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MY WEEK IN PICTURES – WEEK 21 – ACTION

This is a summary of my last week of photos from my 365 project – A task I set myself at the beginning of this year to take a photo every day. This week has been a fun and busy one and my feet have barely touched the ground but I wouldn’t have it any other way. :)

For other photographers who read this blog, I have bought the new set of Devlin’s Actions for photoshop this week and have enjoyed testing them out on each photo. The actions are all named after different areas of London and give a really nice subtle film feel to digital photos. There is currently a competition to win a full set of these actions and more, so check out Devlin’s Actions’ new website if you want a chance to win. :)Alexa Clarke Kent - Portrait Photographer, Brighton

Tuesday 21st May 2013 – This is Jamie, I met him on Tuesday whilst looking for someone to photograph and he kindly let me take a few photos… This is my favourite one… I like his expression, the background and what first made me notice him – his incredible beard! If I was a man I would definitely grow one like this. :)Alexa Clarke Kent - Portrait Photographer, Brighton

Wednesday 22nd May 2013 – I went for a wander around a few exhibitions involved in the Brighton Festival on Wednesday… Because I often work at the weekends, I sometimes feel like I miss out on stuff going on especially during festival time. So I took a while out of my day to look at some art! This is Aaron Holmes, a fantastic artist who was exhibiting in a gallery under the arches on the seafront. I got chatting to him and he let me take a few shots of him on the beach. I think the show ends on the 28th May so either get down there quick or look him up online. If anyone is feeling particularly generous… I really rather like one of his paintings in the show and I would love it to be hanging on my wall. It’s the grey one. Thanks. :)Alexa Clarke Kent - Portrait Photographer, Brighton

Thursday 23rd May 2013 – So on Thursday, we went to sign the legal bit of our marriage, following our ceremony and celebrations in France. In the morning, lovely Lisa Devlin offered to come and take some documentary style photos of our day… Amazing! I loved how spontaneous the whole day was. :) On the way into town we stopped off in the woods so I could take a self portrait (one last chance to wear my dress and all!) I set my camera up on a tripod so I could take this shot.Alexa Clarke Kent - Portrait Photographer, Brighton

Friday 24th May 2013 – A grey drizzly day in Brighton. I wandered down to the beach after I was done for the day in the studio. No one really around… It’s amazing to see the contrast when it’s high summer and everyone in the world seems to flock to Brighton beach. I sat for a while and watched this man digging in the sand – occasionally stopping to throw a ball for his very demanding pup. I do like to be beside the seaside – strangely even more so when the weather is bad and no one else is around.Alexa Clarke Kent - Portrait Photographer, Brighton

Saturday 25th May 2013 – On this day, I photographed Laura and Dan’s wedding ceremony at Ardingly College and then their reception at The Ravenswood in Sharpthorne. The sun shone down on them all day long, it was such amazing light. I love capturing moments like these when a couple are having a giggle together. Congratulations Laura and Dan – have an amazing honeymoon in America. :)Alexa Clarke Kent - Portrait Photographer, Brighton

Sunday 26th May 2013 – A day editing in my studio was in order today! No rest for me on this bank holiday weekend! Having said that, I did take the time out to go for a walk. I spotted Joanna setting up her jewellery shop for the day under the arches on the seafront… She seemed a bit shy but was happy for me to take a couple of photos of her. Thanks Joanna, I hope you had a good day.Alexa Clarke Kent - Portrait Photographer, Brighton

Monday 27th May 2013 – A day off! Lovely. :) I spent the day having a good old clear out at home then went for a ride with My Love on the motorbike. On the way home we popped to Pompoko (a yummy noodle bar) and spotted this nice man outside. Donal was promoting his comedy evening ‘Le Flop’ which is on at the Quadrant for a couple more evenings this week. I had to ask him for a photo – I love his cuddly toy coat he was wearing. Think I might have to make myself one of these.

That’s it for this week. This has been my 21st week of this years 365 photo a day project. Thanks for looking.

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