Another week, another fun agency shoot. This time the model was Lisa, an Oxfordshire-based model represented by Bath/London ShootDHS. Lisa had completed plenty of catwalk work but was looking to increase her experience in front of the camera and bag some great images for her portfolio. Our theme was ‘vintage modern’ and after a last-minute […]
At its simplest, a professional portrait shoot offers a client a collection of beautifully-rendered images to enjoy for years to come… but it’s possible to go even further. Locally, I’m well known on the burlesque and cabaret scene, which often attracts lovers of all things vintage from the golden age of Hollywood onwards. I’ve recently […]
I enjoyed a fun little shoot with fab Bristol-Based model Chantelle last week. Chantelle had been enjoying some shoots recently and had a Model Mayhem page with plenty of ‘alt’ like images. As there’d been a lot of fetish elements in recent fashion collections from the likes of Louis Vuitton I thought shooting the model […]
I recently had a small test shoot with Bristol-raised model Ozy Hussian. A Computing student and part-time model, Ozy was keen to show a bit more versatility in his portfolio, which currently contained some good sports/streetwear images. The obvious thing to do was involve a suit but dress it up in a way that wouldn’t […]
Nicolas Winding Refn is a US-bases Danish film director, screenwriter and producer currently making waves in hollywood after Drive, starring Ryan Gosling, became the year’s big sleeper hit as cinemas. Drive premiered in competition at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival where it scooped the Best Director Award. I took this portrait of Nicolas Winding Refn […]
During the summer I enjoyed a small shoot with aspiring local burlesque artist, Missy Bijou, with styling and makeup work provided by Ally Katte. We made use of my ‘living room studio’ using Bowens Gemini studio lighting and a Lastolite Hilite background. Cross-processing and black and white conversions were done with Photoshop.
It was a portrait shoot with a difference as I hit Weston to photography a client in full vintage attire. Kitty Ribbons, a well-known caberet burlesque performer, had arranged with local scooter and mod culture enthusiast Dave Coombs to bring along his immaculate machine. The idea was to combine Kitty and scooter with an archetypal […]
One little ‘personal project’ shoot I did recently saw me photograph members of the South West Burlesque Collective. The group serves as a networking and mutual support group for performers and others connected with the burlesque scene in the area. ‘Burlesque’ has grown massively over the last 5-10 years in the UK, initially reinvigorated by […]
Looking back over my photographs, realise I’ve taken pictures of women holding guitars several times now. Here are just a couple.
This weekend saw me shoot Penny Bizarre, a growing name on the UK burlesque cabaret circuit. Penny’s created several dark yet humorous acts that have been wowing audiences. She also runs Bristol’s Ritual-esque nights, which are billed as offering ‘bands, burlesque and bedazzlement. I’d known Penny quite a while but it took a while to […]