Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Thrifty Hunter Magazine

Images used in this issue of Thrifty Hunter Magazine.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

fashion set photography

I am currently in the process of organising a shoot with props and as usual my mind is getting carried away. It annoys me how I envision shoots and the difficulty and reality of getting it to look alike. 

I have found some bits and pieces along with masses of material, netting and wigs! This can all contribute to the shoot in mind. Hoping the weather sees a little more sun.

I also really want to do a shoot with Adam, again my mind projects ideas that are hard to set in motion so I have a feeling this shoot will be slightly delayed but hopefully not by much. 

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Upcoming tests

After being present at Maverick Models in Manchester I had a great insight to the modelling side of photography. 
Looking forward to testing with some of the girls from the day plus others.
Quite a few shoots on the horizon over the next couple of months.

I have just been to Robin hoods bay and off to Croatia early hours of tomorrow so I am soaking up ideas/ inspiration themes etc.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Becky Oxygen Models

The lovely Becky from Oxygen Models was great to work with. Considering the clouds were black and threatening rain the lighting for this shoot was pretty nice with John reflecting any lift he could, worked well. 

Kelly O Makeup & Hair
Zoe Hughes styling
Streets used near Action Records, Preston

I will upload more images down the line but couldn't resist putting up my fave!

Thursday, 15 August 2013

90s Shoot Behind Scenes

My last shoot was with Becky from Oxygen Models, Kelly O did hair and makeup, Zoe Hughes Stylist brought a great selection of 90s themed outfits-brought back great memories! 
Before we started the day the weather forecast was looking very ominous. As we looked up a black stormy looking cloud was hovering over us, it gave out 90% chance of rain but like a miracle it did not rain!
Action Records in Preston was kind enough to let us use the shop to prep and to photograph inside. It is a great little record store and will be
For the rest of the 90s look we went for the street and urban look combine with 90s theme clothes both grunge and pop.
It was good fun and thanks to Nic Cole scouting this location for us!
John C Taylor assisted me with the shoot to and we made best us of the natural light available.


Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Summer Garden Shoot

It was a lovely day to do a garden shoot, The perfect weather and perfect weekend to shoot on as all the flowers were out to work with. the girls looked identical with the sunglasses on which worked well. I got sun flare at the end which I wanted to add to get the feel of it being summery. The team worked well together to help create a beautifully feminine, fresh and summer looking shoot.

Hair and makeup Holly Stevenson and Lucy Stevenson
Modelling - Jess and Tabatha from Boss models
Assisting - John C Taylor
Styling and Photography by me.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Sundays Summer Shoot Behind Scenes

The gardens we had access to were lovely on Sunday, the sun was out and flowers had bloomed. The models were Jess and Tabatha from Boss models. Make up and hair by Holly and Lucy Stevenson, assisting John C Taylor, styling and photography by me- 
Photos to follow soon.

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Summer Ideas

At the moment I'm researching for a campaign shoot and product shoot. 
Also in the next couple months I am working on a look book and my own shoot with lots of florals and bright colours while the flowers are out. Looking for creatives who would like to get involved around the north west- send me an email.

Mandy X

Monday, 22 April 2013

Location scouting

Having gone freelance now for a little while I have more time to collaborate. I have been up Pendal Hill this weekend.. a bit of a mission.. looking for perfect areas and locations.
I don't think I could get everyone and everything up there without somebody passing out probably me!

I am looking to shoot on a beach as the weather is slowly  coming back, love the sunshine it is very inspiring.

Meanwhile I have been working on two business ideas with meetings to follow this week with miss Nic Cole and others. :)

Friday, 29 March 2013

Alice Barlow Starlet shoot

Photo shoot with Alice Barlow. Alice will be on The Voice starting this weekend. 

Styling Nic Cole and assisting Laura Simms
Makeup & Hair Kelly O - So Coco Rouge
Location So Coco Rouge

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Alice Barlow shoot

We went down to So Coco Rouge on Sunday to photograph Alice Barlow- Kelly O did the hair and makeup, we went for two looks and had 3/4 outfits to choose from, Laura Simms helped assist and styling assisting. We went for the vintage, starlet look. 

Sneak peek of behind the scenes.

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Juggling project ideas

Lately I have had to many ideas going through my head, finding it hard to concentrate on one and feel like I'm getting nowhere fast.

I have had meetings on one idea. For the other I will be using more creatives on a test basis, juggling funds.

I have been location scouting for both projects, looking forward to spring and summer. Hoping for nicer weather.

Friday, 18 January 2013

Step by step.

Nemesis blog on the photos of Eden and Vogue it photo of beth.

Looking forward to meetings I have arranged and pieces I have had delivered. Hopefully I will soon be able to bring more details to light on my projects. Meanwhile lots of snow, I wish I had a shoot arranged tomorrow but will be hopefully shooting something soon - with lots of ideas in mind is very frustrating not being able to get them out into images. Bit by bit I will work on things, most likely slowly this year but I am aiming for quality over quantity.