Saturday, 30 April 2011

Page 10

Had a small article written about me in the Essex Chronicle, some-what strange but I guess a good thing for the Fashion Club

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Vintage Trail

Today I shot for Kyla, a second year fashion student from Bournemouth but lives relatively close to me in Essex so I drove down to hers and some to do a vintage styled and inspired images (naturally lit!!), I've quickly edited one, playing with the grain tool in photoshop! Driving back to Bournemouth tomorrow, so I can start editing the images I've been shooting over the last few weeks!

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Shopping for Prams

Yesterday I continued shooting my Essex project, around and around the county for my locations. My rough edit from the shoot has hardly been retouched, I guess I'm not used to taking photos so quickly and it being done, so I'm still a little unsure of this project. For this image I used the photographer Nick Turpin's ( work as inspiration as he shoots real street moments but they become somewhat constructed as he lights them. I managed to get hold of a couple of prams and models and drove to Lakeside with the explorer kit to take this.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Swimmingly Good Fashion

Today was my second Essex shoot, I managed to find a pool to shoot in that had the most beautiful butterfly shape in it! I started working with a lovely new model called Emma, who I found on model mayhem and she was brilliant in the pool! My stylist, Youles, and I found the dress in a charity shop for £15 which was great because it matched the palette I wanted to use for styling. I've been working on a couple of rough edits, debating if it should be darker!

My inspiration for this shot was the Micheal Barrymore pool incident, but using a fashion twist, its somewhat obscure at the moment but hopefully will work in the whole series as the final image; 'the parties over'. Everybody keeps telling me to watch The Only Way is Essex, but I don't get why I should when its outside my back door! Its hard to shake the stereotype, but I guess there are people like it everywhere!

Monday, 11 April 2011

Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Bournemouth any more

The last few days I've been busy settling in at home, still doing a retouching job and playing on my iphone! Now I'm back I've started shooting my next project, which is based on the Essex Stereotype but taking it into a high fashion concept. Heres a rough edit of my concept, taking the well know white stilettos, ankle bracelet and tanned legs. I've pin pointed various Essex aspects and will be transferring them into images! Got hold of a bar that was used in The Only Way is Essex, I guess this project is my response to that stereotype the programme has cast on us. Just a bit of humour at the end of the day, but I'm excited as I'm usually quite studio based! Really thankful to my friend Tasha for letting me use her lovely legs in a photo, figured I might crop it into a square!

Thursday, 7 April 2011

On the Beach with Surrealism

Just got back from shooting in the dark and cold on the beach for Clare's project again, just tweaked a photo to put up and show the team! The hair and make up was totally awesome again, and I shot in a different type of style to what I usually do. I've been in contact today with a few models from Essex to shoot my final project, they seem really up for doing it and i've got some really good locations for it! I'm excited about going home, but not so much about the mass amount of editing lined up!

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Vintage Photos

Today I've been editing my friend Sara's photos! We shot last week in the Arts University studios, for her project she styled our lovely models Mandy and Faith in Vintage clothing, locally sourced! For these images I played around with the Grain filter on photoshop to make them look old, which just added to the wicked styling and make up we had on the shoot (thanks Danielle)!

Tomorrow I'm shooting at the Beach for Clare again which I'm really looking forward to, especially as I managed to rent the Bowen's Explorer Kit for the whole of Easter! Yeahhhh!!

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Tired Starlings

Today I shot for Emma's fashion project, her theme was 'Tired Starlings' so she sourced and styled the images! Once again just working on a quick edit, we used the lovely Mrs Mason and Emma's signed friend Raph. I wanted to try and shoot the images soft as its not usually how I work, we had access to an amazing house and I shot using a Metz and natural light

Monday, 4 April 2011

Pop Art

Today I shot for Clare's fashion project! Here's a rough edit I've been working on, still needs some work but i'm happy with it! The background's amazing and surprisingly from ikea!!!

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Back in Blog

Back Blogging whilst re-building my website:

So from now on I'll be updating my knitting and photography work! Recently I've been collaborating with some fashion students who've just been darling to work with (and have lovely green houses to shoot in)

I started Knitting at christmas so thought i'd combine two blogs because people should knit more! Any lovely bournemouth people can join my knitting circle on a wednesday!