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Eyemo
07-08-2008, 08:27 AM
I've just managed (with a lot of help;Thank you) How to post images onto the forum..
Well here goes..Some pics form the SPJ collection.
Down but Not Out..http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m383/Eyemo35/013.jpg

Eyemo
07-08-2008, 08:31 AM
http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m383/Eyemo35/Pro-Photog8.jpg

Eyemo
07-08-2008, 08:36 AM
http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m383/Eyemo35/BH00015.jpg
Calm before the storm.

Eyemo
07-08-2008, 08:47 AM
http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m383/Eyemo35/DSCN7904.jpg
ATA Pilot.

Eyemo
07-08-2008, 08:58 AM
All the above recreated images were taken by myself for Armchair General Magazine. I'm now about to start on a collection of multiperiod civilian pics..:)

Rittmeister
07-08-2008, 10:01 AM
Fantastic photos!

sixsexsix
07-08-2008, 10:22 AM
What is the story behind these?

Eyemo
07-08-2008, 10:39 AM
Although based in Wales,I used to be staff photographer for a magazine called Armchair General.(Run from CA, USA by Eric Weider) I had four fantastic years working for them recreating historical military scenes.
I was totally responsible for the photo shoots. Including location, actors, lighting, effects, make-up, costume, direction and post production.
Due to the Ł-$ exchange rate our shoots just became whey to expensive..so my contract came to an end.Now in July 2008 I've set up a company called TIMELINE.
I've teamed up with writer and costume supervisor Yvonne Hobbs.We intend to photographic reconstructions of historical scenes for commercial use.We are looking for clients to sell images to or get comissions from.

The above images are from my archive (Using a lot uniforms and equipment from my own collection)..We have a long list of projects coming up..so watch this space..:) :) :)

Prior to all this, I've worked on numerouse History Channel Projects (Battle Stations?) Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers..etc.

Thanks all..hope you like my pictures..

Sorry about my spelling..First language Welsh:eusa_doh: :)

J. M. Stovall
07-08-2008, 10:45 AM
Great work! Really amazing stuff. I like to think I'm hard to fool most of the time and these really had me going!:eusa_clap

sixsexsix
07-08-2008, 10:50 AM
Thanks for the in-depth background, can't wait to see more of your photos! These are wonderful :eusa_clap

Eyemo
07-08-2008, 10:51 AM
Thanks JM ,SixsexSix...This is just a small selection..I've got some very dramatic images,some that I may post later. Most of my images were shot to a script, and in the four years working for ACG,proud to say we only used Photoshop once to remove a badge.
All pics shot on that medium format...Film stuff.:)

Eyemo
07-08-2008, 11:31 AM
http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m383/Eyemo35/207.jpg

Eyemo
07-08-2008, 11:32 AM
JazzTimehttp://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m383/Eyemo35/084.jpg

Eyemo
07-08-2008, 11:33 AM
http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m383/Eyemo35/066.jpg

Eyemo
07-08-2008, 11:34 AM
There you go..three more!..Happy to answer any questions..Enjoy:) :) :)

TessTrueheart
07-08-2008, 12:08 PM
I love them! They are like stills from a movie.

Darhling
07-08-2008, 12:13 PM
I love them! They are like stills from a movie.

I agree!! They are amazing!

Eyemo
07-08-2008, 12:21 PM
Thank you..Best compliment you can give me..:) I've gone for that movie still style, and often been asked "when is the film being released??"...
All shot for stills I'm afraid..

Can't wait to do some 20s-30s-40s-50s civilian shoots...and always looking for models!!:)

Quigley Brown
07-08-2008, 12:25 PM
Thank you..Best compliment you can give me..:) I've gone for that movie still style, and often been asked "when is the film being released??"...
All shot for stills I'm afraid..

Can't wait to do some 20s-30s-40s-50s civilian shoots...and always looking for models!!:)

Too bad you're across the pond...:cry:

Eyemo
07-08-2008, 12:30 PM
http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m383/Eyemo35/BH00159.jpg

Darhling
07-08-2008, 12:31 PM
Thank you..Best compliment you can give me..:) I've gone for that movie still style, and often been asked "when is the film being released??"...
All shot for stills I'm afraid..

Can't wait to do some 20s-30s-40s-50s civilian shoots...and always looking for models!!:)

Well if you ever come to Scandinavia, drop me a PM.

Eyemo
07-08-2008, 04:48 PM
Last one tonight..enjoy!:) http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m383/Eyemo35/pro-Photog7.jpg

Eyemo
07-08-2008, 05:13 PM
Thanks very much for your kind comments...If you like my work then please spread the word... This is my life, I love taking photographs...and I want to keep doing it... :) :) :)

Eyemo
07-09-2008, 11:47 AM
Hello Mods, Please move this thread if you think it's in the wrong place..

Thank you!..:) :) :)

scotrace
07-09-2008, 12:07 PM
Holy SMOKE!!!! Beautiful lighting, great compositions, they really put the viewer THERE! Well done!

Holy SMOKE!

TessTrueheart
07-09-2008, 12:16 PM
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Can't wait to do some 20s-30s-40s-50s civilian shoots...and always looking for models!!:)

I feel like packing my bags and going to Wales!:)

Eyemo
07-09-2008, 12:49 PM
I think I might be right in saying that one of your Swedish Queens was Welsh..:) :) (I'm hoping that I'm right:eusa_doh: )

Eyemo
07-09-2008, 12:50 PM
Holy SMOKE!!!! Beautiful lighting, great compositions, they really put the viewer THERE! Well done!

Holy SMOKE!

Thanks very much.. really appreciate your kind comments...:)

Eyemo
07-09-2008, 01:23 PM
If anyone wants some techno details on these pics... I'm happy to answer!..
Most (if not all of my best images) taken on Medium format. This is a PHOTO-SHOP FREE ZONE..lol lol lol All images shot using good old fashioned methods..:)

kerry
07-09-2008, 01:38 PM
Stunning!

Slim Portly
07-09-2008, 01:38 PM
What truly amazing photographs. Thank you for posting your work. I am looking forward to anything that you choose to share with us.

Eyemo
07-09-2008, 03:08 PM
Thanks Kerry, Slim...You Guys look cool..maybe we could get you involved in a shoot!!...:eusa_clap

Fletch
07-09-2008, 03:14 PM
Fantastic work...I was totally convinced except for the serif type "Happy New Year" banner, which was obviously made by a computer.

I dunno if they had those cardboard glitter signs then, or if they would be in a combat zone, but they might have been a good bet.
http://image.orientaltrading.com/otcimg/70_2257.jpg

Hate to nitpick, but it's the one standout, really the only one in an otherwise meticulously and lovingly done set!

Eyemo
07-09-2008, 03:38 PM
Sorry to dissapoint...hand painted by myself..Blood, sweat and insanity..Like all the people on this forum.. Art is passion..:)

Sachet
07-09-2008, 08:37 PM
I have so many questions I don't even know where to start.

The layers of meaning portrayed within each photo is incredible. It feels like you could literally step into each one because of the strong sense of "being there" that you manage to convey.

Obviously it takes superlative talent to capture this level of clarity and the nuances that enrich each photo.

Could you choose one photo and walk us through the steps of composition, please? One of my favorite sayings is "Ask me the time and I might end up telling you how to build the watch." <g> The details and nuances of life are just so fascinating.

For instance, how did you manage the lighting? How many shots does it take to get the look you aspire to capture? Did you get to choose the models to help ensure the specific look you envisioned? Is it challenging to get them to comprehend the exact facial expressions you need? The tilt of a head, the attitude in a look, the message in a smile.....there is just SO MUCH to consider.

I think the aspect that I enjoy the most is that you can't simply take just one look at these photos. They are so intriguing that you feel compelled to take your time to notice all the details.

Thank you for sharing them!

....Sachet

Mike in Seattle
07-09-2008, 08:52 PM
Great work - truly wonderful photography!

BellyTank
07-09-2008, 10:54 PM
In the image, entitled "The calm before the Storm", which looks like a D-Day
armour crewman on a transport, the colour is just like in some images you see in the book; "US Army Photo Album, 1941-1945", for example and other Wartime colour photos-
-how did you achieve this..?

You're using "film", right?

But how do you get that effect?


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Eyemo
07-10-2008, 02:55 AM
For instance, how did you manage the lighting? How many shots does it take to get the look you aspire to capture? Did you get to choose the models to help ensure the specific look you envisioned? Is it challenging to get them to comprehend the exact facial expressions you need? The tilt of a head, the attitude in a look, the message in a smile.....there is just SO MUCH to consider.

I think the aspect that I enjoy the most is that you can't simply take just one look at these photos. They are so intriguing that you feel compelled to take your time to notice all the details.

Thank you for sharing them!

....Sachet


Thanks Sachet, You’ve put on the spot now..LOL, I’ll do my Best.

It’s a huge process, which I would never want to escape from. I’m very limited in everyday skills. but very focused (sorry) when it comes to my photography. Basically, I would love to be a hero..and to say that all these images were shot in “Combat”.. But I’m not and these pictures weren’t…. So How do I create the illusion?
To start with I rely so much on the enthusiasm and commitment from my models. Almost all of them are re-enactors/friends, they have an insight to what the image is saying and in what context. I then give them a story to think about based around the shot…like a director would do with an actor, but this is for a stills picture, and that image is one single shot…no emotion on film other side of 1/60th.

I try and convey my emotions to the actors. I don’t want hero’s in my pictures, I want emotions that illustrate the moment they way I may have had.. Honest emotions.
Main caricature in most of my shots have become very good friends of mine, so we’ve kind of grown with the style and makes people quite relaxed (Which is very important).

Attention to Detail:- Well, That’s why I love this forum..You Guys are the best, I go 200% to try and satisfy your high standards…If it’s not good enough, I won’t take it.
I also feel that once you believe the emotion of the image, historical content and costume accuracy becomes secondary…even though as important, it becomes less…as you (Hopefully) believe and get drawn into the moment. A complete contrast to Reference book type photography.

I do shoot on film, and while working for Armchair General shot a lot, It cost so much to put these shoots together that film really was the cheapest part of the process…Sending real film across the pond also meant doubling up for safety.

I love this comment..heard it often!
“I bet you’ll shoot a roll and hope you get one real good shot”.. I’d be fired after my first shoot if that was the case..
I don’t shoot 36pics to get one good shot. I shoot 36pics to try and get 36 good shots, and maybe one “Best shot”…LOL!

I have now having been dragged into digital (for other work).. but when shooting projects like these will be going back to my trusted medium format… I certainly don’t want to go to get into that “Auto focus, auto exposure, Auto-picture attitude.

Lighting is everything..and I light 99% of the time…Lets say (Without going too techno) that most of my lighting equipment would be more typically seen on the floor of a TV studio.(That's how I get some of my lighting effects BellyTank)

After 25 years..(Wow has it been that long since leaving Art college) I am first time freelance (Ended of contract with ACG last August due to &#163;-$ exchange rate)and honestly quite scared..I’ve had a bit of a C*** year, but now getting back on my feet..I said in an earlier post that finding this forum was amazing, and I mean that. It is such a boost to have so many positive comments about my work…If you like my stuff, then talk about it, tell you’re friends…tell Galleries. Maybe one day I’ll be able to show my stuff in the States.

Thanks for your support!..
Seimon.

Ps. Sorry if this is a bit difficult to read.. Welsh is my first language and I’m a bit dyslexic…LOL!

Two Gun Bob
07-10-2008, 07:16 AM
Hi Seimon,

Great to see you on here, you'll be in your element!

For others reading this, Seimon and I have crossed paths a number of times during my WWII re-enacting 'career'. We're both professional photographers who have ended up 'time-travelling', in his case for his job and my case as a hobby.

I'd say our two different styles are complementary in a way. As you can see Seimon is a master of the finely-crafted period style set-up location and studio shoot and in my view he is the top specialist in that field.

Whereas I aim more for the reportage style, as I have tried to re-create a British Army photographer and a civilian photo-journalist using original period cameras 'embedded' in re-enacted events. A somewhat different 'focus' if you will. lol

In any event, I cannot recommend Seimon's work too highly to anyone interested in commissioning this kind of photography!

- TGB (aka 'Smudger' in WWII circles)

Eyemo
07-10-2008, 07:22 AM
Cheques in the post Mate..LOL!!. Kinds words Smudger! Thanks.

BTW, Have you got a copy of the new book "Ink and Images" Uniforms and Insignia of War Correspondents and War Photographers?..

Excellent book!
Kind regards,
Seimon

Two Gun Bob
07-10-2008, 07:53 AM
Credit where credit's due, old bean ;)

I haven't got that book, I'll have to check it out. I do have Alan Whicker's book and 'Cameramen at War' which I think you may have, both highly recommended by me.

Stuart


Cheques in the post Mate..LOL!!. Kinds words Smudger! Thanks.

BTW, Have you got a copy of the new book "Ink and Images" Uniforms and Insignia of War Correspondents and War Photographers?..

Excellent book!
Kind regards,
Seimon

Eyemo
07-10-2008, 08:32 AM
"Armed with Cameras" is also a very good one..

"Inks and Images" and I quote " Is a brief look into the lives of War Photographers and War Correspondents".. A mix of great reference material and personal accounts...Right up your street I think Stuart...
ISBN 978 0 9558767 0 7
Keith Hartwell.
Big Catz Limited.

:)

Eyemo
07-10-2008, 01:25 PM
Enjoy.. One pics a bit graphic though..hope it does'nt offend..

http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m383/Eyemo35/224.jpg

http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m383/Eyemo35/115.jpg

http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m383/Eyemo35/212.jpg

Fletch
07-10-2008, 01:36 PM
Sorry to dissapoint...hand painted by myself..Whoaaaa! I take it back then. That's an A for effort!!! :eusa_clap

Just try not to be so $%!!%! NEAT next time...imagine you're the guy who paints the noses and jackets for the nearest air base or something.

Eyemo
07-10-2008, 01:38 PM
Cheers Bud!.. I will take on your suggestion when I do this kind of thing again..:cool2:

Fleur De Guerre
07-10-2008, 02:12 PM
Seimon, these are truly fantastic! I am completely blown away. Very impressive that you don't use photoshop too...it's absolutely not needed. Except possibly the second shot above - I don't think men back then had stretched earlobes! But talk about a miniscule point in an amazing set of shots. More please!

BellyTank
07-10-2008, 02:36 PM
Whoaaaa! I take it back then. That's an A for effort!!! :eusa_clap

Just try not to be so $%!!%! NEAT next time...imagine you're the guy who paints the noses and jackets for the nearest air base or something.

Remember, back in the day- before die-cut, computer generated, self adhesive vinyl..? Remember when there were sign painters(sign writers)..?

They were good.


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RIOT
07-10-2008, 02:58 PM
Absolutely stunning work Seimon! Bravo! :eusa_clap

Eyemo
07-10-2008, 03:25 PM
Ok you lot...two more.. Thanks Guys.. you are top people!
Hell River
http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m383/Eyemo35/095.jpg
Morning sun

http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m383/Eyemo35/050.jpg

Eyemo
07-10-2008, 03:33 PM
Ok..very last one...http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m383/Eyemo35/232.jpg

RIOT
07-10-2008, 04:48 PM
Beautiful! I would love to see more of your Nam series, like Hell River, if you have em.

Eyemo
07-10-2008, 06:33 PM
Riot, I'll be posting a lot more Nam stuff on our new website..Dug this one out for you!..
Cheers,
Seimon

http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m383/Eyemo35/097.jpg

Lulu-in-Ny
07-10-2008, 07:56 PM
These are absolutely amazing- love 'em!
Am also, quite frankly, a little in love with this guy:

http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m383/Eyemo35/013.jpg
Wow.

Eyemo
07-11-2008, 02:07 AM
BTW, Jacket is the Eastman 352nd Edition.:)

Ah Rhodri..(thought he'd get the girls interested)He's a Welsh TV presenter..great Guy and top mate.

TessTrueheart
07-11-2008, 02:49 AM
Medium format really makes a world of difference.

Fletch
07-11-2008, 06:39 AM
Remember, back in the day- before die-cut, computer generated, self adhesive vinyl..? Remember when there were sign painters(sign writers)..?

They were good.That is one trade I would like to learn...I've always had shaky hands and never learned to handle a brush. But the sign men had long brushes with big rubber bulbs to brace against one's chest and prevent any such emergencies.

Besides, each era had its own look in sign painting, just as it did in printed matter and typography. All that is now mostly lost. It is only lore in the trade, seldom ever put into re-creations, movies or tv.

I would do sign painting and letterpress work, another thing I've always appreciated.

Lulu-in-Ny
07-11-2008, 08:04 AM
BTW, Jacket is the Eastman 352nd Edition.:)

Ah Rhodri..(thought he'd get the girls interested)He's a Welsh TV presenter..great Guy and top mate.
Whoa... there is a Rhodri Meilir who was on "MY Family" and did an episode of Doctor Who. Is this him??

Eyemo
07-11-2008, 08:17 AM
Whoa... there is a Rhodri Meilir who was on "MY Family" and did an episode of Doctor Who. Is this him??

No, that's not him,But I do know of the Guy you mean.... My Mate Tony got killed by the (Dr Who) Ood (Spelling?) Tough Guy, it took two to get him!!..LOL!

TessTrueheart
07-11-2008, 08:41 AM
I love that namne, Rhodri. I just realised I know nothing about Wales. Now I'm off to wikipedia!:)

Lulu-in-Ny
07-11-2008, 11:38 AM
No, that's not him,But I do know of the Guy you mean.... My Mate Tony got killed by the (Dr Who) Ood (Spelling?) Tough Guy, it took two to get him!!..LOL!
Ah well... worth a shot.
Very cool to be an extra on Doctor Who- even if an Ood gets ya...

Eyemo
07-11-2008, 12:30 PM
I love that namne, Rhodri. I just realised I know nothing about Wales. Now I'm off to wikipedia!:)

Wales is a very cool place... Great Castles, great country full of mystery... and Anthony Hopkins, Richard Burton,Catherine Zeta Jones..Ray Milan, iowan Gruffydd, Dylan Thomas.. Want more?.. first ever radio signals broadcast...and first ever beer in a tin..:) :) :) I'm so happy to be Welsh!

Eyemo
07-11-2008, 12:32 PM
Oh I almost forgot... Dr Who, Made in Wales!..:) :) :)

TessTrueheart
07-12-2008, 12:12 AM
Wales is a very cool place... Great Castles, great country full of mystery...

Yes, from the pictures I've found on the net it looks like a spectacular place!

MrNewportCustom
07-12-2008, 11:39 AM
I don't know how I managed to miss this thread!

Eyemo, these are incredible images! I'm at a loss, here! The quality of these shots is beyond words.

Absolutely incredible!

alexandra
07-12-2008, 12:18 PM
These pictures are phenomenal and I feel jealous rage at the people who get to be in them lol

As a side note, when I was living in England one of my best, best, best friends was Welsh. I didn't explore Wales, but he made it seem like a great place and I've always intended to see more of it than I have (which is next to nothing).

Eyemo
07-12-2008, 01:19 PM
Thank you Mr Newpostcustom and Alexandra... Guys, Your making me blush and I'm turning obnoxiouse and arrogant (Spelling?) with your nice remarks.

Who was your friend and where was he from?.. I bet I'm related to him LOL!!. if anyone plans a visit to Wales, get in touch... more than happy to advise on where to go etc...:)

alexandra
07-12-2008, 03:57 PM
He was from a really tiny place outside of Llanelli. He was a good guy, but not much of a Welsh accent because he had a weird and yet hilariously monotoned voice from speech therapy as a kid.

Eyemo
07-12-2008, 04:00 PM
Told you... I new it!! I'm 5mins from Llanelli...Google map Pontyates and Llanelli is next to it..:eusa_clap

alexandra
07-12-2008, 04:12 PM
He's from Pwll. Maybe you're long lost brothers!

Eyemo
07-12-2008, 04:17 PM
Pwll (Pool) is just outside the industrial town of Lanell(i)(Y) or Slash as the Yanks uesd to call it during the war, because they couldn't say Llanelli..You Guys!!... Cool !.your invited to the best 40s dance ever.. Bring your Welsh friend.

alexandra
07-13-2008, 03:04 PM
Pwll (Pool) is just outside the industrial town of Lanell(i)(Y) or Slash as the Yanks uesd to call it during the war, because they couldn't say Llanelli..You Guys!!... Cool !.your invited to the best 40s dance ever.. Bring your Welsh friend.

Alas, I lost contact with my Welsh friend/all my friends from across the pond except an old boyfriend who moved to Canada all creepylike.

May I still come to the best 40s dance ever sans Welsh friend? Or is it like instead of a stamp/wristband you need a Welsh friend to gain admittance! lol

Eyemo
07-13-2008, 03:14 PM
Well, the wheels are in motion..just waiting for the Ok. And of course the invitation is there..:)

Warbaby
07-15-2008, 05:47 PM
Eyemo - there's nothing I could possibly say that would express my admiration for your work. It's not only the best historic recreation photography I've ever seen, it's some of the best photography, period. The lighting, the composition, everything is simply perfect.

Eyemo
07-16-2008, 01:49 PM
Go on then,...One more..Enjoy!:) http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m383/Eyemo35/HTFBritishTommy21m.jpg

RIOT
07-16-2008, 03:17 PM
Riot, I'll be posting a lot more Nam stuff on our new website..Dug this one out for you!..
Cheers,
Seimon

http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m383/Eyemo35/097.jpg


Seimon, thank you for posting this. Excellent excellent work! I can't say enough.

You have captured the fatigue of war look on this troopers face. Being in the moment it seems that he had lost a couple of his buddies that day.

Eyemo
07-16-2008, 03:19 PM
exactly..hope it comes across ok...cheers bud!

Dixon Cannon
07-17-2008, 02:14 AM
Told you... I new it!! I'm 5mins from Llanelli...Google map Pontyates and Llanelli is next to it..:eusa_clap

Llanelli! My favorite! I once toured the Buckley's brewery there and still have bar towels and coasters from my visit. What was their slogan?...."First Round Here!"

I have a fantasy of the late Pete Ham sipping a Pale Ale at a Buckley House while writing song's like "Without You" and "Day After Day".

Bro Buckley

-dixon cannon

Dixon Cannon
07-17-2008, 02:16 AM
Wales is a very cool place... Great Castles, great country full of mystery... and Anthony Hopkins, Richard Burton,Catherine Zeta Jones..Ray Milan, iowan Gruffydd, Dylan Thomas.. Want more?.. first ever radio signals broadcast...and first ever beer in a tin..:) :) :) I'm so happy to be Welsh!

.....and Pete Ham!

Eyemo
07-21-2008, 09:58 AM
Hia all,
A bit self indulgent maybe, but as we are a new business,we need as much promotion as we can get;) ...Just like you folks here in Fedora Land to now a little more about TIMELINE, my business partner Yvonne and myself... Plus we get our webpage proof read.:)

Thanks all... Seimon
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ABOUT US PAGE http://www.timelineuk.com/aboutus/aboutus.html

TIMELINE is Yvonne Hellin Hobbs and Seimon Pugh Jones. Both veterans of the film and television industry, Seimon and Yvonne decided to join forces and use their combined skills and talents to produce a unique product, reconstructed images from history.
After studying photography at Dyfed College of Art until 1985, Seimon went on to work as staff photographer at the Gwendraeth Valley Archive Project and then for the MoD Pendine, where he developed his skills in high speed and aerial photography and video production. There followed a three year spell as lighting cameraman with Cwmni Hon Aberystwyth before joining the National Library of Wales as preservation officer, restoring and preserving their photographic archive until 2003.
In his spare time Seimon has always collected uniform and memorabilia, particularly vintage cameras, and enjoyed participating in World War II re-enactments, and photographing them. This led to his involvement in Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan film, in the webbing department, and, in 2000, a stint as a one man vintage camera unit on HBO’s Band of Brothers series, in which Seimon not only appears on screen, but also supplied the 16mm vintage film sequences that were so authentic, Mr. Spielberg himself thought they were undiscovered archive footage!
Seimon has since been involved in many television and film productions in posts as diverse as reconstruction co-ordinator, supplying props, costumes, locations and actors, notably for Battle Stations for the History Channel, to make-up artist on the recent History Channel documentary about the SAS, The Originals, and another stint as vintage camera unit, in costume and on screen in BBC’s D-Day 6-6-44, which followed the wartime career of real life wartime photographer Robert Capa.
One day in 2003 Seimon had a phone call from Texas, USA, asking if he would like to join the staff of a brand new history magazine called Armchair General. There followed a four year period of bliss for Seimon. In his words; “I was to receive scripts and ideas from the States and translate them into photographic reconstructions. This was an amazing opportunity for me to develop my ideas, further my skills and to create images that were unique in their style and content. I was to be totally responsible for photo shoots, including location, actors, lighting, effects, make-up, costume, direction and post production for America’s biggest history publishing company.
I loved every minute of it; it allowed me to develop my skills and style in such a way that would otherwise have been totally impossible for me. For this, I am eternally grateful to my ex boss Eric Weider, a wonderful caring employer, for those extraordinary opportunities that he gave me. The images on this website are a direct result of those years with Armchair General Magazine.
Thank you Eric!
Seimon now looks forward to using his talent and skills in wider fields of entertainment and heritage to produce commissioned images for TIMELINE clients.
Yvonne Hellin Hobbs began her career in film and television costume on the first series of Robin of Sherwood in the early 1980’s. For the past 25 years she has worked as wardrobe assistant, then wardrobe mistress, supervisor and assistant costume designer on films and TV productions including Batman, Lady Chatterley, The Fifth Element, Alien 3, Sense and Sensibility,D-Day 6-6-44, The Iceman Murder, Silent Witness and Supernatural, to name but a few. She is used to working in period settings, with period costumes and organising the dressing of large numbers of actors and extras.
During those years Yvonne has also run a business dealing in period kitchenalia and studied, achieving a Bachelor’s Honours Degree in Humanities and a Master’s Degree in History. In the last few years Yvonne has developed her writing skills and regularly contributes to homes and interiors magazines, finding suitably interesting homes, styling and setting up photo shoots then writing the copy.
She is currently undertaking an MA in Museum Studies, to enable her to take a more hands on role in heritage exhibition, a field where TIMELINE will come into its own.
Between them Seimon and Yvonne, with their passion for history, authenticity and style, and their working knowledge of photography and film, feel that they have a unique package to offer anyone who needs images from the past, either moving or still, to enhance any project, large or small.

zaika
07-21-2008, 02:20 PM
W. O. W.

:eek:

count me as one of your growing number of fans. i'll be checking out your website when i get home.

desi_de_lu_lu
07-21-2008, 02:34 PM
Eyemo,
Thank you for using medium format and for not using photoshop and for keeping everything I love about the hobby of photography alive.

What Ansel Adams is to landscapes you are to historical recreations.

Desi

Eyemo
07-21-2008, 02:55 PM
WoW Desi!!.. now that IS a complement..:o :o :o

Eyemo
11-06-2008, 07:12 AM
In Remembrance.

This is my little tribute to the Soldiers who fought in the Great War…Hope you like it.

http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m383/Eyemo35/GANikonDigital-2.jpg

H.Johnson
11-06-2008, 08:37 AM
Great detail - even the correct model of Brodie helmet...well done, an evocative and artisitic creation.

Atterbury Dodd
11-06-2008, 09:39 AM
Very nice. It always makes me happy when someone honors the men of the great war. They seem to be so forgotten by most today.

Sort of sends chills down the spine how realistic the soldiers in the photo look; then the angel sort of transcends time with a more modern look. A very interesting effect.

Eyemo
11-06-2008, 09:46 AM
Thanks guys...Full story:- http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/mid/sites/aberystwyth/pages/coliseum_seimonpughjones.shtml

Lefty
11-06-2008, 09:51 AM
I really like the idea and execution of the photo, but the woman's haircut seems too modern.

Eyemo
11-06-2008, 10:05 AM
I didn't want it to be the typical cliche Angel..Hence the hair and no wings..:)

Atterbury Dodd
11-06-2008, 10:25 AM
I really like the idea and execution of the photo, but the woman's haircut seems too modern.

It is true that she doesn't have the hair style(s) of the late teens. I was sort of under the impression that this was intentional?

Lefty
11-06-2008, 10:35 AM
I understand the idea of not going traditional, and did read the link before commenting. I just think she's a bit too dated. Her haircut isn't only not the traditional view of an angel, it's more the haircut of an adolescent pop star within the past 5 years. I think that the photo is great, but I also believe that in 10 years, one will easily be able to date it by the haircut.

In the photo, she reminds me of the actress in Law and Order, Criminal Intent
http://bp2.blogger.com/_DLMbxIoKN3c/R8xbIlumaJI/AAAAAAAABEw/EBwe7Xs4Tnc/s400/kathryn+erbe.jpg

Mike1939
11-06-2008, 10:40 AM
Great photos Eyemo! You are truly inspiring, doing something you obviously love and doing it well.

Mike1973
11-06-2008, 10:58 AM
Top work Seimon! :eusa_clap

Eyemo
11-07-2008, 03:20 AM
Thanks Guys.... I think I may be doing more of this kind of subject matter due to the positive comments...Cheers!!:)

just_me
11-07-2008, 05:02 AM
Great shots. Thanks for posting them. Have you printed them in B&W? It would be interesting to see that.

Eyemo
11-07-2008, 05:16 AM
I did, and must be honest, the image looked like I'd photoshoped the angel and the soldiers together...So I've stuck with the colour version as taken.
Cheers,
Seimon.

Eyemo
11-10-2008, 08:23 AM
http://www.militarymodelling.com :) :) :)

I Simonius
11-29-2008, 03:10 AM
ATA Pilot.

great stuff!:eusa_clap

Sydney Loren
11-29-2008, 03:28 PM
http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m383/Eyemo35/GANikonDigital-2.jpg
So it may sound silly but this one actually made my eyes water. The fact that everyone is blindfolded and holding on to each other, with the last soldier covering his face and the first soldier smiling... I can't even properly put into words how it makes me feel.

Eyemo
11-29-2008, 05:33 PM
Sydney.. I'm moved that you are..Thanks.:) :)

p51
12-03-2008, 09:46 PM
BTW, Have you got a copy of the new book "Ink and Images" Uniforms and Insignia of War Correspondents and War Photographers?..I just saw a reference to that book off an eBay listing today, had never heard of it before. I found your post on a internet search for info on the title itself. Does it mostly cover US stuff or all nations? How extensive is the WW2 section? I was actually doing some research into writing such a book myself but now that one is already out, perhaps that's another project I don't have to complete!

Eyemo
12-04-2008, 04:51 AM
Hi P51,
I would describe the book (as it does itself, in fact) as a good starting point on this subject. If your thinking of writing something yourself, I certainly would not stop the project because of this books availability…I haven’t the book at hand at the moment, so can’t give you an in depth review, but I would certainly recommend having it…if only because Reference books on Correspondents are few and far between.

Cheers,
Seimon.

p51
12-04-2008, 08:46 PM
I would describe the book (as it does itself, in fact) as a good starting point on this subject. If your thinking of writing something yourself, I certainly would not stop the project because of this books availability…I haven’t the book at hand at the moment, so can’t give you an in depth review, but I would certainly recommend having it…if only because Reference books on Correspondents are few and far between.I just ordered a copy of the book and paid a little extra for the air mail shipping option. Amazon doesn't have it at all and I couldn't find any US vendor selling them. Had it not been for that eBay listing mentioning this book, I still wouldn't know about it. As for my own idea for a book, I still might try it eventually. I wrote a article on Correspondents for Army motors (the magazine for the MVPA) which should be out sometime this spring: http://www.mvpa.org/?addr=http://www.mvpa.org/pubs/armymotors.htm

Eyemo
03-10-2009, 03:46 AM
:)

http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showthread.php?t=39215

Eyemo
03-17-2009, 03:15 AM
Very kind comments... thanks for looking... :)
http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m383/Eyemo35/Jeep.jpg

http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m383/Eyemo35/BelarusianPartisan.jpg

http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m383/Eyemo35/Project5.jpg

Sapphire
03-31-2009, 02:33 PM
All pics shot on that medium format...Film stuff.:)

Having been a slides shooter for several years and now into digital SLRs, I find middle format very fascinating... Our wedding photos were taken by a photographer mith a Mamiya (spelling?) middle format camera and they came out so brilliantly, no comparison to the comparable DSLR pics. Maybe I should take a closer look at film again...of course not expecting to get results anywhere near yours, but these fascination shots really serve as a good inspiration! Apart from their technical perfection, they really tell a story and clearly show the difference between "photography" and "snapshots" (in German, these terms are often used as synonyms which drives me crazy...).

I am planning to do a photo session somewhere later this year, combining my favourite topics, historic aviation and automobiles. If OK I will ask you for some hints when the time has come? I have no experience at all photographing people, so got a lot to learn...

Cheers,
Tom

Eyemo
04-01-2009, 01:13 AM
Tom, no problem...happy to help...pm'd:)

J.J. Gittes
06-10-2010, 01:33 AM
Love your work Seimon.

Just a heads up, Your Inbox is full. :)

Eyemo
06-13-2010, 11:23 AM
Thanks...and Thanks!!!...:)

Tin Shed Experience
12-12-2011, 03:07 PM
Hi all,

You are all familiar with the photographic work of Seimon Pugh-Jones, former Armchair General magazine staff photographer.
Seimon is Director of Tin Shed Experience 1940s museum in Laugharne, West Wales.
We are pleased to be launching his work for the very first time on multiple print formats later in the new year.

Why not view some of his work and join the facebook group to keep updated here

http://www.facebook.com/tinshedexperiencephotography

Also, keep up to date with the latest goings on at our quirky mueum

http://www.facebook.com/tinshedexperience