My Eyes Were Fooled but My Heart Saw Through Your Lies

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Meg Lindow MUA & Hair
VAMP Nail Art
LauRen @ Maverick

Just in case you thought I may have run off, here we are back with just a subtle colour one.
This kind of image really speaks volumes about why it’s important for working fashion, beauty and commercial photographers to shoot tests. These are unpaid shoots where all those involved give up time in the hope of creating something new and different for portfolio use.
Take this image for example, the idea and concept I’d brought was a kind of black glitter beauty look. I’d spoken to Meg the MUA and we’d nailed down our inspiration images and ideas of how we planned to create it. From the start I had B&W images in my head yet the freedom of my own creative brief means that after a little post production I create this (alongside the pre-envisaged shots).

Bowens 500 via “Big Betty” beauty dish and grid. Approx 1 foot from subject camera left.

Busy times

Chloe | Beauty | Bar Lane

I’m still here folks, just totally swamped at the moment. A quick heads up for any UK based readers that if you keep the above photograph in mind next time you head into a W H Smiths (or other large newsagents) you may discover why I’ve been a little quiet around these parts of late. No need to open the magazines this time (hint hint)
Just saying.

More on this maybe next weekend . . . . . . . . .

Sixties inspired beauty story



. . . ., originally uploaded by bang*.

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Charlotte P @ Nemesis
Thembi Mkandla MUA & Hair

Info –

Canon 5D mkii
EF 70-200 L

28 inch beauty dish via Bowens 500 very slightly off centre front and above. White reflector below.

A couple from a full day in the studio shooting four beauty looks Thembi and myself wanted to try.
It’s always fun to see how one girl can look so different from the moment she walks through that door in the morning to the shots we get.

Lost in a dream.

This one I posted a teaser of a week back, so if you want to see how much reworking I do have a scroll back through the posts and compare . . . . .
I really really adore this photograph, I usually find myself with a feeling of almost disappointment when I show my final images, probably mainly due to my own very high expectations of myself. Sure I like what I create but I don’t LOVE it. From this shoot I think I’m closer to love.

Plus a peek of look #3
#3

Professional Photographer Magazine – November

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Just incase you missed the last issue I was published in here’s a heads up of another piece published, one step from a cover.

In that moment I fell . . . .

In that moment I fell . . . ., originally uploaded by bang*.

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“Whomever I’m photographing, I sort of fall in love with, or rather my camera falls in love with them. It could be a boy or a girl, because it’s all a fantasy. It’s fiction. […] I feel like there is a sense that you really have to love someone to photograph them. Not in an intimate sense, but I have to fall in love with someone with my camera to make really good pictures of them. It’s almost like I get hypnotized watching them.”

Leica M8.2
40mm f/2 Summicron-C

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).

Dangerous Eyes | Yazi



Dangerous Eyes | Yazi, originally uploaded by bang*.

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A couple of peeks from todays shoot with the lovely Yazi Van Bathory – www.facebook.com/pages/Yazi-van-Bathory/319660338086365

With some fun accessories thanks to Alternative Dollie Art – www.facebook.com/AlternativeDollieArt

This is the third time Yazi and I have shot together and again another enjoyably relaxed time. Honestly it’s more like a walk around York with a good friend interspersed with the odd photograph than a full on photoshoot. Happy times, and only two mild interuptions this time but sadly no old man audibly melting in his car at seeing Miss Y.

Dangerous Eyes | Yazi

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