Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Thank you

Thank you to all who have been a part of this year with me.

Your support keeps me doing what I love to do.

2013 is no more, onward to 2014.

Let's make this one even better than the one before.


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Words to Samantha

To Samantha,

Some words that those in contact with you through the project wished to share. 

Sam Duckworth (photographer)
"Welldone Sam. 
From the beginning you weren't shy to be different and stayed true to yourself. 
You can be proud of the images you produced."

Jerome Stoffels (photographer)
Samantha congratulations on winning Project Trinity. 
Your images have been amazing throughout the rounds!  
Stay true to who you are and wishing you all the best for future! I look forward to working with you! j

Charelle McAllister (make-up artist)
Wow pretty lady! With Your gorgeous Edgy, feminine look and your open kind-Hearted, genuine personality, YOU absolutely Shone through! What an exciting time for you! Congrats on the WIN and your Engagement!!!! Hopefully meet up soon for wedding Shananigans! X

On a side note; Jerome wished to leave you with one last message of wisdom:

Sam always remember the cow goes MooOOO

And the Winner is...

Samantha Greyvenstein 

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Hello December!

"I am in competition with no one.

I have no desire to play the game of being better than anyone.

I am simply trying to be better than the person I was yesterday."

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Project Trinity : The TOP 15

Firstly, congratulations to:

Annelise, Kyra, Claire, Jamie-Lee, Kerry, Jodie, Kay-Leigh, Karen-Lee, Camilla, Nilufer, Samantha, Dakota, Tracy-Lee, Lungile & Christy.

The TOP 15 for Project Trinity. This stage will also be referred to as PHASE 2.


By now you will know who's TEAM you are in.
Each photographer will work with their 5 TEAM members in PHASE 2.
You will liaise and plan with your photographer to set and plan your mini shoot.

We are wanting to get all shoots done by latest, Saturday 23rd November.

For this PHASE 2 photoshoot with your photographer, you are responsible for hair, make-up, clothing and your overall interpretation of the theme. Your photographer may assist with posing help as they see fit.

The aim of this phase is for your photographer to see which of their team members they work best with.
Remember only 3 per TEAM will progress to PHASE 3 (TOP 9).

Essentially this means in PHASE 2 you are competing against your TEAM members. As only 3 of you will move on.

In terms of outfits for your TOP 15 shoot - You may have a change of clothes. So two outfits for your two separate looks.

The theme for the TOP 15 shoot is : Emotions
We want one image showing a posed, structured, almost monotone feel and the other contrasting to this.
We want to see YOU in the latter image. Candid, natural and free...

In essence one image will be "SAFE" and the other more "RISKY"
It is also up to you and/or your photographer as to how you actually interpret this. This is merely a guideline.

We also encourage you to bring a "prop" or items that mean something to you - or that show us more about who you are.

Thank you,
Any further questions you may have - please contact your TEAM photographer and they will be able to further assist you.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Project Trinity - How it all works?

So, some of you have already entered. 
You don't know how this all works. 
You don't know what the prize is. 
You don't know what happens next... 

I thank you for the level of faith you have in Project Trinity.

What happens next? This gets posted today: Friday the 8th of November.
Entries close on Sunday the 10th of November.
You have just under 3 days left if you want to take part.

All people who meet requirements and submit their image will have their image uploaded to the Lee Folkard Photography Page on Facebook.
On Monday the 11th November the 3 photographers involved in Project Trinity will meet and go through all entrants.
A quick reminder about who these 3 are:

  • Lee Folkard - Yes, that is me. Found on twitter, facebook, instagram, pinterest, youtube, tumblr- just search @leefolkard. 
  • Samantha Duckworth - Blog: http://www.ducklingphotography.blogspot.com/
  • Jerome Stoffels - Same deal; just search @jeromestoffels on instagram, facebook, twitter, tumblr. 
Okay back to the process. 
On the 11th we will evaluate, argue and debate - eventually deciding on a TOP 15! 
After getting a TOP 15. Each photographer will now get the chance to fight over who they would like on their "TEAM" 
If for example Samantha and Jerome both like PERSON A. We will call up PERSON A to ask them which photographer they would rather work with! 
Eventually we will each have 5 entrants each and these 15 will progress to PHASE 2. 

Official announcement on the TOP 15 will happen on Tuesday 12th November. 

Between the 12th and the 23rd November shooting will take. Dates will be decided by individual photographers. Themes and all details will be revealed once TOP 15 has been made public. 

I think that is enough for now... I will update this again closer to the relevant time. 

And the prize? I think you can wait a while longer to find out. 

Once again on behalf of all involved, I just want to thank you all for the support. 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Project Trinity - How to Enter

Aged 16 and older (If under 18, a parent will need to be present if you are selected)
Able to commit availability during below timeline. Essentially from Tuesday 12th November until 13 December 2013.

How to Enter:
Email through to info@leefolkard.com

1 x close up image of yourself
1 x full length image of yourself
Full name as it appears on facebook
Contact number

Please note: the project in its entirety takes place in Durban. By entering you are committing to make locations chosen for your photoshoots.

Once your images are submitted they will be loaded within a 24 hour period to the Lee Folkard Photography Facebook page. Entrants are encouraged to "SHARE" their image to create awareness regarding their participation in Project Trinity.


NB: Lee Folkard Photography reserves the right to change any part of the project at any time. 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Project Trinity : Photographer #3

For the 3rd photographer I was set on finding a female photographer that could balance the power of photographers. 

In the process Jerome and I both agreed that we had found this in Samantha. She stood out from the rest. 
What finalized this was me meeting Sam in person. Her passion for what she does and her desire to grow made this decision a lot easier. 

So here we have it: In Samantha's words: 

"As a child I was always creating: painting, drawing, cutting, sticking, making something. 
Creativity has always been a part of my personality. 

My journey to photography has been a long and passionate one. 
It didn't begin when I held a Nikon for the first time, it began when I started creating. 
Photography was a natural progression in my creative journey. 
I treat my photographs and approach them as art. 
My camera, the subject, the place and the moment in time are all sacred- they are respected. 

I believe in human kind. I believe in the goodness within others. 
In my photographs I aim to find that goodness- the most beautiful part of any person. 
It is that goodness and being able to find it and capture it, that makes an image more than just an image. 
It becomes a message, a story, a memory. 

Age and gender mean nothing when you have passion. 
When you open your mind and put your heart into something- limitations seem to not exist. 
Now that you know a bit about me and my work, I would like to introduce myself. 
Hello, my name is Samantha Duckworth, I am 19 years old and my passion is photography- what's yours? 

To view my work, visit my blog www.ducklingphotography.blogspot.com

A Quick Q&A:

1. A song that sums up your mood at the moment is... 
Edwarde Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes- Home
2. Your favourite subject to photography is... 
people caught up in a moment.
3. Which one person would you most like to photograph to add to your portfolio? 
I would love to photograph the average South African in his/her home. I feel I would capture something special.
4. Best advice you ever received regarding photography?
"The best camera out there is the one you've got."
5. Favourite movie? 
The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
6. What can people expect from you in Project Trinity? 
People can expect fresh ideas, total originality and passion from me in Project Trinity.
7. Is there any website or app you regularly find yourself going to for inspiration?
I surf a lot of photoblogs fairly often. One I particularly enjoy is called "Moodswings".

Monday, November 4, 2013

Project Trinity - Photographer #2

Lee Folkard Photography's Project Trinity will comprise of 3 photographers. (One of whom will be myself - Lee Folkard)

Choosing two other photographers was no easy decision. But when you see the work on offer by these - you will understand that they each carry their own story and journey and I am really happy and excited to see how things pan out. 

First up we have Jerome Stoffels. In his words: 

Hi, I’m Jerome Stoffels and I like making images.  
My passions are photography, art, travelling and cattle farming.  
I was born in Durban, grew up in the Eastern Cape and lived in the UK.
My identity is made up of these places.
I was raised around photography, most weekends my Mom would dress us up for her photo sessions and every family event was photo time, my Dad made portraits for teachers, doctors and nurses.  
Even though photography has always been around me, I only really started making images while I lived in London. Like any tourist I exploded and documented Europe with snap shots, eventually getting friends to sit in on sessions and capturing our social world.
I've been trying to create an overall image of the stories, beauty, energy and emotions of the all subjects I have captured. I’m not sure how to describe my style of photography yet but it’s always drifted between the four that most interest me documentary, street, candid and fashion (It is characterized by snapshots with strange colors, vignettes blurs and other imperfections).
Inspiration comes from everything around me colors, thoughts, emotions, dreams and travelling. I want people to relate to my work.
For me photography now is about the stories; the lives I get to inhabit, attempt to capture, and then share. A relationship
Thank you.

Jerome's Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/JeromeStoffelsPhotography

A Quick Q&A:

1. A song that sums up your mood at the moment is... 
New Look - Nap On the Bow
2. Your favourite subject to photography is... 
This changes from time to time; at the moment I'ts strangers in my street series.
3. Which one person would you most like to photograph to add to your portfolio? 
Kate Moss its an obsession
4. Best advice you ever received regarding photography?
Go with your instinct and keep practicing. Do what you love. My Mom I also found this quote from Andy Warhol who is an inspiration... its a process but I'm working on this “Don't think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” I'ts pretty cool right!
5. Favourite movie? 
This is so hard... why only one?? The Godfather(all 3), Fight Club, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Whats Eating Gilbert Grape looks like I'm carrying on here...
6. What can people expect from you in Project Trinity? 
Firstly I'll like to thank Lee Folkard for approaching me to work with him. As we all know his images are brilliant with a high standard. I look forward to collaborating with Lee and the other mystery photographer...
We can share ideas learn off each other. I think we all have 3 different styles of photography, I'm looking forward to showing my side "raw-candid-hard-edged" documentary look to fashion photography. I look forward to Project Trinity!
7. Is there any website or app you regularly find yourself going to for inspiration?
Hunger Magazine/ Dazed & confused/ Erik Kim's photography blog and my favorite that I always refer too are known as the "The Terrible Three" David Bailey, Brian Duffy and Terence Donovan. Describing them "They can take a society portrait and later that afternoon one of a gangster and later that night a fashion magazine cover and run out the next morning and shoot a crime scene.”

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Project Trinity

So the 2013 Lee Folkard Photograpy Project has been named and branded.

Launch date: To be announced

Details will be up on the blog and on the Facebook Page soon!

Why Project Trinity?
The project will aim to get a TOP 3 which will eventually be narrowed down to ONE winner! 
The project will feature 3 photographers. This is the first time this has happened in a Lee Folkard Photography Project. 
Each photographer will bring their own skills and creativity to the project and ultimately the WINNER will embody all 3 of the photographers visions. 

Please note: Lee Folkard Photography reserves the right to change any particulars of this project at any stage. 

Instagram : October 2013

Instagram highlights for the month of October.

My instagram username is: @leefolkard

Link: http://www.instagram.com/leefolkard

Venice in Durban  :: Dragonfly
Music :: Rome
Clouds :: Kids
Waffles :: Hotel Life
SAA :: Sasha
Rihanna in SA :: Lemon Tree 

Instagram : September 2013

Instagram highlights for the month of September.

My instagram username is: @leefolkard

Link: http://www.instagram.com/leefolkard

Sunset  :: Seeing Double
Skyporn :: Flash
Self portrait :: Clouds
Vovo Telo, Umhlanga :: Adidas
Candlelight :: Spiral
Heineken :: Bubble Tea