Sunday, October 28, 2012


2/365 by Jess Conran
2/365, a photo by Jess Conran on Flickr.

Its now day two and needless to say there is a long way to go.

I endlessly sit on Flickr and see these gorgeous conceptual shots. Which have been created at the hand of a skillfull photographer but also skillful photoshopper...Making words up is healthy, I think... Since starting my 365 project I have started frequenting youtube for photoshop tutorials.

All part of my quest to improve my photographic, conceptual and editing skills. Its a challenge; whats progression without a little challenge.


Friday, October 26, 2012


1/365 by Jess Conran
1/365, a photo by Jess Conran on Flickr.
Welcome to my first 365 Project. Today is day one. A scary step for me. 365 self portraits. I think I will enjoy the challenge.

The gist of the project is merely to take one self-portrait a day and post it to flickr. Sounds simple enough...right?

Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.
- Oscar Wilde


Thursday, October 25, 2012

All Who Wander;

All Who Wander; by Jess Conran
All Who Wander;, a photo by Jess Conran on Flickr.
There is always fun in looking through archived photoshoots. Tonight was one of those nights. I am sick and when a sick mind can't study it wanders... where better than your hard drive...

Here is a photo of Sally I took well over a year ago; 'All Who Wander;'

"Not all who wander are lost" 
- J.R.R Tolkein 


Friday, April 6, 2012


Visions;  by Jess Conran
Visions; , a photo by Jess Conran on Flickr.
In taking a trip down memory lane through my hard drive I stumbled upon the series of photos I used in one of my HSC artworks.

I have a few shoots planned in the coming couple of weeks with friends so I am looking forward to that. It has been a while since I ave had the time to think about apertures and shutter speed..

Here is one of the photos that I used in the series.

"If you aren't in over our head, how do you know how tall you are?" 
-T.S Elliot


Saturday, January 14, 2012


Finally after almost two months I have received my camera back, repaired and ready for business.

It feels good to be behind a lens again. I am expecting my new 35mm 1.8 lens to turn up any day now which will definitely be getting a work out when it turns up.

My shoot today was for a friend's portfolio for styling; asking me to take the shots for her. I was happy to oblige and get my camera back into action. We had three looks and three separate locations for each look. The shoot was at the behest of nature. I woke this morning to the drizzle outside the window. Hampered by grey clouds and hard white/blue natural light the photos needed some maintenance.

Here is a before and after of one of the shots:


Some simple variations in Photoshop later and you get a totally different outlook on the photo and the intended styling. Here are some more shots from the shoot today.

All in all it was a good shoot and I have another planned for the 23rd of January with Karlie Whybro and a landscape shoot the same day at sunrise. 

Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.
-Robert Frank


Sunday, January 1, 2012

'The Domino Effect'

It has been almost a month since my camera has been in repairs and I am suffering from serious withdrawals. Including the fact that I am unable to do any shoots.

Such is life and all I can do is wait until it arrives and I buy my new lens for it.

There was a quick update for the archives.

“a man’s face is his autobiography. a woman’s face is her work of fiction.”
- Oscar Wilde 


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Guide Me Back To Land;

Guide Me Back To Land;  by Jess Conran
Guide Me Back To Land; , a photo by Jess Conran on Flickr.

Just another Flickr upload for the archives. 

Lighthouses have and always will be one of my favourite things in the world. There is some inexplicable reaction of their imposition over the sea that I am drawn to. 

As a rule I am not that big a fan of the man made in my photos; it spoils the beauty of nature - of what should be the only thing there. Lighthouses are the one and only exception to my rule. 

I have a shoot planned with a friend coming up so I am looking forward to that. 

In other news, I accidentally dropped my camera in the sand and broke my flash so it is in for repair over Christmas - it had to be summer that I broke my camera..