As I hold my breath

As I hold my breath, originally uploaded by bang*.

More new work from myself.

Loving every minute of these shoots, creating work I’m really rather proud of and sensing my world shifting beneath my feet.

The time of my “out with the old in with the new” is approaching, as I’m gathering closer those who inspire me and push me forward in my work. At the same time I’m learning to let go those and that which holds me back. I’ve learnt a lot through my career so far, from each and ever person I’ve had the good fortune to work alongside. I have a lot more still to discover but one thing is for sure, repeating the same old same old isn’t the way I want to run anymore.

“I ain’t gonna take it no more, I ain’t gonna take it no more” I don’t want to be seen to be pushing the boundaries because I’m planning on blowing them up.

Told you I’m feeling the hustle and the optimism. These are the times my friends. Embrace your dreams.

Beauty

Everything falling into place

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Rockabilly in the city

Rockabilly in the city, originally uploaded by bang*.

A few more quick peeks from Sundays portfolio shoot in the city.

Model : Chris Johnstone
Hair / Wardrobe : Chris Johnstone
Photographer : Mark Ivkovic (yeah that’s me)

Oh and kids it’s not cool to smoke, it just looks cool when you’re dressed like you just stepped out of the 50’s.
To be honest neither Chris the model or myself smoke (or ever have) so our conversation about getting the cigarettes was kinda funny. Add to that this was the first packet I’ve bought in my life, I know I’m such a good boy.
Again I have to say that the work I’m producing this year so far I’m really proud of. I’m getting in my zone early this year and the way I’m hustling I’m feeling really positive about where I’m headed.

Rockabilly in the city

Rockabilly in the city

Rockabilly in the city

Light as a feather, Dark as night.

Light as a feather, Dark as night., originally uploaded by bang*.

Just loved this edit so much I figured I’d post it before I even get to the little tweaks it requires.
A couple of quick early edits from another full day studio shoot with Make-Up artist and all round style ninja Vicki.

More to follow.

Model : Eleanor Hare
MUA & Hair : Vicki Suddaby
Wardrobe : Eleanor Hare
Photographer : Mark Ivkovic (Me!)

Studio Sessions // Francesca

Studio Sessions // Francesca, originally uploaded by bang*.

A couple of quick early edits from another full day studio shoot with Make-Up artist and all round style ninja Vicki.

Just to prove that I do indeed tell the best jokes whilst on set . . . . . . . . . . .
Hey I’m all about the fun, apparently I have an alter ego when behind the camera, or so I’m told.

I think this one should be labeled never stop looking for the shot in between shots. Pretty much sums up my off beat / unguarded moment philosophy towards photography.

More to follow.

Model : Francesca
MUA : Vicki Suddaby
Hair / Wardrobe : Francesca
Photographer : Mark Ivkovic (Me!)

Studio Sessions // Francesca

Studio Sessions // Francesca

The fun one can have with an old piece of black lace, some gaff tape and a couple of studio lights.

Studio Sessions // Francesca

Rockerbilly in the city



Rockerbilly in the city, originally uploaded by bang*.

A few quick peeks from yesterdays portfolio shoot in the city. Not fully edited yet but a hint at what I was going for.

Model : Chris Johnstone
Hair / Wardrobe : Chris Johnstone
Photographer : Mark Ivkovic (yeah that’s me)

Rockerbilly in the city

Rockerbilly in the city

Rockerbilly in the city

Beauty // Bronica // Bankruptcy // Black & White

Model : Ashlee VS
MUA & Hair : Vicki Suddaby
Photographer : Mark Ivkovic (Me again!)

One for the Film26 group, which is an ongoing project for me this year. This time around it’s “B”. Took the ‘B’ronica along for the ride on my last shoot, loaded with some Kodak (‘B’ankruptcy) for some ‘B’lank & white. I reckon I covered my ‘B’ases with this. The odd mark bottom left is on the neg, looks like this roll fogged a little as this was the final frame.

So then, Kodak . . . . . . . . that’s going to be springing crazy internet based fear mongering if ever anything has. It’s the end of the world!?!
No it’s just the end of a chapter, the story has a long way to go yet, with many a twist and turn remaining I’d predict.
The industry isn’t dying, it’s in a state of change and an exciting change at that. Stop looking back and thinking all the best times are behind us. This is the best shot you’ve ever got, step up and make it count or go and make room for somebody else.

Beauty in the lyrics of my mind



Beauty, originally uploaded by bang*.

Just another from the other day which I’m really happy with. Sure for a “true” beauty shot the hair isn’t right, but that isn’t really my thing. I’m about the face, the person behind the mask, the lyrics that waltz in your head whilst the world spins around. That unguarded moment, a feeling of peace, of vulnerability, a softness of step.

Wow where did that come from? I’m thinking that this Olafur Arnalds album is have quite an effect on me.

Model : Becca
MUA & Hair : Vicki Suddaby
Photographer : Mark Ivkovic (Who else right)