PETER FORD PHOTOGRAPHY: Blog https://www.fordography.com/blog en-us (C) PETER FORD PHOTOGRAPHY (PETER FORD PHOTOGRAPHY) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:16:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:16:00 GMT https://www.fordography.com/img/s/v-12/u813242576-o577709040-50.jpg PETER FORD PHOTOGRAPHY: Blog https://www.fordography.com/blog 95 120 Doppelgängers, Uniforms & Photography https://www.fordography.com/blog/2017/4/doppelg-ngers-uniforms-photography Back in the UK there is a photographer who creates the most wonderful 'alter-ego' portraits. Her name is Jo Rutherford and you will find a link to her website at the end of this blog.

Back in the 90s I spent several years in Kiev, Ukraine. While there I started a collecting of soviet military uniforms. They've been in the back of a cupboard ever since. Knowing Clayton Kennedy for some years, now I've been watching the development of his beard and moustache. Now, sporting what I can best describe as a fine seafarers beard and moustache, I suggested a photoshoot. 

Clayton could not have been a more perfect model. Every suggestion was met with a nod and  an expression that captured what I was looking for. I had already decided to shoot with a large beauty dish set at a 45 degree angle high above him, and two soft boxes with grids behind him at an angle to add a highlight to each side of his body. This lends a feeling of drama to a picture.

After we played around with the Admiral persona, Clayton started singing...For those of you who don't know Clayton, he is a professional opera singer. His voice is powerful, emotive and laced with passion. I have never photographed someone singing in my studio, but I can thoroughly recommend it. Here is one of the pictures I took during his performance. 

If any of you would like to book a photography session at my studio, please contact me with your ideas. Keep looking in as I will be shooting Indiana Jones in the near future!!

 

Clayton Kennedy

http://www.claytonkennedybaritone.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Clayton-Kennedy-baritone-161711800576658/

Jo Rutherford

http://www.jorutherfordphotography.co.uk/alter-ego-project/

Peter

 

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(PETER FORD PHOTOGRAPHY) montreal photographer peter ford photography portraits https://www.fordography.com/blog/2017/4/doppelg-ngers-uniforms-photography Tue, 04 Apr 2017 21:31:56 GMT
FORDOGRAPHY! https://www.fordography.com/blog/2017/3/photography From arriving in Karachi Pakistan in 1987 and deciding to buy a camera, to a day at Chernobyl in 1999, to the 2002 Cricket World Cup Final in Melbourne, and a dream job photographing Manchester United in the Champions League at Old Trafford, to working for AP, Reuters, Action images, and AMA Photo Agency, to becoming the British Foreign Services photographer - Taking pictures has been part of my life for nearly 30 years.

Now, here in Montreal, I've had the opportunity to build my business, meet some terrific people through photography and continue my photographic journey.

In the coming months I'll blog about my photographic life, from photographing prestige cars at Decarie Motors, to shooting new products, head shots, events, and the fun I am having opening my new studio.

Studio

I've taken on a second floor studio on Sherbrooke Street West, above Rudsak. In the next few months I will be offering special deals on studio portraits for the whole family, engagement shoots, and product photography. Any questions, please feel free to ask!

Here is my current Spring offer;

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(PETER FORD PHOTOGRAPHY) Montreal Photographer Peter Ford photography quality portraits https://www.fordography.com/blog/2017/3/photography Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:53:25 GMT