Chloe and I set out on each shoot to create a series of photographs with a depth of emotion and a rapport that lingers. We worked through the tears and laughter to capture these pictures full of personality and beauty. I sculpted the light and together we created the moments that have been captured here forever. When you look into Chloe's eyes in these pictures you can see into her soul.
This really is a photographers book I suppose. Not one with f/ numbers and focal lengths, it's on another level entirely. It's about communication between Chloe-Jasmine and I, It's also about art, design and composition. Many well established theories of good practice are challenged in this book. It's a body of work that is eloquent and self supporting. Despite the vast array of photographic techniques employed to create these pictures, the book has a rhythm. There is a core continuity and a narrative that is bourn out in Chloe's poetry. Some would say it's a naive work with substance.
The lavish 1st edition of Damien's book is available to order below.
Perfect bound hardback
34cm (12") square
French fold blind embossed dust jacket
180gsm quality paper stock
Spot varnish on each photograph
>> Preview a sample of the book here.
"There are that many books available to photographers that
it's rare for something really different to come along. But something
has. Chloe Jasmine Whichello by Damien Lovegrove (let's just call it
CJW for now) is a triumph in three parts...
Firstly, it's a very fine item to have on show; the quality
of the book, from the binding to the print, is first-rate and the images
are an attractive tour de force, showcasing not just the masterful
technique of a photographer at the top of his game but also wit and
Secondly, it will become an invaluable reference to
photographers - professional and enthusiasts alike - who are looking for
inspiration, either for day to day portrait ideas or to create a really
special work for a valued client. The use of lighting, be it available
light, flash or continuous, creates looks from classic Hollywood,
through modern mixed-light and 'relaxed Sunday morning' right through to
epic set pieces. All the while, CJW herself inhabits the environment in
a way that inspires us to set the scene then forget about the lights
and create a story.
And that's what the third part is about. CJW (the book, this
time) isn't about f-stops and ISO settings; it's about taking the next
step on and adding another dimension to our basic skills. Recognising
that photographing people is about, well, people. CJW shows what can be
done when you can light up your work with enthusiasm and communication
and it's this honest, unselfconscious offering which sets the book apart
and makes it a must for anyone serious about making their portrait work
fun, expressive and desirable." Ted Ridgway Watt
"What can one say about a book that strives to capture one of the most
beautiful women in the world, a book by one of the leading photography
teachers in the United Kingdom.
Damien Lovegrove has strived to capture the presence of such a
woman, in black and white and in colour he has delivered this book. Much
can be learnt from this Master photographic aficionado." Mr B Gerrard.
"Chloe-Jasmine Whichello is a star on the rise. This is a beautifully shot book with truly gorgeous photos. Destined to be a collectors item in the future." R. Jackson
"I am speechless!! I've just had a proper read of the book and love it, love it, love it!! Beautiful...." Gwyn Cole
"Great purchase! Your portraiture has always impressed me. This has given me a big smile, more beautiful with every turn of the page. Congratulations to the team!!!" Andy McDonald
"So it’s finally here. The new book by Damien Lovegrove is well worth the wait. Beautiful stuff guys." Cliff Grainger
"Chloe-Jasmine Whichello! A beautiful book of photography and words.
The book is a wonderful collection of images and words. I've looked through it a number of times already and my favourite image keeps changing as well as my favourite line or poem. You should all be very proud." Kim, Cocoon Photography.