’60s Project
March 21, 2018 by GordonM in Blog, fashion, Portfolio 0 Comments

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 […]

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Stretch and Challenge
February 18, 2018 by GordonM in Blog, Portfolio 0 Comments

I’m amazed at the number of photographers who do not stretch and challenge themselves or the model when they are shooting. Doing the same style time and time again may be in your comfort zone but really only makes for boring photos over time and certainly does not improve your skills. I’d had plenty of experience of photography having started when I was 17 shooting general topics such as landscapes and architecture, with a little street photography thrown in too, particularly around the city of York where I lived.  I went on to do weddings and more commercial work for clients but really hadn’t touched on working with models until probably about 20 years ago.  I look back on my photos at that time and think to myself, what the devil was I thinking.  Poses were wrong, ideas were lacking, lighting was rubbish and personally I thought my model photos were just generally pretty poor and certainly not to be proud of.  I gradually got a little better but it wasn’t until I met a wonderful young lady who I took on as my muse and, whilst she might not have recognised it at the time, she helped me with […]

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Amber Tutton shoot in Grantham

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.

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Shoot with Monika T
November 26, 2011 by GordonM in Blog, people, Portfolio, portrait 0 Comments

Had Monika T round for a shoot in the studio, originally from Poland but now living in Cambridge, UK, Monika is a model I’ve been wanting to work with for quite a while. I love her natural expressions and engagement with the camera, always making her photographs appear natural and fun as well as stunning. So, here you go, hope you like a couple of the portraits I did with her.

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Fashion “gypsy shoot” with Emma Kate Dawson
August 26, 2011 by GordonM in Blog, fashion, people, Portfolio, portrait 0 Comments

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.

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