Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Alan Brain

(Click on the image for a larger view)

Alan is a local artist and in a previous life a pilot and much else. He paints contemporary vivid abstract images that reflect his and the viewers feelings and mood. I called him up one day and asked if he would  allow me to take some shots of him  working. He works from a comfortable suburban home so the surroundings were not exactly the starving artist in a garret stereotype. I did some general shots of him working but the best were from the close up shots of his face. These are just two from the session.
Shot hand-held on a Nikon D70 and 18-75mm zoom. 


  1. What an artistic face with the folding skin like a stunning scene on the forehead??Great portrait!!!

  2. Thanks Vegebug. He might not agree, however!

  3. The first image has so much character and has always been a fave of mine


  4. I justt lurrrv that top photo - it's been a favourite of mine for a while now :-)