Saturday, 18 December 2010

Freezing! but good shoot for Radia magazine :)

We went to Huncoat Power station yesterday which is abandoned and a great backdrop for the editorial shoot for Radia Magazine. Heather Nelson modelled and what a fantastic job she did despite the sub zero temperatures she's a star of a model and pushed through. Abigale from Radia came and brought the outfits -we collaborated with fashion designer Alex Doubell's designs which I personally love. High fashion look and really interesting. Nic Cole styled and worked along side myself directing the shoot and Angela Conniss did the makeup and hair. I scouted the location and checked the place out beforehand, due to the conditions the winter snow and icicles in the background works well to contrast between the clothing. The pictures will be shown on-line at Radia magazine at the begining of January. Soon to be an iphone app I look forward to seeing the mag via phone. I will be putting the images on-line after its released by the mag.

Friday, 10 December 2010

Radia Magazine Editorial

Next week myself and Nic Cole have an exciting fashion editorial shoot with Radia Magazine which will be on location with model Heather Nelson and fashion designer Alex Doubell's outfits. Look out for the works as we enter 2011.

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Detail back to the image.

Picture edited by Rachel Steward.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Thea Luty

From Sundays shoot - Model Thea Luty, MUA Sian Louise Auld + assistant Lyndsey, Styling and art direction Nic Cole, John Taylor assisting. Just showing a few different examples of the shoot. I love studio work but I am thinking location again soon for upcoming projects.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Sunday Shoot

This sunday is another studio shoot focusing on beauty and editorial with the beautiful new face of boss model managment - Thea
Working with Stylist Nic Cole and makeup and hair Sian Louise Auld.
We will be focusing on shapely and dramatic editorial and colourful close ups, John Charles Taylor is kindly helping out on the day too, looking forward to the creative atmosphere.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Necklace, ring and earrings

Carly Petit Taylor Jewellery
Carly Townsend Assisting
Andrea Perry Bevan Hair and makeup
Styling and direction Nic Cole
Assisting photographer John Taylor
Model Heather Nelson

Monday, 11 October 2010

Big Necklace by Carly Petit Taylor

Carly Petit Taylor Jewellery
Carly Assisting
Andrea Perry Bevan Hair and makeup
Styling and direction Nic Cole
Assisting photographer John Taylor
Model Heather Nelson

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Jewellery Shoot

Yesterday I worked with an amazing team of people on a collaboration of designs by Carly Petit Taylor which her friend Carly also helped with, Andrea Perry Bevan did the hair and make-up which looked amazing I was really pleased with the look, Nic Cole on the styling and direction, John Taylor helping out with lights, computer, backdrops. As a team everyone really pulled together and made it not only a friendly working environment but a creative minded one too.
Pics too follow soon.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Digital Camera Essentials & Practical Photography magazine

Digital Camera Essentials Magazine issue 102 - September 2010

Practical Photography - August 2010

Pictures taken with mobile.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Carly Petitt Taylor

Last Saturday me, Carly Petitt Taylor, Nic Cole and John Taylor met up to discuss a shoot based around some really interesting jewellery pieces designed by Carly.

Check out her work at:

love her work and she has been involved with collaborations in the past and produced some amazing shoots. Look forward to this shoot and the lovely Andrea Perry Bevan doing the hair and makeup.

Friday, 27 August 2010

Professional Photographer magazine

Picture used in Portfolio section of professional Photographer magazine in the September 2010 issue.

Monday, 23 August 2010

Chloe face of Bank

After Nic Cole forwarded a link to Chloe Lloyd for the Bank competition she was in the top 5 most voted for, after making it into the finals Chloe has now been selected as the female winner of the face of Bank competition. With a Bank modelling contract we wish her the best of luck and will hopefully be collaborating on further shoots in the future.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Shoot with John

Yesterday I went to Preston to stay at John's. The weather has been unpredictable lately so when the sun came out I took this photo of John. I gave him a role to play while I shot him with his camera. As we got in to download the images the sky started to rumble whilst sunny then came the rain!

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Experimental customizing

I was eager to make something to photograph yesterday as I couldn't find anything unusual in my wardrobe. I decided to try something different and customize an old top with bits from dads garage. I didn't know what I was looking for, wire, plastic or nails but I found metal Galv staples in there that I thought would hook on nicely and this was the outcome.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Canon 5D Mark II and resuming shoots

I have recently purchased the Canon 5D Mark II. I am interested in making both new images and high fashion videos. I am in discussions of collaborating with a fantastic mua Claire Pattimore and also a brilliant jewellery designer Carly Petitt Taylor, Alexandra Walsh stylist will also be collaborating with shoots coming up.

Today I went too Ormskirk and found a lovely little boutique in a quaint alley, called 'Ebony Jacobs.' There is some interesting designs and pieces. I got a lovely cream flower bracelet which will probably also look great on shoot. on the way I saw a lovely field full of sunflowers and again I saw bunches at the market which inspired me to do a shoot with sunflowers.
Pic taken on mobile from the bus.

Hopefully saturday 14th or sunday 15th August we can resume the shoot with Leanne if the weather looks a little better, looking forward to resuming this and a few other shoots that have been on hold for a while!

Friday, 30 July 2010

New cam and lens test

Here some examples of the Canon 50mm f/1.2L USM. Top image taken of me on my cam by John Taylor at f/1.2, iso 320, shutter speed 1/100. The below image at f/1.2, iso 250, shutter 1/100. I was at my Cousins daughters 1st birthday party and decided to use my lens with my Canon 5D. Lovely results, love the lighting, colours and the dof. So far I am impressed with this lens and will be using it on my next fashion shoot. I will be upgrading my camera to a 5D Mark 2 and will be trying the two out together. Look forward to the results.

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Canon 50mm 1.2L

Just ordered the Canon 50mm 1.2 lens, Iv'e been saving for it for a while and I'm looking forward to making good use out of it. I have heard good reviews on it, I Will be uploading test and example shots.

Friday, 25 June 2010

Marc Jacobs

Above pic taken with hipstamatic filter cam on Iphone, love the colours produced by this app

I recently got a new Marc Jacobs bag which I love - it also inspired me to think about editorial beauty shots with product such as bags, Close ups. I would like to try this out sometime this year. As I have had so many ideas and so little time since going freelance I have not had enough time to get my ideas through the camera lens onto an image! If all goes well I should be doing a couple of shoots in the next couple of months more on the conceptual side. Looking forward to up and coming shoots and collaborations.

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Experimental Image In Cyprus

Took this pic in Cyprus at our hotel.

Practical Photography Workshop

Image to be used in Image Workshop were I give a small outline of the shoot. Next months magazine should be out in July

Congrats to Craig - king of ads winner

Monday, 7 June 2010

Further bird shoot addition

Model - Siobhan Perry
Styling - Nic Cole
Assisting - John Taylor
Mua and Hair - Claire Quick
Editing/ retouching - Rachael Steward

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Graduates year book UCLan

My pics used in graduates year book. Entry by stylist Emma Hodges. Snapshot taken by John Taylor.

Also collaborated in this shoot,
Alexandra Walsh - stylist
Rebecca Larner - model
Jenna Wilson - stylist

Monday, 31 May 2010

Cyprus and freelance work

In just over a week I am off to Cyprus to photograph a lovely wedding with John Taylor. Looking forward to the break and snapping some images at the beach/ yacht venue. Also I will be taking some time out for any extra photo opportunities whilst in the area. Also got a whole list of photo ideas now to roll out this summer.
Also the talented Craig Young is currently in the top 3 to win the Dorito's king of ad's competition. Please vote for him with all your email addys, every vote counts it takes seconds to do and is free, you can enter every day - it's a life changing prize and your votes will be much appreciated!

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Ideas to explore

I have a massive amount of ideas flying around in my head that I want to knuckle down too, some inspired by spring although by the time these are planned properly it may well be that I shoot these next year depending if I get lucky with timing now or not.

Something about elements inspire me, I have a range of beauty shots I want to try out. Also I have future collaborations with designers I am excited to get started on.

Recently I have become quite interested in spirituality the faith and science behind the word spiritual. Quantum Physics and different dimensions and a more faith based approach on other worlds and spirit/afterlife. Actually its been an interest I've had my whole life that has merely strengthened. It started as fear- switching to curiosity of the unknown, I would really love too base a project on this and entwine fashion or even high fashion within the mix.

Along with this I have ideas to link in with my personality and fashion again based again on the mysterious side of life looking at horoscope's but based more on the cusps.

I have been thinking of exhibition display ideas and ways in which could show a mixture of both personal and fashion and ways in which to approach this.

Hopefully I will be able to undergo these works soon as well as carrying on with my scrapbook project.

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Behind the scenes Bird Shoot

Myself and Nic Cole with Siobhan Perry photo taken by John Taylor
Nic Cole, John Taylor and model Siobhan

Claire Quick mua and hair with Siobhan

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Bird shoot with Siobhan Perry

Sunday's shoot was good I enjoyed it and again worked in a team - Myself Photographer and location scout, Nic Cole the stylist/ art director, John Taylor assisting and lighting, Claire Quick makeup and hair and Siobhan Perry (Ford Supermodel) from premier models and boss models was modelling, location was near Ormskirk at an abandoned building in a clearing of trees. It was an interesting shoot with an editorial feel.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Shoot location research

For my next shoot I have been searching for suited locations for an edgy editorial look, myself and John Taylor went too explore this place near Ormskirk within a clearing of trees that has once been a farm place and also once a place for prisoners within the war time apparently. Images will follow shortly as the shoot takes place this sunday 11th April.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Experimental self portraits

Taken with a beauty dish and small reflector dish to make black and white images inspired by Lady Gaga