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It’s been a long time coming but it’s finally released! My new book “Portraits of Asia” is a collection of my best and most compelling work from my recent journey around South East Asia. From the hillside villages and farms of Nothern Vietnam to the Orang Asli of Malaysia this book contains colourful, quirky and captivating photos I am very proud of.
You can order your copy online here and check out the first 15 pages of the book in the preview below.

This is one of those great moments-in-time shots. I turned round and notied a Seagull sat on a CCTV camera. They both appeared to be looking down at us.

Birds Eye View
Birds Eye View – Matt Preston

From the angle both the Seagull and camera seem quite powerful. I think most would agree the Seagull wins when it comes to who has the greatest view.

I added a cross-processing effect to increase the gritty urban theme and a very heavy vignetting effect around the edges to make it feel as though we too were watching them. An almost telescope like appeal to it.

As ever your thoughts and comments are welcome. Have your say.

I recently had the pleasure of a photoshoot with a local model. Thanks to websites like modelmayhem.com it’s now possible for wannabe photographers and wannabe models to contact each other and work together, often for free.

The shoot took place on Brighton Beach and surrounding areas. Always a great backdrop and it’s nice  to finally be taking photos on the beach that aren’t all about the piers and other pebbly beach paraphernalia.

This was one of the first real chances to get to grips with my new DSLR, the Canon 5D Mark ii. An amazing camera. I’ll do a full review of it in a few weeks time.

Gentle breeze
Gentle Breeze – Matt Preston

My beach
My Beach – Matt Preston

Lifting me up
Lifting Me Up – Matt Preston

In the blue corner
In The Blue Corner – Matt Preston

I’m loving the Cross-Processing look at the moment. A technique usually applied to film but can be simulated quite easily in software. I’ll let you know how in another blog soon!

There’s loads more from this shoot in my Flickr AccountCheck out the full day’s shoot here.

I’d love to hear your comments, good or bad so feel free to have your say!

One of the first photos taken with my new Canon 5D Mark ii. The eery sight of what was once part of the West Pier in Brighton, England. I’m attracted to sunsets and decaying objects so this is a double whammy for me!

Quadralith
Quadralith – Matt Preston

Critics and comments welcome. Let me know what you think.