Here is a commissioned photoshoot I did for a very lovely lady called Jane who saw me in the newspaper in May, and came down from Bridlington to Brighton (on her broomstick) to get shot for 2 days in various places round Sussex, for images to celebrate her 40th birthday.
(Some you can click through to see on Flickr, others have been uploaded just for the blog.)
We had discussed several ideas over email beforehand, themes/images of crystals, water and earth, and a kind of ‘organic’ and paganistic feel to the images. I decided to get stylist Rachel Holland of La Luminata involved for the first day of shooting round locations like Devil’s Dyke and a lake in Arundel. She did a fantastic job styling Jane with both Jane’s own costumes and her own materials.
10 Above: Jane on her broomstick. I’d have loved to get Jane higher but it was hard to do! So I settled for a bit of hovering…
The second day, Jane and I went to Beachy Head and shot in the sea, then later shot in a hotel in Eastbourne. The weather was great for both days, and resulted in a perfect blue sea for Beachy Head shots, which were my favourites.
I had a Phase One P40+ to use in these shoots, which I’m not at all used to! I did enjoy using the lenses that came on loan with the camera, which were the main reason for the images looking better than with my usual camera (Canon 40D with 17-85mm lens). They were all shot in RAW, processed through Capture One Pro and then Photoshop.
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Here are some outtakes/behind the scenes:
Above: Rachel )