Sunday, 24 May 2015

London's Calling - Sevuhn by Chineza (NSFW)

I 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)


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


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.