Sunday, 25 March 2012

Full post 'Bridal with a twist' shoot

'Bridal with a twist' was a collaborative project I recently organised together with the help of two talented East Norfolk professionals.  Patricja Szubska was the MUA for the shoot and Lynn Barrow is a floral stylist and NAFAS demonstrator.  Both were really happy to take on my idea of creating two competely different looks loosely based on bridal wear.  

I am always keen to produce work that is not easily classified.  I had planned for this work to look as if it was something a creative bride could consider, but hopefully this set also reflects a fashion take on bridal. I'm also keen on demonstrating my versatility as a photographer and being able to produce sets of images that are totally different in look and feel within the same shoot.

It was also my first studio shoot, so I am particularly pleased it all went as per plan.  Although I do not operate from a studio, and am technically a location photographer, I am all the while using studio techniques in a forever changing environment (which could be a client's home or office or out in the elements),  and therefore  the fact of shooting in studio was not too daunting for me as it is actually easier to shoot in a studio within a controlled environment.

The first look chosen was a darker look:  we chose a gold skirt with bodice and dark red flowers and intense makeup made for a hollywood look, accentuated by rembrant lighting via a fresnel lens.




As suggested, the second look was completely different.  A vintage early 70's gown was coupled with white flowers and tulle to create a much brighter look. Patricja went for a modern look in terms of make up, which really suited the model and fitted in with our plan.  I photographed Justyna via two strobes with softboxes, one at 45 degrees to model right and the second strobe acting as a backlight, shooting via white tulle.  The falloff of light from this second strobe made for a more interesting background.




Let me know which set you prefer and why, it will be interesting to see your point of view.... and comments  are welcome! :)

I am preparing for a bigger shoot on the same theme in the next few weeks, and am on the lookout for suitably talented hairstylist to join my team.  Get in touch if you would like to collaborate.

In the meanwhile, hope you have a great week! x




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