Friday, 23 December 2011

Emily & Remzi wedding taster





Last Saturday i spent the evening photographing Emily and Rezmi's wedding reception. The original wedding took place in the summer over in Turkey. But to celebrate with the friends and family who were unable to make it, they arranged this second reception in brighouse. The night started with photos of the bride getting her hair done, followed by the groom and best man. We then ventured to the venue taking photos of the people there. The decorations were gorgeous with a very christmas seasonal feel of green, red and white. The bride herself was stunning in her turkish style wedding dress and her hair beautifully done up. The evening followed with food, speeches and cake cutting. And to end with dancing and traditional turkish dancing. It was such a fun night had by all. The photos above are only a taster of the images I've taken.

Copyright of Natasha Aldred 2011

Friday, 16 December 2011

numb.

This is more of a personal project which I'm thinking about entering into a competition. The theme was to look at strength, Support and Solace. Looking at the words i thought of the opposite. The time when people themselves have lost the strength to hold back the bad things, when everything in there head attacks them and leaves them feeling numb and needing support from others. Sometimes life can get to a point when all the small things which are so tiny build up in your mind, they torment and grow until one day ur mind just goes numb. You don't hear anything you can't think of a single thing or imagine. This piece above is the ending. The final piece to that struggle before the help and support comes. It's the putting on a brave face, but not being able to express it. I'm thinking of doing a small sequence of these from the start to this one.

I apologise about the darkness of this post. But i do believe that some people face this every day, or at least once in their lives and that it should be shared, and understood. This is only a glimpse as into a fraction of the feeling that can be felt.

Copyright of Natasha Aldred 2011

Friday, 9 December 2011

Grandad


It's my Dad's birthday today and as a gift for him i drew this image from a photograph my grandma found of my grandad who died this year in June from prostate cancer. The photograph was taken of him in his early 30's. I've been wanting to draw a portrait in this dot technique for a while after my dad had mentioned it to me and thought this was the perfect time :) I've enjoyed drawing this so much, and it's wierd how emotional you get drawing some-one you know for some-one special. I was so excited to give him it this morning and was pleased that he loved it :)

In Memory of Geoffrey Bruce and i send my love to the people and families who are suffering from prostate cancer. R.I.P Grandad.

Copyright of Natasha Aldred 2011

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Samantha Beth Rounding



These are my favourite shots from a photo shoot i did on sunday with the lovely Samantha Beth Rounding and Melissa Hawksworth. We will be photographing these clothes again in location, but as the weather did not live upto our expectations, we managed to pull of a girly set-up, allowing me to practise with my lighting equipment. The clothes featured in the shoot were designed and created by Sammie for her vintage/ girly collection to hopefully be sold in boutiques in the future. Sammie studies her fashion and manufacturing degree at Batley college and has a strong talent for colour and texture. With a strong interest in lace :) I love collaborating with Sammie, we usually come together on an idea and will work our hardest to make sure we both get the images we want. So look out for her and more photos and collections from this talented fashion designer :) Plus if you like what you see, check out her facebook page here

Also on other news, I'm putting together something for some-one special at the moment, and will be sure to post it up very soon for you all to see :)

Copyright of Natasha Aldred 2011
Copyright of clothes designs: Samantha Beth Rounding

Monday, 5 December 2011

US AND THEM

This is a piece I've been working on today for a Society6 collaboration for a zine called "US AND THEM". I wanted to show the way that society can sometimes trap people and make them conform in a certain way. The way people have two personalities, the one which is not them, more like a mask so they're the same as everyone, while underneath they are some-one different and trying to break out of the mold. The signs show "One way" giving the illusion that people should follow and that there isn't no other way, although there are two ways to go and possibly more.
The print is also up for sale on the above link.

Copyright of Natasha Aldred 2011
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