Monthly Archives: April 2010

Interim photography

All photos are under copyright and belong to George P Ramsay

This is what I call ‘playful’ photography; more specifically, setting about the camera without focus or direction. Whatever you can view through your eyes, you can attempt – accurately or not – to replicate or subtlely manipulate with the camera. Sitting on the tube, walking down a street, or conversing with friends are all brilliant photographic scenarios; they are playgrounds

Below, follows a series of ‘aimless’ photographs that attempt nothing but to document a handful of past outings, meetings and viewings.

Wellington, Somerset

Holborn, London

Joiners' Arms, Hackney Road

French Alpes

Northern Line, London

Stepney Green, London

Elisabeth Neumars, Berlin

Long gone, Mile End, London

Stanley, Wellington, Somerset

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Queen of Hoxton Exhibition

All photos are under copyright and belong to George P Ramsay

It must have been early last year, perhaps even the year before that; I must find out in any case. A friend, Hunter Skipworth, and I were asked to shoot twenty photographs for a new bar, the Queen of Hoxton, found between Bishopsgate and Hoxton.

I’d never been so fortunate before this, and I became rather unstuck in the preparation for the opening night. It was a tough deadline. That said, despite the problematic mounting of the photos on the wall and all others worries, it was great fun  – and highly rewarding.

We decided to shoot both in black and white and colour.I took the black and white, and this is the result (some of which I am unsure, but we were only novices).

They are still on show and are available to purchase.

Homerton Grove, Hackney

Pinball Geoff, Stoke Newington

Mr Barry P, Aldgate East - notice the Gherkin through the window

Perfect Fried Chicken, Homerton, Hackney

Celestial Pastor, Hackney Downs

Hackney Downs

South American butcher, Mare Street, Hackney

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Shooting the school

All photos are under copyright and belong to George P Ramsay

Late last summer, my old school contacted me and asked if would like to work on a photo essay. The working, rather loose, title was ‘The boarders’. Of course, I accepted without reservation as such wonderful opportunities are certainly not found in abundance.  I was familiar with the school, the teachers and more importantly, I had one invaluable luxury – empathy. I’d spent 6 of my young years here.

This was to be my most challenging photographic endeavour. But difficulty aside, it was a challenge, and one that I craved then, and still do now.

Welcome toWellington School, Somerset

My return to the school began with athletics.

They seemed to think that it was rather good, and it was

It required a steady hand, and you couldn't fault him for trying

Beloved chapel

Perhaps not the most entertaining of post-school memories

And then the dining room – and what a hive of activity

They were a cheeky bunch

He was to be my guide

It’s only right that lunch break should follow diner, and these guys didn’t waste a single second

"So who, then?"

Lunch break and football; need I say anymore

And not forgetting the girls

The boys occupied the grass, but it certainly didn't bother the girls

The bell kindly informed the children that they had five minutes of lunch remaining. Shoes were donned, bags shouldered, and the pitter-patter of feet ended their favourite hour.

Boys will be boys

They were more practiced than you would assume

Precision painting

One last game of 40-40 while the parents sit patiently - they hope

After 1700, it is the boarders that walk the corridors and occupy the classrooms. It is their home after all

Boys

Girls

A well dressed dorm

END

It was a brilliant experience and one that I have learnt from tremendously. New projects await

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SEH Kelly

All photos are under copyright and belong to George P Ramsay

Over the last few months I’ve had the great fortune of shooting some fashion work. Being relatively new to this style of photography, I was far from disappointed. The client gives you the concept and you set about the camera and get it done; manipulating models, fuelled on coffee and bacon sandwiches. A wonderful experience.

Shot in the morning around the Barbican and Hackney Road, we used natural urban backdrops and available light.

A little about SEH Kelly for you:

http://www.sehkelly.com/

More photographs will certainly be posted soon

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Photography and me

Please allow a few weeks of sweat and tears before this blog is entirely up and running. For the meanwhile, I shall post the fruits of my most recents enterprise.

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