Undone by bang*
Undone, a photo by bang* on Flickr.

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m. Katie

h. Rick Roberts

mua. Meg Lindow

Ph. Assistant. Michael Storey

Leica M9

50mm Summicron

It seems the blog is suffering from a lack of updates at the moment, mainly due to time pressure. Stacks of new work has been shot over the last month or so with much more in the coming months so I’ll pop things up when and where I can.

Here’re are a couple from yesterday, a hair shoot with Rick Roberts to produce his final collection for the National Hairdressing Awards. We shot earlier this year and it’s from those that he made it to the final, these are the ones that he will win or lose on. No pressure then . . . . . . .

Plus the moment in between the moments, one that won’t make the cut but I love it all the same.

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.

When self-doubt starts to give way to self-realisation

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I’ll be honest the further I progress in my photographic career the more self doubt I develop. I’m plagued with more indecision now than ever before, I try to be honest in my work yet feel somehow diluted and broken down. I surround myself with a strong team in an attempt to mask my own feeling of being one step from the edge of a cliff.
Perhaps this is the price I pay for my art, I don’t ask for people to like my work, I just want to create something of worth. Without that my whole purpose is meaningless.
Then maybe understanding this is all part of the process, perhaps the doubt shows that I care.

Photographer : M. Ivkovic (Me)
Model : Samio @ Nemesis Manchester, Wearing Tina Lobondi
MUA / Hair : Meg Lindow
Wardrobe Stylsit : Suzze @ Urbanchique

From somewhere In-between my heart & soul

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A moment of visual poetry, sometimes one image makes everything else worth the struggle.

Photographer : M. Ivkovic (Me)
Model : Samio @ Nemesis Manchester
MUA / Hair : Meg Lindow
Wardrobe Stylsit : Suzze @ Urbanchique

Sunshine with a chance of showers.

Sunshine with a chance of showers., originally uploaded by bang*.

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Very first peeks from yesterdays shoot with the team. If ever a behind the scenes video should have been made yesterday was it. We had more plot twists and emotional highs & lows than most tv dramas.

Photographer : M. Ivkovic (Me)

Model : Samio @ Nemesis Manchester
Wearing Tina Lobondi / next

MUA / Hair : Meg Lindow

Wardrobe Stylsit : Suzze @ Urbanchique

Sunshine with a chance of showers.

Sunshine with a chance of showers.

Despite the images showing otherwise, the weather was what can only be described as challenging.

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.

Chester Barrie – Country Fashion

Chester Barrie – Country Fashion, originally uploaded by bang*.

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A couple from the latest shoot.

Stylist – Suzze @ Urbanchique.co.uk

Tailoring – Chester Barrie

Looks like a lovely summers day right?
Well somehow we managed to get the one hour of sunshine and no wind for the shoot, on an otherwise grotty weather day. That’s what you call planning . . . . . .. and luck.

Chester Barrie - Country Fashion