I look at the final edits of some of the photos I took at Southend, and I spy Edward Hopper jumping out from memories of loved posters on my uni room wall, and stamping himself on my images.
It was one of those days where the in – camera settings, the light, and a newly discovered photoshop tool, allowed me to produce something in a style I love but had never cracked before.
I looked back and found these black and white ones in a similar style from a shoot at the pier in Weymouth.
There is something about the mannequin men and women.
This, and getting a favourite high key effect working on another image (the siblings on the beach) – has simply left me with a big grin.
Here’s to sticking with the learning curves and bearing with the many shots you have to delete, because without this, you’d never recognise the keepers.