Friday 30 March 2012

Desiree Riley wearing Designs by Amethyst

This shoot was arranged toward the end of 2011 when I saw Desiree modeling Amethyst's collection at the Premier's fashion show at Barcardi.  The first outfit in the shoot is from that show and the second is from one of Amethyst's earlier collections, but one that I have always wanted to shoot.

This was the first time I have worked with Desiree and I hadn't seen any work of her work from previous shoots, so I was taking a bit of a gamble, admittedly, not how I normally do things.  However, any concerns I had before the start of the shoot immediately disappeared when we started.   I've lost count of the number of shoots I've done but its well over 100, maybe over 200, but I can only think of maybe 5 shoots where the model has given so much variety and creativity in such a short time frame.  Totally undirected by me too.  I don't normally edit so many images from a single shoot but I had so many to choose from it was hard to narrow them all down.   Even more impressive was the fact that I had some serious technical problems with the flashes not firing, so there are a bunch of images and different poses that weren't even usable.   I'll definitely be looking to shoot with Desiree again in the near future.

Thanks also to Christopher Vee for doing the make up and also to Lamont Robinson for letting me use his premises.

Sunday 25 March 2012

Kalyn Cannonier - Fashion Shoot

A blog post is long over due I know.   Unfortunately I never got the opportunity to shoot in February hence the lack of posts here.  Well that's not entirely true, I shot some sports and wildlife, but nothing worth blogging about.   This shoot with Kalyn was planned for February, but it seemed that every weekend there were high winds and since it was an outdoor shoot, we had to cancel at least 3 times.   Also, whitespace* has been undergoing some renovations so there was no option to shoot in the studio as it has been unavailable.
Last weekend (March 17th/18th) was the first opportunity to do this shoot.  In fact, as I had a backlog, I ended up doing 3 shoots in a 24 hour period.  Kalyn's was the first of the 3 and the first time I used all the new Einstein's.   I'd like to say they performed perfectly, but that's unfortunately not the case.  There was a point when one of the strobes stopped firing, but removing and replacing the MC2 seemed to fix the issue.  That was nothing compared to the problems I had on shoots 2 and 3, but I'll discuss that in more detail when I blog those shoots.

Friday 9 March 2012

Thank You - Violent Lips

Violent Lips sent goodies to the team.

Sheri and Tamara modeling the Violent Lips T-shirts