Monday, 23 April 2012

Bridi Foden Shoot

Based around the idea of 'Tumblr Girls' - I did a shoot with Bridi at the beginning of the Easter break for her chosen project. She arrived at my house with a suitcase of goodies, an assortment of her own amazing clothes, gems, fur, pom poms and beads! It was loads of fun and I loved how she pieced her outfits together, marching contrasting and quirky pieces and finishing them with customised embellishments! Check out Bridi's tumblr here to see more of her styling and photography work!

Monday, 2 April 2012

Shoots shoots shoots!

So, the last month has been a pretty busy one for me packed with lots of fun shoots! Sometimes it's quite difficult to try and plan shoots around uni lectures and also having a weekend job, but I'm managed to cram in a fair few recently and the more I do, the more I realise how much I love it! The thing I love about doing different shoots is that you get to be a completely different person. I guess it's a bit like acting, when you're dressed and made up ready to shoot, the styling reflects the kind of vibes, poses and message you want to project.

I've done a few lookbook shoots for some Manchester based stores including Cow Vintage, Oh Hell Clothing and Ediemac (pictures to come soon) as well as working with a number of student photographers and stylists. The thing I enjoy about working with other students is that they have fresh and innovative ideas. It's great to work with people that aren't afraid to try new things and to push boundaries. I love getting dressed up!

I'm waiting to receive a couple of shoot pictures back so I'll update when I receive them - waiting for the photos is all part of the fun though - especially when it's on film! I'm also just about to develop a disposable camera which I've been using over the past half a year a various points so it's going to be interesting to see what on earth comes out! Hope everyone's enjoying their easter break!

COW Vintage

WE ARE COW ( recently asked me to do a shoot with them in Manchester for their website/lookbook! I was super super excited as I love shopping in COW so of course I immediately accepted the offer & it was a huge pleasure of mine to do it!

I took the train to Manchester & we began the day in the back office of the shop - it was incredible! I've always loved browsing the shop, but through the back doors and down the stairs was rails and rails of more beautiful vintage and reworked clothes hidden away - I felt like I was in heaven! A rail of clothes was awaiting me which had been picked out by the stylists & interns and along with the back-stock of clothes, accessories and shoes to browse through, I was in my own little world! We did a few shots in the studio, before heading through the backstreets of the northern quarter, stopping for lunch at common bar & exploring the rooftop of Shudehill bus station - which had an incredible view of Manchester (it was great, till we got shooed away by security!) Overall it was a really fun day & we got some great shots thanks to Richard -

More looks & pictures to come!

All clothing pictured is from COW Vintage
(apart from the sunnies & shoes which are mine!)

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Latitude festival 2011

I've never  been to Latitude festival before... infact this year is the first time  I've even heard of it! There  was some great acts at Latitude year, and I pretty much managed to get  to see all the bands I wanted apart to from a few (I blame the  temperamental rain showers and the general impossibility of being in several places at once ) 

The National, Bright Eyes, Katy Tunstall,  Isobell Campbell and Mark Lanegan, The Vaccines, Paolo Nutini, Seasick  Steve, I am Kloot, Iron & Wine, Eels, James Vincent McMorrow, Everything Everything etc. 

The irrational rain downpours did drive us (and pretty much the whole of latitude - it was rammed!) into the Comedy tent - which actually turned out to be worthwhile! We managed to see some great acts. Not being much of a comedy fan myself, I'm not very aware of the more obscure comedians so it was a great opportunity to open my eyes to new acts! I was really impressed with Doc Brown with his hilarious mix of comedy/rap! Then there were the more well known acts like Alan Car and Dylan Moran. Funny stuff!

There  was literally so much going on with various music stages, comedyliterary and poetry, I really would have liked to maybe check out more  of the unsigned acts... but hey, the time nor weather were on our side! Had an amazing time, despite the weather, saw some great bands and met some lovely people. I'd definitely recommend it if you're prepared for the mooch of a journey to Suffolk!

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Alex Alexander

I recently shot with Alex Alexander on location at Tatton Park. 
He shoots only on medium format film, which I think looks so much more authentic!
Check out more of his work Alex Alexander Photography

We didn't have much of a plan for the shoot but we had met up prior to discuss ideas. One of Alex's favourite photographers is Jeanloup Sieff who has a very classic french style to his photos. He also introduced me to the feaverish photography blog which I have now become quite obsessed with!

Monday, 25 July 2011

Andy Golpys - When soul meets body

So it's been a little while but decided it was time for a new look on lookbook. I realised when it came to picking apart the outfit that every single item was from Topshop - how boring of me. But to be honest, I adore Topshop and it does some great fashion at high street prices so I really can't complain! (Lattice Braet £32, Pale brown Hareems £38, Swallow lattice wedges £68 - all from Topshop)

Andy Golpys Photography