I’d been trying to get to shoot with Rachelle for quite a while and dates never seemed to gel.
Eventually, they did, and we spent a happy 4 hours wondering around West Lothian getting soaking wet as the liquid version of sunshine was pouring from the skies.
Undeterred, Rachelle cracked on with it, worked her socks off to give me some great images.
Simon and I decided that we would travel North for a change.
A casting was produced, and from the respondents, the wonderful Kat Folan was chosen.
This was primarily a research and testing mission, and as Simon and I have very little knowledge of “The North”, Kat was our guide.
Our favourite spot was the fantastic Slains Castle, somewhere north of Aberdeen.
I cant help revisiting this shoot with Chrissy last year.
Every shoot with Chrissy is an enjoyable and productive experience.
There’s still plenty more to give from this shoot, and I’m slowly working my way through it.
This is also the first time I’ve used my old, re-vamped desktop to edit (and the first time I’ve been able to use Silver Efex as it won’t run on my laptop. Must need RAM on then graphics card or something); more than happy with the hardware, jury is out on the software.
Simon and I worked with the beautiful and talented Roswell Ivory when she was on tour in Scotland.
We started in an old deserted ruin. When I say deserted … if you didn’t include the family that suddenly descended mid-shoot and hung around for at least half an hour … and then the dog walkers …
It’s a miracle we got anything done.
We ended up in Edinburgh for a bit of light painting
I shot Keri in Perthshire on a typical blustery May day; it was a tad windy, but at least the sun kept breaking through.
I found out that we couldn’t shoot where I wanted to, apparently, the local land owner likes the spirit of Right to Roam, that’s when it applies to other landowners and not himself.
So rather than take the chance, we went for a walk along and found this little tributary feeding in to the river.
It looked like a nice place then and hopefully I’ve managed to retain that
April saw me away for a couple of days with work, and as always I saw this an an opportunity to shoot people and places that I would not normally shoot.
I had a couple of nights in Lincoln, and arranged to shoot a lad called Mike Pacey. Mike is a dancer by living, but wanted some conventional modelling shots, so it’s of to the grounds of Lincoln Cathedral for some fashion shots.
On the way back from shooting Mike, I happened to pass this place. For some reason, I always have my 210 lumen CREE torch with me in my bag …
I had the chance to shoot with the wonderfully talented Camille Perrin, a model from Glasgow.
The shoot was originally programmed for January, but had to be be re-scheduled due to the snow; we would not have been able to get to the location. The roads were icy enough when we went.
The temperature was around the 3 degrees mark when we got to the location, and about -1 in the shade. Not perturbed by this, and glad for the lack of midges, we carried on with our shoot. Despite being cold, the weather was absolutely fantastic; the sun stayed out and the clouds on the whole stayed away.
Camille has some wonderful work on her portfolio and if you get the chance to work with her, take it.