Monday, 17 October 2011

The Person At Work: John And Diana Edwards




This is some work from my first Person At Work shoot, taken on an Olympus OM-2n. It is of Diana and John Edwards, a retired Cornish couple working on their boat The Whyan. They built the boat themselves back in 2000, and have pretty much lived on it since. The boat is officially classed as a Timecharter, and is hired out for both leisure and business purposes.

Unfortunately, I could only stay for about three hours, so I only managed to shoot two rolls of film. However we exchanged numbers and they said I could come back any time - which I intend to do. Above are three prints that I have scanned in so far, but there are more that I wish to post from this shoot when I get time. I am really happy with these results. My tutor really liked the middle, portrait photograph, however he said that because the hands weren't in focus (showing his actual work) it wasn't perfect and didn't fit the brief as well as it could have. This kind of made me angry with myself for not having thought about this whilst I was shooting, but I have taken the criticism on-board and will bare it in mind the next time I am on a shoot. I am, after all, here to learn.


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