Last week I travelled to Nairobi with work. Below is a selection of images I shot during the week. To view them in a larger format, please visit www.flickr.com/photos/mattjherring
I was recently asked by two musicians to take head shots for their portfolios.
Lawrence Olsworth-Peter is a tremendous tenor who’s starring in operas all over the place.
And Chris Ma is studying piano at the Royal Academy of Music with Pascal Nemirovski.
I met Cannelle Bulard in the French town of Anglet at a restaurant on the beach, eating moules-frites and drinking ice-cold Coca Cola. She approached the table with her board before introducing herself. I then asked her a few questions and teased her about whether she was any good. She shyly informed her audience that she had travelled most of the world on tours and recently become champion of Europe. Needless to say, the teasing stopped.
This shot was taken just after she came out of the water later that day. She had been surfing for a few hours.
Portrait of a Surfer, Anglet, France, 2012
I have since licensed the shot to Rip Curl, who sponsor Cannelle, for use on their site here.
The next few posts in this gallery will include some of my street photography from 2011. These shots have been posted elsewhere, but not yet to this gallery. I consider these images, and this period, extremely important in shaping me as a photographer. Please note that whenever possible, I obtain permission from the subjects of my photos.
Philippe, Saint Michel, Paris, France, 2011
Algerian Woman, Saint-Denis, France, 2011
This will be the last post in my America series. Of the 1,000 photographs I took in Las Vegas, I feel those I have included in these three articles best communicate my experience of the city.
I stayed in the Wynn hotel for a few days. It might be regarded as the epitome of opulence. I certainly enjoyed my visit. I also spent an evening listening to the Jennifer Keith Quintet, who were excellent.
Telephone in the Wynn Hotel, Las Vegas, USA, 2013
Arizona Desert, USA, 2013
Jennifer Keith Quintet performing at the Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, USA, 2013
Buskers in Las Vegas, USA, 2013
I was in Las Vegas on business, but I spent some time walking the strip during the evenings. I asked a number of locals if I could take their portraits, and almost all obliged. Below is a selection of my favourites. Included is what I consider the best shot from the trip.
Sometimes, what is missing from a photograph says more than what is present.
Man playing amazing grace on accordion, Las Vegas, USA, 2013
Person handing out cards in Las Vegas, USA, 2013
Man dressed as transformer, Las Vegas, USA, 2013
Behind a hotel dealers rest, Las Vegas, USA, 2013