ROB DURSTON PHOTOGRAPHY

Archive for December, 2012

Mark Pollock

I photographed Mark Pollock for the Guardian recently. If you’re not familiar with him, he’s worth looking up. I read up on him and couldn’t believe his story of bravery and courage. I’m not going to try and sugar coat his life, go to his website and you can read it for yourself.
I keep my lighting ideas simple; simple for each subject and the intended audience. I don’t like to over light things especially for editorial subjects so to photograph this image of Mark its just a Profoto silver Softlight over camera and pointed more down for a dramatic vignetting on the background.

Mark Pollock about to stand and do his walking exercises with his trainer at Trinity College in Dublin.

Mark Pollock about to stand and do his walking exercises with his trainer at Trinity College in Dublin.

My assistant Steve and I were awestruck to see Mark walking across the floor; I can honestly say this is one of the few times I have ever got teary eyed photographing a subject.

Mark Pollock walking from rob durston photography on Vimeo.

I’m going to try to keep the posts shorter and more frequent instead of my long winded banter every few weeks, so hopefully another one is coming your way in a few days.
thanks
Rob