Photography Blog by Duncan Holmes
So the culmination of the Radisson shoot and the long hours of editing can be found as a graphic novel here:
and as a photo story here:
There are a couple of galleries set up on my Flickr and FB pages with individual pictures from both books, along with some additional material.
I'm quite proud of the finished book as a complete item, though a panel or two may get tweaked later as inspiration hits.
None of it would have been possible without the Scottish Creative Network and the folk behind it, who organised our access to the various rooms of the hotel. I also benefitted greatly from some hints and tips from Greig Middlemiss (Different Light
) who steered me off on the graphic novel tangent that eventually saw life in this book, as well as pointing me at issuu for publishing the final pieces.
We also benefitted greatly from the hospitality and kindness of Cotterell Light Centres
for letting us use the fabulous graffitti in their back yard and to Gibson and Goold
who allowed us a corner for hair and makeup during our shoot of the exterior scenes the day before the big shoot at the hotel.
So the year turned and the Scottish Creative Network managed to pull together another day at the Radisson Blu hotel. Last year's shoot, with bridal gowns and clothes from Obscure Couture and Dom and Emily, was a pretty good day for me. I got some great pictures, including 6 that appeared in the recent exhbition.
This time though, I'd decided to do something different. Still creeping at the edge of fashion, but with a strong story element.
The basic premise echoes touches of Mr and Mrs Smith (spy's fall in love, have a fight etc.) but I decided to throw in a random curveball or two, by making my spies a little more than human and throwing in a laser burn, instead of bullet holes. The full piece will be presented as a kind of photo story/graphic novel.
Following a recent fashion show at the Corinthian, I had recruited Neal Alexander and Leeann McCall as my two leads in the piece. They were both quite enthusiastic to be trying something new and a little off kilter from the usual fashion norm.
I also managed to draw in Aileen Wallace for her makeup skills. Some further casting about and a recommendation brought on Jay Campbell to help out with hair.
The hardest part was in fact finding suitable extras for the two additional roles in the piece. My friend, Benita Jonsson, was helping and assisting with the shoot and just happened to bring her husband along for the first part of the shoot, hey presto a star was born in the shape of Marco, and promptly shot in the head with a laser!
and I have been FB pals for a while and I met her at one of the Baby Blues Club nights. She's an actress and a dancer and had the ability to create the severe look I needed for a boss handing across assassination orders.
We actually started the shoot off the day before the Radisson hotel shoot. We shot near Shields Road, using the West Street industrial estate and some fabulous graffitti around the side of Cotterell Lighting, We managed to persuade a fireplace showroom to loan us a corner for the initial hair and makeup, Though by the time we wrapped at 5:30 pm, Neal was reduced to getting changed back into normal clothes in the back of a car.
So that was two scenes in the bag for the story.
I was already having continuity meltdown after only 2 scenes, so I spent that night sketching out the various steps for the next day.
The day at the Radisson did start remarkably well, everybody turned up! The fact that the organisers had to delay the start due to the need to wait for a room worked in our favour. It gave us a few extra minutes (an hour) for hair and makeup and for Leeann to try on some of her outfits.
Leeann was the clothes horse for the day, sporting a dress from Psychomoda, 2 corsets from Crikey Aphrodite and a couple of outfits from C.Watson. Neal got to wear a tux and his casual clothes and different shades of boxer shorts. He did seem deeply enamoured with the laser gun he got to play with, in between eating every scrap in sight.
The organisers had gained us access to the corner bar, 3 rooms, the public areas of the hotel and the restaurant. We were able to mostly shoot in the order of the scenes in the story, though Leeann had to be remade up for the restaurant scene and de bruised.
All should hopefully become clearer when the final piece is ready.
I was very impressed by my two main models for the day, both relatively new to the experience and being thrust together in a story of love, betrayal and sad farewells. We managed to keep the mood light and comfortable and still be very professional when the camera was clicking. Aileen and Jay did spectacularly well with hair and makeup and Benita was a very patient assistant throughout the day. Glynis was a trooper, arriving in time for her makeup call and waiting being cold until her short scene at the end of the day's shooting. A special mention should also be made for Alison Campbell of Crikey Aphrodite, who turned up with a rotten cough and none too well, but managed to fashion up some great looks from her Crikey Aphrodite wardrobe.
The SCN crew provided light relief by filling a coffee machine that had no water tank in it and scattering a waterfall over their prized camera kit, but were otherwise the pictures of efficiency in getting us all round the place.
It was a very different experience to the previous year. Because I knew what scenes I needed for my story, I wasn't trying anything and everything with each location and once I had the shots I needed I was stumped for additional pictures to take. The advantage of this was that we did have the extra time for hair and makeup changes, food and other interruptions which made the day a bit more civilised and less frenetic.
So, for now, here is the "cast" in full graphic novel mode, they will be more photographically inclined in the final piece:
Back to blogging again after a short break. In the meantime there have been a few weddings, a shoot, a failed fashion show and I’m 5 days into my first ever exhibition.
Louise and Andrew were married at the registry office in Largs, followed by a cosy wee reception at the Lounge restaurant. A nice family affair and a very emotional groom, it’s the first time I’ve seen a groom propped up by the best man due to nerves! Louise was also an interesting bride, racing to her appointed position and leaving her dad trailing 4 feet behind in her wake. The Lounge was a revelation with a boutique styled function room and giant Buddha heads on display.
I went along to see Nightwalk’s A/W show at the Arches,following a brief trip to Mono to see Lorna Shields and drop off some leaflets. I was surprised at the number of folk outside the venue, only to discover that the power was off. An hour or so outside in the cold (the sensible folkd isappeared to a pub, but I was meeting my wife) and they finally called the show as dead in the water. Models, MUA’s and designers were escorted by torchlight to pick up their belongings and that was that. This shot is of a few of the models, before they dispersed.
Then last week’s wedding was with Siobhan and Sean, again at Largs. This was my first trip into St Columba’s Church, with one of their relatives officiating. It was a cold day with hints of drizzle, but the weather was kind to us for the most part, and they got their wish of bouncing on the 4 poster bed! It must be something about cold days and the Brisbane Hotel thatbrings out the mischeivious edge in wedding couples.
The shoot was a trip to Edinburgh’s old West in Morningside in the company of Psychomoda. Models, Anna and Jen, and makeup from Caroline Stewart were also along. I’ve worked with Alison from Psychomoda a lot, so it was great to catch up with her. I’d also worked with Anna over the summer, so got a chance to see her strut her stuff outside a studio. Jen was new to modelling, but soon adapted to the lunacy that is a shoot. I’d also had the opportunity to work with Caroline once before on a private shoot, it is a small world and it’s always fun to see how easy it is to keep bumping in to folk. Caroline was quick at rustling up the looks for the two models and tweaking them as the day progressed through 3 sets of clothes from Psychomoda’s latest collections. These can also be seen on the catwalk at Edinburgh’s Online Fashion Week which is somewhere out on the internet somewhere. Alison found this amazing location for us to play with, and a pub round the corner for makeup...very civilised.
And finally my exhibition. It launched with some trepidation and minor disasters on Friday 19, with the first full day on Saturday. It will run during the day (10 to 5) for the rest of the week up toFriday 26th. Here’s some pics from Friday setting up, the launch night and Saturday, when I was visited by a couple of models featured in the prints in the show.
After a few days of gallery sitting, it finally sank in that I have this space all week and a nice back gallery that could work as a small studio space for headshots. Needless to say the call is out there for anyone that wants to come and play and interrupt my vigil at the gallery. 1 shoot already arranged.
3 of the largest prints fell off the wall and got slightly bent, but I have managed to sell five others so far! I’d not taken into account the passing traffic when experimenting with my wall fixings, the vibration shook a couple of things loose before the sticky had a chance to set properly.All should be well from here on though, I came into the gallery this morning and everything was where it should have been! There’s been an interesting mix of folk through the doors, some known, some new and I’m looking forward to seeing who walks through the door during the days to come.
So a holiday which involves commuting to Glasgow every day and spending 7 hours gallery sitting. It seems only logical to spend the weekend after doing back to back shoots on Saturday and Sunday as I bring my spy vs spy/androids in love idea to life, with the help of Aileen, Jay, Lee-Ann and Neal, plus extras, designers and assistant. A welcome return to the Radisson Blu hotel and it’s interesting and varied locatons.
And this blog? Typed on the train and ready for upload when I get home from Glasgow. Nice sunset tonight, golden for a change.
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.
Mine is not the only blog out there, so here's a few places that I dip into or that I've worked with over recent months
are a group with a good, positive message about the female image in media, with a slight bias of course towards the petite end of the scale.
Domonique Wilson is the mind behind a wealth of talent, which doesn't seem fair when she looks so good in front of the camera
. Her clothing brand, Lilylovelock
is going from strength to strength.
Talking of the Radisson shoot, I can't help but mention the wonderful ladies at Obscure Couture
. Their fevered imaginations create garments that the rest of us could not imagine in our wildest dreams. Wild and beautiful.
But this isn't a links list, after all that's what my links page is for. Anyone who has a blog that has mentioned my shoots or that they think I might like to follow, feel free to drop me a line.
It all began with a desire to create some images, usingmodels, that I could use to promote my wedding photography business. The search for models lead me onto the sites Model Mayhem and Purestorm, both of which offered castings as a way of joiningup models, makeup artists and photographers. Through castings on both sites Igathered together a range of potential models, which were then whittled down by myself and the dress designer who had agreed to loan her dresses for the shoot.
Whilst browsing the forums on Purestorm I spotted an open day shoot for a Red Nose Day shoot at Dreghorn Studios, announced by Gerry Quiff and indirectly from that found out about the Scottish Creative Network.
Also whilst browsing castings for photographers I happened upon a request from Punk Morvs and discovered the band I’m Sick. I even had some fun taking pictures of them at a gig they were doing and again at a later gig.
During the Red Nose Day shoot I shot pictures of AdeleRobertson in clothes by Nicola Napier (nicci.n) and also met a couple of fellowphotographers. I also got to meet,albeit briefly, Miel (Lisa Heidinger) who had also answered the casting for thebridal shoot.
From conversing with Adele following the RND shoot I was able to do some photos of her catwalk show at Inspire the Attire and thereby bump into requests to share photos with some of the designers and models involved on the night.
One of the makeup artists for the bridal shoot mentioned a night at the Oran Mor, where students from James Watt college were showing their end of year work, inspired by film for the most part.
My bridal shoot allowed me to meet five lovely models, a couple of makeup artists and whilst it was not entirely without hitches, it did give me a lot of confidence for the future.
I organised a mini shoot with some outfits from nicci.n and with Camille Young, a catwalk model from Inspire the Attire. A rainy day in the Botanic Gardens with makeup by Hayley Robertson.
I went along to the Hidden Lane and managed to boldly grab some photos of Silvia Pellegrino’s Chouchou Couture catwalk show, along withsome group shots of the models in an alley in the rain. Once again I’d found out about this via announcements in the various networking sites such as SCN or Blank Canvas.
I answered a casting call from Susie B in Perth and travelled North to grab some shots at Perth railway station with hats from Hat in the Cat, makeup by Susie and hair by Michelle.
I answered a casting call from a makeup artist, Lynda Joyce and we had a lovely afternoon at Dreghorn Studios with 3 models with Stefan, Flora and Macoula.
In a moment of further madness I decided to try my hand at my own networking event, bringing together 3 photographers and 3 models (we’d hoped for more of course) and a range of vintage outfits and bridal outfits from A J Rendall. It was a fun day out in Mugdock park. This was also a chanceto take pictures of Punk Morvs with her model head on! I also met Jackie Clark,a stylist, who helped us organise the outfits and match them to the models onthe day.
During my search for bridal suppliers I had seen a dress onone of the Chinese wedding dress web sites that I really wanted to shoot. Afterannouncing my intent I teamed up with Miel again to shoot some pictures in thedress at Sloan’s ballroom in Glasgow.
An answered casting call for photographers to shoot a charity calendar lead me to arrive in a Sports centre with a half dozen other photographers, a dozen models and a brief to take pictures in Rangers Supporters Errskine Appeal football strip and evening dresses.
Another studio networking day and I finally got to meet the lovely Nicole Abbott, who’s portfolio I had been admiring from afar.
Another fashion show, The Only Way is Glasgow and I encountered the amazingly talented Megan, the lady behind Nutmeg Couture.
Another networking day at Eglington Park, this time with outfits from Jayne Faye, as well as some of the models' own. Neil MacMillan made it along again with a couple of new faces and models, Jane, Claire and Edmee.
Learning of the Oohfashion Autum/Winter show in Edinburgh,and having time to kill on a Saturday afternoon, I went along to their launchday at a gallery in Edinburgh. I met three lovely models in outfits by Kakao byK and Psychomoda and got some nice pictures. This earned me an invite to theshow itself.
That same day I had been picking up wedding dresses with amodel for a shoot on the Sunday and also visiting a shop in the afternoon toborrow some accessories. This was a shoot I’d signed up for with the ScottishCreative Network at the Radisson Blu hotel. A new call for models had brought me Dom Wilson and Emily Morton, both incredibly talented and beautiful young women and a new call for makeup artists had (I thought) brought me Katie Ford and Cat Gatenby. Cat had an emergency on the day of the shoot though, so Katie was left in the lurch a little. The kind and beautiful Sarah Berens gave us a hand with hair in our extremis and Emily’s contacts brought us Gary Somerville, hot footing it from his Sunday lie in to help out in the afternoon. The morning shoot with the wedding dresses went very well, but the afternoon shoot with the outfits by Obscure Couture and the spectacular work by the two makeup artists really gave the two models a chance to shine and I was incredibly pleased with the final results. I should mention here that Jacki Clark was managing to sneak into our shoot now and then to provide her input again.
Megan of Nutmeg Couture was then kind enough to loan some dresses for a studio day that Neil MacMillan and I had organised for ourselves.This was also another chance to work with Carol, who had modelled for me at thebridal shoot as well as meet some new faces, Priya, Lauren and Rachel.
A night out then in Edinburgh at the Oohfashion show andsome more networking links with designers involved in that one, includingAlison at Psychomoda and C.Watson, a friend of nicci.n.
My earlier contact established with Nicole Abbott now paid off as we decided to have a monster shoot with the models from PerfectlyPetite. This is a group of models that are seeking to broaden the spectrum of women on the catwalk, in magazines and in the media.
Christine (C.Watson) was launching her line in a shop shortly afterwards, also playing host to nicci.n’s works at De la Sole in Edinburgh’s city centre and had asked to use some of the catwalk photos for her launch night. I offered to shoot the clothes properly as I had a weekend free.
The call for this reunited me with Gary Somerville and also Nicole Abbott modelled with another PP model, Gemma Chan. We had a successful day of shooting in central Edinburgh before I ran away in the cold. The only down side of this shoot is that Christine downloaded the pictures to her phone,instead of a PC, thereby rendering them useless for the banners on her launchn ight, though one photo of Nicole did make the discount leaflets.
Another fashion show, the darker halloweenish In the Company of Wolves and I encountered some new designers, the fabulous designs of Velvet Elvis and the classic dresses from Eleanor’s Riot. Some weedling, begging and persuading and with the additional help of Karen Reid Designs and Psychomoda(oohfashion) we had outfits arranged for the big Perfectly Petite shoot.
Once again at Dreghorn Photography, with Gary and 2 newmakeup artists, Poppy and Carla and a hair stylist I had encountered working onone of the other groups at the SCN Radisson Shoot, Lesley we took pictures ofthe 9 models from PP. A contact from the oohfashion show meant that a reporter,Jill, from the Edinburgh Reporter was along, as well as folk from the GlasgowGuardian student paper, who had been in touch with me following the Only Way isGlasgow. We ended up with some fun, weird, daft, stylish andbeautiful images on the day, but I did have a brief collapse around 3pm so Iwas grateful when Stuart, the studio owner, could step in for a few moments andtake a few pics of his own. He’s an affable and engaging host, even as weturned the studio into a scene of chaos and disarray.
Once the dust had started to settle from that shoot I realised that I was actually starting to get people asking to work with me,rather than me always going round with the begging bowl. This lead to a shoot at a new studio (for me), Contrast Studio. With Hazel and Ashleigh as models and clothes by ten30. Cat Gatenby, the makeup artist who had had to fight holes in her roof during the Radisson shoot, was able to help out with makeup and Lesley Docherty came along again to give us fabulous hair. The two models were spectacular on the day, with Ashleigh being made up with white makeup and Hazel a more androgynous black. I even commissioned some specific jewellery from Mhairi at Bonnie Bling, who’s work I had encountered through Obscure Couture and someof the fashion shows.
So the last shoot of the year was in answer to another FBcall from a makeup artist. The chance to shoot vintage clothes from We Love toBoogie Vintage’s pop-up shop and 5 models was not to be sneezed at. It was acold bitter day in Glasgow last Sunday, and the light soon fled the scene afteronly starting at 1pm, but I am quite pleased with the end results here too.Four of the models were new faces from a Glasgow agency, and it was interestingto see how their different personalities were reflected in their poses when they weren’t shivering in the cold. Themakeup by Siobhan Keenan and Lynsey MacDonald was spot on and the simple buteffective hair styles suited the chosen outfits.
And somewhere in between all that I’ve been doing my regularwedding photography, 1 communions, family portraits and payingwork!
My advice to folk trying to break into this lark (you must be mad)...
Don’t be afraid to talk to folk, don’t be afraid to ask and take lots of photos cos now and then you’ll get one that really takes your breath away!
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, The Only Way is Glasgow
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, Perfectly Petite
, We Love To Boogie
I thought I'd take a little time to talk about feedback, good news and confusion.
Feedback- Often when I bring the proofs for the wedding back to the couple they are still in the first flush of post wedding excitement, thrilled to relive the moments of their day in their pictures. So face to face you get good feedback. But the insecure voice in my head always wonders if they are like the average British person in a restaurant, telling the waiter all is well whilst vomitting into the nearby plant pot.
So, every now and then it is nice when someone drops by, sends a note or just generally gives you the nod after the fact to let you know that all was well. The other day, one of my customers dropped by with a couple of canvasses that she'd had done from the photos I'd taken at the first communion of her twin children. She'd been showing them round her office, telling everyone who was the mastermind behind the photos etc! Great news and great word of mouth that money and advertising can't buy.
Further to some of the fashion work I've been doing lately I've also had a few people approach me about working together, or just giving me good feedback about some of the resulting photos. Some of the fashion shows I went to lead to the designers borrowing some pics for their own blogs or sites and even made it into an online paper, The Edinburgh Reporter.
Another piece of good news as well is that three of my pictures will be appearing in the RSEA charity calendar
, including the much sought after cover page. So even my 7 out of 10 days can be good!
As to confusion. I'm helping to run a shoot in a week or two for the models from Perfectly Petite
, me behind the camera, them in front. We've had a quick change or two with models and MUA's dropping out, but so far I think we are on track. The designers have been very supportive in providing some of their wares for the shoot, and Karen Reid Designs is very enthusiastic in her support as she is petite herself.
And this weekend? Well it was going to be quiet again. But now I'm dragging Gary Somerville out of his bed and taking his makeup skills to the big city of Edinburgh, where Nicole and Gemma will be decked out in the best that c.watson has to offer, plus maybe a quick shoot with some designs by nicci.n who is launching in the same shop. Some Edinburgh designers don't like capitals... I like the irony there.
Fingers crossed for dry weather!
So here is part 2 of my Radisson aventure.
The afternoon saw us in our last 3 locations in the hotel. First was the collage bar, with it's greenlit nooks, retro seating and remnants of someone's 30th Birthday party from the night before. This whole bar is at the corner of the hotel and floor to ceiling glass, so we had to contend with passing pedestrians and vehicles. But it also gave me some nice natural light for some closeups of Emily and Domonique.
The second location was the grand corner suite. This luxury room had a large bed, a mirror in a nook and lots of light from the window. I broke out my studio light for the bed shots, just to provide some extra oomph for the perspective shots, but shot with just a bit of fill round the rest of the room. Once again Domonique and Emily were consumate professionals, striking poses and following my mangled directions with ease. They even had time for a little silliness to break up all the serious posing. Gary also stepped in, part way, to adjust makeup and sort out a niggle I had.
We then adjourned again to the general meeting/makeup room we had allocated to us. This was a chance for the makeup artists to go for the final look of the day. Both models lost the heavy colour of the middle of the shoot and went for simpler makeup with strong eye liner. Our stylist, Jackie, had decided that she loved one of the Obscure Couture skirts, but could not find a top to match that she was happy with. Her suggestion for a solution was to shoot without a top and just from behind, so as to show the fabulous train. This hadn't been planned so I had made sure to check that Emily and Domonique were comfortable with the concept.
In the final room, the junior suite, I struggled more with the light, not quite managing some of the beautiful tones I'd found earlier in the day. By now of course it was closing in on 7 pm on a dreary Glasgow day, so what light there wasm was fading. The dark designer decor of the rooms also added to the gloom as the lights in the room added their own challenge with a lurid yellow/orange cast. I had not thought to bring any gels with me for my studio light, so was struggling to find a happy balance. Although the final poses were well lit, and the two models gave their all, these pics are going little more work before seeing the light of day.The ones below are straight out of camera. (give or take a crop), which should give you an idea of just how stunning these two models were!
Well, Sunday came along in darkness and torrential rain. I packed up the car and drove to Kilmarnock to pick up one of the models for the day's shoot, Emily, then on to Glasgow. We made good time and arrived in Glasgow at the Radisson Blu with plenty of time to spare, laden down with bags of clothes, cameras and other odds and ends.
Just before 9 am, I'd checked my messages and calamity! Cat, one of the makeup artists for the shoot had a hole in her roof and was not going to make it. Luckily Katie was there to save the day with her makeup skills, and one of the other groups had a hair stylist who was kind enough to chip in.
Domonique, the second model was also nice and punctual and both models were suprisingly chirpy for that time on a Sunday in such miserable weather.
The schedule was running a little late, due to a kerfuffle with the keys, which gave us a little time to catch up and start shooting. Jacki, our stylist, was bouncing between two different shoots, so she came in, made a quick assessment and was away again.
The first shoot was in one of the hotel's standard rooms and Domonique was first out of the gate. She wore a slinky dress with fine sequin and crystal details, supplied by the kind ladies at Melissa Amy Hopkins. Towards the end of our allotted time Emily also made it up to the room with her much bigger (and heavier) dress.
Both models were absolute perfection in front of the camera, moving effortlessly through a range of poses and looks.
The second area within the hotel was shooting in the public areas. We got some nice shots on the mezzanine first floor and the staircase, but the funnest were the two women in full bridal regalia, having a game of pool down in the bar. It certainly drew a few confused looks from the passing pedestrians outside the windows!
During this part of the shoot Emily's pleas for help for another MUA to the outside world were answered in the form of Gary, another talented makeup artist, who helped a great deal with the looks in the afternoon set.
We then broke a little early for lunch, to give ourselves a bit more time to prepare for part 2 of the day. We dined in "luxury" across the road at the pub, before jumping back to the hotel.
Part 2 of the day and pictures from the shoot will follow tonight.....
Here are just two of the photos from the bridal section of the shoot:
Another fun weekend ahead. The Scottish Creative Network have arranged access for a few select groups at the Radisson Blu in Glasgow. With a little persisitence and hang dog begging, I have managed to borrow some outfits from Obscure Couture, a Glasgow based design house who have recently graced the catwalks of London Fashion Week, Chouchou Couture who have appeared in the blog before and Amy Melissa Hopkins, a bridal and bespoke tailoring service in Glasgow. This may mean we will need to manage some very quick changes!
The models for our long day at the hotel will be Emily and Domonique.Two very contrasting looking women. Make up is being provided by Cat Gatenby and Katie Ford.
With a little luck, Jacki will be along to help with styling. She was a great contributor to our day out in Mugdock Park, and her styling input will be invaluable.
I'm really excited about this shoot, with all sorts of ideas bouncing around my head. Let's hope I can bring some of them to life! I have to find a happy medium that will suit the styles of the different clothing, environment of the hotel and looks of the models. I'm lucky to have such talented people along to ensure that it all goes well.
The most difficult part will be keeping up the energy for the shoot. I'll be leaving the house around 7, picking up one of the models at 8 am, driving up to Glasgow and shooting until 6:30 pm at least, before trundling my way home. Lots of water and lots of flapjacks I think.