I have been asked to produce some photographs of local scenes that are suitable for postcards promoting the local area. These images below are not those, these are way too dark and brooding for commercial tourist imagery. I have always been drawn to dark photographs and and often darken or underexpose an image just to capture a more powerful image.
View this image here on flickr © Anthony Dorman
view this image here on flickr © Anthony Dorman
The top image of the TVLB is a recent image whilst the old disused gun battery at Blyth was taken last year. I would love to live somewhere warm and sunny but the truth of the matter is that the North Eastern coastline is more blustery and windswept than topical and sizzling. I will at some point produce some commercial pretty coastal images but I will always balance those by producing darker more powerful work. I have never been drawn to hugely commercial photography or artwork in general. Sometimes I have been surrounded by masses of overly commercial imagery in my life which I have always found difficult to deal with. Finding a balance between the truthful image and the commercial one is extremely challenging, I am struggling with this just now in my photography practice.