Gains…………

I’ve been working out.

Yup……..I joined the gym and have been trying to hammer my ass back into shape for the last 10 weeks or so. Feeling pretty good actually and slowly pulling myself back together after the whole broken knee/snapped tendon/quadriceps incident thingy.

Anyways the point of this is not to waffle on about me. What I’m driving at is that I want to shoot some athletes…….team sports people……fitness stuff……muscle.

Inspired a little by the work of the legendary Joel Grimes amongst others but with my own flavour added to it.

I have a couple of people lined up but I do have a few slots available so please do get in touch if you’re local to me and have what it takes to make a great image.

Here’s a shot of Miss Lasma from Latvia which we made here at my house with a three edge light set up (it’s great for emphasising physique and muscle tone).

Hope you like.

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Hallowe’en……….

It’s my daughter’s absolute favourite!

She dressed as Pennywise this year and did her own makeup.

We had just a couple of minutes to grab a quick shot before heading out for an evening of sugar fuelled trick or treat mayhem! Luckily I had two strip boxes set up (with grids) and ready to go. I had to shoot high speed sync to go fast with the shutter speed and darken the background as all we had to shoot against was the white wall. One quick blast on the smoke machine and a few takes later we’d got our shot.

One for the family album šŸ™‚

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The Hitwoman………..

From San Francisco…….aka Carnivore Cain.

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Quick teaser shot from this conceptual shoot.

I’ve been busy experimenting with gels and smoke lately not too easy when you are colourblind but really enjoying seeing the results all the same.

More about how we got this effect later but for now we hope you like the image.

 

 

Actress Portfolio

We shot a series of themed images and headshots to update Madison’s Starnow actress profile recently.

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Needless to say it didn’t end well for the bunny!

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We completed a series of portraits/headshots with some Peaky Blinders style thrown into the mix.

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Finishing up with some coloured gel and smoke.

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I hope you like the images and do get in touch if you would like to commission a stylised portfolio shoot.

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Check out Maddy’s profile atĀ Starnow Madison Millward

 

Military.

Military with Meg.

Military fashion is one of my absolute favourite styles to shoot. As it happens this was just a small part of an extensive shoot with model Lady Megara but I loved the way these images turned out. I couldn’t resist sharing them.

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The smoke effect is added in Photoshop but I’ve recently acquired a smoke machine which I’m looking forward to testing out in forthcoming shoots. Watch this space!

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I’m planning on doing some ww2 styled military work in the near future. Very much looking forward to it. So if anyone knows any re-enactors who might be interested in working with me then I’d love to hear from them. The Second World War is something I have been interested in since I was very young and I still love to hear the stories my Grandmother tells me of her wartime experiences (might make for an interesting future blog post actually)

Last one from this mini-series………

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…..and if you want to see more of Meg then check out her Instagram page

Lady Megara

TTFN

Published in Photoshoot Magazine.

Absolutely delighted to report that I have been featured in the fantastic Photoshoot Magazine this month in their ‘FOCUS ON’ section.

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It features a selection of images from the households set with model Tegan Elizabeth and another image featuring Arabella entitled ‘Seduction of Orpheus’ (I’ll showcase both of these sets in their own blog posts very soon).

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My name is on the cover………you’ll have to search for it but it’s there!

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So there it is.

Check out the fabulousĀ Photoshoot MagazineĀ out now.

Follow me onĀ Instagram

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Arabella

 

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Apologies for my lack of blogging lately.

No excuses.

I have been shooting quite a lot however and scored some fantastic publications recently. This set in particular featuring the incredibly versatile and well known model Arabella has given me an appetite to shoot more with coloured gels and to push my creative boundaries.

Watch this space.

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Femme Rebelle Magazine

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Please do check out Arabella on Instagram.

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Corporate portraits with style…………

Everyone in business should look their best and project themselves in a positive way to their customer and client base. It’s a fact. Whether it’s a corporate PR portrait, a profile picture for Linkedin or other social media or just a great headshot Republica is here to take care of your needs.

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These images are shot using portable lighting and paper backdrops which can be easily set up on location in your workplace for example. Shooting with lighting gives the images impact. I’m sure you would agree they are striking.

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One more for good measure……………

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Please do get in touch to discuss your corporate/business portrait/headshot requirements.

Whether you are a small local business or a large established company Republica absolutely loves to shoot this genre.

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Oubliette.

Showcasing a few images from this one of my absolute favourite sets featuring the wonderfully collaborative Eloise.

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Together we’d been working on this concept for quite a few months until we finally brought it to life. We’d been looking to create an avant-garde concept with more than just a hint of darkness. Now the ruff collar, which was indeed central to the theme was made (very kindly) by my mum! Why not? Hopefully you’ll agree that it looks fantastic in these images.

Eloise is a skilled makeup artist and she created this amazing look which in my opinion smashed our theme out of the ball park.

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Add some amazing poses to the theme and a little special sauce in Photoshop and we achieved (I’m delighted to say) a dark and creative editorial that was published in Femme Rebelle Magazine.

Now just to clarify this was shot on a shoestring in a small room at my house. One light. A home made accessory (the ruff collar) coupled with a cheap pair of Ebay gloves and an old belt belonging to my wife. The point? Well the point is that you can make interesting and creative images on a small budget……….all you need is a great model and a little imagination.

 

Now Eloise herself has taken her creative talents and opened a studio recently together with her partner.

More informationĀ here

Eloise Dulcie Instagram

Hope you like the images as much as we enjoyed making them.

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Break a leg.

Well it was actually a badly broken knee which you’ve probably heard me banging on about before now……….sorry ’bout that.

I was absolutely delighted to get back to photography last June as you might imagine after a fairly long hard slog back to fitness. I use the term ‘fitness’ pretty loosely here as I reckon I was at about 70 percent recovery at that point in time.

This image featuring the very lovely Beckii from this particular shoot is one I am very fond of.

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It was the culmination of a pretty long period of inactivity and really a feeling of uselessness on my own part………to start making images again felt absolutely fantastic.

Now Beckii nailed this. I love the pose and the attitude.

Lighting is a simple one light in an octabox boomed directly out in front and overhead set up. I love to light female subjects in this way. Sometimes a cross light pattern can be nice (and certainly more dramatic) but I love the flattering shadows that the overhead lighting gives.

Hopefully you like the image.

The knee is at about 90 percent these days (in case you were wondering).

More on Beckii here…………….

Beckii Whiting Instagram

Beckii Whiting Youtube