Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Paper Couture by Chineza

This weekend I got the opportunity to shoot a collection of dresses that are made from recycled newspapers and encyclopedias.   The dresses were made by aspiring local designer Chineza Augustus.   We needed a cool location for the shoot and Newstead kindly allowed us to use their pool area.  Thankfully the weather cooperated and the high winds that were forecast never occurred



Wednesday, 4 March 2015

High Society with Chloe (NSFW)

WARNING CONTAINS NUDITY


When I asked Chloe if she wanted to shoot, she said that a she wanted a topless shoot and if it could include smoking that would be really cool too.  The shoot was to be sexy and edgy but not provocative.  We considered several location ideas but in the end settled for a simple white wall and simple clothing.


Sunday, 22 February 2015

Sophie's Portrait Shoot - Part 2

This is the second part of the portrait shoot that I did with Sophie last month.  As mentioned in the previous post the main concept for the shoot was a series of implied nude images with wet hair.  The vast majority of the images in this post follow that concept, however there are some additional images at the end that were created afterward from when we were just messing around with ideas and some fabric.










Sunday, 15 February 2015

Sophie's Portrait Shoot - Part 1

This is my first (and so far only) shoot of 2015.  Sophie was back in Bermuda for the Christmas holidays and New Year so we arranged to shoot.  We really didn't have a big concept in mind other than it was going to be a portrait session.  Sophie gave me some inspiration images of models with wet hair, so we used those for part of the shoot.  Actually, those images will be in part 2 as they were shot last.  For the first part of the shoot we decided to keep it light hearted and went with expressions and poses that were fun, cute and expressive.


Saturday, 31 January 2015

Savannah - Egyptian Inspired Beauty Shoot

This is the second part of the shoot that I did with Savannah over Christmas.  Savannah had asked if we could also shoot some beauty shots so we did a quick make up change based on a Cleopatra look and knocked off a few images before wrapping up the shoot.




Sunday, 25 January 2015

Sari Style with Savannah


My Fall break is now over and I've started shooting again so expect more regular blog posts through the spring and summer

Since 2013 I have been working very closely with a consultancy company based in India.  Krishna,  the owner of the company heard about my blog and had a sari handmade for me.  Its been quite a while since I received the sari and I've been waiting for the right model who wanted to shoot it.  When Savannah asked for a shoot over the Christmas break I suggested the sari as the concept.  I was unaware at the time that Savannah has Indian heritage (her grand parents on one side).  She also owns her own sari, so we decided to include that in the shoot too.   



Saturday, 8 November 2014

Siairah's Swimsuit Shoot

I've been trying to shoot with Siairah for several years, but for various reasons our calendars just never seemed to align.  When I was recruiting models for my 2014 summer swimsuit shoots Siairah had said that she was interested.  However, not log after, she signed up for the Miss Bermuda Pageant and wasnt allowed to shoot any non-official shoots.  Once the pageant was over, she was free to shoot.  It was too late in the season to use store loaned swimsuits so we just used Siairah's own outfits instead.


Sunday, 2 November 2014

Black on White (NSFW)


I'm finally getting some time to catch up on the remainder of my summer shoots.  I did this shoot at the end of July when I was on one of my stay-cations.  It was an impromptu shoot that was arranged on the evening before the shoot.
I've been wanting to shoot a high contrast nude shoot with a dark skinned model against a white wall, so when I was asked if I was free to shoot, this concept and lack of any other ideas seemed the easiest to pull off at short notice.

Warning Contains Nudity


Sunday, 5 October 2014

Windows - By Rochelle Nicole

When I heard that Rochelle had been selected to be one of the local designers at the City of Hamilton Evolution Fashion Show, I asked her if I could shoot her collection.   The collection is based on Bermuda windows and was used as part of her final year submission at design college and also qualified her to show at the UK student designers Fashion Show.


Sunday, 31 August 2014

Sophie and Tyra's Studio Shoot

This shoot with Sophie and Tyra was done at the end of July.
Unfortunately August has been busy with non photo related stuff so I'm about a month behind and have a backlog of shoots to edit.   The aim of this shoot was to attempt to recreate images in the style you might find in model portfolios at one of the big modeling agencies.   Those images have an aesthetic that is different from mine so the challenge was to try and figure out whether it was lighting or post.


Sunday, 3 August 2014

2014 Swimsuit Series - #7

The seventh in the series of Summer swimsuit shoots features models Sophie Fraser-Smith and Sophie Adams


Thanks to Maria Debraga for doing the make up and to Jonathan for providing lighting assistance at Sophie Adams' shoot.




Sunday, 27 July 2014

Art Nude #3 - Abstraction

WARNING CONTAINS NUDITY

This is the third art nude shoot that I've done.  The aim was to create some interesting abstract images using the latex house paint with the body as the canvas. 

Artists:  Susan Thomas and Hannah Collins
Models:  Requested Anonymity
Assistant: Eric Bean

Thanks also to Eric for letting me use his studio.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

2014 Swimsuit Series - #6

The sixth in the series of Summer swimsuit shoots features models Katie Arnfield (Miss Bermuda 2013) and Jessica Burns.

Thanks to Maria Debraga and Hannah Collins for doing the make up and to  Bryant and Jack for providing lighting assistance.







Saturday, 5 July 2014

Miss Bermuda Pageant - Miss Photogenic Photoshoot Judging

Miss Bermuda 2014 will be crowned tomorrow evening as the Miss Bermuda Pageant comes to a close after several months of events and preparations.   Last week was the Miss Photogenic portion of the pageant which took place aboard the Uber Vida yacht.   I was asked to be one of the 4 photographers to participate in the photoshoot and judge the contestants based on various attributes.

Jack Thomas was my lighting assistant for the day.

Saturday, 28 June 2014

2014 Swimsuit Series - #5

The Fifth in the series of Summer swimsuit shoots features models Sheri and Savanna.
Thanks to Maria Debraga for doing the make up and also to  Bryant and Troy for providing lighting assistance. 

Sunday, 22 June 2014

2014 Swimsuit Series - #4

The Fourth in the series of Summer swimsuit shoots features models Yuki and Briana.

Thanks to Maria Debraga for doing the make up and also to Jonathan and Bryant for providing lighting assistance.







Sunday, 15 June 2014

2014 Swimsuit Series - #3

The third in the series of Summer swimsuit shoots features models Riley, Sherae and Gabbi.  
Thanks go to Hannah Collins, Maria Debraga and Afroditi for doing the make up and also to Bryant, Jack, Alex and Jonathan for providing lighting assistance.





Sunday, 1 June 2014

2014 Swimsuit Series - #2

This is the second in the series of Summer swimsuit shoots.  The three models featured are Tyra,  Channing  and Sara. 
A big thank you to Maria for doing the make for all three models, all of which were shot on the same weekend with two 5.30am starts.  Also thanks to Akil, Troy and Bryant for assisting with the lighting and to Jennifer Williams for styling Tyra's hair.

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Art Nude 2

WARNING CONTAINS NUDITY

This is the second art nude shoot that I've done.  The aim was to create some interesting abstract images using the latex house paint with the body as the canvas.  We also took some full body mannequin style images at the same time.

Artists:  Susan Thomas and Hannah Collins
Models:  Requested Anonymity 
Assistant: Eric Bean

Thanks also to Eric for letting me use his studio.

If there are any models that would like to participate in the next Art Nude paint shoot then please send me an email (mikejones.photography@yahoo.com) or message me on Facebook (/firetog)



Sunday, 11 May 2014

2014 Swimsuit Series - #1


This summer I have decided to shoot a lot more swimwear than the last couple of years.  My intention is to have regular posts (2 to 3 week intervals), starting in mid May through to end of July.  The blog will feature all the shoots from the previous weeks.  This is the first in the series and features 3 models; Sarafina, Sherelle and Jessica