Brand New Website.
Yep, it has finally arrived, my brand new website. The couple of busy months I had put it on a back burner, however I was forced into addressing the situation as my time with Behance ProSite was due to come to an end. Of course had spent some time looking around researching the best options for me. Basically easy to use, with a clean and simple interface for all involved, eventually I have settled on a site from Squarespace, hopefully you will agree with my choice, feel free to let me know.
Click here: www.duncanlongden.photography and this is where you will end up, you can see all my latest work, in both portraits and fashion plus a few examples of my product work. You can also find links to my Instagram feed and my Twitter feed, follow me on either to keep up to speed on where I am, and what I'm doing on a daily, if you're interested.
As you can see there is some more emphasis on my fashion work, I have been really enjoying being back in the fashion scene and making shoots with other talented creative people. I had forgotten how much I love the process and the results. You can see the final shots from my latest project "The Wanderling" on my site, I'll post a couple of extra shots from that shoot on this blog too, be a little patient and read the words, or just scroll down and have a look, after all I'm not a writer, I'm a photographer.
Prior to "The Wanderling", we made a shoot with the delightful Julia on a rather windy north coast beach. Julia secured designs from James Ma for the shoot, we had the pleasure of Vera Chien working brushes for hair and make up, and my wonderful assistant Choncy is back after being poached by Martin Scorsese (can you believe the bloody cheek of that?). My gosh it was certainly windy and that pesky sand gets everywhere, it even found a way into my Bowens battery pack, it's now at the repair shop. Here are a few from the beach...
Currently I find myself back in Hong Kong for a couple of weeks, this was part of the reason I was working so hard on fresh fashion work recently. The Plan is to try and make meetings with more editors and also photographers agents during this visit. Hopefully they will like what they see and it will lead to more work, I am never happier than when I am busy as regular readers already know. Photography for me is like a drug, I am always looking for the next hit, and want something bigger than the last, which lead me to "The Wanderling". This project had been in my mind for months, I had tried to assemble a team, only for it not to work out. Finally, just a couple of weeks before I was due to head to HK it all came together and it was shoot day. I had arranged to work with 追梦人 (Mong Ren), a great model with a unique look, especially for Taiwan. After our original stylist fell through, she suggested we work with Raymond Chiu, he turned out to be a perfect fit for my team. Raymond is a very talented hairstylist with great vision which extends to styling for clothing too, top dude. As ever having the vivacious Anna Tian on brushes to produce amazing makeup work was an absolute pleasure. Rounding my team up once again was Choncy, Assisting and also shooting some video. Yes you heard that right, some video, a little side project while in HK so watch out for that soon.
I would like to say a huge thank you to all the team that came together from around Taiwan to make this shoot possible, you guys rocked, made the day fun and helped create some stunning photographs, I could not have done it without you.
The concept for "The Wanderling" was inspired by cinematography, from a feel of being out in the world, I wanted to create photography that reflected road movies, drifting through small towns, dinners and truck stops. The feeling, of freedom without connections, a phrase kept running through my mind "alone, but not lonely". Like I said, head over to my new site for the final selection and also to see lots of new portraits and some product work (more will come). Below are some of the out takes from this fabulous project....
As ever, thank you for taking the time to look at my work, please go ahead and share it, leave a comment or ask any questions you may have.
Should you need a photographer, feel free to get in touch anytime, I am always happy to hear from people around the world regarding any work they would like to talk about. You can reach me here or through my website: www.duncanlongden.photography
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