I spent my Friday night this week at my favourite photo studio with rock band DogState. The guys wanted some promos to go alongside their new EP release ‘War Baby’. Here’s a little teaser of one of the other shoot settings! The guys currently have the contact sheets to decide their final images, so after then I will share some of them with you all. We all worked really hard on the shoot but also had a great laugh too. I’m off to York tomorrow morning early for a little break but will share some pictures as I’ve been told that there’s some great architecture there. Plus I want to go to the Viking Museum too! Mx
The first few days of October felt like summer at almost 80 degrees, so I actually refused to believe it was actually October until today! Model, Burlesque Performer and Seamstress are just a few of the talents of Miss Bruise Violet – the lady that graces the month of October on the Dolls ‘n’ Divas Calendar. Wearing a handmade dress with a thigh-high side split to show off her awesome spooky Halloween tattoo, it’s clear why she is Miss October. Miss Bruise Violet has her own clothing label ‘Sucker for a Heartbeat’ and performs her Burlesque routine across the UK. I have no doubt she will be traveling further afield very soon. Check out her website for all the latest! My amazing team on Hair and Makeup was Marino Lambrix and Julie Cooper. It was probably one of the funniest shoots and I have so many outtakes and behind the scenes images. Here’s one of my favourites. It was so hot that day that Marino had to use one of the props in the dressing room to fan her. Everyone at the Calendar Launch last year caught her sexy routine at the London Tattoo Convention. Here’s the clip so you […]
Can you believe it’s September already? This year has flown by! It feels like forever ago since this shoot with beautiful Bella for the Dolls ‘n’ Divas Calendar. You all get to look at her for this month. It was such a pretty and giggly shoot, actually shot at my in-laws bedroom. They had such a lovely 1950’s setting with all the little nick nacks and a kidney shaped dresser that was perfect for the shoot. Bella comes from New Zealand and is a dab hand at makeup; having her work published worldwide in magazines such as Vogue, Harpers and Elle along with working at MAC Cosmetics in Harrods, London along her journey. She has her own business – Bella Simonsen Makeup Artist Ltd – check out her work here. Her hair was styled by good friend Sherri Liberatori from Diamond Dolls Boutique London and lingerie provided by FairyGothMother/Lulu & Lush. I hope to have some news for you very soon on the future plans for Dolls ‘n’ Divas. Mx
The new Terrorizer Magazine (Issue 213) is out this week packed with great features – if you’re a fan of Gojira, Evile, Behemoth and more it’s a must-read! My work can be seen on page 1 of Terrorizer – an advert for Rotosound Music featuring Glen from Godsized. Also in the Dominion pull out on page 13 and a centre fold pull out A3 poster of Simone Simons from Epica wearing jewellery designed by Jane Doe Latex and made by Seventh Circle Artworks. The Jane Doe Collection was released in March this year and has had such a great response. Here’s the range in detail which is available from the Jane Doe Official Website or Seventh Circle Artworks official site.
Dolls ‘n’ Divas Calendar cover girl Tristen Lee is also the month of August! Tristen is co-founder of Bonkers Entertainment and Radio DJ at Total Rock. Wearing a chevron skirt, halter top and knickers by Edie Rocks at Diamond Dolls Boutique London. Her hair was styled also by Sherri-Sue at Diamond Dolls and makeup by the super talented Aussie Julie Cooper. The cute dog Rudy was hired from the owners of the photo studio for her cuteness – you can see why I couldn’t resist! 1950’s suitcases borrowed from Neil Fish, guitarist in Godsized. This shoot was an actual scorcher of a day, I remember it well, so it was very easy to pretend to be on vacation. Whatever your plans are for the Holidays, I hoe you have a great time! For more info on Dolls ‘n’ Divas please check out my picture and section on the lovely ladies. You can also visit the Official Website. It will be updated in the next few weeks. Mx
Morning all! I thought to share some more of the fantastic art work that I get sent of my photography work. Simone Simons from Epica is a sweet friend of mine and she has thousands of fans around the world who love to get creative with her photo shoots. I have had the honour of working with Simone on a few shoots now and we always have such fun. Here’s just a few pieces of great artwork that fans have sent on by Maria Romero from Mexico by Arekushia from France by Jessy.V from Belgium by Antonio from Chile Keep the art coming everyone! I love it :) Mx
If you’ve got yourself one of my Dolls ‘n’ Divas 2011 Calendars, you will now be checking out the hot Miss July! A nice summer garden picnic setting, befitting of the weather lately. The lovely Ceri Cushen is the gorgeous month of July. Ceri is a London based hair artist whose recent artwork can be seen in Pirates of the Caribbean 4 – she made the dreadlocks for Keith Richards! She also did her own pinup style hair for the Calendar shoot and Ceri’s portfolio can be viewed in my favourite links section along with makeup artist Julie Cooper who also worked on this shoot. A great team!