Image and Message (3)

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Goff James, Self Portrait 1, 2017 (FL 18.00mm, Exp. 1/5 sec, f/5.6, ISO 3200)

Welcome, yet again, followers and visitors to my blog and the latest update in my diary. On this occasion working in my own studio developing more ideas with regard to developing narratives through the medium of still life and the use of symbolism.

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Goff James, Self Portrait 2, 2017, (FL 18.00mm, Exp.1/5sec, f/8, ISO 3200)

This time I have selected alternative objects to experiment with in the studio. Again I  selected the Manual Mode on the camera as it gives me greater flexibility working with different lighting and the development of narratives.

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Goff James, Self Portrait 3, 2017, (FL 18.00mm, Exp.1/5sec, f/8, ISO 3200)

In this series of still life images I have included six objects in an attempt to create a narrative related to a particular individual. In a sense it is biographical.

Apart from the lighting the only other variable is the candle. I wanted to to see if by changing the significance of whether the candle was lit or unlit changed the impact upon the interpretation of the image upon the viewer.

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Goff James, Self Portrait 4, 2017, (FL 32.00mm, Exp. 1/5 sec, f/4.5, ISO 3200)

Low Key lighting was once again adopted. I find this kind of ambient lighting adds subtlety and a sense of heightened drama to the final outcome.

This was a much more difficult task to achieve in my studio not having a wealth of willing helpers easily at hand to assist in the set up process or a gantry with lights, light modifiers, soft-boxes, snoots, barn doors and backdrops. Shows I have been listening. Improvisation and thinking on the hoof was the name of the game as the shoot progressed.

These four images are the first products of that photo shoot.

All images used here are the copyright of:

© goffjamesart/poetry

Have a great day.

Stan (7/9)

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Goff James, Stan (7/9), 2017

Stan

Stan it’s cold in here

No it ain’t

Come on in gal

Give the door a bang behind you

Still raining

Got wet then

Sorry I’m late

Ise gets used to it

Damn weather

Put brolly in corner

 

Stan it’s cold in here

What’s you got for me t’day

Chicken dinner and veg

I ‘ates veg

Veg’s good for you

No it aint

Ice cream and jelly

I ‘ates jelly

Come on in gal

How’s Eedie ’cross corridor

 

Stan it’s cold in here

Rain rain rain rain rain rain rain

Drainpipe’s al’ays pissin’

Listen to it gal

Drip drip drip drip drip drip drip

Bloody tap’s drivin’ me mad ’swell

Today

How you feeling

Same

Tas yesterday

 

Stan it’s cold in here

Where’ll I put it

On tray don’t take lid off

Eat it later

Cuppa

Haven’t drank last one

How’s the kids

Got to dash

It’s cold in here

Stan

 

Stan it’s cold in here

Damn gal

Stan its cold in here

All she gotta say

See ’er t’morra nice lass tho’

Ise talking to meself now

Gotta larff

Where’s me damn glasses gal’s right

Its cold in here

Stan

 

Stan it’s cold in here

Damn right

’Tis

How’s that then

Can’t ‘fford t’ feed bleedin’ meter

See

Who the ‘ell are you

How ’dyer get in here

Didn’t see yer come in

Push off

 

Stan it’s cold in here

Na’r ne’r mind me

Stay a mo

Ise short on company nowsadays

How’s that

Florie’s gone some ten years now

On mes own see

Smart woman eighty-three passing

That’s ’er on mantlepiece

Stan (6/9)

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Goff James, Stan (6/9), 2017

Stan

Stan it’s cold in here

No it ain’t

Come on in gal

Give the door a bang behind you

Still raining

Got wet then

Sorry I’m late

Ise gets used to it

Damn weather

Put brolly in corner

 

Stan it’s cold in here

What’s you got for me t’day

Chicken dinner and veg

I ‘ates veg

Veg’s good for you

No it aint

Ice cream and jelly

I ‘ates jelly

Come on in gal

How’s Eedie ’cross corridor

 

Stan it’s cold in here

Rain rain rain rain rain rain rain

Drainpipe’s al’ays pissin’

Listen to it gal

Drip drip drip drip drip drip drip

Bloody tap’s drivin’ me mad ’swell

Today

How you feeling

Same

Tas yesterday

 

Stan it’s cold in here

Where’ll I put it

On tray don’t take lid off

Eat it later

Cuppa

Haven’t drank last one

How’s the kids

Got to dash

It’s cold in here

Stan

 

Stan it’s cold in here

Damn gal

Stan its cold in here

All she gotta say

See ’er t’morra nice lass tho’

Ise talking to meself now

Gotta larff

Where’s me damn glasses gal’s right

Its cold in here

Stan

 

Stan it’s cold in here

Damn right

’Tis

How’s that then

Can’t ‘fford t’ feed bleedin’ meter

See

Who the ‘ell are you

How ’dyer get in here

Didn’t see yer come in

Push off