Friday, 25 July 2014

Facebook Page;

I really should post more often but I do try to post main things on my blog here, but in case you didn't know I put more regular stuff on here;

Plus there's Twitter too of course;


Thursday, 3 July 2014

Unpublished Mr.Hudson;

The things that get left on the cutting room floor; I guess it goes without saying that there are always additional portraits from a session to the ones which get used. If it's for a magazine feature there may be only 2 or 3 portraits used, so there are always others - these are outtakes from the recent Mr. Hudson session. Unused, but not unloved - by me at least :)

Mr. Hudson, London, 2014 © Michael Robert Williams


Just Make The Work.

I got a call from a photo assistant today - while talking they asked me about my photos, where do I get ideas, where does the inspiration for a certain photo come from, how do I decide on locations and lighting?

I always say pretty much the same thing, simply put; forget about inspiration - just make the work.
But to expand; with my photography if I have a shoot I just have to do something, start somewhere. If I have 90 minutes with someone I just have to work, I will have a few thoughts in advance of the shoot, starting points, maybe a feel I’m after, a mood. Sometimes a shoot is quite heavily worked out in advance - the location, the clothes, the light, all set up and ready to go when the subject arrives. Then some other times it’s very loose, I’m pretty much making it up as I go along. I like both ways - but never sit waiting for an idea and stressing that you’re not getting ‘inspired’ - those ideas are already in your head, they are the sum of all your interests, your own thoughts, your subject research, an idea you had 6 months ago that you just realised is perfect for this shoot, a location you saw once and just know it’ll work for this, everything you’ve ever learnt, that ‘inspiration’ is the sum of those things.
Don’t worry about it. Forget about inspiration - just make the work.


Sunday, 29 June 2014

(iPhone) Brazil;

Photos shot on my iPhone during my trip to Brazil this month. I shot a lot of photographs, mainly on my 5D Mark III, but I've not sorted those out yet so I'll share a few of the 'instant' iPhone ones here for now. Incredible country, and had an incredible time, could have done with longer but work calls.
Certainly a place I'll go back to.

Late afternoon, São Paulo

São Paulo

Street party in São Paulo after a Brazil football match

São Paulo


São Paulo


2014 © Michael Robert Williams


Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Recent Work; Bipolar Sunshine

One of my portraits of Adio Marchant of Bipolar Sunshine, photographed for Disorder magazine. Great guy, great music.

Bipolar Sunshine, 2014 © Michael Robert Williams


Friday, 30 May 2014

Recent Work: Mr. Hudson

I've not posted much work here recently, putting up personal photographs instead, but this is a very recent portrait session with Mr Hudson, shot on location in London. He has a new album out later this year, and has also been working with Miley Cyrus, and legends Duran Duran. We spent an afternoon working on some images for Disorder magazine and these are a few of the portraits we shot. I was looking for a certain mood to the portraits - his new album will be songs with a more moody feel, set in London, I wanted to get some of that same feeling, and location, into the portraits.

Mr. Hudson, London, 2014 © Michael Robert Williams


Friday, 14 March 2014

Update - 03/14;

2014. March. I'm back working now, and back from my travels feeling refreshed and looking forwards. My two months away were so good for me, and I saw some amazing places; parts of South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and U.S.A.

I'll put photographs from various parts of my journey here soon, but these are a few iPhone photos from various places along the way.

Motel, Hollywood, USA

'Welcome', Rotorua, New Zealand

Auckland, New Zealand

South Arica

New Orleans, USA

Hotel Room, New Orleans, USA

Cape Town, South Africa

Flight, USA