Oftentimes, the fall is inevitable. That much is fact ‘n’ somewhat inescapable – in my humble opinion anyhow. See when you’ve reached the zenith, dependent on the psyche of individual, it’s either a triumph or a bitter sweet victory. On one hand, you’re the apex. You’re the alpha. In short, you’re the King of kings. You’re the one others look to for advice, tutelage ‘n’ guidance. They’re inspired by your focus ‘n’ dedication. For them, ‘n’ more importantly yourself, you push through the hard times. On the other, occupyin’ the top comes at a cost. Who inspires the apex when his motivation wanes? Who inspires the alpha when his resilience runs low? Who inspires the king when duty calls? If the fictional words of Aemon Targaryen are to be believed (“love is the death of duty.”), then I present it as fact that “complacency is the death of progression.” This month I introduce to you: #OperationIdris – Month 9.
Aaand we’re back! Yet another withdrawal from the archival bank of imagery, we find ourselves preein’ the final chapter in the trilogy that was Andra. If I don’t make a deposit soon, I’m gonna be enterin’ an un-arranged overdaft – ‘n’ we don’t wanna do that! Luckily, at the point of writin’ this, I shot some new content the previous week (3 clients) ‘n’ I’ve just finished one of three commissioned jobs (more on that in the blog posts to come), plus I’ve lined up quite a few shoots. Despite the bad weather ‘n’ the darkenin’ of the hours, the work continues… ‘n’ that’s a beautiful thing. Today I present to you: Demz Visuals: Andra – Pt.3.
Picture the scenes. Wrappin up the Envisage shoot in Deansgate, I head to the station ‘n’ hop on a train to my sister’s for Remi ‘n’ mum’s joint birthday party. Quick fyi, mum had no idea it was joint so we got her good with the “SURPRISE!” later that evenin’. Bless her. Anyhow, a little hot under the collar, I make a quick detour to Primarmi to grab a fresh black T (£2.50), ‘n’ hopped in an Uber to my final destination. Arrivin’ earlier than most, I kicked it with my nephews whilst waitin’ for the others to turn up. By now, the family know I’ve ventured into photography. With that knowledge, when Bola rocked up, I simply asked: “you fancy some new drip for the Gram?” Respondin’ in the affirmative, we hit the backyard ‘n’ cooked up some quick content. Just like that. Today I present to you: DemzVisuals: Bola.
In truth, these images are a major throwback. Though the beauty of the autumnal tones are now upon us, as with life, there must be balance. Yes the current yellow, orange ‘n’ red hues provide a brilliant backdrop for one to create vivid imagery, but when doin’ outdoor shoots, it comes at a cost. As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, the other side of the ‘beauty’ has been the rain. But that’s when one must get creative. One method of this creativity? Have an archive of images at hand. Today I present to you: DemzVisuals: Kiran – Pt.3.
Considerin’ some of these shots were already posted in Jerome’s first blog post, I was on the fence on whether I should do another. Is it cheatin’? Is it creatin’ content for the sake of creatin’ content? You tell me. That bein’ said, the decision to run another post was two-fold. One, whilst buildin’ my client base, I’ve adopted the ‘3 post rule’ per subject. Is it even referred to as the ‘3pr’? Again, you tell me. What I mean by that is for each subject, I’ll post 3 times to create symmetry on my Insta feed. In short, each ‘line’ has one subject (bar the 3 week period where I just posted whatever). ‘N’ two, due to the recent turn in bad weather ‘n’ my camera not bein’ weather sealed, I’ve not been able to do street shoots as much. Pizda! However, in those times, it’s good to have an archive to keep the product floodin’ the streets. Gotta keep your rep as the plug! Today I present to you: DemzVisuals: Jerome – Pt.2.
Yet another respondent to my ‘tfp’ post in the ‘Manchester Modellin’ group, Sophie ‘n’ I cooked up some wavy content in a very limited window. In my honest opinion, this was one of my favourite shoots to date. ‘N’ that isn’t to detract anythin’ from the others. What I enjoyed about this was the overall ease in what we created in the time that was afforded to us. The synergy was on point, the vibe was wavy. It was effortless. But we’ll get into that. Today I present to you: DemzVisuals: Sophie.
It feels like I haven’t written one of these in a while. I think it was around 2 weeks ago? Don’t quote me on that. Seeing as I like to plan ahead, I usually do a few entries in one go ‘n’ then schedule to post accordingly. The beauty of WordPress hey? Since I last sat down to write one of these entries, great things have been happening bts. But the weather has been a tad erratic lately which hasn’t afforded me the ability to shoot as much as I’d like outdoors – my cam isn’t weather sealed. I checked. But, we do what we can. Today I present to you: Demz Visuals: Mamo -Pt.2.