Sunday, 23 November 2008

Friday was a shoot with Lisa and Natascha at Lowford Studio in Southampton (Burseldon). Despite the fact that I've known the studio for nearly 2 years, I used to know the previous owner, I've never had a chance to shoot there.

Lisa and Natascha are both law students at Solent University, although I actually know them through Lisa's husband Dragi. I've had a shoot with Lisa before and she's great. Dancing was always her passion so she's pretty used to performing. Natascha on the other hand is a complete beginner, although you wouldn't know it. Obvious talent I only hope that she continues to pose.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Ramazzoti art colony

Ramazzoti art colony was the residency that Maja and I stayed at over the summer. I have finally got around to editing Wikipedia to reflect both the colony as well as East European colonies in general.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Raven Studio Shoot

Following on from freezing poor Raven on Salisbury Plain I decided to let her warm up with a studio shoot. I was trying to capture a mixture of voyeur shots, body parts to emphasise her body (quite thin) and some shots of pain/discomfort/dispair, not that she's not happy, just I think she can pull that scene off well. The results will go to FlickR as always in the Ben Hill area

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Harbour Lights Exhibition

Maja has yet another exhibition of her paintings, her 3rd this year! It starts today at Ocean Village in Southampton and features all new work not previously exhibited in this country. Obviously it's all for sale if you're looking to fill that gap on the wall.

Friday, 7 November 2008

Raven Shoot

No not shooting small black birds, photography with a 'new model' who goes by the title Raven, although friends get to call her Sarah. Raven is a size 6, not anorexic, just very thin. Lots of tatoos, lots and lots and an amazing range of wigs. It was a quick autumnal shoot out on the Salisbury Plain and I'll upload the results to FlickR as usual.

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Maja at the Royal Society of Portrait Artists

Maja spent the day in London today at the Royal Society doing 'painting stuff'. The day included a competitive 3 hour 'paint off' where all the assembled artists worked on a portrait of one of 3 different models. Maja won 3rd place and is understandably very very happy! I just wish I had been there but some of us have to do proper work.

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

IB Studios Bournemouth

Life has been pretty busy with the academic year starting again and all that brings. Maja has 2 exhibitions before Christmas with everything to do for that and one of those is a joint exhibition with me so I'm pretty flat out as well.

With all this going on it's a wonder that there's any time to still be doing photo shoots, but none the less I've managed 2 different group shoots at the fabulous IB studios in Bournemouth. The first shoot was a group shoot through TFP Models a nice little resource for photographers, the second was an in-house shoot run by the studio. It's not the biggest studio or the best equipment wise, but they have a fantastic range of props and a very friendly and helpful owner. I would recommend them to anyone in the Bournemouth area who needs a studio for shooting.

I'll put the results up on as I get the chance.

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Jenni - Seductress

Jenni is a great model, she was supposed to do a shoot with me, but somehow got kidnapped by the wife, Maja into posing for her. Finally I have had a chance to do one quick shoot with her. A bit of a strange shoot "fetish gran", no don't ask! We were wondering what we could do with an interesting old dress, a wig and some impossible shoes, the resulting character is "fetish gran", copyright us two! for the results as ever.