Monday, 22 November 2010

Gothic Diva Designs

We have a couple of pieces on loan to shoot for Gotic Diva Designs this week, I searched high and low for a white corset yesterday in Perth and couldn't find one anywhere. We managed to shoot a few pictures without the corset but we know they wont be much use to the designer (she likes them and one without boobs is useful) but we know with the white corset we can do a much better job for her so we will have round 2 later in the week.. Must go buy a white corset now :D


Bus museum

Well heres the pictures I promised, I have to be honest though there are soo many I love so I might have picked the wrong ones but Im sure we will continue editing them slowly and putting them up. I LOVE them!

Thank you so much to the Scottish Vintage Bus museum for letting us shoot there, Can't believe Rory never told me before that his bestfriends dad runs the place!! I left a pair of shoes there so we will have to go back!! was bloody cold though so maybe hold off until summer. I think he said there was over 100 busses there. He opened for us and just left us to it.

I also got to work with a bloody kick ass MUA for this shoot - June Long, I really couldn't have dreamed for someone nicer. She is a star and I hope she likes the pictures as much as we do!!



Well I had a very mad week (was fantastic) but mad.
As I have mentioned before I was sending Rorys mum and my mum on a cruise, well the time arrived. 3am wakeup to drive down to the airport the weather was horrible driving down. It felt really strange seeing our parents walk off together to catch a plane, if the weather had been better we would have took some pictures but it was windy/raining and dark.

Seeing as we were in Glasgow anyway we arranged to meet up with Demetrios (a nice young Greek photographer I had worked with a couple of times before),He is leaving Scotland destination unknown but more than likely will end up in London or Ireland so we had to see him before he left we also needed a little hand shopping in calumet.. We had a little bit of money to burn and going in alone was not wise.. We ended up only spending a small % of what we thought we would (somehow in the week our parents were away we managed to burn all the money on other things though). By the time we got back to Rorys mums house that evening we were shattered... (we didn't know it at the time but we picked up a speeding ticket in mums car on the way back home... dammit).

Saturday we went up to Perth to pick up more of our stuff, I needed to get some clothes to shot in and collect my makeup.. I think we done a little shoot on Saturday afternoon (no pics edited yet though). We also investigated a building I had spotted last year when I was down visiting his mum, its an old hotel... The door is wide open but we were both too scared to just walk in! lol

Sunday we headed off back to Glasgow to work with Sarah (Valentina Velvet), we booked contrast for a few hours because we really were not wanting to trust the weather forecast that day. I shot Sarah a little at the end and Rory shot us both, I even got to wear one of Sarahs big gowns along with a beautiful gold and ivory corset.. It was nice to feel like a princess!

We did find some snow on the way home but it was dark/cold and scary so it wasn't as productive as the studio haha!
Sarah as always was fantastic, she really is one of the nicest people I know. She won the title of ultimate rock chick (I think thats what it was called) for Rock radio a couple of days later so mucho congratulations to her for that.

Monday was another trip to Perth, picking up a camera from one of Rorys friends. He was shooting the beautiful Esther Kungu in Edinburgh that evening and our camera might have struggled a little. I was acting as an assistant, as was Craig mcguire and we had Nicola our hairstylist from team hallway along doing the hair..

Never thought we would shoot outside the parliment buildings, the police went past but didn't bat an eyelid :D we also had a few drunks standing about watching.

We didn't get back home until after midnight, was a really long day but worth it. I say it all the time but I am really proud of Rory and how is photography is coming along.

Tuesday we had a little shoot together in Rorys mums garden (not edited yet either)... He has only
done one edit from this lot and its not my favourite but here it is..

Then here is some by the fire, I actually burnt my leg while shooting this..

Its amazing how the 5d actually makes my legs look a million times longer!! :D

Wednesday I think was more pissing about going from our flat to Rorys mums with stuff.. We needed 2 car trips iin the end getting it all back home with us..

Thursday I was planning on going into Edinburgh but by the time we woke up and got ourselves sorted I didn't have time. I went some shopping in Dunfermline though which was nice :D just got little bits and pieces for our bus museum shoot which was on Friday.. (I will do another blog with that)..

I think thats all I got up to :D

I know its turned into a bit of epic reading but nevermind..

Next post will be pictures.. Thats a promise!


Tuesday, 9 November 2010

A poem by Sarah

Big thanks to the beautiful Valentina Velvet for writing this poem about me!!
Was such a nice surprise to see it in my inbox so thought I would share it here.

Chrissie Red - A Mental Scots Chick

There was a tall Scots chick called Chrissie Red,
Professional art nude who loves tea, toast and bed.
There was never a figure you ever did see,
She bends into shapes that confound you and me!

She's such a crazy lady who suffers no fools,
And good on her, 'cause there are lots of tools,
Who masquerade as togs behind shiny Nikons,
Imitating David Bailey, their favourite icon.

The 6ft goddess is a freckled red head,
With legs to die for and a brilliant street cred,
Renowned for her humour and sharp witted ways,
You'd be wise to listen to the advice that she says.

She's professional, friendly and funny to boot,
She'll strip off her naked-jumper and do poses to suit,
But only if you're a photographer with her kind of style,
Like Eddie, Barone, Paul Cox and Nick Giles.

You'd be mad not to book her and see her in action,
She's different to the norm and thats the attraction,
She'll give you images you could hang on your wall,
She's a down to earth girl with beauty and all.


I also posted a nice picture of us from our last shoot together, we are all working together on Sunday so very excited about that :D



Saturday, 6 November 2010

A day in Perthshire with Ian Patterson!

Well technically its Sunday now but I will still think of it as Saturday seeing as I have not went to bed yet :D
I was out yesterday (technically not actually yesterday but the day before).

Ian is from a little bit further up north and he fancied doing some autumn type stuff with me (the trees kinda match my hair colour ya know).. Off we went, it was a bloody miserable day for weather, actually pissing it down thankfully it stopped for a short while enough for us to get me in a field and make the most of the sun while it was out.

I would say we got lost and walked miles in the wrong direction and ask a priest for directions but no way did that happen ;-)

Anyway here are some of the pictures, Thanks soo much to Ian for sending me them over. I had a great day despite the crappy weather and I wont forget the 5th of november in a hurry!

Next blog will be my firework pictures.

Rory and I were meant to shoot a model today but she decided at 8.30am that she had flu, we wont be bothering with her in the future.. Not that we were put out but we really can't be bothered with flakey models who can't be arsed coming to a shoot, considering she had never shot before and was getting the travel costs back we thought it was kinda rude.. The 2 negative no-show feedbacks on her profile should have given it away but we gave her the benefit of the doubt..



Thursday, 4 November 2010

An afternoon at Contrast

Well here are some shots from the shoot where I was horribly late for :D
Thanks very much to Andy Ritchie for sending them over to me, much appreciated.
He sent over a few but these are my favourites and the ones I wanted to share with y'all!

Andys purestorm

Time is going too quickly....

Ok so I have been shooting my butt off recently, still waiting on pictures and no doubt will upload some when they arrive. As some of you know, I won a cruise a few months ago online... Sadly my anxiety wouldn't stand for the travel and staying on a boat so my mum and mother in law are going, it only hit me last night that its next Friday they go away, We are designated cat sitters so will be based down at Rorys mums house for most of the week, We have a fair list of plans.. The pictures attached to this blog are from a random day we went out over the summer and just took a couple of shots quickly in the field as the sun was setting. Its these type of pictures that are special to me because if Rory had never learned to use the camera it wouldn't have been possible unless I happened to be out with another photographer at the right time.

I have been thinking about some things recently, and I'm sure I wont be the only model who sometimes feels like this.. I have seen thousands of images of me over the years, some awesome at the back of the camera/ some terrible and some which have the potential to be something really special if processed with care and time and that vision.. I have no control usually over how things are edited sometimes Im asked to edit for people but usually not. Its frustrating seeing beautiful nude images which just need a tiny bit of work on them come out looking bad because of bad editing.

Meh... I guess im a little spoilt sometimes, If Rory edits something and I think it could be better I tell him.

So while we are away we plan on shooting some new models, or well different models. One of which is a fantastic fashion model, 6ft tall and beautifully stunning, she is signed to one of the agencys up here too so will be nice to work with her.


Monday, 1 November 2010

Been a tadge busy...

I'm forgetting what I have done recently and fallen behind on lots... Sorry!

Wednesday I was out shooting with Craig Mcguire, I think I have some pictures from him on my other computer and I know theres an email in my inbox I have to reply too but as always with e-mails I know if i sit down and reply to 1 I will get 5 more eeek. Sorry Craig :(

Friday I was out meeting a photographer and on the way home I decided to take some pictures beside the river... Which is the first picture on this page.

Saturday I was down in Contrast working with Andy Ritchie doing mainly artnude type images, It was the morning from hell (not the working with him part but everything before it). I hate being late for people, infact it made me cry because I was soo worried. So off to the train station I went, thinking I would arrive in Glasgow with at least 45 minutes to spare and gabber/do my makeup, an announcement came out saying the train was delayed by approx 25 minutes (it was the type of announcement that you know if you waited around the delay would get longer and longer and then just be cancelled) so thinking on my feet I called my mum, asked her if Rory could borrow her car, so we ran along to her work all my bags in tow and called her insurance people, sat on the phone for 30 minutes in a state worrying about the battery going dead or them saying no, we finally got through and I gave them all the details, apparently they were unable to put him on the insurance.. So we were back at square 1.. I had 1 hour to get to Glasgow and no transport to get there, this is when I started crying.. We had a last ditch attempt at getting a car, Rory contacted a workfriend and she said yes, while she was calling her insurance we ran for a taxi and thought even if we get to her house and find out we cannot immediately put him on the insurance it would be better than being even more late by sitting around in town. We arrived at her house, she was still on the phone (grrr). I called contrast, explained to Con (the owner) about my nightmare morning and he said he can switch the booking times by 1 hour and explain to the photographer what was going on, I was thankful but still felt like a div. At 12.52 we finally got on the motorway (my shoot was originally meant to start at 1) and with the roadworks on the way and average speed of 40 MPH I knew even getting there at 2 would be amazing.. So with the foot very firmly down we arrived in Glasgow city centre at 2.08, there was so much traffic so I decided to just jump out the car and make a run for it... Sadly when I was 2 minutes away from the studio I noticed Rory driving by infront of me... ARRRRHHH! Anyways I made it, thankfully the photographer was cool about it all but it could have been much worse... I usually have little sympathy for people who no-show or make up crap excuses but being in the situation where I really couldn't have done anything else has made me think again about how somethings are really out with out control. If Jenny never let us borrow her car I would have been totally and utterly f£$ked which would have resulted in a no-show from my part.. Although in the back of my head getting a taxi was the last option.

So after my frantic fluffing around on Saturday I was shattered by bed time. Sunday Rory and I decided to go do some autumn fashion (or well stuff with clothes on). We took a walk down the riverside and had some take away coffee with us to keep our fingers warm. I collected some leaves because I want to do something with leaves soon. We got home and done some stuff with my new skirt :D

Now its Monday, I'm shooting Tomorrow in the flat (in the middle of tidying just now), also shooting on Thurday and Friday this week so its a little bit more than my usual average shoots a week just means when the weekend comes I can chill out a little and catch up on E-mails/Editing and everything else I have been putting off doing this week eeeeeeeek..