Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Bramber Castle Shoot

I recently asked Meg Cornwell, (a fellow fashion student who specialised in design) to see whether she would be interested in having some of her work 'professionally' photographed.
I've been planing a photo-shoot with make-up artist Lydia Pankhurst and Hanna Kristina for a few months and we wanted something which was different to the whimsical photographs we have previously done. I felt that Meg's collection had a futuristic dark feel which would work perfectly with the location and make-up ideas.
For the shoot we had two models, Megan Waters who I have previously worked with and Mel Kaya.
I also had Stephanie Blundell assisting on the shoot. These photographs are taken from her of the behind the scenes throughout the day.
For the shoot we played on the idea of twins, reflecting the outfits together. Although the models looked very different we still wanted to give the idea of sisters and similarity.
For the clothing I used pieces from Meg's collection but added other pieces like the lace to give a mismatched feel.
These are the final photographs from Hanna. I'm really pleased with the metallic futuristic the photographs give out. They are defiantly very different from anything I have previously done. It was also really refreshing using a designers collection as it was unique.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Land Girls Shoot for Dandy-Lion magazine

This is the second shoot that me and Naomi did for Aisha's Dandy-Lion Magazine. because of the nature of the magazine, she was really interested in incorporating the mend and make-do theme. This shoot was therefore based on the war time Land Girls when the men went to war.
Whilst the women were still working the land they still made an effort to make themselves beautiful. All of the hair and make-up were based on 1940's look of that time.
We spent the day on a working dairy farm near Wareham (Dorset). As well as having the cows, the farmer still owned some of the machinery from the 1940's/50's like the tractor below.
The farmer also gave us food to feed the cows so that we could have some images of that. This worked really well until one cow decided to make a bolt for freedom and we ended up chasing him round the farm.
At the end of the day we got the cows in from the fields, this was pretty funny as the girls were dressed up in their 1940's evening wear. It defiantly did feel as though we had gone back in time.
These are the final photographs from the photographer. They were edited to have an older sepia type feel. Unfortunately I don't have a copy of the final shoot in the magazine but hopefully I can get hold of that soon to show you.The team: Aisha (Director), Naomi and myself (stylists), Elise, Maddie and Heather (models), Louise (photographer), Charlotte and Jade (make-up and hair).