Photographers Stories 2013 - Paul Graham.

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Last up in our 2013 series of Photographers Stories is our West Yorkshire centric contributing lensman Paul Graham!

Have a click through the following pages for Paul’s five favourite shots from 2013, then refresh your memory to CJ, Leo, Reece, Smasher and Joel’s choices by clicking here.

Joe Howard – dog piss.

1-Joe Howard, dog piss

This was shot for Joe’s First Light and it was quite a surprise to have this one published as we already had a street photo of him, but Joe was keen to shoot something at the Hebden Bridge pool. I had two misgivings about going to shoot this trick – the first being that Joe had focused my previous fisheye at this spot by inverting into it, and the second was the weather on the day we went to shoot it.

The day we went to shoot was in February, so it was always going to be a long shot. Following a two-hour public transport journey, it began to snow just as we got to the park. Joe began to try the trick straight away with no warm up as I set up to lie in the snow. After a few makes we got the photo you see here and were both pleased with it, we then proceeded to skate the park for the next two hours in the snow whilst it amazingly stayed dry!

I was super hyped this photo was used as it is a rare thing when a photo comes out just as I have it in my head, the only aspect that would make it perfect for me would be if you could tell that it was snowing whilst we were shooting!

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