This was from a studio photo session with a part-time model / actor. He was after some new shots for his portfolio; portraits, headshots, & fashion. He was also very much into fitness & wanted some additional shirtless physique shots. It was when we were doing the top half body shots that I noticed his winged horse Pegasus tattoo. I asked him what made him get that particular tattoo. The answer was that there was no significant personal purpose behind it other than he just liked the image & wanted it tattooed on his shoulder ! The same reasoning applied for me photographing him with a focus on the tattoo, I quite like mythology, so I was taken by the tattoo aswell. Photo images don't always need to have a deep meaning, complex message or artistic story behind them. Sometimes, I like to take photos simply because I like what I see in front of me & want to capture it. On this occasion, this was just such a case. In fact, of the many & varied photographs I took of him during the day, this portrait shot is my favourite.
AUTHOR: Juliette Voges-Chidwick UNITED KINGDOM
I am currently an Amateur level photographer, looking to elevate my status to Professional, with a focus in Fashion, Beauty & general Portrait work, but also with an interest in outdoor photography & other subject matter. I am a member of the photographer's global interactive community website WWW.VIEWBUG.COM, and in the last few years I've been a WINNER x 5, RUNNER UP x 1 & FINALIST x 6 in their ongoing PHOTO CONTESTS & CHALLENGES. In 2019, my VIEWBUG members's gallery was in their TOP 10% most popular, the website membership is worldwide with thousands of members so that is some achievement. I've also been a FINALIST x 2 of THE MAKE UP SHOW PHOTO COMPETITIONS ( Orlando & Dallas, USA ). In 2019, I was invited by the owner of a small hotel in Turkey to take flower photos to compliment the colour themes in each of the hotel bedrooms, the photos were printed on canvass in various sizes, the largest being 1.4 sqm, and are now hanging proudly in 9 hotel rooms. Inherently artistic, I attended art college for 5 years following school education. Things went in a different direction after that & but now it is my time to revisit & follow my creative passions. In 2012 I trained as a Make Up artist & qualified with Distinction. Where Styling & Make Up Artist skills are called for in a project, I can incorporate these along with my Photography.