Triptych Portrait Project #45 | Ricky Feather

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A selection from the full set can be found here – www.bangphoto.co.uk/triptychs.
Currently in the process of setting up a place for the whole (current) set to reside.

The Yorkshireman.
A man long overdue for the series. Ricky is the true story of cycling evolution. Starting young on the BMX he made a name for himself, got sponsers, travelled europe and a custom named frame. He has now become pretty much an all out roadie thanks to first a spell riding fixed gear. However this is only part of his recent story, the most inspiring part is his frame building business. A one man start up, custom building steel bike frames (pretty much in his shed) he’s since gone on to win numerous awards, best in shows, public choice awards, selected to build bikes for pro riders along with features in GQ magazine amongst others. This is just the tip of his list of honours, the main thing to take away however is his dedication to his craft. The acclaim helps build the publics awareness of his business but to Ricky the joy of turning a customers dream bike into a reality is all the reward he seems to need.

Here are a few links to check out the man and the business –
www.feathercycles.com/

www.pushprojects.net/

Feather Cycles from Bespoked on Vimeo.

M9 50mm Summicron (V)

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Frames of existence

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Time for a little aside, back to some personal work that used to be the norm around here. Time to take a breath or two and just let the world be seen a different way, a visual essay of a day of peace and solitude (with maybe a slight dream-like overtone).

ImageEducation from the street, life lessons served upon the bricks and mortar of our city.

ImageThe world old battle of light Vs dark, the subversive intrigue of the darkness and the signs that lure us in.

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I see the way now, just a little further and the light can be found, everything seemed so clear then.

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I start to feel the walls closing in around me, the nature of my organic self struggling to break free.ImageAs I stop for coffee all of a sudden the world takes on a twisted reality. . . . .

ImageMy vision begins to blur, I wonder what new trickery is a foot.

ImageDaylight and Darkness combine to confuse my senses further, perhaps I’m in a dream but I see no way out.

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See it’s not all good looking people and fabulous clothing on my blog, every now and then I break out a more personal piece of photographic creativity. After all that’s the whole point of it all, creating stuff, just plain old having an idea and creating something. No agenda, no wanting payment, just creating and sharing, such is the beauty of the internet the ease with which it can be done.

Fuji X100 wandering the streets of York. Treated to my own little VSCO Film cooking.

My Eyes Were Fooled but My Heart Saw Through Your Lies

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Meg Lindow MUA & Hair
VAMP Nail Art
LauRen @ Maverick

Just in case you thought I may have run off, here we are back with just a subtle colour one.
This kind of image really speaks volumes about why it’s important for working fashion, beauty and commercial photographers to shoot tests. These are unpaid shoots where all those involved give up time in the hope of creating something new and different for portfolio use.
Take this image for example, the idea and concept I’d brought was a kind of black glitter beauty look. I’d spoken to Meg the MUA and we’d nailed down our inspiration images and ideas of how we planned to create it. From the start I had B&W images in my head yet the freedom of my own creative brief means that after a little post production I create this (alongside the pre-envisaged shots).

Bowens 500 via “Big Betty” beauty dish and grid. Approx 1 foot from subject camera left.

and now for something completely different

and now for something completely different

Told you I’d been out and about in between my hectic shoot schedule of late. Here’s a little of the personal work I’ve neglected posting for a while.

Sometimes you have to stand out from the crowd in order to reach for the sky.

Leica M8.2 40mm f/2 Summicron

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When self-doubt starts to give way to self-realisation

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I’ll be honest the further I progress in my photographic career the more self doubt I develop. I’m plagued with more indecision now than ever before, I try to be honest in my work yet feel somehow diluted and broken down. I surround myself with a strong team in an attempt to mask my own feeling of being one step from the edge of a cliff.
Perhaps this is the price I pay for my art, I don’t ask for people to like my work, I just want to create something of worth. Without that my whole purpose is meaningless.
Then maybe understanding this is all part of the process, perhaps the doubt shows that I care.

Photographer : M. Ivkovic (Me)
Model : Samio @ Nemesis Manchester, Wearing Tina Lobondi
MUA / Hair : Meg Lindow
Wardrobe Stylsit : Suzze @ Urbanchique

From somewhere In-between my heart & soul

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A moment of visual poetry, sometimes one image makes everything else worth the struggle.

Photographer : M. Ivkovic (Me)
Model : Samio @ Nemesis Manchester
MUA / Hair : Meg Lindow
Wardrobe Stylsit : Suzze @ Urbanchique

Sunshine with a chance of showers.



Sunshine with a chance of showers., originally uploaded by bang*.

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Very first peeks from yesterdays shoot with the team. If ever a behind the scenes video should have been made yesterday was it. We had more plot twists and emotional highs & lows than most tv dramas.

Photographer : M. Ivkovic (Me)

Model : Samio @ Nemesis Manchester
Wearing Tina Lobondi / next

MUA / Hair : Meg Lindow

Wardrobe Stylsit : Suzze @ Urbanchique

Sunshine with a chance of showers.

Sunshine with a chance of showers.

Despite the images showing otherwise, the weather was what can only be described as challenging.

Blind Swine | York



Blind Swine | York, originally uploaded by bang*.

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An evening at the Swine www.facebook.com/theblindswine

Managed to get down to shooting service at The Blind Swine last night.
Food shot with 5Dii 50mm. Service shot with Leica M8.2 CV 50mm f/1.1.

Blind Swine | York

Blind Swine | York

Blind Swine | York

Blind Swine | York

Blind Swine | York

Blind Swine | York

Blind Swine | York

Blind Swine | York

Blind Swine | York

Blind Swine | York

Blind Swine | York

Blind Swine | York

Get yourselves booked in now before the wait list gets too long.