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I had the great pleasure of meeting one of the best photographers of our modern age at the weekend. If you have not noticed the work of Vernon Trent then I suggest that you take the time to do so. I bumped into his work about 18 months ago and was completely blown away by it, he produces work that I can only aspire to! He can be found at http://www.xoverip.info/

Update : http://www.xoverip.info/pb/index.php

thanks VZ

This shot is Vernons, not mine, he even made me look pretty! lol

All the best. mal

Me

I had the great pleasure of meeting one of the best photographers of our modern age at the weekend. If you have not noticed the work of Vernon Trent then I suggest that you take the time to do so. I bumped into his work about 18 months ago and was completely blown away by it, he produces work that I can only aspire to! He can be found at http://www.xoverip.info/

Update : http://www.xoverip.info/pb/index.php

thanks VZ

This shot is Vernons, not mine, he even made me look pretty! lol

All the best. mal

comments (35)

  • VZ
  • United States
  • 31 Jan 2008, 01:41
I fully agree with you, mal. Vernon is one of the best out there. As I told him, it takes a master to create something decent from this kind of material, ha-ha-ha.
I don't know why you posted a link to his info page, instead of his blog, where all the good pictures are. Here it is for those who are interested
http://www.xoverip.info/pb/index.php
Z
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 31 Jan 2008, 05:36
Looks like he was not successful at talking you out of your clothes, though, mal. [grin]
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 31 Jan 2008, 05:51
I love this character picture of you. I am sorry to tell you that the link from Viktor is a better one than yours, I really am intersted in his pictures.
  • urban8
  • The Land of Pots, Pits & Pans
  • 31 Jan 2008, 06:26
I won't comment on you being pretty or not, mal, that's not my place!
But good image - had a look at Vernon's site, and it is impressive work.
Maybe he'll let you use this as your FB profile shot?
John
  • peter
  • Denmark
  • 31 Jan 2008, 07:49
I agree. Vernon's photoraphs are really good. I wish I also had access to the same well of inspiration that fuels him. He's snapped you quite well too. Nice to see you.
Nice portrait. Nice to meet you, Mal.
Top man Vernon, helped me sort out my Pixelpost blog. Great photographer to but who told you you were "pretty" I thought he might have had you stripper to your St Michaels at least! Now that may have been pretty. Where is the exhibition?
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 31 Jan 2008, 10:20
Having seen you in living color, Mal, I'll have to say that Vernon did you justice in B&W. WOW. Thanks for introducing me to the man behind this work of art.
  • SheepLover
  • Pembrokeshire SW Wales
  • 31 Jan 2008, 10:23
Hi Mal, you obviously made an impression since you're now in his blogroll smile

He has taken one or two nice shots, hasn't he... http://www.weeklyshot.org/user/VernonTrent/

It's interesting to know who influences you, since you obviously influence so many yourself...
  • Ann
  • SucÚ sur Erdre - France
  • 31 Jan 2008, 11:15
Pleased to meet you !!!
  • calisto
  • Switzerland
  • 31 Jan 2008, 12:11
a really great picture of you mal. was so nice to meet you there smile

all the best, calisto smile
  • rhys
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Jan 2008, 12:28
good to put a face to the name. You look very distinguished and arty!
  • mick
  • 31 Jan 2008, 13:47
Cant make a silk purse out of a pigs ear,but he did try.lol mick.
  • Tracy
  • Stoke on Trent UK
  • 31 Jan 2008, 14:15
LOL at Mick.
Also Astrid is right VK's link is better.

Nice to see your in out of the cold anyway... smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 31 Jan 2008, 14:40
First I thought you just ran out of photo subjects. Cat has eloped with the dog and it leave you with no more subjects.

So you think mr Trent can work miracles? Well, maybe he can smile

Have to go take a look at his site... OK I have been there and he is good - saw you and the gallery in Ratingen where your pic was taken. I'll put the site in my favourites for leasure viewing later. Thanks.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 31 Jan 2008, 15:43
Great to meet you (again), Mal! And thanks for that link.
Nice meeting you in such a nice decor Mal
  • pixelpixie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Jan 2008, 16:05
Good portrait Mal. The difference in contrast between you here and you on Trent's site is considerable. Must say I prefer the version on Trent's site, much more gutsy. I've been to his site a few time and really admire his work.

Thought you had emigrated or something! Good to see you again!
  • tim
  • United Kindom
  • 31 Jan 2008, 17:14
will check that out Mal, as for the photo of you well thats fine, you look like you should be wearing a crombie coat and stood in front of some very large doors lolsmile
Fascinating discovery in more than one way Mal. richard
  • Neil J Tandy
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 31 Jan 2008, 18:19
You are getting fat Mr. Smart!!! Too much time sat in beer gardens on Christmas evegrin I have to agree, Vernon is an excellent photographer with great vision - anybody who is able to see past your ugliness and produce this must be a visionary!!! Sorry for not phoning Friday eevening, got caught up elsewhere, but still need to speak to you - will try to find time tonight.
Many regards, Neil.
I had a look and there is some impressive stuff. Reading the comments it seems this is a reasonable likeness of youtongue
  • blackdog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Jan 2008, 20:04
Thanks for the link Mal - interesting ideas. Refreshing to see something original.

Boy you look defensive in this shot ;o)
Thanks for introducing Vernon, will take some time rummaging around his site. Now which one is you?
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 31 Jan 2008, 23:48
You're meant to SMILE for the camera, didn't anybody tell you?

That's it Mal, you're famous now. smile

(The Weekly Shot link - site's now closed.)
Herr Trent works magic once more: who's a pretty boy, then? smilesmile
  • Richard
  • Switzerland
  • 2 Feb 2008, 09:42
Mal, some things are beyond even Vernon... he certainly caught a pose though!
  • Thomas
  • Sweden
  • 2 Feb 2008, 12:14
Thanks for the hint - there certainly are some very impressive shots on Vernon's site. Sigh..another time-eater wink

Nice to get a face to go together with "Mal"...
  • Chris
  • Isle of Wight (UK)
  • 2 Feb 2008, 20:30
He's been in my bookmarks for a long time Mal. Did you learn anything?
yeah Malster, it was a great pleasure to meet you too. Thanks for coming over and the nice time .

Cheers M8 smile
  • Urv
  • California
  • 3 Feb 2008, 21:29
Very cool
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 4 Feb 2008, 20:32
Why so serious? smile
handsome devil..
  • Craig
  • 29 Feb 2008, 02:29
Ha! I had seen this shot among Vernon's and was surprised to see it in your archive - I was wondering if Vernon had a clandestine blog going on! Six degrees. I have just started browsing but some of your stuff is great.
  • DrAW!
  • nigeria
  • 2 May 2008, 07:01
this goes to prove my theory of our subjective and unreliable our assessments of photographer's works are

had a beginner taken this shot we may have lectured him on distracting backgrounds and composition

but knowing it's by such a master as trent makes us look for a reason for the choices made

my guess in this case for instance is that the shot in the background is his, and is the main subject, while you are like a personalised autograph on a masterpiece

am i even making any sense

ps i feel you're too hard on yourself

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