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 […]
I went on a trip with an agency to Majorca and whilst there we were shooting a number of different models. I was working with my Fuji X-T1 and 50-140mm lens and found it to be terrific for fashion style photographs. I particularly liked the quick and accurate focussing along with the lens compression of shooting at 200mm (35mm equivalent). Certainly this lens is turning out to be one of my favourites.
We had Amber up again for one of her studio days and I took the chance to shoot with her for an hour at the end of the day. Perfect time really as I wanted to get the light behind her to rimlight her hair. With a bit of toning applied in Lightroom during editing, a nice set of photos resulted. AND it was my first real test of my Panasonic Lumix GH3 that I’ve got along with the Olympus Zuiko 45mm f1.8 as the lens. I’m really pleased with that camera and I feel it was quite liberating using the smaller camera rather than my usual DSLR kit.
I was pleased to work with Amber Tutton yesterday on her studio day here at my studio in Grantham. Full of vitality, Amber kept going through a long day of shooting with a variety of photographers and then for the last couple of hours it was my turn. A couple of portraits, ideas and outfits to try, I’ll post some photos up over the coming week. All preparation for another shoot that I’m in the middle of planning … and getting the outfits for .. ready for the springtime and some better weather on location.