The Monday Muse Week 22

01 February 2016

Region: London

We are delighted to introduce our first guest muse – Brian Griffin Hon FRPS.

"My Monday Muse is to take a photograph of a shoe(s). For me as a photographer to photograph shoes has always been an exciting challenge. Last year I was given a project in Deauville France to photograph people who live in the city, but now retired, with their shoes. This formed an exhibition in the city where the shoes were displayed on pedestals in front of photographs featuring them and their subjects.

In the late 70's I produced an album cover for Joe Jackson by just photographing his shoes, he decided there and then to never work with me again! Later Rolling Stone Magazine declared it one of the 100 top album covers of all time. In the photograph from Deauville, my assistant is hiding behind Therese Chabial, whilst placing her shoes on her shoulders!"

Images © Brian Griffin Hon FRPS

WE'D LOVE TO FEATURE A SHOE SPECIAL, SO AS WELL AS CREATING AN ALBUM, IT WOULD BE GREAT IF YOU COULD ALSO SEND US YOUR SHOE IMAGES AT london@rps.org.

The Monday Muse is an ongoing initiative.  There are no deadlines and you don’t have to take the photographs in the week that the Muse is set.  Once you’ve set up your album, you can add to it any time.  A list of previous Muses can be be found here. You don’t have to be a member of the London Region to participate - all-comers welcome!

Monday Muse Info
As the inspirational ideas we posted as part of the Bleeding London project proved to be so popular, we’re going to continue the theme with The Monday Muse.  Every Monday, we’ll be posting an inspirational idea for the week, with links to tips and suggestions on how to achieve the best images.  We’ll be featuring our favourites here on the blog and in our monthly eZine Capital Interest.  And just to add a bit of competition, we’ll be running a points league.  There is one point for posting an image and there will be occasional bonus points.  At the end of the year, whoever has the most points will receive a gift voucher to spend in the RPS shop.

What to do next
Take your shoe image(s).
EITHER upload it to your Monday Muse album in the RPS galleries and send the link to london@rps.org  

OR post the image (or a link to it) to the RPS London group on Facebook

OR tweet it (@ The_RPSLonfon; hashtag #rpsmuse)
OR upload to Instagram (hashtag #rpsmuse)
Don’t forget to tell us which competition you’re entering.

Small Print
Images must be taken after the topic has been announced.  By submitting to The Monday Muse, you agree that we can use your images on the RPS website and in RPS publications.  Copyright remains with the photographer.  Full accreditation will be given.