Photoshoot in Scarborough with WikkyC

I’d seen Wiktoria on Instagram and liked her look and thought she would suit some lifestyle/commercial photos I had in mind.  I found out that she lived in Scarborough, which for me was about a two hour drive.  I’d not been to Scarborough for a LONG time so thought it would be nice to go back there for a visit.  However, I didn’t know any suitable outside locations for a photoshoot and what with it being February in the UK, I had to cover my options in case the weather turned out bad. Anyway, as usual Google and Googlemaps comes to my aid, so I started to do a photo walkthrough on the map and came across some colourful beach huts on the North Bay.  Whilst not quite on the beach, there were on the promenade so I thought they would definitely be an option.  My style of photography is such that they would just be a bit of blurred colour and highlight in the background anyway as I got Wiktoria to smile, pose and generally have fun in a lifestyley sort of way.  There was also a nearby park that we could use for a second look for the […]

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’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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Majorca Trip October 2015
November 1, 2015 by GordonM in Blog 0 Comments

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.  

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Amber Tutton – Marketplace
May 21, 2013 by GordonM in Blog 0 Comments

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.  

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Amy Green shoot
April 25, 2013 by GordonM in Blog 0 Comments

Some nice simple sets with Amy getting some casual shots in the marketplace and some more commercial ones done in my studio with the natural light.

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Emma Kate Dawson – The Park
March 25, 2013 by GordonM in Blog 0 Comments

Emma and I wanted to create a video that we could put on her singing website to promote her. Filmed solely with a Nikon D600 and Nikkor 24-70m f2.8 lens, we hope we’ve produced something you like.

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