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Thursday, 6 September 2012

GrimLighting By A GrimLighter

Between 1986 - 2010 I strived to create my own style of imagery / photography. I was inspired by many over these years Dave Hill in particular.

I have always had a gift for creating images that would amaze and astound those that would see my work but I could never fully understand why. You should be a professional, make a living from my gift.

Over these years I worked, I sweated, I bled blood and tears perfecting my technique my look, my unnamed style. Over this time with experience I began to realise why people commented on my work in the way they did and still do.

GrimLighting is what I came up with I had to give my style a name but if I had a style what would a person be called that practiced this style ? This would be a GrimLighter of course so what's this all about.

There have been many lighting styles over the years many prodigy photographers that have tried to create something new and fresh. This is needed to drive new creativity with in the photography sector but also with in the advertising industry.

GrimLighting what's different about this style of work, this style of photography. Why have I put so much time, life and effort into perfecting this.

GrimLighting is a style that is unique because it's all done by one person. Everything from the lighting, concept, post production right through to the finished product. This is what a GrimLighter does this is what a GrimLighter practices the art of GrimLighting the individual complete package.

Trust me when I say this, this is not only rare but does not belong until now. Let me explain this a little more clarify if you will.

With in the imagery industry, commercial, product, photography, glamour, fashion every thing you see in magazines the very images you see with every waking day. These are all created pretty much in the same way.

A design company comes up with a concept, graphic artist tries to put this together as a working practical idea, a professional photographer is brought in to capture and light the image, the image is then passed onto a professional re-touching company a post production company or specialist.

So no one individual creates the finished image. This is my main bug bare the reason why I had to create something new something not been done something where people who practice the new style can belong and have a name to go with the style.

Going back to what is GrimLighting what a GrimLighter is what makes a GrimLighter unique and it's this.

A GrimLighter is the whole deal the complete package a GrimLighter is a complete one man artist, one man photographer, a one man post production specialist. Every single step through the above process is all down to one individual no third party doing the work for you.

Trust me when I say this is both unique and very rare to have an individual that can bring a complete package like this to both the table and the industry. This individual now has a name a badge a label they can where a be proud of you are a GrimLighter a passionate and committed creative master that practices the unique and rare art of GrimLighting.

This is a new beginning a new style that should be valued above all others as we GrimLighters practice nothing but the very best in lighting, post production, from concept to the finished article. We can truly and individually say that this is my work, this has been done by me and be proud.

I am the first I am the creator of this new style come and join me come and belong. Be a GrimLighter and practice GrimLighting and show the world what we can really do lets change, let's revolutionise.

I am Grimlight and the first GrimLighter, I am proud to be called a GrimLighter and a practising pioneer of the art of GrimLighting.

Posted On Location - Digital Dennis / GrimLight / Strobistonline / Tweet @digitaldennis

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