Archive for April, 2012

Today i teamed up with Coral, a makeup artist, whom i hope to be working a lot with in the future. It was the start of our working relationship! We have a little project up our sleeves, just for arts sake, nothing less. River Road is such a fantastic location with loads of cool stuff, so i wanted to go back there for the final shoot for Jess’ portfolio. With added help in the styling, i kept the lighting natural and let the model do the talking.

I am trying to pin point what the attraction of The Laundromat (Laundrette where i’m from!) is. I guess it is fairly retro, but also the idea of something we are all familiar with, being big and industrial looking, and there being lots of them like an Andy Warhol piece. Its the smell as well, its sort of comforting. It makes me revisit times in my life when i used to have to trudge with all my clothes to the laundrette because id totally run out, and also during the middle of a cold wet british winter when it just wasn’t possible for clothes to dry in time, without starting to stink. Having said that, this is the first time i’ve gone in one through choice. I wanted to embrace the crappiness. Its a good contrast.

Treading on old ground with this one but i thought that everything considered, it was definitely worth it. Ang is a body painter, so we teamed up and using my favourite fairy location, shot some more fairies. Quite enjoying a theatrical side of photography at the moment. Something i might just delve into a little deeper.