Max Colson: Tales

Photojournalism MA student at the LCC

Posts Tagged ‘east london

Car park portrait

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Shot a quick portrait whilst out and about earlier today on top of a car park in East London. No funny business.

I photographed it completely wide open on a bright sunny day, which isn’t how I normally shoot at all so it was nice to try out a different technique…

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October 21, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Bringing Google Street View to life (or C4 get ‘urban’)

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Great advert by the UK TV channel Channel 4 to promote their new foray into the ‘urban’ realm. Set on one street near Brick Lane in East London, this trailer explores the street and life within it by using a blending of Google Street View, motion video, and an incredibly fast moving camera. There are also a million cameos from the UK’s hip-hop/grime talent of the moment.

Quite a composite of images:

Thanks to @CleanBandit for highlighting this

Tattoos and Tattoers for Japan

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Recently I’ve been spending a fair bit of time photographing with the very nice Henry Hate and the rest of his tattoo & piercing team (the very talented Matteo Ceccarini, Adam Lewis and Kat Fury) at Prick Tattoo in East London. I’ve been at Prick on various days, the most recent being the shop’s Tattooers for Japan event to raise money for the earthquake relief. My tactics on this topic were fairly simple really – I just wanted to convey the process of a tattoo session in a photo story. The following images are a few excerpts from some of the sessions that I was present at on that particular day.

I reckon the final edit will work more as a mosaic of moments from the different tattoo sessions, broken up with a few portraits, but for the moment I just want to get some sessions up and serialised. Let me know what you think or if you have any other ideas on how I should approach this:

Prick Tattoo East London Matteo Ceccarini

Robert, before his tattoo session with Matteo Ceccarini

Prick Tattoo East London Matteo Ceccarini

Robert's tattoo design

Prick Tattoo East London Matteo Ceccarini

Robert, halfway through his tattoo session with Matteo Ceccarini

Prick Tattoo East London

Linda's Tattoo Preparation

Prick Tattoo East London Matteo Ceccarini

Linda, halfway through the session with Matteo Ceccarini

Prick Tattoo East London Henry Hate

Adam, before his tattoo session with Henry Hate

Prick Tattoo East London Henry Hate

Adam, halfway through his tattoo session with Henry Hate

Prick Tattoo East London Kat Louise Fury

Prick's chief piercer Kat Louise Fury

Prick Tattoo East London Matteo Ceccarini

Lucy, halfway through her session with Matteo Ceccarini