Tuesday, 27 October 2009
Saturday, 24 October 2009
The top image is another I got sent over from Phil (Lifescapes) from our shoot. I think I'm actually in love with it!
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
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.
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.
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!
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
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!
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!
Thursday, 15 October 2009
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,
Friday, 2 October 2009
There you go hubby, hope this makes you smile ;)
Thursday, 1 October 2009
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,