Kicking off the first photography article of the year, I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to photograph my close friend, Wesley Baker.
With his work being featured in and Croydon, with one of his most notable pieces of artwork being the centrepiece of Croydon Flyover of the hit cartoon, Astro Boy, Wesley’s CDNZine and CDNStore Instagram accounts boom with artistic values and energy, and I’m honoured to have been given the opportunity to photograph him.
Despite the wet and windy weather conditions near Ambassador House, Thornton Heath, I was able to produce a good set of photographs, which can be found below.
1 – Relaxed
2 – Feeling at Ease
3 – Observation
4 – There’s No Boundaries. Never Be Afraid to Express Yourself
5 – Thinking of Life
6 – What Was That?
7 – Did You See That?
8 – It Was a Passer-By!
9 – Wait! Something Good is Happening!
10 – Stop! You’re Making Me Laugh!
11 – Composed
12 – Something’s Going On Behind You!
13 – Curious
14 – Try Not to Laugh!
15 – Something Good is Coming!
16 – Eh, I Have No Words!
17 – Things Are Finally Looking Up!
18 – Thinking
19 – The Sky Looks Greyer Than Usual
20 – Can’t Beat the Positivity!
21 – It Feels Good to Smile!
22 – Look at Me & Know I Support You.
23 – Is Everything Okay?
24 – Concentrated
25 – Feeling Content & Happy
26 – Looking at the World in My Own Way
27 – Observe your surroundings whilst looking at the bigger picture.
28 – Are You Serious?
I acknowledge the ISO was on the noisiest setting, but that was due to the torrential weather conditions on Saturday. I will be improving on making any future photographs I take less noisy and more focal and masked. At least then, this gives me a chance to learn from and improve on the final outcomes of any photo-sets I produce in the future.
Other than that, I am really pleased with how this photo-set turned out as I was able to get Wesley to do some facial expressions, natural and put-on, as this helped me to understand his personality and charisma through his work.
If you have Instagram, follow Wesley’s Instagram accounts, @cdnzine and @cdn_store and sign up to his mailing list by clicking here.
Also, if you are interested in getting some art installed on your living room walls or anywhere you know or you want to get a fleecy top, support Wesley’s brand by purchasing his branded CDN Shirts and his most current work: “NEVER MIND THE CONCRETE” through his BigCartel store by clicking here.
Please tell me in the comments below your tips on how I can improve my photography sets next time, as this will help me to improve and help me to develop my photography skills better. Also, please share this photo-set with everyone you know and even share it on social media platforms.
© Wesley Baker, CDNZine & CDNStore, 2018
© Permission was granted by Wesley Baker to use the CDN logo. Full copyright goes to the respective owners.
Camera Used: Nikon D3300
Lens Used: 18 – 55 mm NIKKOR Lens