Charles Robert Sanderson is a local artist to Norwich whose work in his own words: “involves painting, photography, and often the use of text, and concentrates on capturing the sense of time and place, as well as the historical and political dimensions of the landscape”.
I’m an admirer of Mr Sanderson’s work and particularly love his oil paintings which depict the local Norfolk landscape and it’s fauna. I leapt at the opportunity to create some photographic portraits of this artist, to embrace a little of the landscape he loves and it’s birdlife, to capture some more candid portraits, and to play a little bit with a historical space to create some unusual portraits with a little bit of drama about them. We had great fun talking about and constructing these images which took us from the studio in the artist’s home to the wilds of Norfolk at twilight.
A great deal of Charles’ work includes soundscapes of the environment and the spoken word so not only did we employ the artists palette in the images but also a Gramophone and Ukulele. A number of other props were also brought along on the shoot with a view to reflecting more of Charles’ artistic influences but sadly a plan to bedeck an old PillBox with household accoutrements didn’t quite pan out.
Still, I hope you will agree that we produced some quite unique portraits, and for the photographers amongst you we utilised speed light flashes and gels, in addition to large portable flash in this session to achieve the lighting effects and utilised a 45mm Tilt-Shift lens to change the focal plane orientation on a number of the images seen here.
If you are a local artist drop me a line if you would like some photographs tailored to your artistic vision.