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Photo Shoot: Experimenting with Fashion Shots!

16 May

Yesterday I was in the studio again, doing hair and makeup for two of my favourite people, Alix Dent and Lunar Rising!

We met up with photographer Anthony Roberts for a fashion based experimental shoot and got some GORGEOUS images! I’ll be able to show you these in a few weeks, but for now – here’s a little taster!


We went into the studio with suitcases full of clothes and bags of shoes and makeup, not having a clue what we were going to shoot. We managed to get four different looks (which i will explain more about once we have images) and ended up with ideas pouring out and bouncing off each other – we have at least 4 more ideas we will be revisiting to shoot in the coming weeks!

Such a great team! Can’t wait to work with them again.


Photo Shoot: Piers van Looy’s “Contemporary Circus”

13 May

I actually love not being at uni, I have been able to get involved in so many more creative projects!

Today’s work was based around Pier’s photography degree, focussing on contemporary circus of today. I wasn’t able to do much planning as is was very last minute, more of a turn up, on the spot lets get creative and see what happens sort of deal! It was also to be quite time limited which I find hard to do – especially when making things up as I go along!

The first makeup I did was with Rowan, inspired by a dark gypsy look. I would have liked to research this piece more in particular as I feel I could have done something more amazing – but this is pretty standard of any initial, undeveloped piece. I think it turned out well and suited the character. I am getting more more confident at applying bases and eye makeup; having pushed myself to focus on gaining confidence with lips and eyebrows,  I am now returning to the areas I thought I was better at to improve them too!

Whilst this piece was being shot I was out of the room doing Giedrė – I have realised I should have taken 5 minutes to check the making on camera as on having checked afterwards, the cheek colour was coming up to be very contrasting and not quite as smooth as in ‘real life’ this can be easily sorted out with editing but reminded me to always check before the shoot commences.

I wouldn’t usually use these lashes, as I prefer a more natural look – even when using big ones. But this is what we had on the day.

Rowan Thomson - Gypsy inspired makeup.

Rowan Thomson – Gypsy inspired hair & makeup.

The next piece I did was with Giedrė in a more acrobatic/Circ De Soleil style. She reminded me a little of my love, Yolandi Vi$$er – singer in Die Antword who I would LOVE to look like. She was great at posing so I think I’ll be stealing her for some more work if she doesn’t mind!

Again, I would have preferred to have more time planning this image, plus my own head was planning the pictures I’d like to do with her so I was trying to detract away from that and keep to the brief, whilst still creating from inspiration drawn from her face. Excited for (hopefully) my next shoot with her!

Giedrė wanted me to focus more on her forehead area, which pushed me to experiment where I wouldn’t usually work so much on its own. I wanted to keep her eyes very bare as I like this more raw, soft look.

Giedrė Degutytė - Acrobatic/Circ De Soleil inspired hair and makeup.

Giedrė Degutytė – Acrobatic/Circ De Soleil inspired hair and makeup.

PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR FINAL IMAGES! It may be a couple of weeks!

To speak to Piers about photography, please just message him! I’m not sure if he has a website yet, so for now – here is his Facebook!