CALLING ALL HAIRSTYLISTS AND MAKEUP ARTISTS….

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CALLING ALL HAIRSTYLISTS AND MAKEUP ARTISTS!

 I am planning a series of Portraits of Hair Stylists and Makeup Artists and would love you to be a part of it!

 Why?

 This is a personal photographic project intended to show the diversity of people involved in the worlds of Hair and Makeup as well as provide a snapshot of the current zeitgeist and style in London.

The series may also be exhibited at some point too.

 What’s in it for you?

 A chance to be creative.

A signed print of the final photograph.

Use the photo on your website and or personal profile.

Be a part of something unique and represent your industry.

  When?

 21st and 22nd of January 2014 (10am till 6pm)

 Where?

 The Rag Factory

16-18 Heneage Street (off Brick Lane) London E1 5LJ

 If you are keen then please email Marc at model@marcrogoff.com with

“YES I AM IN”

in the subject line so that we have an idea of numbers and can communicate with you.

Or check the event out on Facebook

 What do you need to do on the day?

 Just be who you want to be for the shoot. Come as your alter-ego or just be you…up to you….more details before the day.

www.marcrogoff.com

Camera Soul….

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I am writing this as I constantly get asked questions about my equipment and I hope to shed some light on my obsession. I admit it – I love cameras…period! I love looking at them; touching them and using them. My obsession is is partly aesthetically driven and partly functionally driven but the cameras that I end up having a “relationship” with are the counterintuitive ones. They are not the cameras that you would think a pro photographer would love. They are not the best performing or the highest megapixel count or the ones that other pro’s use either but they have something else….something indescribable…beyond language…a soul… Now I know that sounds a bit ethereal but bear with me…. Every camera I use has a particular purpose and raison d’etre. It serves some professional function and achieves what I want it to achieve to produce a particular piece of work. It does not necessarily follow that I enjoy using it. A Hasselblad or Leaf is great for slow and methodical work in good light that requires a considered approach and gives one the highest megapixels that certain clients require but these are both big systems that dont perform in low light. The Nikon D800 is capable of matching the lower end of the Medium Format systems and adds speed to the equation as well as a decent low light performance. It is good for fast paced studio and location work. The Nikon D4 is great for low light and action shots and low light work. As you can see there are specific purposes for all these cameras that I use. None of them are cameras that I pick up at home or when travelling or even when I am doing some personal work. None of them feel like comfortable cameras that I love to use. So, what is it that I have reached for over the last few years that satisfies my emotive connection with the equipment? Well….it is and has been for a number of years Olympus’s offerings. Olympus fans will not be surprised by this as they are privvy to a secret that all those photographers wedded to other systems aren’t. Olympus cameras just produce better images straight out of camera! There is something about Olympus files that without getting too retro are a bit more film-like and as a result have that “Soul” I was referring to earlier. Olympus has not been the easiest system to love  as I am not sure that Olympus loves its customers as much as its die hard fans love it but Olympus engineers clearly love what they do. They know how to make a camera. They are the Apple of the camera world. The latest Micro Four Thirds offering from Olympus – the OMD EM-1 is a fantastic camera which, due to its size means that I can carry a whole lens system covering all my required focal lengths in a small canvas shoulder bag that weighs less than the D800 with a 70-200 attached. It has a great selection of lenses from Olympus and Panasonic and can be mated through adapters with just about any 35mm lens out there including Leica as well as the fantastic Olympus/Zuiko legacy lenses. The camera is as good as dust and waterproof with certain lenses and is built like a tank. Image quality is superb and in good light competes with larger professional offerings from other manufacturers. It is pretty good in low light and although this is its Achilles heal it is a non issue for me. I have made exhibition prints with the Olympus E1 (Their first digital pro camera – 6mp and terrible low light performance.) I am not going to carry on with this article as I am beginning to sound like a fanboy but you get the picture – excuse the pun. I love using this camera…..

Disclosure: I have not got any connection to Olympus and these opinions are solely mine.

Toast…iphone cover

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Just thought I would show you a fantastic real wood iphone skin that I got for my new iphone 5s from the good people at Toast. If you are looking for something different then i can highly recommend getting one. The fit is immaculate and its really easy to stick on. Check them out. (and no, I am do not gain anything by putting this up…just really like it!)toast-2toast-3

Ty Glaser – Actor….

I took some photos of my friend and extremely talented (and good looking of course) actor Ty Glaser (recently in Holby City). Ty is Meisner Technique trained and her career is taking off big time at the moment with various film offers in the works. Keep an eye out for her as she is going to be hot….and if you want more info on her then visit her IMDB page. Her showreel is hosted here.

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