Image and Message (4)


Goff James, Untitled, 2017 (FL 18.00mm, Exp. 1/15sec, f/4.0, ISO) 3200)

Welcome followers and visitors to my blog and another update in my diary. Here are some more images from my last photoshoot. I continue to develop ideas with regard to symbolism, narratives and still life.

(FL 18.00mm, Exp. 1/15sec, f/4.0, ISO) 3200)

(FL 18.00mm, Exp. 1/13sec, f/4.0, ISO) 3200)

In this series of still life images I have introduced some new objects to see how this might change the narrative. I also wanted to see the effect that the light  might have on different surfaces.

(FL 23.00mm, Exp. 1/13sec, f/4.0, ISO) 3200)

I also experimented with the orientation of the compositional structure, the use of solid and transparent materials as well as the concept of magnification of certain areas by other objects within each still life set up.


Goff James, Untitled, 2017 (FL 28.00mm, Exp. 1/20sec, 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. I particularly like the juxtaposition of light and dark, the flow of light through and around objects and use of varying textures.

(FL 28.00mm, Exp. 1/20sec, f/4.5, ISO) 3200)

As the photo shoot progressed many different ideas were developed. I have also toyed with the use of monochrome and the effect and impact that it might have or not have on narrative creation.

These images are the products of the second part of the photo shoot. On this occasion each image is untitled.

All images used here are the copyright of:

© goffjamesart/poetry

Thank you for sharing your time with me.

Have a great day.

Image and Message (1)


FL50.00mm, Exposure 1/10sec, F.32, ISO 3200


Welcome followers and visitors to my blog and the latest update in my diary. Truly this is a journey of discovery and a process of learning by trial and error. It’s remembering that is the problem.


FL 50.00mm, Exposure 1/1000sec, f/6.3, ISO 3200



Goff James, Flux, 2017, (FL 50.00mm, Exp. 1/1000sec, f/6.3, ISO 3200)

My latest venture has taken me into a new dimension – DSLR Manual Mode use of. Now there’s another great leap, literally, into the dark – pardon the pun. Experimenting in the studio with Still Life and creating a narrative.


FL 50.00, Exposure 1/13sec, f/8, ISO 3200



Low Key lighting was adopted. This was a variable factor which was dependent upon the requirements of others in their photoshoots and consequently over which I had no control.


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This was, on my part, a conscious decision to work within this parameter. For me this added increased tension knowing that I did not have full control over the final outcome. However it permitted me to experiment with the required adjustments needed whilst in Manual Mode.

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FL 50.00, Exposure 1/13sec, f/13, ISO 3200



FL 50.00mm, Exposure 1/8sec, f/7.1, ISO 3200



Goff James, Tryst, 2017 – FL 50.00mm, Exp.1/13sec, f/13, ISO 3200

I have developed an interest in working with objects and Still Life that allows me to create narratives with specific overt or covert meanings. I am drawn to the juxtaposition of organic and man made objects within an image and how they relate to one another.

Have a great day.