Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Behind the scenes video from shoot with Elena & Cristyn

Behind the scenes videos from my recent shoot at Manor Farm with Elena & Cristyn from Nevs Models. Cyra Alcock provided some amazing styling to help create this colourful autumn inspired shoot in the country. With my biggest team ever (11 people including helpers at the farm) this was an amazing day, and thank goodness the weather was on our side as we drove a long way to get there. Such a different and interesting environment to work in.

Thanks so much to the lovely people at Manor Farm who let us use their wonderful location all day, and provided very smiling and happy helpers to assist us throughout the day and lend us their animals where needed.

Images to come later. Stay tuned.


Team:
Model: Cristyn (Nevs)
Model: Elena (Nevs)
Photography: Cecilie Harris
Styling: Cyra Alcock
Styling assistant: Daleya Hassan
Hair & Make-up: Gabriella Ciullo
Assisting: Ray Liu
Location: Manor Farm

Monday, 23 August 2010

OhLaLa Magazine feature: Lukas

My second feature in OhLaLa Magazine (I'm starting to like the wonderful team there). This time of the awesome Lukas @ D1.


Featured in OhLaLa Magazine: Lukas

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Liam Byrne @ MOT

If you ever shoot with Liam Byrne, he's guaranteed to make you laugh. He had myself and hair and make-up artist Samantha Hosker in fits of laughter down the street of Battersea, and frankly embarrassed us a little with his impressions. Nothing we couldn't handle of course.

Fun day with some great image results. See some included below.

Liam Byrne @ MOT
Liam Byrne @ MOT

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Sean Joseph Young

This is a bit of a different story, but sharing it with you anyways. Sometimes you come across people you just want to photograph. Sean was one of those people. After randomly coming across an image of him on Facebook, I wanted to see how I could capture his amazing features on camera. As I discovered he is an actor I did a mix of more commercially actor type images and some more modelly images with him. Great to work with an actor for a change, who easily followed my direction to getting the images I wanted.

Hopefully he'll remember me when he's famous as that weird photographer lady that randomly contacted him on Facebook asking if she could shoot him.

Grooming by Samantha Hosker.

Sean Joseph Young

Sean Joseph Young

Monday, 16 August 2010

An interview with Ian Cole

Ian Cole is an inspiration to many people. I know this because every time I work with a male model he has worked with as well they speak about him and his photography with such passion and admiration. I also know this because as a photographer I find his work incredibly inspiring.


I'm very pleased to provide my readers with this exclusive interview with Ian. For those that are already a fan of his work, hope you enjoy. And for those who haven't check it out yet, you must do so! With his Supplementaire Magazine and now also Client Magazine, his art is starting to reach the masses, and making his stamp on the world of fashion and photography. His dedication and passion to what he does can be an inspiration to us all, no matter where we are on our different roads.




What inspired you to start picking up a camera and shoot in the first place, and how did you get to where you are today?


I've taken pictures since I was a kid and always loved it, but never thought about being a photographer til later in life. I worked in graphic design and as a creative director, so it was a logical move to take photography seriously as an art, and as my career choice.


I believe I've received the success I am enjoying today through a few factors - I work 24/7, I dedicate all my time to what I do, and believe that if you really want to be successful at something, you have to give up everything else for at least a few years. Many young photographers contact me moaning about their work not having an impact and their careers not going anywhere, yet they're out 2-3 times a week pissed in a bar/club. Without offending anybody, if you REALLY want this, it has to be your LIFE, with no compromises, ever. Spend every penny on developing your book, and every minute expanding your mind, otherwise it's never going to happen. That is real passion. The other side to that is, be patient, things don't happen over night.


Other factors that have helped me include the fact that I have had the pleasure of working with very talented people, who I chose to work with because of their passion, understanding, creative eye and lack of ego. I can't stand 'ME, ME, ME' people who just go on about how amazing they are and how things are so cool for them, and how successful they are. In my experience, these people are very insecure and trying to compensate for their failure.



What inspires you to photograph and produce such inspirational fashion stories and images?


EVERYTHING inspires me - my eyes don't miss a trick. Stupid things get me excited and I love shadows more than the models sometimes lol. It's all about keeping it real though, I don't like images retouched too much, I like things that are original and authentic. Otherwise you take away from being a photographer and become a digital artist. I am a photographer.


Also, as a graphic designer, I have a good understanding of composition, shapes and colours etc, and with photography you have the added elements of texture and you can play with light and shadow more. I like capturing the moment, the 'story', the emotion - whatever you want to call it, it's different for everybody and that is the beauty of photography. Different people see diferent things. If you engage the viewer and they keep looking, then you have a great image.



I often hear from both models and photographers who are great admireres of your work. What advice would you give to anyone budding models or photographers out there that wants to get into fashion?


Work your ass off.

Be original.

Don't let rejection get you down.

Don't think you're better than anybody else - humility is a more sophisticated quality. Just get on with it and don't concern yourself with other peoples work

Be honest with yourself - do you REALLY have what it takes? Know your limits and if you're real special, push yourself past those limits, no matter how long that takes.



You're now on your third issue of your magazine Supplementaire. Tell me a little bit about how this came to life and what your vision is moving forward.


I was getting 70,000+ hits to my photography site each month, which I found staggering. I saw an audience so I decided to create something for them, which was an immediate success. Supplementaire is about true artists, not people who know how to use a camera or do it just for the money. Some people don't get Supplementaire because it's not commercial enough. Good, because they're not the audience we're looking for. You either get it, or you don't.



Your Client Magazine will also be hitting the news stands from the end of July. What can people expect from this magazine?


Client is an unconventional magazine, in that it is not a glossy, but neither is it an anti-glossy. It's about lads, men and menswear - lots of male models. The emphasis is about what is on the pages, not how expensive the paper is. Printed in b/w inside, you can think of it as a newspaper, a scrap book or a 'zine'. It is very eco-friendly, using rough recycled paper and no colour inks, plus we can ship direct from the publisher.


Expect some of the worlds best fashion photographers, some new talent, the hottest male models on the planet, including world-ranking mainboard faces and lots of new faces. You mustn't take Client too serious, it's all a bit of fun.



Client Magazine is now available to purchase. Get your copy here!


A few previews from Client magazine included below:


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His 1st book "Studs Yearbook '11" will also be out at the end of august in hard-back


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Sunday, 15 August 2010

Alex @ Profile Models

A few images from my set with Alex Finch from Profile Models. Hair and make-up by Nina Sagri.

There was a few things I wanted to do with Alex. I wanted a commercial set of images, and also a darker set (sometimes one has to take some inspiration from fellow photographer and friend Damon Baker. He owns dark). Video footage from shoot is also available.

Alex @ Profile

Alex @ Profile

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Alex Finch video teaser

Video teaser from my recent shoot with Alex Finch @ Profile Model Management. Hair & Make-up by Nina Sagri.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

"Lazy Summer Days" editorial featured in OhLaLa Mag

Very happy to have this editorial featured in OhLaLa Mag! Probably one of the funnest shoots I've done, with a great team on the day. It was one of those shoots where it was a really hot summer day, summer spirit took over and magical things started happening in the woods and by the pool. It's all for you to see in this editorial :)


A few image examples from the editorial. Click above link to OhLaLa Mag to see more.
"Lazy Summer Days" featured in Ohlala Mag

"Lazy Summer Days" featured in Ohlala Mag

"Lazy Summer Days" featured in Ohlala Mag

"Lazy Summer Days" featured in Ohlala Mag

Team:
Photography: Cecilie Harris
Grooming: Samantha Hosker

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Editorial published in FART Magazine

Check out my editorial of Emily and Lucy from Nevs Models in the latest issue of FART Magazine!

Click to visit FART Magazine to see the full editorial.

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Model: Emily Andrews (Nevs Models)
Model: Lucy Jaques (Nevs Models)
Styling: Annie Faryia
Hair & Make-up: Gabriella Ciullo
Assisting: Jason Goddard
Photography: Cecilie Harris
Location: The Lost Angel

Related post: Read about the shoot or watch the behind the scenes video.


Thomas @ D1

Images from my recent shoot with Thomas @ D1. In my... wait for it.....studio! For those of you following my work regularly you'll know I tend to shoot on location, but was great fun to capture some shots in a studio setting with Thomas. Grooming: Mira Parmar.

Music to check out whilst looking at the images: "Hurricane", by 30 Seconds To Mars
Thomas @ D1

Monday, 2 August 2010

When fashion people get together

What an eventful weekend! One of my fabulous nights last weekend was a kind of fashion party thing. Together with my good photographer friend Ruan van der Sande I had arranged a networking event last Friday for photographers, models and fashion creatives. The event was held at Juju on Kings Road. Had such a great time and so pleased it turned out to be a great evening with a wonderful mix of people turning up. Thank you everyone who turned up and helped make it such a fun and successful evening!

Will definitely plan another one for the future. In the meantime thought I'd share some of the fun with you here. And do excuse the slightly drunken pictures from my side, I blame the wonderful cocktails at Juju's. At least my good photographer friend Jay McLaughlin was there to save the day to take some cool pictures with his iphone.


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Including: Photographer Felix Kunze, Alex Semenzato @ D1, Yash Ozbaris @ MOT and myself


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Including: Hair and Make-up Artist Jay Pinxie Turnbull (with the pink hair)


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Mmmmm the Juju mojito......


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Finally got to meet great photographer Felix Kunze!


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Alex Semenzato one of my D1 boys came along to the party. Will be working with him soon again.


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Photographer Gene Kiegel getting a massage. We take care of our people :p


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Including: Photographer Jay McLaughlin doing his best model pose