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Hi Everyone,
Just thought I'd drop in and say hello...My name is Seimon Pugh-Jones, I live in Wales, ands am the staff photographer for a Magazine called Armchair General. www.armchairgeneral.com

I've been reenacting since 1979, and am fortunate enough to be able to combine my passion with my profession.

I thought I'd introduce myself to this forum, as I'm always looking for top quality multi-period groups to get involved in photoshoots...I've attached a few examples of my work for those of you who may be interested.

Thanks again for your time...and hopefully may work with some of you in the future.....

Kind regards,
Seimon Pugh-Jones.
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And another...
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and one more....Cheers! :D :D :D
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Hi Seimon,
Nice to see you on here and welcome to the forum.
Beautiful shots, BTW
Gini & I will be contacting you soon.

Kind Regards
Eric (Tony)

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Hia Tony,
Thanks for the welcome! :D :D Great.. I look forward to the chat...Yet again I've had email problems...so contact by phone is the best option.
Cheers,
Seimon :D .

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BTW,
You can check out my Bio on the Armchair General forum...go to front page,On the left hand side theres a menu..scroll down to "meet our staff"..and click on my name...will have reports on our 1812, and Towton shoots....Plus loads more!

Thanks,
Seimon.

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Hi Siemon
I'll put the link here -save trawling!

http://www.armchairgeneral.com/articles ... e=1&cat=60

BTW- Expect a warmer welcome when everyone gets back from Tewksbury!

Regards
Eric

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Thanks :D :D :D

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Hiya Seimon!
Folks - This guy is probably THE BEST Living History Photographer IN THE WORLD! HE is far too modest to say so or even allude to it but his work speaks true volumes.
His work was praised by Spielberg during the making of Saving Private Ryan - He has an eye and a passion - a rare combination.

Can I ask that you make the effort to contribute to Seimon's projects when he asks? He's a great bloke and he truly believes in his subject matter. We in the UK have probably the best Living History/Re-enactment scene on the planet - Work with Sei to display it at its best. We in the WWII world do - and to do so is brilliant.

That's it from me now - Out for a while,
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Panzerman wrote:Hiya Seimon!
Folks - This guy is probably THE BEST Living History Photographer IN THE WORLD!
Seconded, thirded and fourthed :D

Regards
Eric

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...Truth is, I wouldn't be able to create these images if it wasn't for the high quality British reenactment groups I get to work with... :D

Very kinds words there... Thank you! :oops: :D :oops:

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Hey, are you two at Detling this year?

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Yes,I'll be at Detling....No stall though this year, but that means I have more time to walk about and chat with people... :D :D :D

I'm talking with my boss Eric Weider tomorrow...I should have a better idea of what's in the pipeline...hopefully some nice multiperiod articles!... :D :D :D

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I met Simon at one of the NLHF, although I doubt he remembers me.

He seemed like a great bloke, and a fabulous portfolio with him.

I've kept his card in case one day we can feel we might do him justice; I think we're getting there, very slowly.

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Hia Fox...Ohh yes, I remember you :D . Hope your well mate.. :D :D
The portfolio has developed somewhat since you saw it...Mainly WW2 and Vietnam subjects... But we did a very exciting "Towton" shoot..Got a few guys up to their chests in nice cold Welsh riverwater one November!!..

Mind you I was in there with them... Just in case you thought I was shooting from the bank...:shock:... Check out the Armchair General website for the behind the scenes article...

Cheers,
Seimon.

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Bloody Hell. Fabulous photos. If you ever feel like doing a medieval version of Monstrous Regiment, give me a nudge :D .

(I am a damn good she/he as far as medieval is concerned, but can't quite pass muster as a bloke for close-ups...no matter how hard I try with the beard.)
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Hi, Seimon

Really liking you stuff; if you ever need an extra pair of hand on a shot please give me a shout I'm up in North Wales. I’v attached one of my images, not that it compares but constructive criticism is always good.

Also if needed I can always get the other half to bring some shinny stuff along as he doesn’t take a lot to persuade him to pose for a photo.

I think you may have contacted him or his boss Martin a while back about borrowing props, which I’m sure there still happy to help with if possible. If needed give them a shout contact detail on there site www.aplaisance.co.uk

Cheers
Claire
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Thanks again Guys!!.. Claire, excellent picture...Very moody!..

Yes, I will be in touch very soon... I have some ideas that need shooting for a one man exhibition in Aberystwyth in January..as well as for the magazine. I'm off to the War and Peace show in Kent all of next week, but will call him after then....

Thanks, :wink: :D

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Hello,

I seem to remeber, some time ago, one of my mates providing a link to a Towton set of photos, and how they were made - your website I think. They were very, very good - especially the one where a guy lies dead and his wife (actually his real wife) lays by his side, both in the snow. Very emotive and a strong image - especially as Towton Battlefield is close to the hearts and interests of quite a few of our group's membership.
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Ah. Yes - here it is:

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Yes... The Towton Shoot was very exciting and a bit of an eye-opener....
Again, thanks for the kind comments.... :D

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Hia, Who's going to Detling this year... I'll be trawling for subjects and projects. :D :D :D

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