I was halfway through a holiday when the urge to go back into the studio hit me. With the help of the models, Jamie Hillen and Anna Elizabeth Elliott and the talented brushes of the makeup artist Elle McMillan I was able to fulfill the urge last Thursday. Unlike some of my other shoots in the recent past, there was no grand plan or story behind the shoot, just a chance to play with some lighting ideas and work with some nice folk. C.Watson saw my call for a makeup artist (always in high demand these folk) and tagged along on the shoot too with her daughter and some of her latest designs. Unfortunately all these designs had been conceived with a particular petite model in mind, so Christine's daughter stepped into the limelight for this little mini shoot within a shoot. It was interesting directing a non model, I found that by adding motion, jumps and spins we got some dynamic and fun shots which we never would have thought of or tried with generic model style poses.
It was a fairly relaxed afternoon with the rain tanking it down outside in Glasgow's streets. Jamie revealed that he fills up on a single banana and can do a passable impression of a vampire.
I'd met Anna briefly at the Oohfashion launch last year and with the peace following exams reigning she was back in the modelling world. She's a lovely and engaging young woman with striking looks that Elle brought to the fore with the 2nd more adventurous makeup look.
Anyway, 3 early samples of the resulting images to show you what you can do with the simple addition of some gels to the lights on a white backdrop.