Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Images from Graham Hickman

I got a little surprise the other day when I snuck away from work to go home and grab some lunch, a little CD from Graham with some edits for me...along with a lovely note. The above image is my favourite from the shoot, I feel I am using my curves well and not looking out of proportion....(which I'm not by the way). Below are some more, along with my favourite out take!

I really like the results we got! Here's to another good shoot! I'm on a roll...better not speak too soon!
The weather is changing now...it's colder, wetter and hopefully the horrible weather is here to stay. I can't wait to shoot in the miserable weather so if you want me, you know where I am.
Kirsty x

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Day 6 of my England Tour - East Sussex

After my shoot with Clive on Friday night, we drove back up the road slightly to Reading where we stayed in the nicest hotel...and yes, dogs were allowed.

I managed to get full access to the gym, pool, sauna and steam room so I spent ages relaxing. I put myself through a pretty mad workout first and ended up lying on the ground almost unable to breath after going crazy on the treadmill and crosstrainer. Craig was panicing as I was shaking and everything....I will admit, when I have time to go to the gym I do go a little mental!

On Saturday I traveled down to Lewes in East Sussex to shoot with Barney Douglas ^^ . This would be my last shoot before hitting the road to come back to Perth. We had a very productive shoot and tried out lots of ideas and experimented loads. Been sent the draft copies of the images but not had a proper chance to look through them all. Will do it after this. Barney was brilliant when I was with him, an absolute star to work with!

The top image is another I got sent over from Phil (Lifescapes) from our shoot. I think I'm actually in love with it!

Until next time,

K x

Actually before I go, here is a rather cute pic of Cody I took while we were away...

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Day 5 of my England Tour - Surrey

As I said in my last post, Day 5 was spent with Clive at his home in Surrey. We shot art nude but with a slightly glamorous touch. I got some of the images through this morning and I quite like some of them. I had a great laugh with Clive, he was so full of compliments and made me feel completely at ease.

It was a very quick shoot we had as Clive had to zoom away in the afternoon. We played around with a few ideas and got some nice results.

Cheers Clive,

K x

Day 4 of my England Tour - Birmingham

I know I said I was only going to write one entry today but thought I may as well get some more done as I'm super busy the rest of the week.

Thursday was a day off spent in Birmingham. I met up with an old friend who I met on holiday last year. He is one of the funniest guys I have ever met in my life! He took me out for dinner and was so good to be in his company again. You never realise how much you miss someone until you see them after so long. I don't know what it is about Ian but we just seemed to click straight away. He is such a wicked guy and I miss him already now I'm home. He's coming up to visit me next year though!

We stayed for two nights in Birmingham then off to Surrey to meet Clive for an art nude shoot with a difference.

K x

Day 3 of my England tour - Wales/Telford

After my disaster on my last shoot we got in the car and headed over to Calcieth (or something like that) in North Wales. The drive took the three of us about 2 1/2 hours but it was such a wicked drive. To cheer me up a bit Craig decided to try out his best Welsh accent...all he could say was "down in the valley". He made me laugh so much, tears were rolling down my face when I was driving.

When in Wales I wasn't shooting, set aside some "family time". When we checked into the most gorgeous guest house with a huge free standing bath I could've cried. It was stunning! Our bedroom looked out onto an old ruined castle (wish there were some photographers nearby!) and the bathroom looked out onto a little beach. Off we went with the dog to the beach where he was growling at the waves! There was also a dolphin jumping in the water as the sun was going down.

I took a photo of the sunset and even if I say so myself...it's pretty damn good!

An early night after a bath full of bubbles is exactly what I needed. We were woken at 7am by the guest house owner with two huge trays of toast, muffins, tea, coffee, cereal, fruit, yoghurts, croissants...everything. It was so lovely! I just wanted to steal the lady who made it and hide her in my suitcase. We left early after leaving a little memorial stone at a 'spirit house' on a little wooden boat. It was for people to leave messages on stones for loved ones who they had lost. I left one for my dad.

So once again it was in the car and off to Telford where I met with Graham Hickman ^^. He took me away up a hill to an old stone quarry where we had a brilliant shoot. The sun came out and it felt great prancing around nude on the remainder of the buildings. Graham and I had a great laugh while shooting and managed to get some amazing results! Waiting on some more coming through but will post them when I get them.

Feel I have totally rambled on about Wales on this post -sorry Graham- so will leave it at that for tonight an will get images up tomorrow!

Nitey nite xxx

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Day 2 of my England tour - Stoke-on-Trent

Not really sure how to word this entry. I got up nice and early, packed my things for the shoot and jumped in the shower (not necessarily in that order). We were off to Stoke-on-Trent for the afternoon so I could shoot in a theatre. Was really looking forward to it.

On the way down there, Craig and I discovered a fuel tanker had overturned on the M6 between junctions 18 and 19...just where we were heading! Typical...

After a two hour diversion and lots of contact with the photographer I turned up raring to shoot. Craig took Cody to the park and left me to get on with it so I dragged my case inside and got to work. At first impressions the photographer seemed very quiet. I tried to make conversation but no response. Maybe he didn't hear me.

After a while of shooting he came out with lots of unnecessary remarks: you are too tall, you only seem to work with GWC's, why did you come out of Scotland, you are not what I was looking for, you have big hips, you're not very good etc etc etc.

Now that MAJORLY pissed me off! I bit my tongue for the rest of the shoot, kept an eye on the clock and left quickly.

The photographer has been in touch since I posted on a forum about having no chemistry. He offered to talk things through but since I've emailed him back, I've not heard anything.

Some of the images taken were nice though, I hope I receive some soon otherwise the photographer has not lived up to his end of the deal. Will have to PM him soon.

During this shoot was the first time I have ever felt uncomfortable. Even at one stage a woman (who I guess was in charge) came in with her screaming baby in a carry cot. She dumped the baby down while carrying on with her work elsewhere and I was left to work through the screaming of the little one. The photographer didn't bat an eyelid, nor apologise. Also, he told me to keep my clothes on while this lady was around which made me wonder if he even had permission to shoot nude in the theatre.

Not an enjoyable shoot and not a nice experience. Pretty pissed about it to be honest therefore no images on this post!

K x

Day 1 of my England Tour - Lake District & Preston

FINALLY getting round to updating this! Since I've been back (3 days now) I've been super busy both with checking through images, replying to emails and unpacking my case...still got more to unpack!

It all started on Sunday...before leaving Perth at 1pm I had a shoot in an abandonned railway tunnel with Bruce. It was a great (but freezing) shoot and extremely creepy in a pitch black tunnel. As we were walking we kept bumping into eachother as we couldn't see a thing! Really looking forward to seeing the results!

* Just remembered, recently I had a shoot with Natasha Di Pasquale at Contrast and she made me into an angel! She brough with her a pair of handmade angel wings. I had such a wicked time shooting with her, my first ever female photographer! She even almost cried as she liked an image so much! Just waiting on the images coming through *
After a long drive down to Kendal (should've only taken about 3 1/2 hours but Glasgow road works added 2 hours!) the hubby, pooch and I settled into the cutest little farm cottage. The old woman who owned it even made us a packed lunch for the next day! How sweet! It was a quiet Saturday night with dinner in a little restaurant then back to the room to watch the X-factor...I'm addicted!
5am rise in the morning to make it over to shoot with Phil aka Lifescapes in the Lake District. Phil and I have spoken online for ages, finally managing to put a date to our shoot. When meeting him it was like meeting an old friend. We hit it off big time, even if I did make him fall out of a tree! Ooooops! Also had fun playing with swans in the water (it's now 8days later and I STILL have the cold!)

Can't wait to see the rest of the images. I feel it always helps when you click with the photographer. Thanks so much Phil!

After our shoot Craig, Cody and I got back in the car and took a short drive down to Preston. Well, we stayed in Chorley in a cute little pet friendly lodge but I was shooting in a studio in Preston with the lovely Nige.

The shoot was mainly nude based but managed to squeeze in a few other things. Nige is such a lovely guy and made me feel so at ease. The studio owner Ade was fantastic too, and his pooch Alf. I sooo wanted to steal him but he was about the size of me so think I would've got caught!

I'm really happy with the results I've seen so far. It was different for me to be shooting nude in a studio, over the summer I've shot on location so much. I had a blast though, and Nige even gave me a bottle of wine...what a sweetheart!

Day 1 was exhausting but I bloody loved every minute of it. Bring on day 2! Thanks Phil and Nige!

Kirst xx

Thursday, 15 October 2009

I know it's been a while...

It feels like ages since I last updates this but I've been really busy. I'm in the middle of my English tour at the moment, been to Kendal, Preston, Chorley, Stoke-on-Trent, somewhere in Wales which I can't pronounce, Telford and I'm now in Birmingham. Tomorrow I'm off to Surrey then down to East Sussex and Brighton. Hopefully on Sunday I'll hit the road and be back home in Perth!

It's been such a busy week so far, feels like it's been more like two weeks rather than a few days. I'm off today though so still lying in bed in Birmingham with the dog! Away to explore in a while though, may as well since I'm down here. Meeting a friend for lunch later too, it's been a year since I've seen him. Looking forward to that.

I've been getting images sent through lots over the past few days so when I get home I will do one big update and try and fit everything in! Can't believe I've done so much in four days though!

See you when I'm home,

Kirsty x

Friday, 2 October 2009

A request from the hubby...

Craig has requested I post our little family portraid David Clark so kindly took at the end of our shoot a couple of weeks ago. I love this image and even though Craig says he's not a poser...I beg to differ!
There you go hubby, hope this makes you smile ;)

Wifey x

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Been working my butt off...

Since the last post I have been super busy! As you may know, I have my own beauty salon in Perth. Well, I've just taken on another two members of staff, a nail specialist and a make-up specialist. Both girls are absolutely lovely and the salon is buzzing!
I've also got another year older - I'm now 22. Had a little celebration for my birthday where all my closest friends dressed up in toga's and we had a little toga party at my new house. It was a great night!
Modeling wise...I've done lots and lots! Not even sure if I can remember it all! The day before my birthday, Fri 25th, I went through to Dalgety Bay (I think it was!) for a shoot with Dwayne Mathers from DMPhotography. He was looking for art topless shots so after outfit suggestions and location plans, we set off on our shoot in a little ruined chapel by the water. It was a fab day, brightened up my morning since I had a funeral in the afternoon.

We were bothered by some dog walkers but as soon as they came, I popped on my top and became a fashion model in seconds! Still waiting on some results but here are a couple of my favourites...

My first full day of being 22, RusselD whisked me off to my farm location. Russel and I have become good friends over the past few months. Every time (and I mean EVERY TIME) I upload a new image or two, I have a little PM in my inbox from Russel with his comments on the image, most positive. I've now come to expect it from him...if I don't get one, I'm not sure what I'd do! Also, Russel (Rupert to me) and I have been talking of shooting for ages, about me going over to Ayrshire...well, instead, since I'm so busy at the moment, he kindly took time out of his schedule to visit me in Perth!

I had such a laugh with Rupert and I feel we got some stunning images. Still waiting on some results but here are some for now...

Until next time,

Kirsty x