With Fashion and indeed Commercial Photography I am used to following a structured detailed brief but now and again a commission comes along where you are given free reign with creativity and ideas .
My regular client Boardmans Fashion Accessories based in Manchester gave me just this, the brief was for a bank of images for their new website to promote an image rather than just concentrating on the product, more like an editorial fashion shoot.
The first job was to come up with locations, I wanted parks and a feel of city life too and the location of Didsbury near Manchester was the perfect choice. Myself and stylist Sam Thomson then had a walk around the village to ask a few selected restaurants if they would allow us to shoot on the premises and I have to say all were great and very helpful so a big thanks to Chalk Restaurant, Didsbury Lounge, Bourbon and Black and Didsbury House Hotel.
The models were chosen through a casting at my Cheshire studio and were from Nemesis Model Agency, and all were excellent over the three day shoot as a very important part is that the whole creative team gets on and everyone did, enjoying themselves whilst working hard of course .
A very enjoyable and creative three days which really show images and it won’t be long before I’m shooting for them again so watch this space …
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