One for lovers everywhere this valentine’s month.
Sale end 31st March 2014
Heading down to Oxford Street for the January sales? Why waste your money on tat that will become worthless by the time you bring it home when you could snap up this little classic from 2002 that can only go up in value. And at 58% off the rrp you can’t go wrong. Hurry while stocks last.
I am very wary of the critical value of images containing attractive women, all too often the dullest images of said women get unwarranted attention from other images that deserve it more. And so it was when I posted this one on Flickr when it quickly gained over a hundred faves. I am very grateful for all the positive comments this picture received but there were others who were equally perplexed by its popularity and drew the conclusion that it was just another picture of an attractive woman. Fair enough, I personally don’t see this one as being one of my best but then who am I to judge what other people should like when seeing photographs.
The ‘No Smoking’ series was the first project I shot after ‘Underground’ but for some reason it didn’t prove to be as successful from a personal point of view. From the beginning I was using flash, as in this picture but somehow I wasn’t very good technically at using it in mixed environments and I felt the subject matter didn’t lend itself to anything more than a dozen or so shots. I pretty much gave up after a few weeks but have returned to the subject in more recent years especially since the ban in England took effect since 2007.