I must admit keeping all of my many personal projects going as well as the the day job (commercial photography) is a bit of a challenge right now.
Very recently I shot the latest set of images in 'The Descendants' series
It was a first for me as it included Helen Pankhurst, the direct descendant of Emeline Pankhurst, the founder of the Suffragettes movement.
Helen is the first woman in the series.
This is not ideal at all.
I want to feature MANY more women but they seem to be very difficult to find
If anyone has any suggestions I would be most grateful.
When a descendant walks into the room I always hold my breath, as you never know just how much of a resemblance there will be.
When I saw Helen, the hairs on the back of my neck stood up.
She looked very, very similar indeed.
As you can see.
I shot the image in a daylight studio without flash
1/15th sec at F4,120mm macro on my Phase One P45+
I try to use similar photographic techniques as in the original
It is real fun reflecting and blocking light with polyboards
Additive and subtractive fill
Opening and closing blinds so the light hits just the right parts of Helen and the set
Here is a short video of the shoot
Hope you find it interesting
I'm cramming my life in a bag right now, heading to Austria for a shoot which I will tell you about in a little while.....
Watch this space