Behind the scenes – A week in the life (ish)

Sometimes everything gets a little too work, work, work, pretty picture, good looking people around here. So I thought I’d go for a real “Behind the scenes” post, aka frames from the road, for this weeks post.

So there you go, a glimpse behind the curtain, the general crap one sees during a week traversing the country.

Behind the Scenes | Educate & Elevate

So it’s been a long while since I’ve posted some behind the scenes video. Well for the E&E shoot we had a full on video crew filming for a little behind the scenes peek. I have to say the gang at Spotwork really pulled together one cool bit of BTS action.
So for those needing something to occupy 5 minutes or so click play and prepare to bob your head to the beat.

Behind the scenes from the latest shoot – Thanks to Suzze my epic stylist.

For those wanting a little extra info on what exactly did go down in the woods the other day swing on over to Suzze our stylist for the days blog and check out the back of my head 🙂

Down to Earth Neon’s Behind the scenes.

via Behind the scenes from the latest shoot – Thanks to Suzze my epic stylist..

Darkness & Light – Behind the scenes on a beauty shoot

If I do recall a long while ago I promised some readers of this blog some more behind the shoot posts. So it’s with great fanfare and celebration I give to you a somewhat brief behind the shoot post 🙂

I’m thinking this will be a two parter simply because I’ve only quickly gone through the edits as yet and my instant favourites are all from the dark side of our concept.
For now this will be a short image based post (mainly as I don’t really have the time right now to construct a meaningful and informative post). I’ll give a little brief overview but if you really want more info drop me a comment and i’ll try to help out.

The Concept : A Double look beauty shoot based around darkness & light / masculine & feminine / B&W & colour. That kind of thing. To create a series of photographs to be shown as side by side opposite pages.

The Team : One make up artist I had previously worked with, Miss Meg Lindow and another recent product of the genius producing Cassie Lomas Academy the lovely Thembi Mkandla.

The models : Amy Gee & Zsanett from Boss Models plus Samio & Naz from Nemesis Models

The Location : The Studio @ Cassie Lomas Academy, Manchester UK

Mark Ivkovic @ bangphotography, Meg Lindow MUA, Zsanett @ Boss Models

Mark Ivkovic @ bangphotography, Thembi Mkandla MUA, Samio @ Nemesis

Mark Ivkovic @ bangphotography, Meg Lindow MUA, Naz @ Nemesis

So that’s a little clue as to what the darker look was, these are a few very early edits but I’m super happy with what we created between us.

Now for some behind the scenes images and thanks to Meg & Thembi for the first time on the blog you get to see me working 🙂

First dark look from Meg Lindow MUA @MegLindowMUA

First dark look created by Thembi

First dark look created by Thembi MUA @ThembiThems

Well okay the back of my head.

Plus a few little details from the set;

A couple of pages from my ideas book for this shoot. Proof indeed why I'm a photographer and not an illustrator 🙂

The early set up for our light and airy girly look. I changed it around a little due to a really bright spot light from the right.

Gotta dial in those exposures.

Well that’s a little insight into my world. Plus a clue as to how a photographer goes about translating an idea in his head into an actual photograph. Stay tuned for extra bits and bobs over the next week as I narrow down the edit and get ready to produce a final product.

Lenszine Interview

Interview on Lenszine

Interview with myself on Lenszine website

The good people over at Lenszine have posted an article from a little interview with me lately. If ever you’ve wondered what may be going on in my head then swing on over and have a read. Let me know what you think but I’m pretty sure my fortune is just around the corner thanks to such fame 🙂

It’s all about the photograph people.



Rosedale shoot, behind the scenes video.

A creative exercise in the – create, share, sustain ethos.

Behind the scenes look at a landscape shoot from my latest trip into the Moors.

Shot on an iPhone 4

Edited in iMovie

Just a bit of fun really.

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