Category Archives: Personal Work

Portraits – Emily by the Sea

Model and Styling: Emily Hardisty

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Ardal O’Hanlon

Ardal O’Hanlon – perhaps as you’ve not seen him before. When I met him in his dressing room at the Wyndham’s theatre, the first thing he said to me was, “Sorry about the hair and the beard, but it’s this play, you know?” This sums up Ardal for me: genuinely thoughtful, open, friendly and willing…

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  • Helen Speed - These are beautiful Pat. There’s depth and warmth in these images which shows your profound respect for your subject. You present us with Ardal – the human. It’s such a simple idea, but so few photographers achieve it. xReplyCancel

  • Danielle Acken - Pure awesomeness! What a great face and beautiful frames!ReplyCancel

  • Jude Habib - Great photos – really intimate & I’m sure he’ll be thrilled by the photos. I’m going to see The Weir on Saturday.ReplyCancel

  • Graciela - Wow Pat, that’s brilliant! You have connected incredibly with him… love it!!ReplyCancel

  • Simon Dewey - Excellent work Pat – really intimate portraits. What did Ardal think of them?ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - These are brilliant!!ReplyCancel

  • Gary Lashmar (aka Marshal Gray) - Awesome shoot. Insightful and genuine. Brilliant.ReplyCancel

Pat Kelman Self Portrait October 2013

Portrait Photography is one of my favourite forms of photography, but sometimes you don’t have a subject and you just have to take something. So out comes the camera and I become my own (somewhat reluctant) muse. But when you have natural light like this, to waste it would be such a crime.

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Project Documentary – Tony Clarke, Psychotronic Store Camden

As part of my ongoing development as a photographer, I am very fortunate to be a member of a group called The Apple Head Photography Project (watch out for the website coming soon).  The group is designed to help support members to grow by setting projects and then we critique each others’ work. Our latest…

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  • Darren - Hi Pat, as with all your work I love these.

    They really capture a mood, there seems to be a very delicate balance between a sadness of one era coming to an end and the continued spark of excitement and love for what he does.

    Beautifully exposed, wonderfully evocative.ReplyCancel

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