Shoots after 2011.
Photo shoots 2017.
This was my third shoot with the delightful MissDanniLou. Now, I always enjoy my work with Danni. She is a charming and courteous young woman, with a great sense of humour. I am so luckily that she only lives a km or so from here. This time she brought her fried Natasha and we spent the first part of the shoot with Danni showing Tash how to pose the vintage way - getting that authentic vintage hourglass shape. They have been friends for many years and it showed in the way they worked together They tried a variety of girdles, corsets and vintage swimwear, all of which hugged their curvy figures delightfully. In fact, the two girls worked very hard indeed during the six-hour shoot.
Salina Pun pinup fitness shoot - my first shoot with the beautiful and charming Salina Pun. This girl is an absolute gem. Tall slim, elegant, with a tiny little waist and long, long legs that seem to go on forever! She also has a smile that lights up the room and lovely clear complexion. Even better for my style of work, she has no tattoos or silly piercings. Not one. Not even a small one! Her pre-shoot communications were excellent and she was very active in the planning of the shoot. She is very keen to learn and took direction well. She also had plenty of ideas of her own that she was able too blend in nicely with the theme of the shoot. One of the really nice things about Salina is that she has a great "sense of fun". And she is able to translate this into her photographic work in a fun and playful way. Consequently, our 6.5 hour shoot whizzed past in what seemed like about twenty minutes. In which time we did a fitness session, some stop fame animations, some classic beachwear pinup and a little time at the end to experiment with some serious corsetry c/w filter gels and the fog machine. Unfortunately however, the clock ran out on us before we had time to complete everything we planned - and there are still dozens of costumes left to try.
Salina Pun fashion shoot – my second day in the studio with the beautiful and charming Salina Pun. This time we concentrated on fashion images, primarily for her sed-card. With her tall slim figure, she is ideally suited for fashion. This time she looked absolutely stunning. She is also a very chatty and intelligent young woman, and time spent with her seems to whiz by. In fact, the only problem I found working with Salina is that we take so many good pictures that it is hard to know which ones to choose!
My second shoot with the lovely Pixiee-lou. Now, Pixiee is probably one of the most versatile models currently on the scene, with a huge diversity of styles and ideas in her various web folios. So I jumped at the chance of being able to work with her again. This time, we did two basic sets:- A high-key strobe-lit vintage-fitness set. This gave us a chance to try a rotation and a few other fitness-type sequences Then in the afternoon we went low-key, set up the RGB LED and the smoke machine and did some alternative Christmas shots too. Unfortunately once again the clock gave up on us and the shoot was over. But not before we got lots of pictures in the can.
I have been discussing the shoot with her for weeks and she came well prepared with her make-up and fingernails done perfectly. Her long legs and slim but curvy figure are perfect for vintage. She also has a good understanding of the genre. It is always good fun watching modern girls perform old fashioned deportment exercises, so that’s where we started with Alexa. We put her in a Chinese-made 60’s-style bikini and gave her the old, “shoulders back, tummy in” type instructions. Well, as the pictures will confirm, she took to it like a duck to water. We then went on and gave her a heavily-jewelled dance top and 60’s style control briefs – worn as hot-pants to show off her fabulous figure in a classy, understated way. Then we changed the background and did some retro beachwear shots. wearing a variety of vintage one-piece swimsuits. All of which looked fabulous on her. Finally we changed the background again to something much darker, added a couple of filter gels to the studio lighting and switched on the fog machine. Meanwhile we laced Alexa into a variety of different corsets including a particularly nice black satin over bust one of her own.. Only trouble was that our six hour shoot shot past in what seemed more like about twenty minutes. Whilst we managed a fair few costume and lighting changes, sadly we didn’t have time for everything we planned. But hopefully she will like the photos so much that she will come back for a rematch at some point.