4 Go Mad in Newcastle

Well Sunday saw the latest get together of erstwhile photographers Marc Melling, Stu Glen, Grahame Jenkins and little old me.  Banana Studio in Newcastle was the venue and we were very lucky to have a strong line up of models, some of who travelled from as far afield as Sheffield to be with us on the day.  Patrycja Firmanty and Karolina Hejnar were also there and did a fantastic job with the girl’s make up throughout the shoot.  Following conversations with some of the models I had a reasonable idea of what I wanted to shoot on the day, though as always things didn’t go exactly to plan and I found myself running out of time towards the end (sorry Georgia we had such a short time to shoot, promise I will put that right).  There was a  great atmosphere  throughout the day, with the usual cameraderie and banter between the togs  and everyone just mucked in and got the most from the day.  Massive thanks to all the girls: Danielle, Georgia, Jordan, Lizzie and Misha who were all a pleasure to work with, to Karolina and Patrycja for their expertise, to Eric at Banana Studio and last but not least to Grahame, Stu and Marc for their support and good humour.  Watch this space for more images.  Fancy another next month?? lol

Goldigger

Recently, I was asked to take part in a shoot with Durham based MUA Ashleigh Reid by model Jenny Clewlow.  Ashleigh was in the middle of planning a series of images based around the 7 Deadly Sins.  The shoot was to take place at Penshaw Monument on what turned out to be an absolutely freezing day!!  The brief was trying to get an image of a WAG caught in the act of burying her ex!!  Ashleigh was great to work with, really well prepared and Jenny looked a bit too handy with that shovel for my liking!!  Great way to spend an afternoon, despite the cold.

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

Eve – The Comeback Kid

Eve Model shootEve was one of the mose popular and hardworking models on the north east circuit and I was fortunate to work with her on a few occasions.  We always seemed to manage to come up with something a little different and the images we shot stayed on my profiles for ages, though I never tired of them.  So when I heard the news that she had decided to hang up her sequined undies I was more than a little disappointed.  However after a break she is back and looking better than ever.  We arranged to shoot together for a short time, looking for something “edgy fashion”,  with the objective of getting 3 usable images for her on line portfolios, how do you think we did??  Always a pleasure working with Eve, no doubt we will work together again soon.

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