Here’s the video from our latest May MC Motors shoot:
For this shoot we had a photographer join us from the Netherlands and even New York. Our five models this time were as fantastic as the last group. I shot with my Phase One gear again, plus Photoflex’s TritonFlashes and constant lights which I’m rather getting used to. One photographer was so impressed with the advent of using constant lights he ordered some as soon as he got home!
Costume-wise, we had two great fashion designers from London contributing to the shoot. One was Ara Jo, whose costumes have been used on the likes of Lady Gaga, Jamelia and Leona Lewis. We used 4 of her outfits, my favourite by far being the devil-horned-shoulder dress which looked fantastic on model Anna Sychiova (below). Here are some of my images from the shoot. Be sure to check out the Flickr group to see the other photographers’ images!
Stephanie Grace Foy contributed her beautiful avant-garde dresses, one which almost looked as if it belonged on 5′10″ model Ariana. (Stephanie was present on the day to witness the fun and frolics first-hand!)
Ian Mears took documentary snaps on the day, some of which can be seen in the video above. He also did a spot of filming. Ian’s joined us on previous events (in fact he attended my very first workshop!)
We had some fantastic feedback from the photographers who came to join us. We had a few repeat visitors including Cathie Heart who has recently set up her own photography business and is finding the Production Shoot Experience a brilliant way to get not only experience in taking fashion images, but a portfolio of them. She’s blogged not only once but twice about her experience at the shoot. And here is a testimonial from Max, who joined us again:
“Just wanted to say that it was another amazing day! I am learning so much from you and the other photographers, and I’m definitely seeing improvements in my shots. The hard work you put into organising the shoots is clear; the opportunity to shoot multiple models in fantastic locations with such an excellent creative team keeps drawing me back. I’d recommend the shooting experience to anyone!
Still struggling to find the time to process the hundreds of shots. It’s harder this time because I have more keepers!
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Models: Ariana Diamant, Natalia Warner, Anna Sychovia, Adwoa Brown, and Sophia St Villier
Make-up artists Ezme Thomas and Nadine Elias
Hairstylists Hellie Last and Tati Zarubova
Styling assistant Natalie Styles
Assistants Emma Facey and Libby Harris