Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Elliot Stevens for Boys by Girls

I'm really into white and purity at the moment, so capturing some of this in the boys I work with. I started a new editorial series called "The 4th Floor" that I will publish mainly on Boys by Girls, but who knows maybe some chapters will go somewhere else too. I've learned to keep an open mind about things.

This first chapter is with the wonderful Elliot Stevens at Select. I was drawn to his youthful character, blonde hair (which he has no more so yay me for capturing it while it was there) and wicked skating skills (he's ranked 24th in the world). He has some serious cool points, plus is the loveliest boy.

Photography CECILIE HARRIS
Styling OLIVER VAUGHN
Grooming AMBER-ROSE PEAKE (Models1) using Mac and Tigi
Model ELLIOT STEVENS (Select)
Photographic Assistant MICHAEL SWEENEY

Click here or image below to see the full editorial.

Elliott Stevens for Boys by Girls

Monday, 27 February 2012

Simon Blom for Boys by Girls

During a recent trip to Copenhagen, how could I not capture one of the new, promising faces of the town!?

I came across Simon on a showcard for Milan fashion week, and really wanted to work with him. As soon as I landed in Copenhagen, we had a couple of hours to capture some portraits for Boys by Girls. Stunningly beautiful and charming boy.

Click here to see all images.

Simon Blom at Scoop

Monday, 20 February 2012

London Fashion Week Showcards

It's that time of year again to check out all those cool London Fashion Week showcards and go "weeeeeee" at the one my images are on. Here are some I came across for this season:

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Sunday, 19 February 2012

Gabriela at Elite

Think this is the first girl I've shot since April last year! Oh my as time flies.

A few more girl shoots coming up this year, but no need for the boys to be jealous. My boy shoots still running as passionately as ever. Was great to mix it up little though. In the last few weeks I've already shot 4 girls, which I have really enjoyed!

With this shoot wanted to shoot Gabriela in a similar way to how I often approach my male shoots. But I wanted to in addition play on some of her feminine strength as well as bringing in a bit of a disturbed/dark influence in this image series.

Photography CECILIE HARRIS
Styling LINDSEY CASH
Hair & make-up LAURA GINGELL
Model GABRIELA (Elite)
Assistant BECCI LEE

Click images below or here to see the full image series of Gabriela.

Gabriela at Elite

Gabriela at Elite

Friday, 17 February 2012

"It's Above You" for Supplementaire Magazine issue 7

I had this idea that I wanted to challenge a few boys I was working with to be directly under the light to see what they did with it. This editorial developed from that idea, as the boys started giving me some really interesting and beautiful results.

Below, James Myhill at Next Model Management, who was so incredible to work with on this. He embraces his work like nobody else, and was perfect for playing with the light above. Styling by Aigul Sembayeva. Grooming by Eimear Sweeney.

Click here of image below to see a few more from the story. You can also check out MalemodelScene.

"It's Above You" for Supplementaire Magazine

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Raymond Parkinson for Boys by Girls

I'm really diggin Raymond at M+P at the moment. He just has that really cool vibe going on. Plus he's a really nice dude. He was also completely mentally ready to shoot with me, and was so easy to work with and direct (even if my directions were silly). Raymond just goes for it and has fun with it. I can't ask for more, and the photographer in me gets happy.

Raymond also gives me the same inner calm when I am in his presence that Harry Uzoka does. I like.

Click here or below images, my latest portrait series with Raymond.

Raymond Parkinson

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Man with big beard

A man with a big beard recently emailed me with some kind words. With his poetic ways he highlighted something I have had on my mind lately; youth is invaluable. And although we should always welcome the child inside that we should allow to live on forever, whilst we let him play alongside with the adult the world wants us to be - capturing those precious moments of youth is invaluable. I realise this is exactly what I have been doing for a while. I hope followers of my photography are able to connect with my images, and see this as a reoccurring theme in my work.

As the man with the big beard said: "...those moments in time are worlds unto themselves. Valuable, precious life experience that I am glad the subject has you to care for. In all, as you afford me the luxury of this wonderful checkpoint enroute to the golden years, a caution to your subjects to hold onto that question and never loose the wonder of the child."

He then gave me a big bear virtual hug. It felt good.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Charlie Buirski for Boys by Girls

Charlie is one of those boys I've stayed in touch with for a while and always wanted to shoot. So we felt that recently the time was right, and we went ahead to collaborate on a shoot together. Keeping it simple, I wanted to show off Charlie's boyish charm, yet at the same time his more mature strengths.

I love following someone's journey as a model and a person, and when you know someone really wants to work with you a shoot tends to flow really nicely. Hopefully others will also enjoy my capture of Charlie at this point in time. Click here or the below image for the full image series.

Charlie Buirski

Monday, 6 February 2012

Matthew Bell Video Interview

I wanted to share this video of my new muse Matthew Bell (Elite) as I think it will show just why I adore him so much. Ground, real and just very Matthew Bell. Enjoy snippets from my "Closer" interview with him.

CLOSER is available to buy here.

Friday, 3 February 2012

Eli at Elite for Boys by Girls

There is a lovely new face at Elite Models. His name is Eli, and he is a gorgeous chap. He also has cool hair. And behind the cool hair is even more stunning facial structures. All this stunningness I was eager to feature in my Boys by Girls shoot with him. See the full story here or by clicking the image below. This story also included some stunning illustrations by Natacha Malkin. Styling by Jamilah Estrianna-Toni.

Eli at Elite

Photography CECILIE HARRIS
Illustrator NATACHA MALKIN
Styling JAMILAH ESTRIANNA-TONI
Styling Assistant CRISTA REPO
Model ELI GRIFFITHS (Elite)
Hair Stylist LUKE PLUCKROSE (Saks Art Team)
Hair Stylist Assistant HANNAH LOUISE COOPER (Saks Art Team)
Make-Up KEIKO NAKAMURA
Photographic Assistant HANNAH JONES

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Rory Torrens Video

Behind the wall of coolness of Rory Torrens (Elite) lies a beautiful and sensual character. One of my Tumblr followers described that in this video I managed to capture an "untouchable kind of innocent" in Rory. Yay me! I thought this was a beautiful way of making a point that Rory is so much more than the sexy, cool that one often immediately get captured by with this model. As India Hobson describes him he is a complex but beautiful person.

At my "Closer" shoot with Rory I felt he gave me so much that day, and he broke down layers of his walls and revealed even more of his beauty. The video below has captures from the day and some of the beauty of Rory I got to see. I feel intrigued to continue to shoot Rory, as there is definitely more to be explored with this amazing boy. I like boys that are on a journey, boys with secrets and boys that get more interesting the more layers you peal. Rory is definitely one of those people. Join me in watching some of the stunning moments from my little adventure with him.

The book "Closer" is available to buy here.

Rory Torrens Video

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Roland Lepp for Boys by Girls

New Amck boy Roland Lepp is already starting to make his mark, and I had the pleasure of his fabulousness a couple of weeks back. Collaborating with illustrator Natacha Malkin, the result was an interesting Boys by Girls editorial titled "Secret Undertones".

Biggest team like ever!

Photography CECILIE HARRIS
Illustrator NATACHA MALKIN
Styling JAMILAH ESTRIANNA-TONI
Styling Assistant CRISTA REPO
Model ROLAND LEPP (AMCK)
Hair Stylist LUKE PLUCKROSE (Saks Art Team)
Hair Stylist Assistant HANNAH LOUISE COOPER (Saks Art Team)
Make-Up KEIKO NAKAMURA
Photographic Assistant HANNAH JONES

Click here or image below to view the full editorial "Secret Undertones".

Roland Lepp for Boys by Girls