Conceptual Portraits – Head in the clouds

I am a bit of a daydreamer, always have been. I would stare out windows in class, or even at work and play in my daydreams, wishing I was somewhere else. I know I am not alone, many people do it. I was chatting to another photographer/artist friend and I was reminded of the saying…

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Conceptual Portraits – Come fly with me

If you have been following me for a while, you may remember Rachelle, possibly even this red dress and the red balloons, we had a fun-filled day a few years ago. Rachelle now lives back in New Zealand, so we don’t really get to create in the studio anymore, but I still have fond memories…

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In the studio – Vamp tramp

Last week I featured some images from a recent studio shoot with creative designer Verdessa Fairy, this last instalment was a little bit too Goth for Christmas, so I thought I would save it til after. Lysa Rose modelled for us again, in this fabulous red and black number. Same outfit, but with two different…

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Conceptual Portraits – Nestled

It’s been a while since I created some conceptual portraits, sure I have been busy of late doing creative ones, but nothing that really tells a story… Nestled “Everyone needs a home, something safe and secure, somewhere to come home to. Each home is different, whether you are human, bird or animal. To ward us…

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In the studio – Snow Demon

Alexia Frost…or just Lexie was so much fun to work with at our recent studio session, not only did she play the part of the Ice Queen, but also a Snow Demon. How cool is this horned headpiece? We created the dress from white jersey fabric and a silver belt I have and then added…

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In the studio – Headshots for Luke

Every few years Luke comes in for some new headshots, he is a fabulous dancer and loads of fun in the studio. He is also happy to play with some creative stuff, so often when he comes in we do something a little fun and creative, he has also helped out with creative shoots, like…

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In the Studio – The Corpse Bride

A couple of months ago I ran a promotion on my Facebook page, to win a day in the studio with me and my A-team. After a few weeks of lots of interest, we eventually pulled one name from a hat at random (at our Raggedy Ann shoot), the winner was a lady by the…

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Winter Wonderland

There is a story behind this image (isn’t there always?) but I thought I might share this one. I had this fabulous idea of pointing a coloured torch at the crystal ball Jess was holding, Desley was shooting and the colour spectrum she was getting in her shots was amazing…I was so excited to try.…

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The Ice Queen

The Ice Queen cometh. I mean what can I say, I actually did so very little to the image, it really was quite amazing, the white eyes were contacts worn by Jess, creepy, so I highlighted them I created a dark vignette and added snow…it seemed to ‘need’ snow. The twigs were there in the…

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Speakeasy/ Gansta shoot in the studio

Every now and then I get invited to work on a big collaborative shoot with other photographers, The Addams Family Wedding was one such venture. They usually involve lots of people and something fairly elaborate. This was no exception, my VPC camera group was running not just one, but I think it is maybe four…

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