I have recently joined the fabulous new Axbridge Photographic Club – our first project was on the theme of ‘Linea’. As a professional photographer I think it’s easy to get out of the habit of creating images for your own enjoyment. I never want to lose sight of what attracted me to photography, and so I am determined to carve out the time and headspace to complete these personal projects.
The day after we decided on our project theme I was up in the helicopter over Orchardleigh Estate and these images just came naturally. I was struck by the tracks in the fields below, and love the texture created by the rough grassland. Playing with the scale makes these shots slightly abstract.
As the door of the helicopter was open I jammed my foot against the frame, Platoon style, for extra security (you just can’t trust a lap belt!) Good to see the brogues having their moment in the spotlight.
Again, this was from the same shoot at Orchardleigh Estate. Stepping into the Bentley, I noticed how appropriate the logo was for the project.
Another shot from Orchardleigh Estate, this time in the walled garden. Lines in a different format… I liked the contrast between the rigid lines of the mortar and the fluid lines of the tulip stems.
My original take on the theme was to go down the lineage route, so this is a quick shot of my family.
Whilst exploring the lineage theme, I made my daughter walk over this zebra crossing (because she loves zebras) and forced her to loiter in the middle of the road until I had a picture I was happy with. Thanks Olina!