YAY! My 70s themed photo shoot was published in Untitled Collective Magazine! I worked with an amazing team on this photo shoot. They were bloody awesome! THANK YOU!
Links to the creative team:
Model: Kirsty Harris
Make-Up Artist: Beth Atkins
Stylist: Sophie Chittock
The photo shoot was inspired by 70s imagery, focusing around warm tones and lots of interesting textures. I chose The X Bells as the backdrop to our photo shoot as it had a really chilled out, homely feel to it. A lot of the details and textures at the location matched the look we were going for as well. Perfection! Kirsty is the 70s bohemian queen! She moved effortlessly in front of the camera, pulling you in shot after shot. Beth captured the gorgeous 70 look perfectly with warm tones which really suited Kirsty. It was magic seeing Sophie’s styling incorporated with all the other elements of the shoot. Everything worked so well together.
On the day of the shoot, I wanted to incorporate the use of interesting textures, space and geometric patterned elements into the compositions. I would place something close to the lens to give a feeling of depth or grounding the image. I used space and patterns to ensure there is some interest in the foreground or background, but that the attention was still on Kirsty. I edited the photos using golden warm tones throughout, really enhancing the 70s vibe.
The title New Day Woman comes from a Suzi Quatro song. Suzi Quatro was (and still is!) my idol as I was growing up. Suzi’s personality is a wonderful combination of strength and femininity, something unique and refreshing. I believe these photos represent just that.
Head over to Untitled Collective to see the feature:
Or to flick through the magazine (issue 4):
During June I went on a two week adventure to America with my wonderful partner Aaron. We started off in Tucson, then travelled to Sedona, The Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, LA and San Francisco. My Dad came with us at the beginning of the trip but we parted ways at Las Vegas so he could visit my sister in Phoenix. We spent some of the journey with family and friends too, which made it a really special experience. My favourite place to visit was definitely LA, with San Francisco being a close second favourite. LA was full of quirks, and each area was completely new and different. I thought I would share some of my favourite photos from the trip, because of course I just HAD to take my camera with me! Enjoy!
I was invited to photograph Greasepaint Academy’s dress rehearsal of Aladdin. I arrived at the Walter Roy Theatre at 10am to capture behind the scenes photographs of the children getting ready for the dress rehearsal. The dressing room was full of excitement and nerves as the children gathered around to have their hair and make-up done. The costumes were fantastic! A rainbow of bright and vivid colours filled the room, each child wearing a different coloured Arabian style outfit with multicoloured feathers in their hair. The girls had the choice of pink, purple, white or brown eyeshadow to choose from, with the majority opting for the girly option of pink or purple! The older actors had a dressing room to themselves where they assisted each other with their hair and make-up. During the madness of getting all the children ready, there were moments of stillness and looking forward to the performance ahead of them. The parents really assisted with the smooth running of the morning leading up to the dress rehearsal.
Once everyone was ready, all the children congregated into the theatre awaiting instruction. After introductions and notes about how the dress rehearsal will run, the children all ran off excitedly to get into their starting positions. The lights came up and the dress rehearsal commenced. The dress rehearsal was fantastic! The children put in so much energy and passion into their performance, even when having to stop and restart a section to ensure music cues and lighting were perfect. They were all very professional and eager to perform to their absolute best ability, which really shone through in the photos.
Greasepaint Performance Academy is a performance arts academy run by the very talented and creative Rachel Miller. She teaches Drama classes, musical theatre classes, LAMDA tutoring and exam entry, pre school ‘tots’ sessions, west end workshops and Arts Awards tutoring for children between the ages of 4-16 year olds. If you would like your children to join Greasepaint, please follow the below links to find out more:
CDs are available from Rachel Miller for full coverage of the Aladdin performance.
I am available for event and performance photography. Please get in touch to find out pricing details.