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Uncle Jimmy

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A couple of years ago, I had some extremely expensive marketing materials produced to send to PR, and marketing firms in a bid to secure some meetings, and hopefully some more work. These trifold brochures cost in the region of £1 each – which is expensive in mass printing terms. Anyway, the cover image of one of the cards was a shot of my wife’s uncle Jimmy. This was taken back in 2009, when he & his wife met our daughter for the first time. It was a scorcher of a summer’s day, and I’d shot loads of images of their dog for some sideboard prints. I was lying on the ground, next to a white wall, when he came across with his ice-lolly and stood over me. The wall had bounced back light from the overhead sun – filling in the harsh shadows very nicely. I quickly pointed the camera upwards, and shot a few frames.
The resulting pictures looked brilliant. His craggy skin texture was highlighted by the directional light skimming across the surface of his face, and the tiny burst of flash ha…