As I am firing on all 'creative' cylinders today, I decided to post a quick blog covering the SS&M - Shirley & Shirley Photo shoot, which took place last week. The girls are heading to Edinburgh for their third debauched installment and as such required some promotional photographs (for editorial reviews during the Fringe) to accompany their poster and flyers.
The journey began with a long and tumultuous brainstorming session to flesh out the overall composition and location. I have always wanted to do a shoot in the old West Park mental Hospital in Epsom (www.westparkhospital.co.uk) and it would have been an awesome venue, but alas the current owners did not return my calls in time. Due to pressing deadlines and venue costs an alternative game plan was settled on, which meant enlisting on to the team, a neighbour who posses unique skills in the art of Japanese Shibari rope bondage. Joanna volunteered to take one for the team (not literally) and be the one strung from the ceiling (although as Pascal can't use the tube due to claustrophobia, there wasn't much chance of her stepping up to the plate!).
With the help of a fellow photographer Matt Jamie (www.mattjamie.co.uk), who specialises in portraits & head-shots for actors, we setup 3 shoot locations (Due to the limitations of Wordpress I will upload the images in 2 posts). The first of which was the rope scenario below , I have included some initial pre-composition images to add to the story of the setup:
NB - All images shown in this blog copyright cre8iv edge studios!
You can see from the initial images that Joanna was a little apprehensive (to all our entertainment) and took a few minutes to get to grips with the restriction. Especially, when upon questioning the discomfort she was told by Bruce 'hard luck deal with it..'. Both Matt and myself managed to get some great shots, while he used a fish eye lens to get an amazing perspective, I chose to use a 50mm and 85mm (which was a challenge in the space we were using).
End of part 1.....
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