Metamorphosis

Ceri Vale Metamorphosis Please do leave a comment at the bottom of this page, let us know what you think There’s a real sense of privilege to be commissioned to photograph someone, be it their first time in front of camera, or their first shoot in many years.  So it was with Shauna.  After meeting […]

Off The Beaten Track

Ceri Vale Off The Beaten Track Jodie and I had already established a fruitful creative relationship before this day in January 2020, but this lifted things to another level. The first half of the day was spent shooting portraits (it’s difficult to take a bad portrait of JT), the second was an edgy free for […]

The Warriors

Ceri Vale The Warriors Back in 2016, I jumped at the chance to work with extraordinary costume creator John Davis, also known as The Wizard of Foaminess (check out his facebook profile HERE).  Partnered by my regular model, TJ, we set out to a local quarry to create something worthy of these amazing costumes. Please do […]

The Barn

Ceri Vale The Barn It was a damp Sunday afternoon in January, mist and drizzle clinging to the hills.  TJ and I had already lucked out at our first location (the developers had moved in – another shoot place gone) and we were heading for the second when we spotted the barn.  Nothing shouts “disused” […]

Deterioration of a Broken Mind

Ceri Vale Deterioration of a Broken Mind Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone;For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth, But has trouble enough of its own.Sing, and the hills will answer; Sigh, it is lost on the air;The echoes bound to a joyful sound, But shrink from voicing care. (Solitude by […]

The Lake and the Hanging Tree

Ceri Vale The Lake and the Hanging Tree A photograph can be your greatest ally or your worst enemy. It captures one moment in time and offers no context, no explanation and no excuses. Lighting, angles and poses can so seldom deliver the truth in a final image and in this age of filters and […]

Dereliction of Mind and World

Ceri Vale Dereliction of Mind and World Back in April ’19 I seized the chance to visit this wonderful abandoned hospital before its inevitable destruction at the hands of vandals and wreckers.  Joined by art nude model, Mel we wandered the halls and corridors undisturbed, creating images as we went.  Then onwards to a favourite […]

The Forsaken

Ceri Vale The Forsaken There are times when shoots can be done and dusted in a surprisingly short space of time.  So it was with this.  No plan, no hesitation, it almost tumbled out of camera.  Sadly, though this was immediately accepted for publication in Elusive Dreams magazine, its “till further notice” closure means this […]

In the Wilds of Wales with Silk (part2)

Ceri Vale In the Wilds of Wales with Silk (part2) Taking Silk into the depths of waterfall country is akin to releasing a falcon to the wild.  Feral, yet graceful, she molds to the world and the world seems to mold to her.  Part 1 is already up, so please do take a look, and I hope […]

Her First Shoot – Sel

Ceri Vale Her First Shoot – Sel   It’s always a privilege to help a complete newcomer on their first venture in front of camera.  Whatever the motivation – simple curiosity, a confidence boost, or a desire to explore new interests – my model experience days can be tailored to suit anyone Images used with permission – […]