Boho Calendar Shoot

I recently had the pleasure of shooting an image for the Boho Model Agency Calendar.  A total of 12 photographers and 12 models were there for the day in what turned out to be a very positive experience, there was a great sense of support and collaboration from all involved.  It was also good to meet up with people whose work I had seen on line and finally be able to put a face to the moniker. The theme for the whole calendar was white, I was teamed up with model Jenny Clewlow for the shoot which was great as we had already worked together and had a good rapport going.  The shot involved several different elements which would hopefully come together to make the final image, a dynamic pose, strong backlighting, smoke, wind and metres of flowing material!!  As you can imaging this wasn’t a one take deal and it took us a while to get the shot we wanted, but looking back I’m really happy with the result.  Big thank you to all at Banana, the models and togs involved who all contributed to what proved to be an excellent day.

Invaders From The North!!

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Had a great day on Saturday shooting with model Jenny Clewlow at various locations around the Darlington area.  I first saw Jenny after she shot with some friends of mine Marc Melling and Stu Glen.  She is very much in demand as a model and combines a full time job with grid work, promotions and modelling, travelling long distances to do so.  This doesn’t seem to dampen her enthusiasm at all and when we got the chance to shoot eventually she arrived full of enthusiasm and raring to go having driven down from Inverness that morning.  We had exchanged several ideas about what we would like to shoot and I picked out a few places which i thought might provide a good backdrop.  As it turned out the light beat us and we didn’t get to use them all, always other shoots though I guess.  Jenny brought her boyfriend Stu with her, a lovely guy who was a real bonus to have around on the shoot, he needs to be careful he will be giving chaperones a good name!!  When we got back we did a couple of studio sets before tucking in to a well earned curry!! All in all it was a really fun day, here are some of the early edits, more will appear during the week.

Charlene

mg_7289webI first worked with Charlene back in August at a group shoot with other photographers Stu Glen, Marc Melling and Grahame Jenkins held at Banana Studio up in Newcastle’s Ouseburn.  She has a great look but is also a lovely girl with it and we grabbed some time on the day to talk about future collaboration, as it turned out we had to wait until this week to finally get together.  We were hoping to make a day of it and combine a location shoot with a further session back at Banana, unfortunately the weather was against us so we just headed for the studio.  During the three hours we had we shot a range of styles from lifestyle, fashion through to lingerie with Charlene making the transition between each with ease.
The time went really quickly, but looking back through the images I was more than happy with the shots we got.  Thanks to Charlene for a really enjoyable and productive afternoon and to the revamped  Banana Studio for their good humour and professionalism throughout the day.

These are a few of the early edits, please check back as more are added.

Images updated 27/11/10

Kirstie – Fashion and Beauty Shoot

Kirstie Fashion and Portrait shoot

After the Marlena shoot we had to come back for more!!  Once again I had the services of Julie Ann Pattinson as MUA and stylist and this time Kirstie as the model.  I first met Kirstie through a friend of hers who I had worked with before, she had not really done any modelling before, and had no real desire to pursue it as a career, but wanted to give it a go and see how it turned out.  As you can see she has a great look and proved to be an absolute natural.  Fortunately for me she really enjoyed the shoot and we ended up shooting several more times over the following months.  We worked through a series of ideas, one of which included her being buried in a mound of autumnal leaves which I had collected a couple of days before the shoot and dried out on the conservatory floor, unfortunately the odd spider remained which did cause one or two slightly hairy moments!!  It was a long day and we shot for around seven hours with only a short break for one of my legendary sandwiches 🙂  Had a great feeling of satisfaction following the shoot though and a real sense of achievement.  Big thank you to both Kirstie and Julie for their patience, good humour and expertise which just made the whole thing so much fun.

Jade Turnbull

After a couple of quiet weeks have now got a few interesting projects booked in, the first of which was a shoot with Jade tonight.  Have worked with Jade on numerous occasions, she is a lovely girl and an accomplished photographer and re-toucher in her own right.  The plan was to shoot some pin up styles that could be used to help her Mum to market a vintage clothing store she has planned.  Think we got some really good images, Jade’s bubbly personality being well suited to the pin up style.  Please check back to see more images from the shoot.

If you would like to see some of Jade’s photography work click here

Alex Pratt Shoot

mg_5227weblogoAlex travelled over from Cumbria to be a part of our group shoot at Banana Studio in Newcastle where she had the dubious pleasure of shooting with myself and three other photographers – Grahame Jenkins, Marc Melling and Stu Glen.  Really enjoyed shooting with her she has a  great personality, really bubbly and enthusiastic, and as you can see has a great look too.  Hoping to shoot with her again on a location shoot that I have an idea for.

To see more of Lexy’s fashion work click here

Alex also recently worked with a good friend of mine, Northumberland based Marc Melling, the images from the shoot can be seen here