Sunday, 24 July 2016

Sanele Junior Xaba


Sanele was visiting Bermuda at the beginning of July to take part on the Bermuda International Collections fashion show.  He is a South African model with albinism who is making a name for himself in the fashion world with recent shoots for GQ, Marie Claire and Adidas.   Sanele was also featured in an article in Vogue Homme which discussed the rise of 3 male models with albinism.


Thursday, 7 July 2016

2016 Swimsuit Series - #2 Rebekah



So much for my plans to be actively be shooting a lot this summer !
So far I'm off to the slowest start for several years.  However, I did get the chance to get out early in June and shoot with Rebekah.  This was Rebekah's first time modeling so we stuck to basic modeling 101 poses and kept the expressions fun and flirty.




Sunday, 29 May 2016

2016 Swimsuit Series - #1 Siairah


Well summer has finally arrived and although I'm a little late starting the swimsuit series this year I think we got off to a great start with this shoot of Siairah.
We kept this concept pretty standard and based it on Sports Illustrated style.  The swimsuits were a mix between Siairah's own and some that I had bought towards the end of last summer.
This was my first outdoor shoot of the year and now I'm ready to slap on the sun screen and get at it.


Monday, 9 May 2016

Studio Shoot with Brooke

I did this shoot with Brooke and Maria a couple of weeks ago at whitespace studio.  
When Brooke and I originally chatted back in January, she mentioned that she wanted a swimsuit shoot, but given that it was cold back then, we decided to do a studio shoot instead.  The concept was simple and based on a series of black and white images that Brooke found online.  Of course I couldn't resist adding some colour ones too.


Saturday, 23 April 2016

Beauty Shoot with Indigo

This shoot with Indigo was planned for earlier in the month but Indigo was sick and had to cancel.  Then last weekend I got a late cancellation, so I asked Indigo if she was available, she was the perfect fill-in, given that we already had the shoot concept planned from before. 
The concept was created by Maria and Indigo, so all I had to do was turn up and shoot it.


Thursday, 21 April 2016

Studio Shoot with Sophie

Sophie was back for a couple of weeks so we agreed to shoot.  She had a
concept in mind which was a series of studio style images with monochrome clothing.  The inspiration images were also black and white so I shot with that in mind, but still added some colour images too.  Maria did the hair and make-up for the shoot and changed up the hair for each look.


Sunday, 10 April 2016

Art Nude Studio Shoot (NSFW)

Last weekend I had a shoot booked that got cancelled at late notice, so the night before I put out a casting call to see if anyone wanted to shoot.  I got a reply from a model who wanted to do an art nude shoot and also wanted to remain anonymous. We decided to do some close up bodyscape images.

It gave me the opportunity to try out the Kino Flo lighting system for the first time.  These lights are fluorescent tubes that stay on throughout the shoot, so you can see exactly what the highlights and shadows look like as you shoot.

Contains Nudity 


Sunday, 3 April 2016

Studio Shoot with Rachel

When I asked Christopher if he wanted to do a shoot he informed me that he already had a concept and model in mind.  The shoot, as you will see, was simple and sexy and based on two inspiration images that he had found on Instagram.  It was great to get to shoot with Rachel again after almost 4 years.   When I first started shooting people, around 2008, Rachel was very active on the modeling scene and we worked together on many shoots.   Strangely enough the last shoot we did together was a beauty shoot, which was also the first time Christopher and I had met.   For this shoot, Christopher did the make-up, Traci did the hair and Rachel styled the looks.  Oh, and I did the lighting :)


Saturday, 26 March 2016

Rockabillies

This shoot was a collaboration with Salon Pink, Janika Roberts, Afroditi and models Sammy Blakemore and Aliana King.   Pinky and her team came up with the concept, which was inspired by the hairstyles of the 1950's.   Janika Roberts styled the shoot with clothing borrowed from Orange Bay Company.








Sunday, 13 March 2016

Savannah - Wet Look series #4

When I asked Savannah whether there was a concept that she wanted to shoot she mentioned that she would like to do one of the wet look shoots that I started doing last year.   We had intended to switch it up and shoot it outdoors in and around a pool, but unfortunately we were unable to use the pool on the day of the shoot so decided to shoot at whitespace studio instead.  
Cherri Jones was the make up artist.

Contains Implied Nudity

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Studio Shoot with Aliana

This is the third time this year I've shot with Aliana, on this occasion
we decided to do a more standard studio shoot and keep the colours of the outfits mostly black and white.  All the clothes were from Aliana's own wardrobe.   Maria did the make-up and kept it fairly low key until the last look where she created the eye shadow out of glitter.


Sunday, 21 February 2016

Black Girl Magic Photo Shoot Fundraiser

Today I helped out at a charity fund raiser in support of The Bombchel Factory.    It was organised by Kristin White and Kondwani Williams.   The idea was to support the charity with an African themed photoshoot.






Sunday, 14 February 2016

Really Riley - Valentines Edition

Happy Valentines Day !

For this shoot with Riley, we decided to do a studio shoot with a fun vibe and youthful fashion.  We ended the shoot with set of images celebrating Valentines Day.

Maria did hair and make-up and the shoot was at whitespace* Studio.


Saturday, 30 January 2016

Beauty Shoot with Aliana

It was week 4 of a photography challenge that I am participating in and the topic for this week was "Headshot".  I decided to do a beauty shoot and asked Aliana to be the model.  I'd recently shot with her and loved the way her face photographs.   I searched for some inspiration images and found two looks that I liked.   I asked Afroditi to do the make-up and she blended both inspirations into this one look.


Sunday, 24 January 2016

Crazy Hair

The head pieces and dresses in this shoot were created for the Evolution Hair and Beauty show which occurred in July 2015.  The dresses were created by Chineza Augustus (Sevhn) and the hair pieces by Cindy Roberts (Salon Viola). After seeing the show I wanted to shoot the collection, but unfortunately my summer was already fully booked and then I went on a break from September to December.   Fortunately when I started to plan some shoots for the Christmas holidays I found out the dresses were still available and the hair pieces were still intact.  

Cover photo by: Maria De Braga

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Gold with Sophie Adams

Sophie mentioned that she would be on island over the Christmas break so we arranged this shoot.  As I already had whitespace studio booked for Karina's shoot we decided to double up and shoot Sophie in the same session.  Sophie and Maria came up with the concept, which was a beauty shoot using gold make up with gold leaf flakes.





Saturday, 9 January 2016

Studio Shoot with Karina


This shoot with Karina was my first shoot since taking my usual 4 month break during the football season.   When I asked Karina if she wanted to shoot when she was home for Christmas she asked if we could do a studio shoot.  She gave me some inspiration images that were very simple and clean.
We chose some simple outfits and kept the colour pallet to black, white and grey.


Sunday, 11 October 2015

Studio shoot with Alize

I'd had Alize on my "models I want to shoot" list of a while, so when I booked the studio to shoot Josie I decided to double up and shoot Alize as well.  We came up with two very different concepts and rather than posting them in two separate blog posts I'm going to combine them in this one post.  The first was a sportswear shoot with the intention of capturing Alize's beautiful  lean figure and long legs.  The second concept was a colourful beauty shoot giving Maria the opportunity to go little crazy. We ended the beauty shoot with a bit of a bondage theme :D

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Josie's first studio shoot

This is another shoot from August.  I did so many shoots during the summertime that I'm still working through the backlog.  I have one more to go.
I first met Josie at the 2013 photographer/model meet and greet where we did a quick test shoot.  At the end of that day I made a short list of six new faces that I wanted to shoot in the future, Josie obviously was one of them.   Fast forward to the 2014 and I was now working a lot with Maria, I mentioned Josie to her and I'd totally missed the DeBraga connection, Maria informs me that Josie is her cousin.

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Studio shoot with Karissa

I first shot with Karissa in May when she was one of the five models that took part in the London Calling shoot.  I loved the way she photographed and asked her if she was interested in doing another shoot toward the end of the summer.   I had whitespace studio booked for a morning in August, so I doubled up and shot Tiara's shoes shoot and this shoot with Karissa in the same session.  It was a quick shoot lasting less than an hour.  We kept the concept as a simple sexy jeans shoot.  Maria did the make-up.

Contains Implied Nudity