studio

WEEK 40

We are back on track at long last!

That being said, there isn't a crazy amount to report this week as the workflow steadily continues. I think it's safe to say though that these last few days have started to feel a lot more like Spring with some warm-ish weather to if you can believe it! Although, as I type this, it is currently raining outside with a gloomy overcast just to lighten the mood...Spring is definitely here.

On the productive side, I managed to swipe a studio session this week with my partner in crime Louie, who I might add has finally started an Instagram profile after 2 years of saying 'I NEED TO GET INSTAGRAM!' so go show him some love @ louiehp. Late last month we both took part in an advanced lighting induction with the very talented photographer John Spinks who has shot for the likes of The New York Times and VOGUE. The workshop itself was extremely informative and covered how to white cast a backdrop properly in the studio with efficient timing, using Polyboards, a light meter and the glorious Profoto lighting kits that the uni has to offer which I'm absolutely obsessed with. With this technical input on board, we used our own session to try and re-create and experiment with the same setup to see what outcomes we could achieve. Safe to say, John's workshop was highly beneficial and definitely paid off!

When in front of a camera in the studio, naturally you have to strike a pose...not that I can tell you what pose I'm doing in the shot below?

WEEK 40 - 14/03/2018

WEEK 24

Well, where do I even start!? I've been on an absolute mad one this week and it's only the beginning! Some crazy times lie ahead.

I had the pleasure of shooting yet more models this week from PRM Modelling agency in the studios at Central Saint Martins which have consisted to grow on me, however, this was the last chance I'd get to use them for myself so I made sure to make the most of them! I also had the chance to finally assist Leigh on a shoot that was going towards the next issue of JÓN Magazine which will be out this September. My job was to check each image that came out of the camera onto Leigh's laptop and notify him if there were any issues in regards to the focus and the exposure in particular, as we were working with natural light that has the habit of consistently changing depending on the weather. Overall, the shoot was really good practice for me and the outcomes we managed to achieve were fab!

However, on top of all that I got the chance to be a part of two major shoots this week, one being for MTV and the promo for one of their upcoming television shows which I believe will air sometime next year. Sadly, I can't share any pictures from the studio, but it was absolutely insane to be involved in such a high budget shoot with such a big team and to see the imagery Leigh was capturing, accumulate on the monitors. Furthermore, I got to assist Leigh yet again on a shoot for the hat designer, Piers Atkinson. Piers has designed headpieces for the likes of Rhianna and Paloma Faith and other creatives for various fashion runways. The shoot itself was towards his new collection which will be making an appearance at Paris Fashion week with Schroroom this September. It was a real pleasure to work alongside him and his team and to work with Leigh on something niche and unique.

WEEK 24 - 09/08/2017