Category Archives: Portrait Photography

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

The DARE workshop Five Minute Portraits Challenge

I have just attended the most amazing two day photography workshop. It’s called DARE and it’s run by my great friend and brilliant wedding photographer Gary Lashmar of Marshal Gray Photography. It was two days of intensive exploration of my photographic creativity, my willingness to explore and “do it differently”, to stretch my skills and…

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  • Claire - English Wedding Blog - I’m not a photographer but I love these – they’re kind of fascinating! So much is going on under the surface. Subtly beautiful 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Caroline - Oh I just love those sofa shots, especially with him fiddling with his sleeves – perfect xReplyCancel

  • Danielle Acken - WOW! Just WOW Pat! These are awesome!!ReplyCancel

  • Marianne Chua - Oh wow, such great work, I’d have no idea you did this in 5 mins!ReplyCancel

  • Graciela - I really love the way you look through your lenses: you’re such a great artist, but also great person 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Miss Gen Photography - Really lovely pictures, I especially like the black & whites.ReplyCancel

  • Beki Young - Pat this post and these images are stunningly gorgeous – so lush and filmic. I am spitting on my palm to shake hands and say I would love to work together in the future. xReplyCancel

  • Simon Dewey - Great work Pat. I really love the over-the-shoulder shots. I don’t think it mattered where you came in the line up, I was thinking ‘I wish I’d thought of that’ time after time.ReplyCancel

  • Jordanna Marston - These are fab, Pat. The light is beaut!ReplyCancel

  • Hannah - Some cool shots there Pat, that fella has a great face, especially in the 2nd image!ReplyCancel

  • Gary Lashmar (aka Marshal Gray) - Simply breathtaking mate. What a pleasure to spend the 2 days with you also. It was like having someone on my shoulder as support the whole time.

    Thanks buddy. So excited to continue the journey with you.ReplyCancel

  • Emma wright - Great pictures Pat. Lovely the range of emotion and perspective!ReplyCancel