Portrait of my father
So last week I was commissioned to shoot a portrait for the legendary folk singer Ralph McTell. I was asked for a classic black and white portrait to use as an album cover. At 75 Ralph looks incredible but my brief was to capture the spirit and life experiences through every line, crease and wrinkle on his face. A brutally honest portrait.
I decided to shoot on the Fuji GFX digital medium format camera, which was kindly lent to me by Paul Bence, thanks Paul, and not wanting to appear stupid on a new system I decided to do a test shoot the night before with my 81yr father. As I was setting up the lights I realised I’d never done this before, I’d never sat my father down to shoot his portrait. I love this portrait and elated to have it. I urge all you photographers to capture the ones you love and sure enough that photograph will be priceless to you one day.
Experience Egypt WTM 2018
The team at Momentum UK asked me to cover the Experience Egypt stand at WTM 2018 held at Excel London.
Following the Egyptian Minister for Tourism, Rania Al-Mashat. Mainly reportage photography but I did manage to capture this lovely portrait of this incredibly hard working, dedicated, intelligent, inspiring woman in the Arab world.
Actor Grant Masters
After working with the charming actor Grant Masters on the film Transience earlier this year, Grant and I arranged a shoot to update his acting head shot. Grant explained that his last head shot was good but heavily retouched and like a true actor he wanted something with more character.
Grant was a pleasure to work with, totally engaging throughout the shoot and most importantly was chuffed with the results.
Rupert Mealing – Actor
Introducing Rupert Mealing, a poet, an artist and an actor. Rupert booked me to shoot an updated head shot for future castings. We smashed out some amazing shots in 20mins, perfect shoot. Photo by Chris Lopez 05/17
Nikon – In Frame
In December 2015, I did something I very rarely do. I entered one of my personal images to the Nikon-In Frame competition and the image was selected by Kate Hopwell-Smith in the ‘People & Emotions’ category. Well chuffed!
Siblings by Chris Lopez. Copyright Chris Lopez 2015