Here’s @ross_mcauley with his portrait, Self-Portrait With Pear, currently on display in the BP Portrait Award 2017. This self-portrait was painted after Ross bought a vintage sports jacket - he said: ‘I was struck by the bright colours and bold pattern of the garment. The pear in the background is a print that was given to me as a gift.’ Inspiration can come from the most peculiar of places, from flea markets to the rubbish bin. Tell us about work created from your own strange discoveries.
One of the most common questions I get is what kind of camera or equipment I used. Yes these days I do use higher end equipment but it's not necessary to make great photos! As Sir Francis Bacon stated "Knowledge is power".•
Swipe to see my "elaborate" setup for a recent series of bath shoots. All of them were shot using natural light from a window or just the light bulbs from a bathroom mirror. Blog coming soon with all of the details!•
Model - @cirquebea
Gown - @sewtrendyaccessories