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 […]
Looking back over my photographs, realise I’ve taken pictures of women holding guitars several times now. Here are just a couple.
I recently had the chance to take some promo shots of Secret Shine, a Bristol-based-band that continues to enjoy a cult following. Secret Shine is an alternative rock band, founded by Scott Purnell and Jamie Gingell,with its roots in the early 1990s indie scene and was once signed to Bristol’s celebrated Sarah Records label, which […]
I recently enjoyed two photo shoots with Bath Burlesque superstar, Geisha Go Disco AKA Gem. A Welsh-Aussie, she’s recently started a new venture called, aptly, The House of Go Disco, which is a Bath-based agency where the best in burlesque and alternative models can be booked for your own special events or photoshoots. There’s a […]
I completed a shoot with up-and-coming Bristol Burlesque artist Ally Katte recently. The idea was to create some vaguely Alberto Vargas-like pin-up images. While the living room in my rented flat is larger than many a crummy buy-to-let shoebox, it’s still not an ideal space in which to work but with some canny lighting arrangements […]
For the last four years or so I’ve been a user of Bowens Gemini lighting. Bowens was one of the first companies in the world to really start standardising what we now recognise as off-the-shelf studio lighting. Although a global brand, Bowens has been for decades ubiquitous in the UK, used by top photographers but […]