The ’60s is a fascinating era for initiating a change in fashion photography. So to me that is a great reason to start a new photography project, trying to embrace many of the hallmark looks from the time. For me starting any project involves lots of research and my research mostly started in the autumn of last year. A good start was looking at the icons of that time ….. David Bailey, Jean Shrimpton, Brian Duffy, Twiggy …… to just name a few. Then of course there were the locations, more often than not around Carnaby Street in London, although of course David Bailey took Jean Shrimpton to Manhattan, New York to deliver a photoshoot that kicked Vogue magazine into a more modern publication that needed to echo the younger, more liberated, generation of the time. If you are interested, you must see the film We’ll Take Manhattan that tells (whilst probably embellishing) this story. If you haven’t time to watch the video then you can check out the photos from that trip in this Guardian article. So watching that Manhattan film and also looking at a number of youtube videos on documentaries about Twiggy, other photographers and fashion from […]
Melissa Alice lives not too far away from me and she had some availability to come to the studio to work on this project shoot. I saw one of her photos on an internet modelling website and just loved the look of her curly hair and she would be just perfect for my no-makeup project. She was keen too so we set a time and date for last weekend and I planned to do the no-makeup look for probably just over an hour and then spend some more time with her on some different looks with makeup. I was hoping the weather was going to be a bit brighter but unfortunately it was a little dull and drizzly outside so the amount of light coming through the window was not too great, but not too bad overall sometimes or so I thought. Looking at the data for the shots for different sets though, there actually were big differences in the ISO between sets. The first set started off reasonably low at 640 ISO as I was using the 56mm wide open at f1.2: The second set I needed a wider angle for the sat down shots and so had to swap over […]
A gorgeous day in Grantham, a perfect opportunity to get Amber Tutton up for the day and for Diane Dakin to work her makeup magic. I’ll let the pics do the talking, but hopefully it’ll not be too long before I’m working with them both again.
Had a shoot outside with Emma yesterday to try and get some natural fashion shots that showed a new direction she was wanting to try in her modelling. Diane Dakin was the makeup artist and “reflector holder” for the day, but admittedly there wasn’t much sun about at all. Sometimes the sun out is good, sometimes it’s bad. Whichever it is, we had to just cope with a grey overcast, but bright, day. Hope you like some of the pics.