In April I had the wonderful opportunity to attend Eric-Rene Penoy’s ‘Highlanders’ workshop in the city of Glasgow. Eric-Rene is such a kind soul and has always gone out of his way to help others, without ever holding back. He is an incredibly talented artist and his work is a huge inspiration of me. It was amazing to learn from him and share ideas with my fellow attendees to get an insight into how they see the world.
As part of the workshop we photographed a gorgeous couple in Pollok Park. It was a bright sunny day, with harsh uneven light, which for the majority of photographers would cause concern. With time I’ve learnt to embrace it’s unpredictable nature, the shadows and spills of light, bright mixed in with dark. For me light isn’t there to be changed – moulded into something more manageable and aesthetically pleasing to the eye. I thrive in it’s wildness and must say I really like the results. Here my favourite images from the session, mixed in with a few behind-the-scenes.
Thanks to Eric-Rene for taking the time to share with us his vision, and much love to my fellow ‘Highlanders’ – it was amazing meeting you all.
Love these photos and I love your words too. I agree hard light can be beautful. We need to mould it into something magical :) Nx
Thank you Natalie for the lovely comment. I’m glad you feel the same about light. :) xx