Monthly Archives: October 2010
For the final series of images we wanted to look at the idea of something bad happening on the night out. The plan was to show the girl as someone who had probably been in a fight after a night of drink & drug fuelled excess.
All that hedonism takes its toll and leads to the inevitable comedown:
I guess these images are open to interpretation, I don’t see the character as a victim although I can see why someone might think that.
Excellent work by Irina Rai once again!
Continuing the recent theme…
Ready for a night out, glammed up and getting into the mood:
And something to help the night go well…
Don’t worry, it was talcum powder!
I won’t go into huge detail on these, but its a continuation of the theme from my last post:
Some fake tattoos were required, Marie did the honours:
It all started with a discussion with Irina about doing a shoot with some fake tattoos and other effects. It developed into a a concept showing a girl getting ready for a night out then leading to the aftermath of a crazy evening, fuelled by drink & drugs!
This is an ‘early’ shot – lunchtime, maybe even morning, but an early drink. Natural light for this shot.
Same idea for this shot, natural light and me playing around with the focusing on the camera. In both cases I was shooting at the widest possible aperture (f/1.8 for the first shot on a 50mm lens, f/2.8 ay 28mm below) so the depth of field is pretty tight. It didn’t really matter for the lower image.
My latest collaboration with Irina Rai came about after a discussion we had when setting up our recent beach shoot. Having shown her some of the work I’ve been doing with Sedition Industries and Dr Sketchy’s she asked if we could take some of those influences and come up with an interesting theme, something different for her portfolio. So the challenge was set and off we went…
I’ll be uploading more shots as I get through them but to start with I really liked this portrait/profile:
Rather than resort to using a flash I decided to take advantage of the soft, natural light coming through the kitchen window. A ‘nifty fifty’ 50mm f/1.8 lens was chosen (shooting at f/1.8 so the depth of field was pretty tight). And once again the title was inspired by Rush!
Makeup duties were once again provided by Marie Murphy.