I went along to the Roundhouse in London to shoot some promos backstage at the Lacuna Coil and Paradise Lost show. The opening band, Katatonia, were already on stage, the venue filling up and as we went backstage, Cristina was wrapping up in an interview.
Alex presented Cristina with her ring – the first time she would see it in person. The reaction was priceless as she jumped up and down with excitement, and ran around showing everyone in the band! Alex said that it was so good to see such a reaction of something he’s worked on, especially since all meetings were over email and Skype – due to such busy schedules and the fact Cristina lives in Italy.
For the shoot, the only place we could find in the busy backstage area was in corner of the corridoor, by a fire escape!
The raw brickwork actually fit really well with the style we were after, and with Cristina wearing the most snuggliest jumper for her interviews before we arrived, we decided that it was perfect for the shoot.
My favourite picture from the whole set, I used for the cover of the Lookbook leaflet that went out to the press.
You can read the lookbook in full at the SCA website.
It was so lovely to work with Cristina again – she has one of the most infectiously positive personalities I’ve met, and she’s an absolute joy to photograph.
This is what she wrote for my Testimonials section:
“Due to the fact I take so many pictures for my work, to me is really important when a photographer is focused on the job, tells you what it’s been seen through the lens, is quick to shot and edit and then in the end… the result is awesome.
Marie is definitely one of the photographer that worked for me. Love her pics!”
All of us were on the same creative page for this project. And we are all so happy with the results.
Check out the ‘I’m No Saint’ ring in detail at the Official Seventh Circle Artworks Store.
A winning team, with a giveaway coming very soon!