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Self Portrait | Photography

 
Self Portrait Gareth Iwan Jones
 

Whilst setting up a portrait and testing the lights without an assistant, I captured this self portrait in a studio in Bristol. I'm not hugely interested in self portraiture especially when it includes myself, but I like this. I do spend a lot of time with my hand glued to my phone, the image illustrates reasonably accurately my day to day existence at the moment.

Dossier | Psychologies Magazine

Editorial Portraiture

 

Psychologies Magazine

Three portraits shot for psychologies magazine early last month. The commission was shot across the South West of the country and called for warm, friendly and engaging portraits as the feature looked into the benefits of kindness in everyday life.

Shooting in three different locations on three different days - the trick was to try and get a similar feel across the images. Also making the photography look like it could be Spring time when it's the middle of a very cold winter. Creating portraits that appear to have been shot in a different season to the one you're shooting in is something you get used to doing when working for the monthly magazines.

 

 

 

Magazine portrait
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Professor Higgs | On Commission

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Professor Higgs

Proffessor Peter Higgs

Proffessor Peter Higgs

I photographed two heavyweights of the science world on the same day this month. Firstly Professor Peter Higgs (above) who 48 years ago first predicted the existence of a new particle, the Higgs boson, "probably the most sought-after particle in modern physics" (thanks Wiki). CERN famously announced on 4 July 2012 that they had (experimentally) established the existence of a Higgs-like boson. I remember seeing the footage of Professor Higgs overcome with emotion at the announcement, an announcement he'd never expected  to see in his lifetime. I cannot imagine how that must feel. Dedicating your work and life to a theory that you thought you'd never see confirmed and then not only excitingly witnessing the development of the technology able to test it but to also have your theory proved correct. A historic milestone that may not be bettered in our lifetime.

Sadly my knowledge of particle physics doesn't exist, so I bought the conversation round to a more comfortable level. I asked Prof Higgs if he was aware of the Nick Cave song 'Higgs Boson Blues'. Turns out he knows of it through his musician son but he has never actually heard it. I toyed with the idea of pulling out my phone and playing it to him but decided against it, it's a lengthy song and I didn't have long.

The second scientist was Dr James Watson of Watson & Crick fame, who first discovered the structure of DNA but I'll save that portrait for another post. I feel immensely lucky to have met two of the key people who've shaped modern science and our understanding of the world around us.

Model Test | Archive

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Day Dreamer

Abi

Abi

Scanning through the archives whilst the servers backed-up I noticed this image from a test shoot with model Abi, shot late last year. It must have not grabbed me at the time but looking at it a second time I think it's a beautiful photograph, thought I'd share it here. It's interesting how my taste in images changes year on year. Often an annoyance with photography, it's subjectiveness.

Manorial | On Commission - 21|04|2013

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Lord of the Manor

Manorial titles

This is Tim Shorland, or Lord of the Manor of Redwick and Northwick and of Hempton and Patchwick to you and I. Tim bought manorial titles in both South Gloucestershire and close to his home in Westbury-on-Trym — for less than £10,000 in 1990. Tim's Manorial estate is 6000 acres large around the Bristol area, which is where I photographed him near Severn Beach for The Times this week.