Monday, 24 February 2014

P H O T O G R A P H Y - / / F I N A L D R A F T

Yesterday, I worked with a great team to create the images below. These are our final draft images for our final photoshoot with Sebastian Professional next Monday! (3rd March) 
Our large team consist of;
OPAL TURNER - Photographer on my SEBASTAN team.
LAWRENCE TAYLOR - Hair stylist and owner of GLO salon.
CLAIR RAWLINGS - Mother agent at www.futuremodelmanagement.co.uk.
LIBBY EVANS, CHARLEY MUNRO, JODIE PHILLIPS - Models @ Future Model Management.

Opal and her partner had created a more rustic flag the night before due to our traditional Union Flag looking really cheap in our previous photoshoot.
Here are our outcomes after the styling had finished!

CHARLEY MUNRO






LIBBY EVANS



JODIE PHILLIPS





Sunday, 23 February 2014

P H O T O G R A P H Y - / / S T U D I O T E S T S H O O T W I T H G L O

We were lucky enough to work with a good friend of mine, Lawrence. Lawrence is the owner of a small but mighty hair salon here in Cardiff.

I met Lawrence around 3 years ago via a mutual friend, when he mentioned that he'd like his own salon.. and here we are now and his business is booming!

My team and I thought it would be a good idea to practice with a professional hairdresser in advance to make sure we are comfortable when working with Sebastian Professional on March 3rd.

Lawrence had previously worked with Sebastian Trainee's and knew exactly what we were looking for and  took us in the right direction.


We had two models booked, one didn't show but we managed to grab another!

Davey and Bexi as we wanted to make sure we had diversity. Here's some of the outcomes!

(I can't post too much as I'm not allowed to give our final ideas away)






Saturday, 22 February 2014

O U T F I T - / / W H A T I W O R E T O L O N D O N F A S H I O N W E E K

As I spoke about previously, I was lucky enough to be a part of the Sebastian Professional team backstage at London Fashion Week!

I needed an outfit that said 'Hey, I'm a cool photographer!' but mello enough to work with being backstage and comfortable enough to wear all day!
(I was away from home for 22 hours. Can take the girl out of Wales, but can't take the Wales out of the girl... I missed home and my Pjams!)


Here's what I wore.

River Island Two Toned Jumpsuit - £45
River Island Pale Pink Chunky Buckle Boots - £25 (SALE)
and my big bargain!
Sparkle and Fade Dusty Pink Boyfriend Coat - £26 
(reduced from £110 to 60, and then £30 with 20% off)

Monday, 17 February 2014

E V E N T S - / / B A C K S T A G E @ L O N D O N F A S H I O N W E E K

As previously posted, I wrote about how I'm currently working with Sebastian Professional as part of a project with my university. I was lucky enough to be asked by Dom Capel at Sebastian Professional to come with his CULT team to photograph back stage at Haizhen Wang's presentation at London Fashion Week.
OF COURSE! I jumped and booked my bug to London right away with another member of my team Opal Turner.

I'm not the best traveller. I always get lost and  loved having the fun support of Opal, plus it was Valentines Day and we both left our men at home so we because wife and wife for the day. The tube really confuses me but lucky enough Opal is from London so knew exactly what she was doing.

I was able to go to the WELLA studio in London and meet the CULT team and Dom before the event. We arrived and were taken to a special salon room where Dom was showing the team the hair style needed for the designers presentation. The hair was on a plastic head placed on a tripod, looked really cool. We were able to watch step by step. VERY interesting! I can't even plait my own hair.



We then took a cab to Summer Set House (Beautiful!) Where we met the rest of the CULT team and walked into the grounds. Not everyone was able to go backstage.. Only Dom, 3 members of the CULT team and myself (SORRY OPAL!) were able to go backstage. Sad I know, but understandable because of the room!

The room was very small! All together we had;
4 members from hair team.
2 Make up teams (6 women all together)
1 nail technician
6 Models
7 dressers
2 people making sure it ran smoothly
3 photographers
and Haizhen Wang himself. (Every now and again)
So, that's 30 people in a room no bigger than my bedroom! CRAZY!

I loved the styling for the models hair, The style included a large fish tail that went from the front of the head, all the way to the ponytail, where a bobble was placed, and then fish tail continued, and then removed bobble after!
Very smart and perfect for my current project!








The team were great, really friendly and very professional. They made me feel like one of the team and did a fantastic job! The hair looked great and complimented Haizhen's collection perfectly. I cannot wait to work with Sebastian Professional again!


Wang's collection was amazing! I have a real thing for Dog Tooth print lately (I saw a coat in Zara in the summer 2013 and fell in love ever since) He rocked the monochrome trend and his show made a big bang to the first day! Haizhen Wang (Fashion Fringe 2012 winner) is a raising design star and his latest collection at Somerset House which showcased his new pieces was above ground. A thumbs up from me!










Thanks again for the lovely day and the amazing opportunity! Same again next year?

Thanks!

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

P H O T O G R A P H Y - / / T E S T S H O O T O N E

Hey guys,
Just wanted to show you a few photos my team and I had created for our first test shoot for this project at the University of South Wales, Newport.

Model - (Bexi) Florence Sheppard @ Future Model Management.

Angelic shot with Red + Blue gel sheets.

Favourite images - Dark with ring light.