Sunday, 12 September 2010

sneak preview for Suzie Lindesay's Octopus Designs photoshoot

I thought about posting a quick sneak preview of some prep images for a shoot I held last week for my friend Suzie Lindsay's Octopus Designs.  Suzie is a textile designer and produces a fabulous range of knitwear which is a combination of felting and texturing via colour and use of interesting patterns. An avid knitter in the past myself (I used to knit for a Maltese designer in my early twenties - unfortunately don't have time for this anymore!), as soon as my eyes laid on Suzies' fantastic designs I just fell in love with them, for the ideology and pattern design just as much as the technique used to produce these knits.  Suzie also produces fantastic textiles through an original process and these materials capture the light in such a brilliant way.  I just hope the photos do the materials justice!

Today I decided to blog about a few of the images taken during shoot prep, and I will blog a full post later, as I have around a 1000 images to choose from.

Just to show how excited we were about the clothing, I kick off the series with an image of Charlotte, totally in awe of the top she has been given to model in.  It totally suits Charly's character, bubbly, fun and lovely! :)

I took the opportunity to try out my new Orbis Ring Flash, which is a wonderful piece of kit.  I was amazed to discover that the creator of the Orbis is James Madelin (aka JamMad) who was a fellow poster on BlatChat an excellent forum for Lotus and Caterham Seven owners.  I remember James posting about leaving the UK for NZ and planning to start a photography business years back.... So glad his business venture has been successful and he has designed such a useful tool for fashion photographers! :)

My partner Paul, took the opportunity to take a few videos of the shoot in his iPhone, so here is me testing out the Orbis with Charly, trying out different shots, and disappearing off to explain stuff to Suzie.... ooops sorry Charly! :))


I've also posted one image from the Orbis ring flash set with Kiki, just to show you what lovely light it produces - I'm really happy with the purchase but would like to test it extensively in different conditions over the next few weeks, so watch out for more images using it.


It was my first shoot with Kiki, a stunning model and I must admit little tiny me struggled with her and lovely tall figure (I haven't posted the iPhone video of me going up on my stepladder to take these shots or you would have been bent double with laughter! :)  I hope Kiki will join me again soon for other photoshoots as I really enjoyed working with her!

Helen Dickenson worked with me again to produce some stunning make up for the girls...



Suzie's assistance was precious with choosing what clothing best suited each model as well as keeping an eye for details as the shoot progessed and helping the girls get dressed.

I hope to be posting a full blog post with lots of lovely images from this shoot very soon.  Meanwhile, if you  are a clothing designer would like some special images of your collections for marketing purposes please get in touch.

I just wish to end this blog post with a big thank you to all, and particularly to Paul for the help, support and video!  Hope to work with you all again very soon! :)

Have a great week everybody!! x

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