Last monday I was involved in a fantastic shoot with Designer Joanne Flemming, stylist lauren de'ath , photographer ellie harvey female model Emila Samualsson and male model metin somnez. The great salome was an idea we origenally come up with earlier in the year to do a shoot based on the infamous play salome by oscar wilde/aubrey beardsly but what with one thing and another it didn't materialise untill I got an unexpected email from Joanne saying she had been commisioned to make a dress based on the work of Aubrey Beardsly for the Couture Brighton exhibition being held as part of Brighton fashion week and would we like to shoot with it as part of the exhibition? Me and photgrapher Ellie decided we would and so we drafted in the help of super stylist Lauren De'ath and Salome was resurected! We decided on the very atmospheric 17th century crypt beneath St Andrews Chuch, Holborn as our Location and got to work, here are some behind the scenes shots, really looking forward to seeing the final results!
Above: Salome in a nuclear holocaust? or reasons why I am not a photgrapher!
Above: Emilia in the amazing beardsly coat
Two weekends ago I was lucky enough to work at Polish Designer Paulina Palians birthday event Freak art show at the Castle in Aldgate, it was a fantastic evening, good to see some familiar faces (Siobhan and Shani) and meet some new ones Monica and Ash Kaur - We must do the sunday skill swap one of these days! There was also a Greek lady who's name I didn't catch who put us all to shame with her amazing body body painting skills, I think she managed to do about 8 people on her own - wow! Would love to have stayed for the after party but alas I had a horribly early start the next day - maybe next time
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