Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Robert Timothy named a double Webby Award Honoree in New York for his photographic work

I'm so pleased to announce (and that makes it sound so ridiculously grand) that I have been made a 2014 Webby Awards Honoree. Twice!

The accolade is hugely unexpected which makes it even better.

A few months ago I got an email from someone in New York who suggested I enter the photo-project I did called "Empty London" - various photos of London without people, see it here.

Thinking there was never a chance I would even be recognised - it seems to be a space for the likes of the BBC or CNN and er, Microsoft - I entered almost in spite of their advice and forgot about it.

Fast-forward a few months and an email pings into my inbox announcing the accolade!

And there it is...

Robert Timothy given Webbys Award honor

Funnily enough, I'm nominated in the same category as CNN and er, Microsoft! (Plus Pitchfork Media and NPR, amongst others...)

Elsewhere, I have also been honored in the category "Personal Blog/Website", partly for some of the work that appears on the blog you're looking at!

Robert Timothy given Webbys Award honor

Photographing London without any people was pretty gruelling - alone on Christmas morning, standing in the rain so it's doubly satisfying to have been recognised. Thank you thank you thank you!

In the spirit of sharing, you can check out the other honorees in my latter category, below.

Finally, do hashtags work on blogs? Who cares... #Webbys

What is the difference between a high-key studio and a low-key photographic studio?

This isn't a question I've ever been asked but I might as well tell you anyway.

It is simply because I have found two photos that answer the question - what is the difference between a high key studio and a low key studio?

So, this is Julia sitting in a high-key photographic studio in London...

High-key photographic studio
Above: The key light in this photo above is a large Elinchrom Octabox

And this is Aydin standing in a low-key photographic studio...

Low-key photographic studio
Above: The main keylight (which you can't really see) is a beauty dish with honeycomb cover.

To be fair, the low-key studio could be even darker if you turned the poly board* on the right, to black.
* polystyrene board

I reckon the two photos sufficiently answer the question and also give you an idea about how the photos would be likely to look. You're welcome. The photos were taken at Central St Martins College.

Oh, me personally? At the moment I am totally into low-key studios and photography. The darkness can give amazing texture.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Blog Robert Timothy gets a little refreshed, now bigger and better (and more black...)

I have moved the furniture around. As you may have spotted.

To test the size of the image, I needed to publish one. So here's a photo of Julia sitting in one of the studios at Central Saint Martins.

Central Saint Martins studio
Above: Julia in a high key studio. With lots of polystyrene.

Obviously with our new look there will be laughs, thrills and spills a-plenty. I know. Stick around if you can please.