September 2015 – Kat Folan

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.

2015 – March …. Canon Time!

So, I’ve got my new Canon and I thought I’d try it out.
Kinda silly not to really.

Reacher was playing with his toy … a difficult grab shot as I’ve got one end of the toy in his hand, and trying to keep enough distance for the minimum focus length

Reacher
Reacher

Iain was sitting having a cuddle with his mum … couldn’t resist this

Iain
Iain

 

2015 February – re-discovering and NSFW

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.

Follow Me
Follow Me
Wind farm
Prone
I was going to call this “Scottish Sunbathing”, but as its not raining, I don’t think I can
Remembering Heather
Remembering Heather

 

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.

 

2013 – April – Lincolnshire

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 …

Misty Moonlight

2013 – March

March saw another shoot with the fantastic Shannen Allison (http://purpleport.com/portfolio/genevievefallon/), this time in an  abandoned weapons factory on the West Coast.

It was another great shoot in temperatures not too far above freezing.

It was too cold to shoot my original idea, so I settled on alternative plan – get Shannen in some interesting stuff and get her to use it …

 

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February – Camille Perrin

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.

 

October 2012 – Hannah La Rouge

Hannah is a model based in the Borders of Scotland.

We had arranged this shoot over a period of weeks, and when the day came the weather was, lets just say, inclement …

After a quick coffee, the “to hell with it” attitude set in and off we went to a couple of locations in Edinburgh Old Town.

Hannah’s Facebook pages can be found here

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September – Fizzy

September also saw a bit of art nude work, with a model from the south of Newcastle called Fizzy.

Fizzy knew this little cove not too far away from Newcastle with dramatic cliffs and secure hideaways.
The only problem with this is that the sun sets in the West; we were in the East. As a sun rise location it would have been excellent, but unfortunately we lost natural light pretty quickly.

It also made me appreciate more the collaborations that Simon and I do. This kind of stuff is far, far easier when there is a second pair of hands.

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September – Kim and Carly

Kim and Carly are two loverly young ladies from Gateshead.

I was away with work for a couple of nights and advertised for a model for one of the nights. Kim answered and brought her friend Carly with her.

We shot in a park outside of Gateshead in rapidly falling light.

KimR can be found on PureStorm http://www.purestorm.com/profile.aspx?id=KimR
CarlyR can be cound on PureStorm http://www.purestorm.com/profile.aspx?id=CarlyR37

 

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