The blog of photographer and musician, Kim Ayres

Amanda Simmons, Glass Artist

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Now Kim Ayres Photography has properly launched, I should probably start blogging a bit about some of the jobs I've been doing. This blog has nearly always been a reflection of whatever was on my mind at the time, and the photography business takes up a fair amount of that space these days.

Last week I was out taking photos of Amanda Simmons of Corsock Glass. A wonderful artist who creates the most beautiful pieces of glasswork, she is exhibiting this October at Origin in London. She needed some images of her at work for publicity, including a couple of tall, narrow images for banners.

Much fun was had, and even her dog, Snowy, seemed a natural in front of the camera.

Amanda was round for coffee this morning as we went through the various images and edits I'd done and she seems to have gone away a happy client.

I've put up a gallery of some of the images on my photography website. If you're interested, click here:
Kim Ayres photographs Amanda Simmons




UPDATE
Amanda's written a rather splendid blog post about the photo session too :)
http://corsockglass.blogspot.com/2009/07/working-images.html
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16 comments

Jimmy Bastard said...

It's good to see your doing so well pal.

savannah said...

what a GREAT image, sugar! i'm off to see the rest ... xoxox

PI said...

That sounds like quite a prestigious commission Kim. Well done!

PI said...

They are really good. I'm sure she was delighted. The dog photo should get you lots of work.

hope said...

I like what you did with the coloring of the photo with this piece. Went to look at the others...nice job!

Okay, so my favorite was a close up of the dog's face but there seems to be a lot going on behind those eyes. ;)

mapstew said...

Very good stuff. I offer you well wishes, but you hardly need 'em.
Talent!

Mary Witzl said...

I love to see glass being made. And I'm absolutely positive I've met this woman's husband, weirdly enough; I remember being at some sort of meeting and a man telling me very proudly that his wife did glass art in Corsock.

Kim Ayres said...

Jimmy - well it seems to be off to a good start :)

Savannah - hope you like them!

Pat - I'm beginning to realise that client's pets are an extremely important part of any photoshoot :)

Hope - behind his eyes were the thought "if this hairy b*****d keeps sticking that lens in my face I'm gonna..."

Mapstew - I'll take any well wishes going - thank you :)

Mary - his name is Dan, if that makes any difference :)

Charlie said...

You have the eye, Kim. I like the first one in the third row—it's a good photo of the artist. I also notice some phallic symbolism in the third photo in the first row . . .

Kim Ayres said...

If your phallus is that colour, Charlie, then you need to see a doctor very quickly...

Eryl Shields said...

You've been doing 'jobs' (plural), blimey you don't hang about?

amy flege said...

AWESOME!

Kim Ayres said...

Eryl - plural indeed! However, I'm not fully booked up by any means, so if you know anyone who's looking for a photography experience... :)

Amy - thank you :)

starrlife said...

What a great site and gorgeous photos! COngrats!

Des said...

I have to say that the "Bakehouse" and "Portraits" are my favorites from your photography site. And I've just discovered your blog and I'm really enjoying it. The writing is excellent.

Kim Ayres said...

Starrlife - why thank you :)

Des - welcome to my ramblings. And with a comment like that you can come back anytime :)

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