Before Summer Ends

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Kate Waldron @ Boss Model Management.
Wearing Joanne Miller.
Styled by Roscoe Forsythe
MUA / Hair by Thembi Mkandla

Photographers Assistant. Michael Storey

 

Sorry, I told you it’s been a busy month or so. Absolutely loads of new work shot so it’s about time I get to sharing some of it on here. Here are a few of the crop of images I shot with the brilliant Thembi Mkandla of Kate Waldron. Thembi hit me up with an idea of finding the least “English” looking beach we could whilst still not travelling too far from Manchester to shoot some summery beauty and swimwear stuff for both our portfolios. We found an awesome location or three thanks to the help of Alan, another photographer I know. He scouted us some great spots, hooked us up with space to base ourselves, humped my gear, drove people around, got sandwiches, and basically acted as a first rate second assistant whilst Michael (my usual assistant wrestled with the Rotalux in the wind). The beautiful designs we managed to acquire for the shoot came via Roscoe Forsythe a great Manchester stylist I’m happy to have made contact with, he pulled pieces from Joanne Miller & Laura Bancroft and they really took the whole ting to another level.

A great team, great weather and slightly more production value than some of my recent “simple” shoots. Fell in love with the tiny Elinchrom pack (well my assistant did as he could lug the thing around all day on his shoulders and didn’t moan too much).

 

 

Before Summer Ends

Before Summer Ends

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Yu Like Bags

Yu Like Bags by bang*
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Vivian Yu wears Dragana Perisic London
Bags – Dragana Perisic London
MUA & Hair – Nuria Soriano
Peacock Yard Studios – London

The Monday morning blog post.
Just a quick peek at one of the finals from the shoot for Dragana Perisic last weekend.
Things are gradually coming to a close for the year, sure there are still a couple of jobs hanging out for shoot dates but all in all the time for reflection is almost upon me.
What does the Winter slow down mean for me? well I get to do the accounts which is always fun . . . . . . . also it’s time to really nail down the portfolio and solidify my online, print and iPad versions so they all pretty much work in tandem. It’s time to look back over the year and see where I got my breaks and where I made my mistakes, lessons learned and battle scars earned. The ball is rolling and I need to make sure it’s still going the right way to get to where I want it to be. Plus it’s time to just look back and remember what I’ve actually done in the last 12 months. This time last year I was coming up to finishing up the 365 project (thankfully) this year I’m glad I didn’t continue as I’m almost certain it would have fallen by the wayside.
However it isn’t all work work work, the time is here to see friends and family, catch up on what’s been happening with folk and generally have a good old fashion knees up.
Worry not though there’s still a couple of fresh shoots due before the year’s out so I’ll be back before you need to hang your new calendars on the wall.