So anyone who's had the misfortune of coming into contact with me over the past week or so will have already have been shown these pictures along with me wittering in their ears about how I did video where I had to make some one bald, isn't it amazing etc etc. to their credit everyone looked politely at the images on my phone and agreed that 'Yes, the lady does not appear to have any hair, very good well done etc etc'.
But I thought I would write an entry about it anyway, because aside from the dreaded bald cap it was a really interesting shoot. The band were called Strange Fruit (more about them HERE!!!) and the project was the brain child of design genius laura clarke and her Husband camera man Matthew Oaten. (I really want to be able to show you some of their other work but they are the kind of people who don't waste their time doing facebook and other such trivial social networking things so i'm afraid i'm having difficulty locating any.)
But anyway back to the point, on a rainy bank holiday Monday we all made our way down to this amazing location HERE an disused chapel down in Peckham.
(Being a North Londoner this was the first time I had ever been to Peckham, and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised at how nice it was, no one even tried to mug me, although i was a bit disappointed at the lack of three wheeled vans about the place.) The premise for the video was a sort of Grimm fairy tale kind of theme, with singer Jenny playing an evil queen type of character, keeping our lovely actress/art model Zoe simon prisoner before serving her as the center piece in a banquet to three fat men. (As you do!)
the three fat men were a lovely bunch to work with, although they couldn't have each been more different if they tried, on the left we have former techno Dj Lee Harris
On the right we have William Ewing whose career highlights have included playing a doorman of 10 downing street in The Iron lady.
And last but not least was the fabulous Clifford Hume (center) who when not eating naked ladies for dinner likes to tread the boards in drag as Dame Nellie Better
Dinner is served by art director Olivia Hicks
And all costumes were provided by stylist extrodinaire The lovely Charlotte Oaten.
Despite a few hairy moments with the bald cap (oh god was not meant to be a pun I promise!!!) it was a fantastic day and i am really looking forward to seeing the results.
and the band begins to play.........
Putting make-up on people since 2010