Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Theatrical model shoot

Having found a really cool old venue in Manchester-The Hipperdrome in Hulme an 1800's built theatre which is in dire need of restoration; the man in charge Tony Wright very kindly allowed me and model Portia to do a shoot there.It's always a challenge when using studio lights on location lack of space, lack of power points but I think I pulled it off on this shoot.The idea was to bring out some of the theatre's wonderful decor,as a backdrop for the model. Particularly the stained glass "Exit" doors(bottom pictures)which were an important feature of the building for this photoshoot.Portia gave some good poses,and I tried some unusual angles to try and get as much of the doors into the photos.
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Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Boudoir shoot

Hired a Manchester stylish apartment last week for a lingerie boudoir style model shoot,using mainly daylight. With the delightful EloraB from Model Mayhem.

We were hoping to achieve a wistful relaxed editorial style photo shoot in the bedroom shots, whilst still being sexy. The bathroom shot above was playful glamour shot. Hope the apartment cleaners didnt mind all the lipstick on the mirror.
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Tuesday, 29 March 2011


For this photo shoot with Model Mayhem model Beckiimay the idea was a clash of ideas.On one hand we had a glamour style shoot(red lipstick,partial nudity)then the religious iconic theme of a crown of thorns,handmade by Liv Free also a model as well as making accesories.
You can see the headpiece here,it was real and sharp! Care was taken not to press it down too far onto Beckii's head! Using the red lipstick I wrote on her arms ,in mock self harm imagery but also it obviously being lipstick lent itself to glamour angle.Other shots on the website eventually-will show the words "repent" and "Sacrifice" on her left arm.
For this shot below, which was inspired partly by fashion photographer Miranda Kerr and partly by scenes in horror film Jacob's Ladder where strange faces blurred as they thrashed around. It took numerous attempts using motion blur flash technique,having Beckii move her head during exposure. A little post processing to give it an ethereal look and maybe it was something near my vision.
More shots will be featured on my Fashion photography website soon(at time of writing this anyway!) anyone wishing to have a portfolio photoshoot get in touch via the site above. Thanks.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011


New Year first new photo shoot. Obligatory Model Mayhem model Lisa Giselle. The theme was glamour, FHM NUTS style. Lisa was lots of fun and had arranged a MUA too, which was something new to me!
I generally do some fashion shots on every shoot,but as Lisa hadnt brought much in the way of clothes(one dress!)so it was underwear and sexy topless all the way! Some shots here,more will be added to model portfolio soon.

Technical details are very simple,two lights in shoot through umbrellas at either side of Lisa. If you like these shots and would like a shoot,contact me at