My client, the beautiful and talented singer Nikki Belle commissioned me to shoot her latest Promotional Photography at the Liverpool studio this week.
I’ve been working with Nikki for several years now and the photos just keep getting better and better. Nikki’s sister also a professional model posed in a few of the sets and the images really stand out! I’m looking forward to working with her again in the near future.
If you are an artist or Musician looking for Photographyfor your promotion, an editorial or even an album cover I have a number of options, so please keep me in mind.
Reading the newspaper today I was quit disturbed to find CanonNikon and Olympus are facing stiff competition from Sony who are producing professional SLR cameras without Mirror lenses.
Sony has designed a translucent replacement, ideal for super fast focusing and using instead fully digitized displays. What this means in layman’s terms is that traditional optical viewfinders will be taken away, and a computer inside your camera will now tell you what your image looks like before you take it. Removing more of the creative process away from the photographer. The photographer won’t be able to look through the lens with their naked eye using his or her own intuition and creative skill.
I believe that advances of this kind aren’t advances at all, it takes away the creativity and removing mirror lenses is a big blow.
In terms of my work I seem to be going backwards, although a photographer who utilises digital SLR cameras. I am using more and more film on personal projects, and will shortly be introducing packages were clients can request film shoots rather than digital….. Ok Rant over.
Last week I completed a shoot for Adam Kaufman singer, who performs a great deal of swing and Rat Pack music. Inspired by shots of Frank Sinatra from the 50’s and 60’s. I wanted Adam to look effortlessly cool in his images; Frank Sinatra seemed to pull off this look in a great deal of his shots and I think we achieved this in Adam’s photos. I didn’t want to use any airbrushing in the shots; all that has been done is a simple B&W conversion.
I spent an enjoyable afternoon in Camden yesterday photographing a new London Girl Punk band called MILK, the band wanted a Fun Punk Rebellion Style Concept for their shoot and we achieved some great results.
With some art direction I made the girls have a little fight for the center of the camera frame, this provided some great movement and energy creating the below shots.
We shot these in a park behind the girls flat, and found several other areas around the lock. Cyra Alcock did a wonderful job styling the girls as did Amy Richards makeup artist, I am sure the band will do very well in the near future.