Time to continue with my photo project which is taking photos of female models and other women with no makeup. I was really pleased with how the first shoot came out with the lovely Paige Dakin and the other day I was looking forward to round 2, this time with a very experienced model Simone Stokes. Simone has done lots of creative work before but never had the chance before to strip it right back to no makeup on a model shoot. So she was keen to do this as well as myself. So whilst I explained a little on my first blog post about why I was doing this project, I thought I might expand with more reasons why this project feels important to me. I don’t know if you can remember the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty some time ago, well I recalled the aim of that and in my mind I thought that as photographers we should also have a responsibility to be more inclusive and encourage equality and diversity in the fashion/modelling world. This sits nicely alongside current trends for fashion houses and magazines encouraging curves in fashion models nowadays and we should not be […]
I’d love to be able to afford some KinoFlo flourescent lights, but at going on £1000 per unit that really is not going to be an option. So I decided to make my own with 2 x twin 5ft fittings per side of the model (or subject). Need to make a couple more for the background yet so that I can turn that white if necessary, but anyway experimented with a couple of portraits of Rachel and Amy. Not perfect yet, but see what you think.