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Thursday, 20 May 2010

Talking To The Photographer, Joanne Blakemore

Today is going to be a pretty cool post to be honest folks. A photographer friend of mine (Some of you may have heard me refer to her in older posts) has agreed to spend some time doing a blog interview for me today. Also, as some of you may be aware, Joanne is the photographer that took my headshots for me. She is a real talent in the photography world. I am very close to Jo, she is an extremely good friend of mine and I have watched her skills in this area grow and grow for a long time. she really is amazing at what she does. She is a wonderful photographer. Don't forget to let us know what you think? It would be great to hear from you.
All of the photographs used in this blog were taken by Joanne and are copyrighted to Joanne. The photographs used are of a lower focus quality on here that is due to the size and pixel when being emailed. Please enquire further for a disc to be sent to you of the high quality/resolution photographs if wanted.

This is a photograph of Joanne the photographer I am speaking to today.

Hello Joanne Blakemore! :-)

1) Where are you based?
I'm currently based in the west midlands area, but i would travel almost anywhere if the opportunity came around i mean there are so many beautiful places and people in this world i just couldn't refuse.

2)How long have you been a photographer for?

I've always been interested in photography ever since i can remember. I've also had a camera and loved taking photos admittedly just the usual snap shots to being with but it soon turned into a passion of mine, and now i have completed 2 photography course a GCSE which got an A* for and a two year A level course and my results will be out in August so i will keep you posted.


3)What is it that photography gives you that nothing else does?

Photography is my form of self expression. I want to be able to use it as a tool to help me learn about myself and inspire others. taking photos allows me to tell stories about where i have been, things i have done, people i have met and the world we live in.
Photography gives me a rare gift to capture a moment in time which can never be replaced as not one photo is the same. it allows me to capture my own world perspective which others will be able to look at decades down the line.
It has changed the way I view the world, because I now notice what I used to take for granted. It has opened a whole new world for me that I can enjoy and share with others.


4)How do you make sure you take a good photo?

OK so first of all define a good photo? is there such a thing? I would say a good photo is one that is technically correct, i.e.. in focus, balanced both visually and in color. A good picture to me, is one that stirs up an emotion, feeling and tells a story. A good photo is first a subjective thing only in one sense, we have favorite subjects and different interests therefore, up to a point, there is a limit for each and every one of us in the ability to appreciate photos of a given genre. A great photograph is a piece of art, it captures the spirit of a subject and evokes emotion. i would class myself as and artist that can use subtle tricks to appeal to my viewer's senses.

5)What type of photography do you prefer?

I prefer portrait photography mainly. I love the way that every photo you take is special to someone. A great photo I've seen from an amateur is a blur of a girl running through a field. You cannot identify the girl but to her parents, it is totally her because, as they describe it, she is always moving and wild. I loved it. you can capture every emotion in a portrait you can almost read it like a book. Although this is my preferred genre I also have a love for many other genre's infect i just love to take photographs whatever the subject.

6)What's the best way people can get in touch with you?

It would be wonderful to hear from you. Even if it is just to have a chat, or to share ideas, maybe you just want to ask a few questions or book a shoot. Please do get in touch. You can get in touch with me using the following:

Telephone number - 07795468242
Email Address -
Facebook Search - Joanne Blakemore
Jessica Harper's Blog - You can always get in touch with me through Jessica Harper. She will also be able to pass any questions you may have regarding my photography on to me. She may also be able to answer any questions personally as she has done alot of work as a model for me. She knows how I work and will probably be of help when needed.

Thank you for reading my blog interview on Jessica Harpers blog. I hope you enjoyed what you read and I can't wait to hear from you!

  Thank you Joanne. Nice interesting post for you today guys. Don't say I don't give you anything. Well worth getting in touch with Joanne if you want to talk photography or book a shoot.
Oh man! A hectic weekend ahead of me. Off to a hairspray open day at "The Grand Theatre" Wolverhampton on Sunday. This should be a laugh. I hear they are giving out free Krusty Creme doughnuts ;-) Nice one! I will let you all know about it on Monday! Have a nice weekend!