SexpoUK Nov 2015

Preparations for SexpoUK Nov 2015 exhibition

I’ve just started to pull together some of my new photographic work for my next exhibition which will be in the familiar venue of Olympia. Not Erotica this time but a brand new exhibition called SexPo UK 2015 http://www.sexpo.co.uk/  Dates are November 13-15 2015 inclusive so get them in your diary – no excuses!

Below are some teaser images of new prints that will be on my stand, along with the lovely Ariel Anderssen in real life! It will be like old times for those who are regulars. I’m looking forward to the exhibition as I’ve not exhibited since 2013 in Tobacco Docks, Wapping, London at the last Erotica.

Clearing Old Stock

I’m planning to have a sale of some of my older stock of prints to clear some space in my stockroom. So don’t delay in getting to see me as prints will be available from £20, yes that’s right £20 for a genuine John Tisbury print – how I spoil you.

New Work

I’ve been busy shooting new work, from bondage to girls and cars. It’s good to try new things and shoot different themes and ideas on concepts that you have visited before.

Ariel Anderssen waits in a receiving mood, love the cane balanced on her soles.

Ariel Anderssen waits in a receiving mood, love the cane balanced on her soles.

Adreena steps out with a pair of ballet boots, crop and ruff.

Adreena steps out with a pair of ballet boots, crop and ruff.

I love the expression and light on this shot of Ariel Anderssen, so sexy and yet somewhat romantic

I love the expression and light on this shot of Ariel Anderssen, so sexy and yet somewhat romantic

Ariel Anderssen pulls a cane across her bum cheeks in a tease, notice too the rope mark across her bum

Ariel Anderssen pulls a cane across her bum cheeks in a tease, notice too the rope mark across her bum

Adreena Winters models my new ruff prop with my wife made for me. It needs a bit of tweaking to make it sit better, but here Adreena pulls off a great look wearing it.

Adreena Winters models my new ruff prop with my wife made for me. It needs a bit of tweaking to make it sit better, but here Adreena pulls off a great look wearing it.

Ariel Anderssen looking hot and horny post rope bondage. Just look at those rope marks on her chest and wrist.

Ariel Anderssen looking hot and horny post rope bondage. Just look at those rope marks on her chest and wrist.

Ariel Anderssen poses against a 1957 Chevy Bel Air

Ariel Anderssen poses against a 1957 Chevy Bel Air

Ariel Anderssen crawls into a 1957 Chevy Bel Air

Ariel Anderssen crawls into a 1957 Chevy Bel Air

Ariel Anderssen under the hood of a 1957 Chevy Bel Air

Ariel Anderssen under the hood of a 1957 Chevy Bel Air

 

 

 

Hot car hot model

Hot car hot model

This is indeed a hot car hot model session. The 1957 Chevy Bel Air 2 door hardtop is probably one of the iconic classic cars that is recognisable to almost everyone, even if they don’t know what it’s called. Ariel Anderssen fits the brief perfectly from a hot perspective too.

Below are a few shots I took with our ‘new’ Bel Air along with Ariel Anderssen who looks great against the car. Shot in classic sepia tone to help set an old time look and feel to the shots. Images were taken with a wide open aperture to blur the background, as they were taken on our driveway and I wanted to soften the feeling of the houses in the background. I will most likely re-shoot these again as the backgrounds are a little distracting, but I really wanted to shoot the car whilst Ariel was with me.

Ariel Anderssen under the hood of a 1957 Chevy Bel Air

Ariel Anderssen under the hood of a 1957 Chevy Bel Air

Ariel Anderssen crawls into a 1957 Chevy Bel Air

Ariel Anderssen crawls into a 1957 Chevy Bel Air

Ariel Anderssen poses against a 1957 Chevy Bel Air

Ariel Anderssen poses against a 1957 Chevy Bel Airderssen

Equipment repairs

Equipment repairs – lengthening list

It seems that everything is breaking at once at the moment, often on the same shoot! I guess I should not moan really as I shoot most weekends and rattle through loads of images over the course or a year. I’ve not had any equipment go down on me for a couple of years so I guess I’m due some failures – just more memorable when it all happens together over the course of just 2 shoots.

Nikon D3

My trusty Nikon D3 started to act up all of a sudden last weekend and developed a fault. In the studio when taking a shot it would appear to freeze and produce a black frame on the monitor preview on the back of the camera. The main screen on the top of the camera showed Err. This was intermittent to start with and then increased to every 2 or 3 frames. I took the camera out of service and used my backup D7000 to finish the shoot. I’ve shipped the camera back to Nikon service centre using their very easy online booking in form and free postage option. This can be found here on their website

D3 in for repair with a sticking shutter

D3 in for repair with a sticking shutter

Elinchrom 400FX

The next thing to fail on that same shoot was the modelling light on an Elinchrom 400FX head. This was self-inflicted as I knocked it over whilst it was on its stand. The first time in 10+ years of studio work that I’ve done that! The flash tube was okay and still worked but the modelling light gave up. I replaced the bulb with a spare, and when that didn’t work I replaced it with a known working bulb from the other light I was using at the time. Still nothing. So I deduced that the it was more serious and internal within the head. So that’s been shipped back to the Flash Centre in London for repair.

Elinchrom 400FX

Elinchrom 400FX

Nikkor 24-70 lens

Yesterday, Sat 28th March I was shooting models Donna Austin and Sapphire Blue and the 24-70mm pro Nikkor lens I use started to get really stiff then zooming in and out. It’s a bugger as I use that lens for 99% of my studio work, it’s my real workhorse in the studio. So that’s off to Nikon for a repair too. It’s a shame it didn’t break last weekend, then the lens and camera could have gone back to Nikon for repair together. Below is a shot of a new lens and my tatty one below it. I’m really hard on the grip rubbers and I’ve already had them replaced once on this lens by Nikon. I don’t know why but they tend to get some real heavy use which ends up with the rubber stretching and becoming soft and pliable which then causes it to expand and ruck up coming unstick from the lens barrel. I think it may be something to do with the fact the studio ambient temperature is warm which causes the rubber to be more pliable.

 

Nikkor 24-70 - new version

Nikkor 24-70 – new version

Nikkor 24-70 with worn grip rubbers and a sticking zoom

Nikkor 24-70 with worn grip rubbers and a sticking zoom