Magda Indigo photography

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ABSORBED…
THE FARMER'S WIFE...
SPINNING THE WOOL...
BUSY BEE...
THE HORSEBREEDER, A SPECIAL BOND!
THE HORSE-BREEDER...
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY…
LA DAME AU CANOTIER…
HEY, LISTEN…
THE BREAK…
LOST TO THE WORLD…
THE UNLIKELY READING COACHMAN…
BUCOLICA... the sheperdess
A SUMMER-SHOOT…
A TRAY FULL OF CASANOVAS...
THE GARLIC-SELLERS...
MODERN DAY SHEPHERD…
THE PHOTOGRAPHER... Paul
NO MODEL...
MAGDA INDIGO...IN CAMERA!
THEY ARE THE CHEEKY BOYS...
TRIPLE TOUR en l'AIR...
DANCE, EXPRESS YOUR LOVE with ME...
FLAMENCO SWIRL
YUM, Selling TRUFFLES on CHRISTMAS MARKET...
POFFERTJES on CHRISTMAS MARKET...
GERMAN POTATOES on the Christmas market...
SUGAR COATING THE ALMONDS...
THE PEOPLE OF THE CAPE 1...
GUESS WHAT I'M SELLING???
PATRIOTIC CAPITALISM?
SOAP in BRUGGE…
AAAH BACH…
THEY ARE COMING!
ON PARADE…
ARMOURED PIKEMAN…
WITH PANACHE…
THE MUSKETEER…
A PIKEMAN…
OLD WARRIOR…
MORE LACE…
SHINY ARMOUR…
THE FARMER'S WIFE...
THE FISHERMAN'S WIFE...
MENDING THE NETS... in SPAIN
WHERE DO I BEGIN????
LOOKING FOR HOLES...
SHY STERGIOS...
SPANISH PAINTING…
WILLEM VERMANDERE, THE SCULPTOR and his PASSION..
STILL OLD CRETE…
PROSPERITY...
COOKING THE SHRIMPS AT SEA...
A HARDDAY'S NIGHT...
COOKING THE SHRIMPS AT SEA...
CHEF CHEZ LA MERE POULARD on the Mont St Michel...
FRESH OCTOPUS....
THE GARLIC-SELLERS…
GLAD--- TIMES, A FLOWER-SELLER...
THE PEOPLE OF CAPE TOWN 4...
A BRIEF MOMENT of REST…
THE WEAVER…
THE SCULPTOR'S HANDS…
GLASS…
BLOWING GLASS...
RAINY REFLECTION…
A PHOTOGRAPHER IN PHOTO-HEAVEN?
PRO@WORK...
RIVALRY SOLVED...
THE CANON MAN...
THE HUMAN TRIPOD...
PHOTOGRAPHER @WORK...
IPAD LIGHT IN THE NIGHT...
RIEN NE VA PLUS…… DOMINO
THE PIANOLESSON...
THE MUSICIAN...
ALL ABOUT THE BASE…
ENRAPTURED…
B&W MAGIC...
A LONDON STREET ARTIST…
MORE MAGIC...
FROM THE CAR...
AN AIR OF MYSTERY AND ROMANCE...
A BRIEF POSE…
THINK IT'S GONNA RAIN TODAY????

ABSORBED…

#abfav_favourite_street_activity_theme Street Artist. This young lady was brilliant, elegant, talented and gracious. The best I have ever seen. There were moments that she was lost in a world of her own, oblivious of the public... I found out that her name is Lisa Lottie. Thanks, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE FARMER'S WIFE...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! From the series: People@work. THE END OF MILKING. For quite some time now I've been collecting impromptu images of people whilst doing their daily work. They are not set up, it is great doing, I've learnt a lot, because even the most shy people like to talk about their particular skill. This is one of the first I did, the last milking of the day, hence the golden glow. It was a lovely evening and we wanted some fresh air after a day working in the studio... A balmy summer's eve in Flanders. I don't think it matters where this was taken, farmers all over the world are sunkissed and have a ruddy complexion. The tight comp is done in camera, it is not a crop, taken in the 'film' days with my Nikon F4. Hope you have a fine day and thanx for viewing, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SPINNING THE WOOL...

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! An old craft. Not something you see often these days, where clothing has become so cheap? Treadle wheel? Anybody know? This type of wheel is powered by the spinner's foot rather than their hand or a motor. The spinner sits and pumps a foot treadle that turns the drive wheel via a crankshaft and a connecting rod. This leaves both hands free for drafting the fibres, which is necessary in the short draw spinning technique, which is often used on this type of wheel. Thanks, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BUSY BEE...

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! I am so glad to have this lady in my life, always time to listen, a ready smile, shy to the outside world... always busy making something, she lives a rich life in a very humble way. Happiness is in the smaller things in life. This is a candid portrait of her, I came in, camera dangling off my hand, I saw her, lifted it to my eyes focus, click... I had to be fast! Have a great dayand thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE HORSEBREEDER, A SPECIAL BOND!

I love photographing horses, not the easiest to do, there are standards, but with the help of the breeders it usually becomes a very pleasant and exciting experience. Here was a fortuitous moment, as a photographer, yes you have to focus on the main subject and there is MUCH to think about and concentrate on, but as a creative you stay aware of what is going on around you, and these 'off' images often become my favourite shots... I uploaded a small series here, well, it was hard to choose... I wish you all the very best and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE HORSE-BREEDER...

My AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ A SPECIAL BOND! I love photographing horses, not the easiest to do, there are standards, but with the help of the breeders it usually becomes a very pleasant and exciting experience. Here was a fortuitous moment, as a photographer, yes you have to focus on the main subject and there is MUCH to think about and concentrate on, but as a creative you stay aware of what is going on around you, and these 'off' images often become my favourite shots... Such tenderness, closeness, emotion, just HAD to be captured. I wrote a BLOG about THE IMPORTANCE of HANDS in PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY: click HERE: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2009/01/importance-of-hands-in-p... I wish you all the very best and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission.© All rights reserved

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY…

International Women's Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day is marked on March 8 every year. It is a major day of global celebration of women. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political and social achievements. Now you all know that I am a passionate photographer. One of the reasons why I love it is that it can be so versatile, it is NOT just working in a studio, it opens all kinds of experiences, because of my job, I had a (rare) insight into many different and more unusual lives. Examples include: the inside world of BBC, both radio and TV and its people there, the introverts and the extroverts, I'll let you figure out who's who...… Universities, the professors and their advanced research and researchers… I experienced the tensions and vigilance on the bridge of a huge Ferry in one of the busiest sea-lanes in the world, the captain, his crew and their advanced technology... and another on the Irish Sea A small shrimp trawler, the hardship of fishing during the night, managed by a skipper and his mate… A veterinary surgeon performing complicated operations… Ballet dancers in their studios, showing us the tough regime and performing their art… A brief glimpse into the interesting world of travellers… The behind the scenes of a casino, where you really get the sense of drama that goes on there often, it’s a place of ‘mysterious mood’ to me… Several times travelled through Europe, in a truck, a world within our world… a world people do not know much about, day and night, monotonous drives on looooong stretches of road, and the people that transport EVERYTHING we have in our homes. As a woman, to visit and get the tour of a mosque, being shown and everything… A lady at her home, mother and wife, waiting for a ‘better’ day, so that I could take portraits of her, with her boys, her husband… because she was terminally ill with cancer… The world of horse-breeders, farmers, bikers, fish-smokers, painters, glass-artist, sculptors, singers, actors, business entrepreneurs, politicians, president and so many more... I photographed the weddings, new-borns, the deceased, the young, the’ in love’, the sad and lonely, the happy, the old, been in the presence of world-famous people… people are people to me… I enjoyed it… Yes, I enjoy it, in case you had not received that message yet, lol! There is very little, if anything, we cannot do! I want to thank the men who help us achieve and give us the opportunities to work alongside. www.flickr.com/photos/9550033@N04/5502358791/ Get Real! Wise Women Speak...official trailer (for once I was in front of the camera not behind it; a self portrait was used as a still in the film). This film fits right in! Please promote it, send it to your friends! HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY! Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE OR LINK ANY OF MY images or TEXT to websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LA DAME AU CANOTIER…

DAY 3 And they’re off! This coach driver had clients and it looks like it is serious business. She is wearing a ‘canotier’, a ‘boater’ which is made of straw, the boater was and is generally regarded as a warm-weather hat. It is normally made of stiff straw. In cooler weather it is a bowler that they wear. A carriage ride through the historic winding streets takes about half an hour. During the ride the driver gives expert explanation of all the things you see along the way. Their horses are not working every day: most horses work every four days. Coach-drivers who work the whole week, have about six horses to do the tours. I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HEY, LISTEN…

DAY 4 The horses and carriages are resting on the market. The Coachmen take advantage to do various activities, as you will see. Some get together for a chat, like these two here. She is wearing a ‘canotier’, a ‘boater’ which is made of straw, the boater was and is generally regarded as a warm-weather hat. It is normally made of stiff straw. In cooler weather it is a bowler that they wear, like he does here! To take a romantic trip through the heart of Bruges along the canals, over the typical small bridges on the rhythm of the hooves of the horse, one of the most famous sounds of Bruges. I often had a good opportunity to observe how well the horses were cared for in the special 'stop'. Halfway through each ride horses make a stop and the horses are fed, they get water and a rest. that is at the Beguinage. Some coachmen work every day, others work only two days a week for tours. Their horses are not working every day: most horses work every four days. Some coachmen work the whole week, with often six horses to do the work or the tours. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE BREAK…

DAY 4 The horses and coach drivers take a break on the market in Brugge. Set against one of the most famous row of colourful and typical gables. The Coachmen take advantage to do various activities, as you will see. Some get together for a chat, some chack their phones, others check their gear, a few read… This is all after taking care of their horses! They come first. I observed how well the horses were cared for in the special 'stop'. Halfway through each ride horses make a stop and the horses are fed, they get water and a rest. That is at the Beguinage and then here, on the market. Some coachmen work every day, others work only two days a week for tours. Their horses are not working every day: most horses work every four days. Some coachmen work the whole week, with often six horses to do the work or the tours. She is wearing a ‘canotier’, a ‘boater’ which is made of straw, the boater was and is generally regarded as a warm-weather hat. It is normally made of stiff straw. In cooler weather it is a bowler that they wear. To take a romantic trip through the heart of Bruges along the canals, over the typical small bridges, on the rhythm of the hooves of the horse, one of the most famous sounds of Bruges. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LOST TO THE WORLD…

DAY 4 The horses and coach drivers take a break on the market in Brugge. A closer look. Amongst the hustle and bustle of all the tourism on the market, to see her sitting there, this young coach driver was completely absorbed in her book, lost to the world around her. The Coachmen take advantage to do various activities, as you will see. Some get together for a chat, some check their phones, others check their gear, a few read… This is all after taking care of their horses! They come first. I observed how well the horses were cared for in the special 'stop'. Halfway through each ride horses make a stop and the horses are fed, they get water and a rest. That is at the Beguinage and then here, on the market. Some coachmen work every day, others work only two days a week for tours. Their horses are not working every day: most horses work every four days. Some coachmen work the whole week, with often six horses to do the work or the tours. She is wearing a ‘canotier’, a ‘boater’ which is made of straw, the boater was and is generally regarded as a warm-weather hat. It is normally made of stiff straw. In cooler weather it is a bowler that they wear. To take a romantic trip through the heart of Bruges along the canals, over the typical small bridges, on the rhythm of the hooves of the horse, one of the most famous sounds of Bruges. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE UNLIKELY READING COACHMAN…

DAY 4 At the end of the resting row of horses, carriages and coach drivers, I spot an other reader. No hat, he doesn’t look like a coachman? Then I ask myself, what does a coachman look like? I have seen plenty, and this one is the odd one out, more the arty or professor type? LOL Amongst the hustle and bustle of all the tourism on the market, he is sitting there again, completely absorbed in his newspaper, lost to the world around him. The Coachmen take advantage to do various activities, as you see. Some get together for a chat, some check their phones, others check their gear, a few read… This is all after taking care of their horses! They come first. I observed how well the horses were cared for in the special 'stop'. Halfway through each ride horses make a stop and the horses are fed, they get water and a rest. That is at the Beguinage and then here, on the market. Some coachmen work every day, others work only two days a week for tours. Their horses are not working every day: most horses work every four days. Some coachmen work the whole week, with often six horses to do the work or the tours. To take a romantic trip through the heart of Bruges along the canals, over the typical small bridges, on the rhythm of the hooves of the horse, one of the most famous sounds of Bruges. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BUCOLICA... the sheperdess

Past Damme near Brugge, in this unique setting where the tree-lined canals go on and on, suddenly this young shepherdess, her alert dog and unhurried grazing sheep... in dappled light. An unusual scene altogether. Have a wonderful day and thank you for your comments... M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A SUMMER-SHOOT…

#abfav_summer_theme models can get a little bored sometimes, LOL, M, (*_*) With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A TRAY FULL OF CASANOVAS...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! From the series: People@work It is a well known fact that the best chocolates (we call them pralines) are made in Belgium, tee hee! The fat content is lower and the cacao content is higher, that's why they are so extraordinarily yummy. While I was making my choice, a tray of fresh Casanovas was brought in, yes they all have superb names, like Desiree, Irresistible, Merveilleux, Delice, Forever, mmmmm very romantic... Casanova: Praliné with crisped rice, coated with white chocolate. TAKEN ONLY WITH AVAILABLE LIGHT! Have a sweet day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE GARLIC-SELLERS...

Taken in Heraklion, the capital of Crete, shortly before I was due at the airport for my flight back. Everyday there is a 'spice' market, I absolutely wanted some last minute stuff, like Cretan saffron, honey with their herb flavours (wild thyme, oregano, basil, all the wild flowers). The market is a narrow long street, these young men were standing at the entrance, haggling... I saw them and just took the shot, a friend (also a photographer) went up to them and asked could she take a photo, with a cocky attitude they said sternly: " yes, 1 Euro"............... Thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MODERN DAY SHEPHERD…

#abfav_holidays_theme Driving through Crete, away from the touristic track, I came across this shepherd, unfortunately he was not wearing the traditional dress, which I was told most still wear. I found him with his goats amongst the windblown wild oats... But I was still quite pleased to be able to take this photo. I took great care with the dof, he was the focus and main subject, THANX, M, (*_*) Hope you enjoy this and thanks for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE PHOTOGRAPHER... Paul

FUN in THE STUDIO… It is always best, during a studio session no matter how hot or stressful it is, to maintain a sense of humour amongst the more serious portraits. This was such a moment; where Paul made a gesture that makes us laugh whenever we see someone do this… I love his eyes, they can look naughty just like this! LOL With love to you and thank you for ALL your likes and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

NO MODEL...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! From the series: People@work. Another lighting exercise in the studio. What do you do if you don’t have a model, oohh yes… do it all yourself! I love the challenge, the buzz of 'complicated'... and beyond the obvious. Bring out the mirrors, the Pneu-Air shutter cable release... prepare for muttering the odd swear word... LOL! A self portrait, Magda with a difference? When you lie down, your features change... gravity @work! Taken with the D200 on a tripod, my old trustee Nikon F4 (I used 2 for over 18 years!) in my hand. I am a private person and I did not find this exercise easy but interesting. I wish you peace and thanx as always for your comments. M, (*_*)For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MAGDA INDIGO...IN CAMERA!

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ A self portrait, Magda with a difference? I love the challenge, the buzz of 'complicated'... and beyond the obvious. Bring out the mirrors, the Pneu Air shutter cable release... prepare for running and mutter the odd swear word... LOL! Here I set up the Hasselblad on a tripod, my Nikon F4 with polaroid back!(I resisted digital for a long time, till I was satisfied with the quality) On another, looking into the mat glass of the Blad, you still with me? It wasn't until the film was developed that I realised my feet were in... now I could have 'cropped', but I preferred it like this, an added touch in my view, and anchored the image, serendipity he? thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com

THEY ARE THE CHEEKY BOYS...

#abfav_multicolour After a photo shoot in the studio, we just thought we'd have some creative and "free" stuff, just to unwind from all the tension. The models were game and later happy with the shots they were given. Something like this, 'fashion' photography is a different shoot altogether, it is ALWAYS important to have a good rapport with your subjects during a session, treat them with calm and respect. Sometimes it is just fun to let models do 'their' thing... Photography is a powerful medium. Too often underestimated, yet it is the perfect recording of our history, forever changing lifestyles, the all important memories... Cameras only the tools of the trade, note I write 'cameras', no distinction, it is my firm conviction that it is the person using the tools that is responsible for the result. Like in everything else, there’s ever changing TREND. You only have to look at the family/school/wedding portrait of 50-20 years ago!!!!!!!! A dynamic portrait like the above, would not have been possible, everything neatly 'all-in', best clothes, from a respectable distance. I like the way it's going, but it's taken some time... Have a wonderful day, and thank you for your time and comments, M, (*_*) VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TRIPLE TOUR en l'AIR...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! From the series: People@work Now, THIS is a REAL strobe image.The lighting technique I was using was in complete darkness, euuuhhh, which was a bit of a problem for him, however after a couple of tries, he succeeded.This is the result: NO DIGITAL MANIPULATION. ONE SINGLE EXPOSURE, ONE NEG. Most of the ballet terms are in French. I always thought this was a pirouette... I asked him to make a beautiful movement, fascinated as I am by trying to capture the emotion of motion in camera. What I didn't know is that dancers need a point to fix on at each turn, to remain and land on the same spot. A very strong, lean and dynamic man, a joy to watch the human body at work. Christian Dedeene was a solo dancer for 5 years with Maurice Béjart. Turn in the air. This is essentially a male dancer's step. lt is a turn in the air in which the dancer rises straight into the air from a demi-plié, makes a complete turn and lands in the fifth position with the feet reversed. The turn may be single, double or triple according to the ability of the dancer. The arms assist and the head must spot as in pirouettes. Tour en l'air may also be finished in various poses such as attitude, arabesque, grande seconde or on one knee. It may also be done in a series. Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DANCE, EXPRESS YOUR LOVE with ME...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ For the 'Romantic' season... This is the result of having 2 professional ballet dancers in your studio (he was for 6 years a solo dancer with the world renowned Maurice Bejart ballet of the 20th Century Co, she has her own school), who are up for a challenge and something different... Again... FUSION... I salute them as disciplined, dedicated and kind people and also as athletes, who shared my vision that day! Hasselblad. Lens:Carl Zeiss 80mm. Two softboxes. Wishing you a wonderful day and as always, thanx for visiting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FLAMENCO SWIRL

#abfav_holidays_theme GRANADA, ANOTHER HOUR IN THE LIFE OF A PHOTOGRAPHER... Often our holidays are combined with ‘work’…. We arrive at the Flamenco School on time after quite a treck through narrow steep winding streets, it says on the beautiful old door: Escuela Carmen de las Cuevas. It is too dark to photograph, we must hurry. We are led into a cellar-like row of vaulted small rooms, introduced to dancers, guitarists, singers... onto the small studio where the advanced dancers are already warming up. As in every dance studio, the performers are NOT wearing the 'stage' finery! But comfortable warm/cool clothing, also always lots of water bottles, it is very dehydrating exercise! One wall of a dance studio is always mirror. Paul and I look at each other and grin... interesting... the size of the room, the lights,the reflections... how are we going to keep OUT of the picture? The teacher comes in, he shows the ladies some steps, they follow, the floor starts to shake and 'thunder', it goes right through you! What an experience! The rhythm is wonderful, I see the important attention also on the hand-movements. The counting goes on, the clapping, the feet so fast. A guitar player comes in after a short break... a deep swallow of water and they're off again... It is a Bulería, which originated in Jerez during the 19th century, originally as a fast, upbeat ending to soleares or alegrias. It is among the most popular and dramatic of the flamenco forms and often ends any flamenco gathering. The name bulerías comes from the Spanish word burlar, meaning "to mock" or bullería, "racket, shouting, din". It is the style which permits the greatest freedom for improvisation, the metre playing a crucial role in this. Speed and agility are required and total control of rhythm as well as strength in the feet which are used in intricate tapping with toe, heel and the ball of the foot. Paul and I are transfixed... then it is over... Silence, the smell of perspiration, the sounds reverberating, atremble still, our adrenaline still pumping... one young lady stays behind, slides down, takes off her dancing shoes, massages her feet, takes care of the blisters... A wan smile, we say good-bye and thank you, disappear into the night, silent and still very affected by the whole thing. Another unique experience! Thanks, hope you enjoy? M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

YUM, Selling TRUFFLES on CHRISTMAS MARKET...

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! These girls were enjoying selling the chocolate truffles... well... who wouldn't? LOL I wish you all the very best, may your wishes come true, and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

POFFERTJES on CHRISTMAS MARKET...

POFFERTJES on CHRISTMAS MARKET Poffertjes are a traditional Dutch batter treat. Resembling small, fluffy pancakes, they are made with yeast and buckwheat flour. Unlike pancakes, they have a light, spongy texture. Typically, poffertjes are served with powdered sugar and butter. As you can see here, the art is how they are made and what they are all served with! Most festive and heart-warming. I wish you all the very best, may your wishes come true, and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments, faves and likes. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*)

GERMAN POTATOES on the Christmas market...

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! Another steamy job! Fun Blog HERE http://magdaindigo.blogspot.co.uk/2009/11/light-in-dark-season.html I wish you all the very best, may your wishes come true, and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SUGAR COATING THE ALMONDS...

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! Also on the Christmas market! You could have about 20 different tastes... another steamy job! As you can see he is not cold! And doesn't his skin look great? LOL. I really 'tested' and 'pushed' my new camera to the limit on that outing! It passed the test with flying colours! More here, a fun read?: http://magdaindigo.blogspot.co.uk/2009/11/light-in-dark-season.html I wish you all the very best, may your wishes come true, and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments, faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE PEOPLE OF THE CAPE 1...

We drove a bit up North, came to a place called Table View, one can imagine why... wow, to stand on that beach! Paul had been there often in his youth, a keen surfer, he was always following and trying to catch the 'good' waves. This was a place that he knew so well, and to his amazement 'his' ice cream parlour was still there... some things never change? Cause for celebration! Another fun encounter. Have a great day and as always, THANKS, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved Want to have a look through my latest book? Hope you enjoy it. Please let me know what you think? www.photoboxgallery.com/magdaindigo/collection?album_id=1...

GUESS WHAT I'M SELLING???

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ From the series: People@work.... And the fun continues! The first part of the pier in Llandudno, in North Wales, is just a walk-along stretch full of stalls for gaming, fooding... kitschy-ing, retro-ing... Not everybody seems to enjoy being there... Can you guess what this young lady is selling? LOL. thanx for your comments and time! M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PATRIOTIC CAPITALISM?

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ It was a hot Summer’s day in London… This gent took a moment's rest from selling his hats... along the Thames... A BIG THANK YOU ALL, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SOAP in BRUGGE…

#abfav_favourite_street_activity_theme BIG BUBBLES, to the delight of the visitors, their children and, as you can see, the man himself! Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AAAH BACH…

DAY 7 As we approach the Burg, we hear the floating of music, lovely tones! Buskers from an Eastern European country, judging by their instruments. They play Bach, and they play it very well... for our enjoyment. The girl is playing a massive instrument that sounds to my western european ear like a balalaika. Have a cool day! thanks, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THEY ARE COMING!

DAY 7 More and more activity now. The Burg is now closed off, with lots of armed security and military people. Sadly a flavour of our world today. But hey, on a happier note, little by little we are beginning to see what is awaiting, so, recap: I am from Brugge, live in England, here I am back in Brugge for a week and hey, the English followed me here and are to play for me? LOL. Two soldiers walk on, nicely synchronised even in walk! The Grenadier Guards trace their lineage back to 1656, when Lord Wentworth's Regiment was raised in Bruges, in the Spanish Netherlands (present-day Flanders), from gentlemen of the Honourable Artillery Company by the then heir to the throne, Prince Charles (later King Charles II) where it formed a part of exiled King's bodyguard. It is their 360th anniversary and they have come to celebrate their origin! Of all the coincidences.WOW I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ON PARADE…

In The Royal Guild of St Sebastian of Bruges, in 1656, the exiled future British King Charles II created the Grenadier Guards (and in 1658 the Life Guards) to be his personal bodyguards and defend his allies in the Low Countries from French invasion. After helping to restore the monarchy in Britain in 1660, these British Troops have gone on to fight with distinction against oppression on Belgian soil for centuries, most notably at Waterloo and in two World Wars. It is their 360th anniversary and they have come to celebrate their origin! In commemoration and gratitude the Belgian Government and Government of Flanders are hosting a series of parades and events this weekend for Britain's First Regiment of Foot Guards. I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ARMOURED PIKEMAN…

DAY 7 I spot the reflections in the shiny steel. Pikemen wear steel half-armour of back and breast plates with tassets and a morion (steel helmet). The weight is about 18 lbs (8.16 KG). They are armed with swords and pikes. The latter would originally have been 18 feet long but for reasons of practicality 12-foot pikes are used today. Musketeers wear a buff sur-coat and wide-brimmed felt hat. They are armed with a match-lock musket and rest and wear a leather cross belt, from which are suspended 12 wooden powder flasks known as apostles. Seventeenth century marches and music are provided by the Company’s own drums and fifes. I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WITH PANACHE…

DAY 7 The musketeers wear their plumed black felt hats with great panache! Waiting, while the royalty enters the arena, lol, they stand holding the pikes. The latter would originally have been 18 feet long but for reasons of practicality 12-foot pikes are used today. I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE MUSKETEER…

DAY 7 A little series of The Company of Pikemen & Musketeers parading in Brugge, an occasion attended by the sister of the Belgian king, in honour of their 360th anniversary. Musketeers wear a buff sur-coat and wide-brimmed felt hat. They are armed with a match-lock musket and wear a leather cross belt, from which are suspended 12 wooden powder flasks known as apostles. A musketeer (French: mousquetaire) was a type of soldier equipped with a musket. Musketeers were an important part of early modern armies, particularly in Europe and the west, as they normally comprised the majority of their infantry. The musketeer was a precursor to the rifleman’s. The iconic "Redcoat" of the British Empire was the staple unit in the British armies that created the largest empire in history. The British infantryman was well trained by the standards of the time, training with live ammunition. A fully trained redcoat could fire four times a minute. I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A PIKEMAN…

DAY 7 I couldn't help myself, I just HAD to take some portraits of these characters! Only veteran members of the HAC who have had proven efficient service in the HAC’s Territorial Army regiment are eligible to join the Company of Pikemen & Musketeers. All join in the lowest rank, regardless of any previous military rank held. Members must be fit enough to competently complete the march of the Lord Mayor’s Show. Military medals and insignia are permitted to be worn. The seniority of officers and non-commissioned officers is signified by the amount of lace worn on collars and cuffs; the more lace the more senior the rank. Members are unpaid but give freely of their own time for drill practice and rehearsals as well as the parades and guards themselves. All make a significant contribution towards the cost of their own uniform and are expected to clean and look after their armour, muskets and other kit to maintain the highest standards of turnout for the many prestigious occasions they parade for. I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OLD WARRIOR…

DAY 7 It is just one after the other of interesting looking men, huh, Pikemen that is! I spot the reflections in the shiny steel. Pikemen wear steel half-armour of back and breast plates with tassets and a morion (steel helmet). The weight is about 18 lbs (8.16 KG). They are armed with swords and pikes. The latter would originally have been 18 feet long but for reasons of practicality 12-foot pikes are used today. I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MORE LACE…

DAY 7 The seniority of officers and non-commissioned officers is signified by the amount of lace worn on collars and cuffs; the more lace the more senior the rank. The Pikemen & Musketeers are dressed and equipped as members of the Company would have been in the 1640s and are tasked with providing a ceremonial bodyguard for the Lord Mayor of the City of London and escorting him when he is on official business. Company of Pikemen & Musketeers to parade no more than 63 members at any one time, that being the size of a company in the 17th century. Only veteran members of the HAC who have had proven efficient service in the HAC’s Territorial Army regiment are eligible to join the Company of Pikemen & Musketeers. All join in the lowest rank, regardless of any previous military rank held. Members must be fit enough to competently complete the march of the Lord Mayor’s Show. Military medals and insignia are permitted to be worn. Members are unpaid but give freely of their own time for drill practice and rehearsals as well as the parades and guards themselves. All make a significant contribution towards the cost of their own uniform and are expected to clean and look after their armour, muskets and other kit to maintain the highest standards of turnout for the many prestigious occasions they parade for. I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SHINY ARMOUR…

DAY 7 With pomp and circumstance the whole parade eventually disperses, but I see there is a reception in the beautiful Gothic Hall, in the town hall, for the top brass. These come out early, once more synchronised in their dance? They must be high up Pikemen, laced and medalled. So much finery! The Pikemen & Musketeers are dressed and equipped as members of the Company would have been in the 1640s Pikemen wear steel half-armour of back and breast plates with tassets and a morion (steel helmet). The weight is about 18 lbs (8.16 KG). They are armed with swords and pikes. The seniority of officers and non-commissioned officers is signified by the amount of lace worn on collars and cuffs; the more lace the more senior the rank. I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE FARMER'S WIFE...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ From the series: People@work. THE END OF MILKING. For quite some time now I've been collecting impromptu images of people whilst doing their daily work. They are not set up, it is great doing, I've learnt a lot, because even the most shy people like to talk about their particular skill. This is one of the first I did, the last milking of the day, hence the golden glow. It was a lovely evening and we wanted some fresh air after a day working in the studio... A balmy summer's eve in Flanders. I don't think it matters where this was taken, farmers all over the world are sunkissed and have a ruddy complexion. The tight comp is done in camera, it is not a crop, taken in the 'film' days with my Nikon F4. Hope you have a fine day and thanx for viewing, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE FISHERMAN'S WIFE...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! From the series: People@work And excerpt nr 2 from the story I wrote, ‘A special night’. Shrimping. ...We met Jo for the first time, when I showed Paul around and bought shrimps. She was very chatty, told us her name was Josephine but as she had spent the war-years in England, the name Jo had stuck. She peeled a shrimp and offered it to Paul to taste, saying something in Flemish. Paul looked at me in shock: “Did I hear correctly? Did she call me her little rat?” I laughed... In Ostend, when they call you that, it’s a term of endearment, it means they like you! From that day on, I only bought from her and always got a good deal. Summer or winter, whenever the weather permitted the men to go out, she was there to sell their catch!... Here with her daughter in law. Wishing you all a great day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MENDING THE NETS... in SPAIN

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Fuengirola seems to be busy for this time of year, it’s not easy finding a parking space, but when we do, we‘re glad, because it is very close to the harbour.The old port is still used by the local Spanish fishermen. It is Sábado (Saturday) and there is little activity, the boats are in. Eventually we find a fisherman checking his gear, again it is something I’ve never seen before, and yet, every country I ever visited, I’m always drawn to the fishing harbours, their methods, netting, boats and people. Always different yet always the 'same'? ...A bit further I spot more people, mending the netting, where I come from it was the ‘old’ people’s job, not here it seems. I sense they don’t like the ‘intrusion’. FOR THE WHOLE STORY, HERE: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2010/11/week-in-life-of-photogra... Have a good day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WHERE DO I BEGIN????

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Fuengirola, Andalusia, Spain. Loving the sea, we ALWAYS look for the local 'working' harbour, interesting and thrilling, different... and similar. Often you will see the older fishermen, they cannot stay away and often it is sons and family who continue the traditions, the fishing, they tend and mend the nettings... Their eyes are keen on spotting a hole and their hands are nimble! Also, like everywhere, they are camera shy. I always try and engage in conversation with them, letting my camera in my bag or have it casually hanging on my hand... If you are down to earth and you have the good fortune that they 'like' you, you are IN!!! Can go back whenever. FOR THE WHOLE STORY, HERE: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2010/11/week-in-life-of-photogra... With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comment on my image, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LOOKING FOR HOLES...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! On the quayside of Ierapetra I found these fishermen man, late afternoon, looking for holes in the fishing-nets... They lead a tough life, up and out early in the morning, well they do rest over the midday unlike us! Lol, thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SHY STERGIOS...

This is the shop-owner, it was evening, most people at table, he sat outside with a friend, he had dreadlocks and a kind face. I gathered my courage and approached him, I wanted to take his portrait... WE exchanged names. Meet Stergios! I empathised with him when he told me he did not like to have his photo taken, I also am not keen on it. After a lot of cajoling and a major charm offence, he finally agreed. Inside we went. I did not ask him to pose, just please look at the lens... Barely time to put the camera settings right, no time to put the flash on the cam, which I do not like anyway! Overhead neon-lights which cast a green colour-cast... aiaiai. Fast as I worked I could sense it was still taking too long for his liking... What an expression! FOR THE GREAT EXPERIENCE:View LARGE and On Black We had a lovely chat afterwards and I came home with bags of Cretan herbs, honey and their famous saffron. So everybody happy. (?) LOL, THANX, M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SPANISH PAINTING…

#abfav_favourite_street_activity_theme As we drive off to further explore, I spot a high-rise building being painted ‘a la Español…’. I’m grinning ear to ear. That’s the stuff I’m after! Have a good day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WILLEM VERMANDERE, THE SCULPTOR and his PASSION..

Willem Vermandere is a famous and much celebrated Belgian Artist. My friend is a sculptor, singer-songwriter, musician, writer, poet and painter, but also a wonderful philosopher and raconteur. We always enjoy a get together when we visit the Continent, this time no different! Here, after a whole animated discussion about why we do what we do, how to do it well etc... we walked to the place where his carefully chosen 'stones' are, he told us the names, where they came from, how he splits them and we came back to our earlier conversation, about PASSION!!! You have to have PASSION for your medium! Because, without the wind of passion in your sails, your ship will never leave harbour. LOL Here he was in front of one of two massive sculptures, commissioned by the town of Nieuwpoort/Flanders, to stand proudly on the promenade. No matter the rain: PASSION! Such moments are pure magic. THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

STILL OLD CRETE…

#abfav_holidays_theme A lot of the men in Crete still wear these leather boots, which are made on the island, from what I've heard. I first saw them in that wonderful movie, Zorba The Greek (based on the novel written by Nikos Kazantzakis, first published in 1946) , with Antony Quinn, Alan Bates and Irene Pappas. Life moves at a different pace on Crete, this was in the morning, they probably had come a long way already, but, through the beautiful mountains, the flanks still covered in the last of the wildflowers, the wild thyme and oregano embalming the sea-air, elusive eagles soaring above him against the blue sky, he'd had all the time in the world to take it all in. I was in a car, just stopped, took the shot, he smiled, we waved... and I was back on my way... Hope you enjoy this and thanks for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PROSPERITY...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! From the series: People@work. Smuggler's Cove in Flamborough, one of our favourite haunts. Magical place and wonderful people, their catch, mainly crabs are beyond words. They also catch lobsters... they go straight to the Continent... During the week, these fisher folk are working from early morning, on a Sunday, they take people around the surrounding bays, and to view the cliffs like the famous Bempton Cliffs, with all their natural (bird) wildlife, some take people fishing. Here the skipper eased his boat in with confidence, funny how they spot a lens aimed at them so quickly.. Mind your head! Again uncropped, take the time and experience the joys of the discipline of composing your image in camera… Have a super day and thanx for visiting, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

COOKING THE SHRIMPS AT SEA...

My AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ We had the pleasure and honour to join fishermen on their boat, to make a reportage of a night at sea, shrimping! http://magdaindigo.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/a-special-night-shrimping-part-2.html (part 2) …The next batch was poured into the kettle, while the steaming cooked shrimps stood, cooling down, in the officially approved rectangular plastic trays, ready for the fish-market. By then the nets were dragging the sea-bottom again. Danny and Sylvain stepped into the wheelhouse to drink hot coffee from their flasks. They poured something out of a bottle into the cups. Danny winked at me and said: “It’s cold out there!” I agreed. He nodded encouragingly and offered the small bottle. I declined with a smile. He shrugged and put it away. … The green neon light above the work area mixed with the white spotlight, the golden glow of the flames and the steam made for a ghostly atmosphere. This is probably my absolute favourite of that mission, I love the atmosphere, maybe because I still feel the emotion when I saw it in my lens! That neg needed a lot of TLC(tender loving care), I wanted to do it justice, the conditions were not ideal Shot with my beloved Nikon F4 on Fuji pro 400 film, no flash! Thank you for viewing and all your comments, I appreciate them, Magda (*_*) Thank you for viewing and all your comments, I appreciate them, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A HARDDAY'S NIGHT...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! From the series: People@work from 'A Special Night', a story that I wrote about a night that Paul and I did a reportage on SHRIMPING. To fully understand this image you need to read the stories; HERE: magdaindigo.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/a-special-night-shrimp... Part 2:magdaindigo.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/a-special-night-shrimp... Part 3. magdaindigo.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/a-special-night-shrimp... ...Danny grabbed the nets and released the knots holding the catch and with a whoosh everything flooded into a square metal trough. He was wearing heavy-duty rubber gloves to spread out the mountain of glistening sea-life. I stood looking in wonder at this wriggling and flapping mass. …The men started to sort instantly, shoving the shrimps through a side chute into a shiny drum – horizontal, two cylinders with holes, turning one inside the other, the shrimps in the inner one being rinsed constantly by seawater. Small crabs and young shrimps gushed out and washed back into the sea. From the middle drum came baskets full of shrimps. … The burner was lit under a tall round kettle, where seawater was brought to the boil and the shrimps thrown in. Sylvain added a handful of something. Seeing my questioning look, he said: “It’s chicory granules, good for the taste, and gives them a shine and lovely pink-brown colour.” If I were to tell you that there’s a huge difference in taste, and I'm an expert on the matter, it’s all down to the cooking! Now and then he lifted the lid releasing a steaming aromatic cloud. Danny continued picking out sole, starfish, jellyfish, crabs and other fishies. Everything too small or unwanted was thrown back into the sea. He showed me the different types. There was a tiny ray, very dangerous, colloquially called a “policefish”, which was so deadly that if you were stung by the spike on its back, you’d have to raise the alert immediately, so they could come out and air-lift you to hospital. I noticed when he took off his gloves, that he was missing part of his thumb and his index finger on his right hand. He became conscious of it and hid his hand. I later heard from his mum, that he lost them years ago in an accident. His hand got entangled in metal chains while hauling in the netting. Have a great day and thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

COOKING THE SHRIMPS AT SEA...

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme Excerpt from ‘A special night.’, a story that I wrote about a night that Paul and I did a reportage on SHRIMPING. …The next batch was poured into the kettle, while the steaming cooked shrimps stood, cooling down, in the officially approved rectangular plastic trays, ready for the fish-market. By then the nets were dragging the sea-bottom again. Danny and Sylvain stepped into the wheelhouse to drink hot coffee from their flasks. They poured something out of a bottle into the cups. Danny winked at me and said: “It’s cold out there!” I agreed. He nodded encouragingly and offered the small bottle. I declined with a smile. He shrugged and put it away. … The green neon light above the work area mixed with the white spotlight, the golden glow of the flames and the steam made for a ghostly atmosphere. This is probably my absolute favourite, I love the atmosphere, maybe because I still feel the emotion when I saw it in my lens! That neg needed a lot of TLC (tender loving care), I wanted to do it justice. To fully understand this image you need to read the stories; HERE: magdaindigo.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/a-special-night-shrimp... Part 2: magdaindigo.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/a-special-night-shrimp... Part 3. magdaindigo.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/a-special-night-shrimp... Thank you for viewing and all your comments, I appreciate them, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CHEF CHEZ LA MERE POULARD on the Mont St Michel...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! From the series: People@work After all our adventures, climbing, photographing and admiring, we were hungry... Now food on the Mont St Michel is all about La Mère Poulard, Normandy/Brittany all about SEA-FOOD! Love it... This was the proud chef of the kitchen, with one of his 'Plats de fruit de mers'... THANX for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FRESH OCTOPUS....

Walking around the local market of Kritsa, on the island of Crete, from the sounds and the shouting, I could have been at Leeds market, but, the produce of course was very different and the presentation also, we have become used to so much here. In Crete, they only sell the veg and fruit of the season, the catch of the day. Another great experience, with lots of kind people, letting you taste the different cheeses, looking on in disbelieve as you stick the lens right up to the fish in ice, just to capture those beautiful colours. What's normal, everyday life to one is the exotic to another. THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE GARLIC-SELLERS…

#abfav_holidays_them When I go on holiday, yes I like a few relaxed days, but I also love to come back, with new knowledge new adventures under the belt and images with a ‘difference’! And oh dear… we had some great adventure.LOL I love to sample the local culture of places. Taken in Heraklion, the capital of Crete, shortly before I was due at the airport for my flight back. Everyday there is a 'spice' market, I absolutely wanted some last minute stuff, like Cretan saffron, honey with their herb flavours (wild thyme, oregano, basil, all the wild flowers). The market is a narrow long street, these young men were standing at the entrance, haggling... I saw them and just took the shot, a friend (also a photographer) went up to them and asked could she take a photo, with a cocky attitude they said sternly: " yes, 1 Euro"............... Sorry, I came home with the shot, she didn’t. It was their attitude that put me off, I gladly pay for kindness. Hope you enjoy this and thanks for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GLAD--- TIMES, A FLOWER-SELLER...

Many people ask me, you must spend a fortune on flowers!!! No, I have good suppliers and a garden? This used to be one of my favourite flower-sellers, on a market, he'd keep things aside for me that he thought I might be interested in. He's retired now. It is always better to have a good rapport and a laugh with the people you buy from, fishmonger, butcher, flower-man, lol, if it is 'personal' you get a fair deal! Oke, sometimes there are 'blemishes', imperfections, but ONE perfect one is enough, and as I wrote before, the others often more interesting. View Large and On PROPER Black Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE PEOPLE OF CAPE TOWN 4...

It was our first 'proper' day and we decided to go and explore the center of the city. It was a mild day, the sun was out, yes, 'another beautiful day in paradise' we joked. On Greenmarket Square, you had all the stalls, with all the arty stuff, we both noticed how creative the local artists are, often with minimum resources. I find 'strolling' very tiring, so we found ourselves a place for some refreshments and a 'break',lol, the cameras never far away and started 'people-watching'. You do have those that beg and then you have those that will do ANYTHING to make a living.I noticed these two young people, she was a 'sanwich' advert, he was selling ostrich-feather dusters and wooden spoons, looked home-made to me. See how happy they look? Making the best of things... not always easy, but better than moaning and feeling bitter! Want to have a look through my latest book? Hope you enjoy it. Please let me know what you think? www.photoboxgallery.com/magdaindigo/collection?album_id=1... Have a lovely day and as always, THANKS, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A BRIEF MOMENT of REST…

Giving people time to get on and off, the train driver is relaxed, waiting for his cuppa and then, on again. At the old station in Pickering, North-Yorkshire... Most of the passengers may not realise how reliant upon volunteers the North Yorkshire Moors Railway is. With the magnificent steam engines, beautiful rural stations and smartly uniformed staff, a visit to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway is like taking a step back in time.From the smoke and steam pouring from the engines to the cosy wood-panelled carriages and friendly conductor service, the railway is both lovingly preserved and charmingly authentic. Itís also the perfect starting point for a day out, whether you’re travelling between the rugged Yorkshire villages, hiking on the wind swept moors or spending a day by the seaside in Whitby... WANNA read MORE on THIS? HERE:meditation on subject of photography. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE WEAVER…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
Day 12 THE WEAVER… The boat tour over, we have a refreshment on a terrace of the most iconic place in Brugge? De Rozenhoedkaai(Pink/Rose Hat Quay literally, but the proper meaning is rosary, the reason was that stalls were set up at that spot selling rosaries). And onwards we go. On the picturesque Fish-market of Brugge, we meet this weaver from Latvia again. Last Summer we bought a scarf for Paul here, now we meet him: the creative textile designer – weaver Janis Rozentals He began his career in the Old Town Riga sand for several years wove on the wheeled loom and sold the scarves, all over the world. Made out of linen, they are beautiful. He loves Bruges. Of course, we go home, with… yes, you’ve guessed it, another scarf! If you are interested in seeing a dedicated artist at work, a fascinating movie here. See Janis on his loom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6w6bb9trMc I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE SCULPTOR'S HANDS…

#abfav_2_together_theme Willem Vermandere is a famous and much celebrated Belgian Artist. My friend is a sculptor, singer-songwriter, musician, writer, poet and painter, but also a wonderful philosopher and raconteur. We always enjoy a get together when we visit the Continent, this time no different! Here, after a whole animated discussion about why we do what we do, how to do it well etc... we walked to the place where he's working, on a set of smaller works in CARRARA marble and we came back to our earlier conversation, about PASSION!!! You have to have PASSION for your medium! For a photographer we agreed that that should be all about the light!!! Such moments are pure magic. Please view large and On Black THANKS, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GLASS…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_REFLECTIONS_THEME on fb On the bucket-list was a shoot with a glass blower, I had approached Marcel Vlamynck and he agreed. We were thrilled and really enjoyed the experience. Here he shows off one of his pieces, which we bought and now every day enjoy in our home. Moe reflections… I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other

BLOWING GLASS...

I love photographing people doing what they love, making reportages of it. Hope you enjoy, thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

RAINY REFLECTION…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_REFLECTIONS_THEME taken on the market in Brugge, it was raining, but NOTHING will stop me as you can see, lol Nikons are well sealed they say? This is the DIAMOND SCOPE by Vibeke Jensen... An octagonal structure with an amazing shell of mirror glass stands across from the Belfry on the Market Square. Depending where you stand, reflecting the medieval facades, or in the case, the Belfry/Halletoren. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A PHOTOGRAPHER IN PHOTO-HEAVEN?

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ A poppy-field, a man, a camera... discovered some pink poppies amongst the red. Same poppy-field, a woman and a camera... the result... Hope this makes you smile and have a wonderful day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PRO@WORK...

Perfect stance eh? It is very difficult for me to get a portrait of my dear husband. especially on holiday, so much to see, eyes delight. Here he is at the end of the East dam, which is applied to widen the harbour entrance from Ostend, allowing larger ships to enter. I love the 'minimalism... Have a great day, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

RIVALRY SOLVED...

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME, VIA THE WEBSITE! As you can see my dear husband, , had solved the age old rivalry between the two brands, Nikon and Canon... Nikon round the neck Canon over the shoulder! LOL. I'll never understand 'brand-wars'. For me I must 'like' the camera, the feel, the weight, the ergonomics. And often, of course, you buy the lenses that you like. Your glass is expensive and often your 'next' investment and choice for a new body (LOL) will be one that takes your expensive glass. Often a decisive factor? This was taken in Etretat, on a white-hot Summerday. Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE CANON MAN...

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME, VIA THE WEBSITE! This is a fun image I took of my lovely husband and fellow photographer Paul, Paul Indigo, taken next to the historic canon on the harbour-wall at Bridlington on the North-Yorkshire Heritage Coast. Yes he is (at the moment and again) a Canon man. I wish you a day full of fun, a good w-e and thanx for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE HUMAN TRIPOD...

A PHOTOG for ALL SEASONS. Paul Indigo @ work... taking portraits of me, trying out yet another light set-up, forever learning and experimenting. Who says a man cannot multi-task? PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME, VIA THE WEBSITE! TODAY... EVERYONE IS A PHOTOGRAPHER?( www.magdaindigo.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/today-everyone-is-photographer.html ) AND THEN... THERE IS THE PROPER PHOTOGRAPHER! ( www.magdaindigo.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/and-then-there-is-proper-photographer.html ) That is the person who invested a lot of time, money and effort... with great pleasure and passion? Learned HOW to be a photographer, what it all means! The technical and human ins and outs, learned about light, in studio and in nature, knows about composition. Yes, once you know the rules: THEN you can become 'creative'... and break them! None of this depends on the size or the price of the camera! A camera is simply a tool. It WILL ALWAYS be the person behind the camera that makes the photo! The minimum requirement is to understand aperture, shutter speed, ISO, focal length. And a good photographer can take a good picture with a good camera, but a GREAT photographer can take GREAT pictures even with a phone? I used to take my camera everywhere with me, not anymore and okay it DOES happen that I see a shot, well I take it with my mind's eye and shrug? I am not a photo-journalist, so if I miss it... I miss it. There is a time for seeing and enjoying and then a time for the 'passion'. How do you recognise a proper photographer? No, not necessarily the one with the most gear, gadgets or the heaviest camera-bag, LOL. Many love it, I see it all the time and it makes me smile. It is the consistency, the built-up portfolio, the overall quality of the work. Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PHOTOGRAPHER @WORK...

Paul Indigo will jump through many hoops to get the shot, brave the noise and turbulence generated by these massive engines at the back of a catamaran! TODAY... EVERYONE IS A PHOTOGRAPHER?( www.magdaindigo.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/today-everyone-is-... ) AND THEN... THERE IS THE PROPER PHOTOGRAPHER! ( www.magdaindigo.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/and-then-there-is-... ) That is the person who invested a lot of time, money and effort... with great pleasure and passion? Learned HOW to be a photographer, what it all means! The technical and human ins and outs, learned about light, in studio and in nature, knows about composition. Yes, once you know the rules: THEN you can become 'creative'... and break them! None of this depends on the size or the price of the camera! A camera is simply a tool. It WILL ALWAYS be the person behind the camera that makes the photo! The minimum requirement is to understand aperture, shutter speed, ISO, focal length. And a good photographer can take a good picture with a good camera, but a GREAT photographer can take GREAT pictures even with a phone? I used to take my camera everywhere with me, not anymore and okay it DOES happen that I see a shot, well I take it with my mind's eye and shrug? I am not a photo-journalist, so if I miss it... I miss it. There is a time for seeing and enjoying and then a time for the 'passion'. How do you recognise a proper photographer? No, not necessarily the one with the most gear, gadgets or the heaviest camera-bag, LOL. Many love it, I see it all the time and it makes me smile. It is the consistency, the built-up portfolio, the overall quality of the work. Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

IPAD LIGHT IN THE NIGHT...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! From the series: People@work A conversation on a Summery night between two men with the inevitable ipad. I saw how it cast this eerie ' hidden' light... Have a great day and thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

RIEN NE VA PLUS…… DOMINO

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme This was a shoot for a glossy Casino magazine, the client wanted transparencies, I'm not fond of working with slide film so Paul was the main photographer, which means I take care of all the rest, the liaising, the models, clothes and the dresses, jewelry, hair and make-up stylist, other needs for all involved. I always have my cameras and lenses with me off course, I back up things and during breaks, I'll always have a go and enjoy myself. As I had never been in a casino, it was all new to me and challenging. The lights were set up for entertainment, leisure and pleasure. It was very important that the 'lights' on the table be visible, a lot of time spent on light-readings to have the right balance. As one of the poses was to be for the cover, we needed space for text and strap lines. Had to take that into account for the composition. "The model, just a beautiful 'accessory' = something nonessential but desirable that contributes to an effect or result." These images were taken only for my own pleasure, the model happy with them too. Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE PIANOLESSON...

Another tender image, proper pure photography with the, nowadays, often forgotten important ingredient: EMOTION! It was a lovely moment, to see this father teach his little girl how to play Beethoven's "Fur Elise"... I saw the reflection in the piano afterwards, a nice added touch... Wishing you a very lovely day and thanx for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE MUSICIAN...

Thank you for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ALL ABOUT THE BASE…

Bart Caron is one of Willem Vermandere’s musicians Multi talented! Thank you for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ENRAPTURED…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ WILLEM VERMANDERE and his new instrument... Willem Vermandere is a famous Belgian Artist. We always enjoy a get-together when we visit the Continent, this time no different! Well, he had just acquired a new instrument, an Autoharp (despite its name, the autoharp is not a harp at all, but a chorded zither), which he cradled with tremendous affection whilst his hands caressed the strings and he was clearly in his own musical world...forgetting for a brief moment that we were there? Such moments are pure magic. My friend is a singer,songwriter, musician, sculptor, writer, poet and painter, but also a wonderful philosopher and raconteur. In photography, emotion is the often discarded, yet so important ingredient! THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please RESPECT this:IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

B&W MAGIC...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ A LONDON STREET ARTIST. They were a couple, wearing the same colour-costumes, they had a different discipline but were both so very graceful, elegant and talented. It was pure magic to see them at work. I burned out the public in the bg, it looks like his crystal balls were 'giving' off the light... Thanx for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A LONDON STREET ARTIST…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_STREET_ACTIVITY_THEME They were a couple, wearing the same colour-costumes, they had a different discipline but were both so very graceful, elegant and talented. It was pure magic to see them at work. I burned out the public in the bg, it looks like his crystal balls were 'giving' off the light... Thanx for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MORE MAGIC...

THE STREET ARTIST. They were a couple, wearing the same colour-costumes ( see set), they had a different discipline but were both so very graceful, elegant and talented. It was pure magic to see them at work. I burned out the public in the bg, it looks like his crystal balls were 'giving' of the light... Thanx for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FROM THE CAR...

#abfav_favourite_doors_and_windows_theme When we're out together, Paul does most of the driving. Me, I look around and love the challenge of shooting images from the car... hit and miss, but I have a whole series of 'hits' now and even more 'misses'... hihi, and I had a lot of fun, Wishing you a fun day and thanks for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AN AIR OF MYSTERY AND ROMANCE...

Pickering, North-Yorkshire... I ran alongside, as the steam train was leaving the station..., photographing on the run... Most of the passengers may not realise how reliant upon volunteers the North Yorkshire Moors Railway is. With the magnificent steam engines, beautiful rural stations and smartly uniformed staff, a visit to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway is like taking a step back in time.From the smoke and steam pouring from the engines to the cosy wood-panelled carriages and friendly conductor service, the railway is both lovingly preserved and charmingly authentic. It ís also the perfect starting point for a day out, whether you're travelling between the rugged Yorkshire villages, hiking on the wind swept moors or spending a day by the seaside in Whitby. You know by now that I am a 'purist? Prefer proper pure photography with the, nowadays, often forgotten important ingredient: EMOTION! meditation on subject of photography. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A BRIEF POSE…

The train operator and the stoker, they posed and then were off, in a billow of smoke. Talk about grab photo’s!! Pickering, North-Yorkshire, towards the Heritage Coast, you have charming Pickering, an ancient market town and civil parish, on the border of the North York Moors National Park. It sits at the foot of the Moors, overlooking the Vale of Pickering to the south. According to legend the town was founded by a certain king Peredurus around 270BC; however the town as it exists today is of medieval origin. The North Yorkshire Moors Railway, the old station is kept in forties style, is run by the North York Moors Historical Railway Trust but is mostly operated and staffed by volunteers! Both on and off the trains! magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2008/01/all-shades-of-grey.html I love the frazzled overalls, the steam and the dirt, the stoker..., it almost looks like a charcoal drawing. I love the beautiful tools that are our hands, FOR MORE ON THIS and other anecdotes.. meditation on subject of photography. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THINK IT'S GONNA RAIN TODAY????

#abfav_multicolour youtu.be/k9Fn8VhkK5g written and performed by Randy Newman After a photo shoot in the studio, we just thought we'd have some creative and "free" stuff, just to unwind from all the tension. Finish the film rather than thrashing it............. The models were game and later happy with the shots they were given , M, (*_*) Have a wonderful day, and thank you for your time and comments, M, (*_*) VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved