Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Fashion and Accessries Shoot

This is by far the most stressful photo shoot I've organised so far.  It was shot at the end of last year, but I just got round to write about it.  I wanted to collaborate with more people and produce a more unique look.  I assembled a team together with two designers, models, MUA and hair stylist.

Everything just came together without any problem until one week before the shoot.  Then one of the models had to cancel because she has to go to hospital for an operation.  Not a problem I thought and a casting was sent out and very quickly a great model came on board had to drop out, all within a couple of days!

In the end I had two models coming to this shoot, which was lucky as one of them could not make it on the day!  It just shows how reliant the photographers are on models.  No model, no shoot.  Even though it is stressful, I am enjoying it and appreciate the finished photos even more.

We had very little time to shoot the images I wanted by the time I started shooting, but I got the shots I wanted in the end.  Very happy with the work everyone put in.

Here are a few behind the scene photos from the shoot. 

Photographer: Yat Tang

Model: Mel GdeLanglade
Makeup Jane Crowhurst
Hair Stylist: Xenia Hair
Clothing: Sarmite Ostanevica
Accessories: Timea Talian Designs
Assistant: Marta Deutsch

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Dark Beauties Theme

Model: Ivana Otiepkova, corset by Battie Clothing

A little while ago I saw a few photos with the theme of "Dark Beauties" and I was quite keen to shoot some of my own.  I arranged a couple of shoots and experimented.  The lighting I used on both used rim lighting behind the models and a large softbox as key light against a dark background.

Model: Ivana Otiepkova, corset by Battie Clothing

In both shoots, I wanted a dark look and used black corsets or latex on location, but due to the cold and unpredictable weather recently it was safer to shoot this in studio.  When the weather warms up in the spring, I think I will shoot a few more with this theme.  Look out for more "Dark Beauties" images later on in the year.

Model: Ausrie Fel, latex by Ausrie Fel

Model: Ausrie Fel, latex by Ausrie Fel