People. Faces, really; that’s the most interesting bit of any person, and lighting brings the face alive – sometimes almost literally, in the modelmaking department at Wimbledon School of Art
I recently photographed a delightful man called Tim Andrews. Tim has undertaken a huge project over the past decade, getting himself pictured by literally hundreds of photographers. ( I was no. 384 ) I did the shots on the beach at Saltdean, under the cliffs, for reasons which will become clear when you read Tim’s blog – ‘Over The Hill’ where this picture is featured. Tim titled it ‘Here Today’. http://timandrewsoverthehill.blogspot.co.uk/ and http://timandrewsoverthehill.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/here-today-by-strat-mastoris.html
Lots of people need headshots – theatre people especially – and I photographed both Monty Python’s Carol Cleveland and director and trainer Mark Wilson in my studio.
Some people try to make do with just a ‘selfie’, though actually this was shot in the studio too . . .
The light makes this bas-relief look like stone, but actually it’s bronze. Soldiers are supposed to be ‘uniform’, but just look at the stubborn individuality on the faces of these Tommies. It’s a detail from the Liverpool Cenotaph, Lionel Budden’s war memorial to the dead of the Great War.