Well with my first wedding of the year coming up at the weekend with the lovely John and Jean, it seemed an auspicious time to disclose my new shoots planned for the coming weeks.
Following a flash of inspiration and an agreeable owner, my next set of shoots will all be based in a less than humble barbershop. A barbershop in Greenock will play host to these shoots outside of its usual extended opening hours. This means an OMG it's early start at 8 a.m. on a Sunday with 4 themed shoots. Shoot four is still a bit of a grey area, and may depend on the success of the earlier shoots and the willingness of the shop owner to host a fourth shoot.
Not necessarily in order.
Shoot 1 - This will be rock 'n' roll themed with a male model in the James Dean role and two sweatergirl 50's female models. This will be a light, bright and upbeat shoot, very much reflecting the classy retro decor.
Shoot 2 - This will be a darker piece, a lot more use of shadow and light, with the male model in a ratpack look, suave but with an edge. The two female roles here will take very different routes with one model as a screen siren vamp in a dress, probably kindly provided by Alison at Psychomoda. The second model will have a more androgynous look and extra care will be taken with the application of the straight razor.
Shoot 3 - This will be a mad milliner's explosion. This will almost be a performance piece, with headpieces kindly supplied by Jenivieve Berlin millinery and several female models in various guises. If all goes to plan, this will have elements of carnival, burlesque and circus to it.
With no flexibility, timewise, as we don't want to interfere with the smooth running of the shop, I can expect to be stressed to the max again. So far there has been a good amount of interest from models and makeup artists so once we firm down some dates, I'm hoping we can create something fun out of the three initial shoots.
More to follow no doubt as the panic sets in....but in the meantime fingers crossed for the weather on Saturday.