallery Glamour is no more. That doesn't mean that all the images have totally disappeared. Several can now be located is one of my individual Model Galleries. The reason for this shift is more about me. Glamour for the sake of it doesn't appeal as it once did. Today I am more into art nude and implied nude, as well as fashion and portraiture. I am now trying the capture the model as a person first. It now seems important to seek out the inner person with character and produce images that are meaningful and portray a model as an individual. For me, glamour no longer does that.
Over the coming weeks there will be more changes to the website as I also increasingly explore the power of monochrome. It will take time to effect these changes but I hope you will like the final result.
In the meantime, as always I would like to hear from you.
I have just added another image to my River Maiden gallery, part of the Bex White Portuguese Collection. It is the first image that has been produced in monochrome. I think it really suits the subject matter. Interested in hearing any thoughts.
I have just added a gallery of monochrome images from a shoot nearly three years ago. Taken at the panoramico high up on the hill overlooking the city of Lisbon.
There is already a gallery of colour images that I uploaded some time ago. In recent times I have been increasingly attached to monochrome work and decided to revisit this work. In my opinion the images are better is as much as the colour of the clothing doesn't clash with the beautiful decorations or the multi-coloured graffiti. In producing this series I had deliberately intensified the structure in order to bring home the dynamics of the occasion.
If you have time, look at both galleries. I would welcome your views as to which series you feel is best.
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