Some of my published work, and the details behind them. All these sold through Arcangel Images.
Please note – all image rights are owned by the publishers.
As the photographer you may never physically see the picture published – it may be for a different region of the world or used in an unspecified magazine.
The first – Murder Ballad some years ago.
Taken on an Olympus 8080, which was a very good camera for it’s time, if a bit slow to write to it’s card. The only editing by the client was to add a vignette. Bashed up doors, gates, entrances are an irresistible subject. Sometimes someone actually wants to buy one.
The other irresistible subject is graveyards – very dramatic and photogenic. Unfortunately no-one seems to wants to buy them…
More spooky type stuff – an overgrown path near where I live. Taken on a Sony P200 when out with the family (much to their amusement).
Another taken on the Olympus 8080 – 3 fake resin ‘wise monkeys’ bought in an antique shop, given a high contrast treatment. The white background was just a large sheet of white card.
This one was taken with a Jupiter 85mm F2 on an Olympus 620 – the softness seems to suit the subject.
This was taken on a walk in the winter on the roads near my house. The camera was a Canon G9 – a good illustration why it’s best to always have a camera on you!
Another Olympus shot – though the designer edited out the very nice autumn view below the branches…
Just the background is mine here – an infra red shot of some woodland near Weymouth to simulate moonlight (I’ll go over the camera conversion in another post).
Yet another Canon G9 shot – a crop from a harbour scene in Jersey (UK).
This was the result of playing about with some stuff found in the garage – in this case some large fish hooks from my old fishing kit. The designer has straighened out the hooks and made them cross at the bottom and added the fish scales background. It was originally shot on plain plain paper to allow designers maximum flexibility is terms of sizing and background. I think this was the Canon 60D but I’m not sure.
There are some nice downland roads nearby, this one’s lined with telephone poles, and the designer added the sky texture and the headlights (and some more telephone poles and wires). I think this was taken on the Olympus 620.
This one is quite strange (they all are you might think). I went out to the local heathland to photograph ‘ripples’ and completely missed the stone dropping on this one, but the surrounding natural ‘vignette’ and branches seemed nice. Taken with the 60D.
The the best yet – taken on the Canon 60D and heavily post processed with several layers. This was taken on a drive into Wiltshire for lunch with the 60D.
Added December 2012 – two more!
The background for this one was shot on Kodak Ektar – the designer ‘comped in’ a slightly different gate!
The Fuji F810 converted to IR makes the occasional victory.
Oh – one I forgot about!
Updated 10th March 2013 – Three more including teacups!
And a spooky one – lots of work by the cover designer here on a Lensbaby shot (plastic lens I think).
To finish March 2013 another plastic lens Lensbaby shot. A good month!
To roundup of the best ones from 2013 – above was a shot of one of several vintage postcards bought on holiday for 50p each – quite a good investment! The designer has done a fair bit of work on this one.
This one was taken ages ago on a Canon G9 – simplicity itself really. Shot on plain card which has been greyed out and vignetted.
This set of old keys was bought on Ebay about four years ago – another slow burner!
This was taken on the local heathland – I always hoped this firebreak in the trees would make a cover one day! Quite a lot of birds have been added..
A very heavily processed picture of Emily taken on a model shoot in 2012. This has been reused several times.
Update April 2014 – three more!
This was taken on a Canon G9 several years ago.
Quite a bit of work by the cover designer. Canon 60D and an old Zuiko 50mm f3.5 macro.
A ‘dramatic tone’ sale! The feet have been comped in and the light behind the window added – nice.
I’ve been fascinated by this old gate for years – finally a shot paid off!
Finally for 2014 a shot taken at the end of a fashion shoot in an old building several years ago.
2015 was quite quiet for covers, but here are some of my favourites
This was an old replica map with a wax seal placed on it – taken ages ago!
A frosty boat somewhere on the coast – again taken a long time ago.
Looking like an average year for sales so far :-
Borrowed gloves, taken in the drive of my house!
Taken of APX100 film at a local fairground – 50mm lens I think.
This year I’m branching out of book covers into wider editorial with an agency called Plainpicture. Have a look of you’ve a few seconds.