Friday, 30 August 2013

Waterfalls and friendship!

Well here is some more waterfall shots from Sarah and I's location shoot with Dylan Drummond (Son of the sea). Makeup by the lovely Jillian Crabb and assisted by Chris Scott.

I couldn't believe how warm it was on Monday, especially wearing long and fairly heavy material gowns. I think we were both quite lucky not to pass out with the heat, who would have thought - models passing out in Scotland because they are "too warm".. It just doesn't happen!

Here are some shots by John Mcnairn from our duo shoot on Friday, John brought along "wadding" so Artemis and I just went with the flow and created dresses with it. I must admit I do really like the effect and think it worked very well!

After a few hours in the studio we moved on to the beach and met up with Nicola who was shooting Sarah and John and I just kind of done our thing.  The sea was so cosy, it felt amazing against my skin!

Then John buried me in the sand :D

The heavens opened so to get some more water on the skin we decided to post in an abandoned lumber mill  :D

I had such a wicked time when Sarah was here, I honestly can't wait to see her again. She is a beautiful person inside and out and I highly recommend other people to check out her work and book her for a shoot! Not only is she a talented model but shes a pretty bloody good photographer to.


Thursday, 29 August 2013

Black paint, reflections and waterfall!

 Offt I feel like I'm "getting there" with the backlog now, you guys probably seen these images weeks ago but I never posted them on my blog so here they are.

The first lot was actually not "planned" at all, I had kind of thought about using body paint around the neck but was aiming for a clean line - almost like it was to be a scarf but water ran down creating a drip so I thought "ach lets just make that look intentional" and I'm kind of glad I did because I like it more with the drips.

I really loved these pictures, honestly its rare for me to get proper excited about images (maybe I shouldn't admit that) but when you do the same things over and over again you can appreciate they are nice pictures but they don't make you proper excited. I think it helps that when I work with Rory I can have quite a heavy influence on how I envisage the final image, I can even edit them myself so its nice to have that power to really get the best final image possible.

I know.. very "cliched" with the frame here, rory looked disgusted when I picked it up but he took a picture anyway :D

Mirror mirror, these images were shot when we were over at the dakota hotel. We only had about 10 minutes to do a quick shoot and I was super happy with these, I guess its because they are very natural - no makeup/ no hair styling - just me. You can even see freckles!

Horray for pretty natural light shots.

I've added a couple of shots fresh out of the camera from a shoot I had earlier today with John Mcnairn, we were actually scouting this location for a shoot next month but took a few shots while we were there. Its maybe a little out of the way for the shoot we have in September though which is a shame but still at least we had a little shoot so the location didn't go to waste!!

Anyhow that is all for now!

My next updates will be from my shoots with Artemis from while she was up. I can finally see light at the end of the blogspot tunnel.

I'm going to be fairly busy next month which is super exciting and I'm working with some really talented people :D

Nite all


Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Anti Lairds!

Well I'm still behind... and its getting even worse :D

Here is some shots from a little shoot I had with Rory recently, he had the week off work so we went to explore a location which is fairly close (although takes a good few hours to get around).

I've had the beautiful Artemis staying with me recently while she was on tour up in Scotland, we had a wicked time and got to work with each other this time around HURRAY!

Such a talented/ beautiful and super lovely person :D Can't wait till her next visit.

Oh and seeing as I am here and attempting to get rid of the backlog here is some shots I took of myself (assisted by Rory holding a fan).

I know lots of people probably wont like them (or perhaps I am doubting myself) but ya'know what, they came out exactly as I imagined so I'm super happy with them.

Phew I can't believe how warm its been this week in Scotland, seriously. I was in the sea on Friday and standing under a heavy fresh water waterfall yesterday and it felt amazing :D


Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Wowzers its almost been a month...

Since I last updated my blog *slaps own wrists*.

My only excuse is I have been quite busy  - I guess thats a decent enough excuse.

I have one tab open with my last blog update to see where I'm up to. Not helping overly much because I feel like the last set of images were taken months ago when in reality it was only a few weeks ago.

I had quite a fun shoot last week, one of my old friends got in touch asking us to come down and take some images for him (he is a personal trainer).. He done so much for me in years gone by the only answer was "yes". I have to admit the evening before the shoot Rory and I had went on a 6 hour shoot/walk (I will eventually edit some images from it and post them up at somepoint soon) and I was shattered, I looked in all my clothing drawers/wardrobes and couldn't really find anything that looked like I was a "gym" person.. Infact I had only ever visited a gym once before, and that didn't count because all I did was walk on the treadmill for 10 minutes while browsing Facebook.

So I had my female "hissy fit/ diva" attitude where everything I tried on looked shit and then I decided I was a big shit and not any use as a fitness model because of my shitty'ness. I remember the last time I had a similar "huff" before going to work with mum a few years ago, my hair looked shit/ my makeup looked shit - then I started crying for no reason which meant my makeup looked even more shit. The only thing which pulled me out of my mood was the strange noises which were coming out my mouth I actually sounded just like a child having a temper tantrum which made me laugh then pull myself together and get my arse to work. Thankfully the pre fitness shitty feeling didn't elicit quite as much of a tantrum as my previous one.

I'm pleased to say I had a wonderful time and Gary was superb at showing me the equipment and how best to use it. I always thought I was quite strong but really my puny arms are pathetic at lifting things and my coordination is appalling. I did feel quite good after it though, that might have been because I had a fun day and got to catch up with Gary rather than the after effects of the gym.

I think you can tell which shots were the "outtakes" :D

The first shot is actually one of the last shots of the day! what a commercial expression.

After our time at the gym we popped over to see Valentina Velvet and her little family. Jaxon was adorable, I'm not getting all broody but kids are kind of cool I guess. I still prefer cats though :-P

I have just realised I really need to get my editing fingers out my backside, I also have a few batches of images sent to me from some kind photographers but 1 set is still on a disk, the others all need re-sized so I will leave them for another day.