Nikon D750 | Nikon 35mm 1.8
ISO 100 | f3.5 | 1/800VSCO Portra 400 Tweaked
You know how it is… scroll, scroll, scroll through the old ‘Gram for 10 minutes and it’s all same old same old. Sadly it’s just getting crazy hard to stand out on there. I guess that’s through the sheer volume of images and also the quality. It’s also because quite a lot of emulation goes on, so images can start to look samey. But one photographer who always seems to stop me in my tracks is Sean Bell. He just time and time again produces outstanding work and he is one of the most modest photographers around. So I’m glad we have things like these Awards to celebrate photographers like Sean. Talking of celebrating, you know that you are invited to Farmers Awards next month down in Brighton as part of our Trade Show right? You don’t have to have won an Image of the Week yet or even be a Farmer. We just want to have a fun get together, so consider this your invite and jump on the tickets here.
But back to Sean and this image. What I love most about it is how Sean deliberately simplified the frame using the hard light and the shadows. The result is like a flash of rocks leading the eye to the couple. Their gestures are magnified as there is so little else to look at in the image and so their connection is very much apparent. All the images in this blog post from Sean are incredible but this one is particularly strong.
Read Sean’s take on this shot below …