Two days, Three faces. (Less Gear, More Photo)

Simple as that, two days, three faces for me to meet this week.

Fashion portrait, Mark Ivkovic, bang Photography. Contax G2, Fujifilm Neopan ACROS 100

Fashion portrait, Mark Ivkovic, bang Photography. Contax G2, Fujifilm Neopan ACROS 100

Fashion portrait, Mark Ivkovic, bang Photography. Contax G2, Fujifilm Fujicolor

Fashion portrait, Mark Ivkovic, bang Photography. Contax G2, Fujifilm Fujicolor

Leica Fashion portrait, Mark Ivkovic, bang Photography. Leica M9

Leica Fashion portrait, Mark Ivkovic, bang Photography. Leica M9

Tuesday saw me working with A-Models and Meg Lindow MUA. Here I had the luck to work in some beautiful light with Logan and Sophia.

Then after a rather late night call up Wednesday saw me working with Boss Models Anna Caradice-French and the always charming Thembi Mkandla MUA. Again spoilt by glorious light.

All three of these photographs used natural light, just goes to show the diversity of what can be achieved with minimal equipment.

Exhaustive kit list used for these;

Leica M9 – 50mm

Contax G2 – 45mm – Fujifilm film stock.

That’s it, about as simple as you can get. My kind of shoots these.

Turning Pro A/W13 Cover

Turning Pro A/W13 Cover by bang*
Turning Pro A/W13 Cover, a photo by bang* on Flickr.

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Just had the okay to share this peek, my latest cover. It’s gone rather pink during the upload to flickr for some reason so you’ll just have to go see it for yourselves for the full effect.
Hits newsagents 11th October I believe.
I have a stack of new work that due to exclusivity agreements I can’t share with you at the moment. Needless to say you’ll see it when it hits but until then trust me I’ve been busy.

m. Charlotte P @ Industry People
mua. Thembi Mkandla

Turning Pro – Cover. Winter 2012

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Just realised I didn’t actually post this here. PS it isn’t actually this yellow in print.

Available now from all good stockists 🙂

Model : Chloe A
MUA : Meg Lindow
Hair : Alex B
Photography : Mark Ivkovic (Me 😉 )

Educate & Elevate ’92 Lookbook #2 teaser

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Good to be back together with the E&E family this weekend. Shooting the new ’92 collection in and around the studio.

Designs – Educate & Elevate

MUA / Hair – Lisa Ray / Hollie Flynn

Wardrobe Stylist – Suzan Selçuk
More to follow later this week.

Studio Beauty Story – Teaser

Studio Beauty Story, originally uploaded by bang*.

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60’s inspired beauty look teaser. Still need a little post work but felt obliged to share a peek of todays work asap.

Charlotte P @ Nemesis Management, Manchester

Thembi Mkandla MUA & Hair

Tech –

Canon 5Dii EF 70-200 L

28inch White Beauty dish via Bowens 500 & silver reflector (super close for softness) – Paramount lighting (clamshell).

Chloe | Beauty | Bar Lane



Chloe | Beauty | Bar Lane, originally uploaded by bang*.

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Another teaser from another shoot. (Busy week)

Photography : Mark Ivkovic
Make-Up : Meg Lindow
Hair : Alexandra Beauregard
Model : Chloe

Plus a lighter feel;

Chloe | Beauty | Bar Lane

Nemesis teaser



Nemesis teaser, originally uploaded by bang*.

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Very quick teaser from one of the latest shoots.

Sarah B – Nemesis Model Management
Lisa Murray – Stylist
M. Ivkovic – Photography

Tech babble –

Bowens Via 28″ White Beauty Dish – Camera right approx 45 degree (shadow on the right shot gives a better feel for position)

Canon 1Diii
Sigma 50mm f/1.4
125th @ f/5.6, iso160

Your subject is your story.



Your subject is your story., originally uploaded by bang*.

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Know your hero, and make it shine.

A little busy at the moment, on the road for a few weeks so it’ll be quiet in the in-betweens. Plenty in the pipeline though so worry not.

Photographer : Mark Ivkovic

Model : Sana

Lighting :
Bowens via 70cm beauty dish with grid.

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.

Simple Beauty



Simple Beauty, originally uploaded by bang*.

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A hint at one of the finals from my shoot a while ago.
Working with three uber talented MUA’s who just finished topping out their training at the Cassie Lomas Academy.
Luckily enough Meg (the make up artist) and myself are teaming up again this Friday back at the academy for a rather interesting concept. Looking forward to it for sure.

Photographer : Mark Ivkovic
MUAs : Meg Lindow.
Model : Sana

Lighting :

Bowens via 70cm beauty dish where the catch lights would suggest. Big old reflector providing fill from camera right.