There is a chance that the Scottish Creative Network will be arranging another day at the Radisson Blu Hotel. I had a great time shooting there last year with Emily and Dom and Gary and Katie and some of the images from that shoot appear to have spurred me on to new inspiration.
So if the day goes ahead, I will be using the shoot (and a second shoot of exterior scenes) to set up a story based piece that will veer between fashion and graphic novel. If all goes well, the novel panels will also feed into a few short video clips of some of the scenes, or little music excerpts.
The story riffs off of some classic film noir themes, Mr and Mrs Smith (spy vs spy) and the look will be an aesthetic based loosely on the Maltese Falcon, Blade Runner and a perfume advert. A certain hint or nod to sci-fi may also creep in, makeup allowing.
It’s quite an ambitious project and I’ll need to pay special attention to finding suitable models for the two lead roles. However, this will be my first shoot that will also involve “extras” as part of the story so casting for them will also be an interesting task, not to mention finding the skilled makeup artist, hair stylist and other backroom support.
Also on the horizon are shoots with Alison at Psychomoda with her new collection, a hair salon and other odds and ends. Weddings are a little quieter in September and October so I have time to do some other shoots now as well, sword fight injuries allowing.