Fine Art Photography - Jenny Giles Photography

Fine Art Photography - Studio & Location

As a photographer I have spent many years shooting what I love, but not always in the way I would have liked to. I have a vision and it's something that has been an aspiration for as long as I can remember.

I have so many memories from my childhood of mystical imaginings that I would concoct during my play. I loved my dolls house and creating little scenes for each room. There is a memory of an old white wrought iron shed with a green roof, at the bottom of the garden, surrounded by hedges and trees, it was almost lost.

I to this day, am not sure if this place is real or something I invented. Here I could play make-believe for hours upon end.

I found, and still find, myself drawn to films that are a little out of the ordinary. Bright and colourful films. Dark and mysterious films. Thought provoking films. Films with so much beauty in the surroundings and characters that you just can't look away.

I always wanted to be a director of photography for movies. I didn't really know what the job would entail, but I knew that I could see the vision behind each breathtaking cinematic scene, and I yearned to be able to create something so moving myself.

My choice to work with children was also one that, from a young age I knew I would be good at.

Having much younger brothers and sisters helped me learn how to interact with small children very early on.

As I grew and worked my way through school, I thought perhaps a nursery teacher role would have sufficed, but of course this call to create beauty took over and I realised that I could do both.

Capturing the natural innocence in children is my passion. Every now and again I snap a completely natural moment. Don't get me wrong I capture many natural moments, but I am drawn to the moments that many may take for granted.

I want to present those images that really make you remember every last little thing that you love about your child. It happens in a flash but if it's caught, it opens the floodgates to all of those memories.

My fine art range has been created from within. It has been there, hidden, only occasionally glimpsing at me through my third eye, my camera.

In the summer of 2017 I went on a course, and this two day event was one of the best experiences of my life. It taught me to harness my skills and use them to finally get my visions through to my camera.

Our Fine Art Sessions are stylised, mysterious, spontaneous, as well as completely free from the word “Cheese”.

We offer these experiences in our Pontypool studio and the images we create are very simple yet powerful. Preferably dark backgrounds and a one light set up, creating breathtaking images that are completely different to our usual studio work.

Our location sessions are located in new and interesting places, that are away from busy parks and playgrounds. We use the natural surroundings of our beautiful countryside and find the light to capture images in a magical way,. We can even hire a magnificent hall or other interesting buildings and rooms.

I love to manipulate my images so don't be surprised if the finished result looks completely magical in comparison to the session on the day.

I work closely with my clients providing ideas for suggested outfits, and colour themes to match my vision for the shoot. Clothing is natural and organic in appearance. By layering clothing such as socks over tights, and cardigans over dresses, it enables me to capture an image with a great sense of texture.

We will provide extra items such as blankets and specially selected props that will go alongside the theme of the shoot.

For more information on our Fine Art Sessions, please get in touch via email, phone or direct message and we can discuss some ideas and options.

Much love Jen x


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