Tuesday, 4 August 2015

2015 Swimsuit Series - #6 Novah Swimwear

I first saw the Novah swimwear brand on Instagram back in 2014.  I finally realised that the owner and designer was Bermudian, Madeline White.   I messaged Madeline and asked if I could loan some of her outfits for my 2015 swimsuit series.  Madeline, who lives in the UK, was back on the island as one of the designers featured in the Local Designers show of the Bermuda Fashion Festival .  
We arranged the shoot for the Wednesday after fashion week and decided to use models that had walked for the Novah collection and selected Sophie and Karina.

Friday, 31 July 2015

Crystal and Sydia - Fashion Shoot

As part of the Bermuda Fashion Festival there were several international models visiting the island.  Amir had told me that Crystal and Sydia, who are agency represented models from Jamaica, would be here and available for a shoot if I was interested.  Of course I was interested !!
The shoot took place on Friday morning, the girls were at Salon Pink for hair and make-up at 4.30am.  Pinky and Rinelle were styling the hair and Maria was doing the make-up.


Sunday, 26 July 2015

Aminat - Fashion Shoot

The Bermuda Fashion Festival 2015 kicked off on Monday 6th with the Hair and Beauty show, but for me it started two days earlier with this shoot with celebrity model Aminat Ayinde.  Aminat is signed with Ice Models (SA) but is probably best known for her TV appearances in ANTM (cycle 12) and Project Runway All-stars (season 2).
A month before the shoot I had been chatting with  Amir X and he had mentioned that he was bringing to Bermuda several international models, one of whom was his good friend Aminat.  So I asked Amir if there was any chance he could hook me up with a shoot.  Fortunately for me, Aminat was coming to Bermuda earlier than all the other guest celebrities and had some free time.


Wednesday, 22 July 2015

2015 Swimsuit Series - #4 Brittney

If you follow my blog you will have noticed that I tend to do repeat shoots with more experienced models, but also like to mix in shoots with some new faces.  Generally when I choose to shoot a new face I consider their prior modeling experience and portfolio images.  This swimsuit shoot with Brittney was unusual in that she has no prior modeling experience whatsoever.  I decided to ask her for a shoot based entirely on her facebook pics taken by friends and family, which are quite gorgeous.


Friday, 17 July 2015

2015 Swimsuit Series - #3 Siairah

I've had a busy 10 days since my last blog post.  There was the Bermuda Fashion Festival with 4 shows and I also had shoots with some of the international models that were here for that week and also several local models too.  I didn't have time to edit any shoots until yesterday and now have quite a backlog that will keep me busy for the rest of July and beyond.   This shoot with Siairah was an early morning shoot that we did on Angle Beach which is just east of Horseshoe Beach.


Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Yaya Apparel with Riley and Karina

I've been wanting to shoot along Cemetery Road for quite a while, I thought that the Belco buildings and high wire fences would make for a cool backdrop for an urban wear shoot.  The urban wear I had in mind was Yaya Apparel by Omejae Goater.  Like most of the my recent fashion shoots,  I saw his collection at the Capital Fashion show earlier this year.  So I reached out to Omejae and asked if he still had any of the clothes from the show and whether I could borrow them for this shoot. 

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Beauty Shoot with Riley

When discussing possible concepts for the shoot Riley had mentioned that she would like a beauty shoot similar to the wet look shoot that Maria and I did with Sophie Fraser Smith in January.

Maria also wanted to do a creative concept so she created an amazing head piece out of flowers picked from her backyard.  

Contains Implied Nudity





Tuesday, 23 June 2015

2015 Swimsuit Series - #2 Kayla McConnie

For this swimsuit shoot with Kayla we decided to give it more of a fashion magazine feel than the sexy sports illustrated inspired themes that I usually shoot.  This meant the poses needed to be less sensual and more exaggerated. 
For the lighting I chose to go with the long throw 11" reflector instead of the beauty dish with the intention to create some harder shadows thus giving it the edgier feel we needed
  


Friday, 19 June 2015

Chiffon and Tulle with Ashley (NSFW)

Ashley was coming back in Bermuda for Carnival Week so we planned to get together for a shoot.  The concept she wanted was a sexy semi-nude beach shoot with different colours of sheer fabric and a couple of statement necklaces.

It was shot at sunrise on a gorgeous day with mostly clear blue skies.  Maria did the make-up and also acted as lighting assistant too.

Contains nudity

Saturday, 13 June 2015

2015 Swimsuit Series - #1 Sophie Adams

Firetog, Bermuda, Photographer, Photography, Swimsuit, Swimwear, Bikini, Fashion, Mike Jones, Sophie Adams,  This was my first swimsuit shoot of 2015 and what better way to start than with Sophie Adams.  Sophie has been in big demand since the start of this year and is the face of the 2015 Bermuda Fashion Festival, has been modeling for Nova Swimwear and also Designs by Alshante, to name a few.  Luckily for me one of my vacation (staycation) days fell on a day that Sophie was free to shoot.   


Sunday, 24 May 2015

London's Calling - Sevuhn by Chineza (NSFW)

Firetog, Bermuda, photographer, photography, fashionI saw Chineza's Sevuhn Collection whilst shooting the Capital fashion show in April.  Each designer was representing a Capital City and Chineza's designs were representing London.   I really liked all the outfits in her collection and asked if I could shoot some of them for this blog.  Chineza agreed, and we set about collaborating on what the shoot concept should be.  In the end we settled on a studio shoot that was going to have a sexy European flair.

Contains Nudity (bodypaint)

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Shaylee - Miss Bikini Fitness 2015

I've been wanting to do a shoot in a gym for a long time, so when I saw that Shaylee had recently won the Miss Bikini Fitness 2015 title, I messaged her and asked if she was interested in doing a shoot.  The concept was inspired by photographer, Pavel Ythjalla, who's images of female fitness models leans more towards fantasy and glamour much more than actual fitness. 

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Sunday Sunrise with Sophie (NSFW)

Last week I saw on Facebook that Sophie was back in Bermuda and although my summer shoots were already fully booked my plans for Sunday morning had changed and I had a free morning.  I asked her if she wanted to shoot and whether she had any concepts and suitable clothing.  After a quick look through Pintrest she came back to me with some inspiration images, that were a combination of casual baggy tops and implied nudes, all on a beach location.  A simple concept that was easy to put together a short notice.

Contains Implied Nudity

Friday, 8 May 2015

D'ezir - Designs by Desireé

Last  month whilst on a shoot with Desireé I found out that she, James and Chineza, were putting on their own fashion show and each of them, along with 3 other designers were presenting their own collections.  Each collection was based on a location, D'ezir was based on Africa.  You can see my images from the show on my Facebook Firetog page.  After the show I bumped into Desireé and asked if I could shoot the collection for the blog


Monday, 4 May 2015

Beauty Shoot with Abimbola

I recently saw Abimbola at the Bermuda Fashion show rehearsals and got in touch with her to see if she was interested in doing beauty shoot.   I asked Christopher Vee if he would like to do the make up and as it happens he had also seen a picture of Abimbola and was trying to find out who she was so that he could do a shoot with her.
The shoot was done at the new whitespace* studio (temporary location) and Traci from Stylzby Traci came and did the hair styling.


Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Face Painting with Asha

Last week I got together with Asha and Maria for a beauty shoot.  The concept was based on a style of shoot that I did many years ago with Alshante and that shoot was further based on an ANTM shoot.  Basically the concept was to create a beauty make up and then drip high gloss acrylic paint down the face.  It's quite difficult to control where the paint runs, how it blends and ultimately the end result.  It's also quite time consuming as a shower and complete reapplication of the make-up is required in between each set.  We only had time for 2 sets.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Maxene - Beauty Make-up by Afroditi

After seeing numerous gorgeous selfies by Maxene I asked her if she would be interested in doing a beauty shoot.   Afroditi agreed to do the make-up.  The concept was simple, I wanted a classic beauty shoot and then to change it up with something abstract and crazy of her choosing.

We did the shoot at whitespace* studio which is in the process of moving to a new location in town.



Saturday, 11 April 2015

Studio Nudes with Karen (NSFW)

Last week Karen asked for a nude shoot and as luck would have it, I had already booked the studio (whitespace*) on Sunday for a beauty shoot .   As the beauty make-up was going to take about an hour or so I had some spare time so offered to do a really quick shoot instead of just sitting around waiting.   Karen supplied me with some inspiration images and I then Googled some additional implied nude poses that she could try.

Contains Implied Nudity

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.