The Day in Pictures a photoblog by Gabrielle Motolainfo@gabriellemotola.com

Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize - Freyja Haraldsdóttir

Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize – Freyja Haraldsdóttir

Tweet Last night the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize opened at the National Portrait Gallery in London. It is an honour to have my work included in the 60 portraits selected for the show. The portrait I entered was from my ‘Women of Iceland’ series which is nearing completion. Freyja Haroldsdóttir and I met in a cafe near parliament in Reykjavík […]

Airwaves 2014 Preview

Airwaves 2014 Preview

Tweet I write this from the Flybus the morning after the end of Airwaves 2014. Sublime’s “What I Got” blares out of the driver’s tin radio as we wind our way through the alien landscape back to Keflavik Airport.  I didn’t finish Airwaves off as planned with Zebra Katz’s midnight show at Húrra for a couple of reasons.  1) […]

An Off-Road Virgins’ First Time

An Off-Road Virgins’ First Time

Tweet (published first in The Grapevine, Reykjavik Iceland) words and photographs by Gabrielle Motola I own two motorbikes in London, one for looks, the other for speed and comfort. Neither of these bikes or any of the thousands of miles I’ve ridden on them adequately prepared me for what I was about to experience when […]

Out of Yourself - Video

Out of Yourself – Video

Tweet I met Jófríður Ákadóttir on my first trip to Reykjavik last year (2013). I photographed her band Samaris for my project Women of Iceland. We’ve kept in touch since and so naturally when she came back to London for another tour with Samaris we met up for a coffee. Very casually she explained she […]

OMD, Filterstorm, & iPhone

OMD, Filterstorm, & iPhone

Tweet This trip I decided to leave the iPad and laptop at home. Five days isn’t enough to outlast my memory card supply and while I haven’t bought a Hyperdrive for backup (yet), I didn’t fancy bringing a lot of gear or ‘working’ on this trip. So far I’ve been content to soak in the city […]

Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize – Freyja Haraldsdóttir
Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize - Freyja Haraldsdóttir

Tweet Last night the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize opened at the National Portrait Gallery in London. It is an honour to have my work included in the 60 portraits selected for the show. The portrait I entered was from my ‘Women of Iceland’ series which is nearing completion. Freyja Haroldsdóttir and I met in a cafe near parliament in Reykjavík […]

Airwaves 2014 Preview
Airwaves 2014 Preview

Tweet I write this from the Flybus the morning after the end of Airwaves 2014. Sublime’s “What I Got” blares out of the driver’s tin radio as we wind our way through the alien landscape back to Keflavik Airport.  I didn’t finish Airwaves off as planned with Zebra Katz’s midnight show at Húrra for a couple of reasons.  1) […]

An Off-Road Virgins’ First Time
An Off-Road Virgins’ First Time

Tweet (published first in The Grapevine, Reykjavik Iceland) words and photographs by Gabrielle Motola I own two motorbikes in London, one for looks, the other for speed and comfort. Neither of these bikes or any of the thousands of miles I’ve ridden on them adequately prepared me for what I was about to experience when […]

Out of Yourself – Video
Out of Yourself - Video

Tweet I met Jófríður Ákadóttir on my first trip to Reykjavik last year (2013). I photographed her band Samaris for my project Women of Iceland. We’ve kept in touch since and so naturally when she came back to London for another tour with Samaris we met up for a coffee. Very casually she explained she […]

OMD, Filterstorm, & iPhone
OMD, Filterstorm, & iPhone

Tweet This trip I decided to leave the iPad and laptop at home. Five days isn’t enough to outlast my memory card supply and while I haven’t bought a Hyperdrive for backup (yet), I didn’t fancy bringing a lot of gear or ‘working’ on this trip. So far I’ve been content to soak in the city […]

Feature Request: Vignette Customisation
Feature Request: Vignette Customisation

Tweet I love the JPEG presets on my OMDs. They are useful for several reasons. But I would love them more if they allowed more forms of control over the aesthetic beyond what they already do. Specifically I am talking about the vignette in the pinhole preset. I’ve used the preset to my limit. It […]

Aha! OMD ‘Reset/Myset’
Aha! OMD 'Reset/Myset'

Tweet As I come to use my camera more, I make more demands of it. For example I often swing between two main settings: 1)outdoors day and 2)indoors night. 1)is generally characterised by a low ISO 200, auto WB, and an aperture of 8.0. 2) is 3200 ISO, incandescent WB, and an aperture of 2.0 or […]

Olympus Presentation @ The Photography Show 2014
Olympus Presentation @ The Photography Show 2014

Tweet I gave a presentation for Olympus at TPS in Birmingham on my experiences over the years with different cameras and how I came to find and use the OMD EM1. Below are a selection of images made on several different cameras: Nikons, Hasselblads, Leica, the Panasonic GF1, Voightlanders, 5×4, Mamiya’s and the OMD EM5 […]

New Print Store on Big Cartel
New Print Store on Big Cartel

Tweet If you have ever wanted one of my images for your wall, you can now have one starting at £20. To begin with there are a limited number of images on this site (which will grow in time) but you can order anything you see on my website or on FACE BOOK at the […]

EM1 in Iceland & Morroco
EM1 in Iceland & Morroco

Tweet Happy New Year. I think this is the last official day we can say that. I’ve been to Iceland with three EM5’s and most recently an EM1. Then I took the EM1 to Morocco.Here are a few images from that trip. I find the EM1’s handling to be much improved both from a button/dial […]

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