Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Donna Thompson Photoshoot and Updates

Hi all

It’s been a while since I’ve managed to post a blog, but I’ve been very busy with some fun and exciting shoots.

Since I’ve last posted I’ve been lucky enough to have some of my past shoots published in MaximUK online and Tracks Magazine. I’ve also done shoots for Bras n Things, Playboy Australia and an advertising campaign for Playboy Glitz: Celebrity Sunless with Sheridyn Fisher, the results of which were amazing and can’t wait to show you all.

In this industry the opportunity to work with an amazing model, who is also one of your best friends, comes so seldom but is so rewarding. The collaborative partnership that I share with Sheri brings out, what I think, is the best in us both. We understand each other always, and we complement each other. It also makes shoots of any nature, to be fun and easy without the pressure of it being a national campaign or for a very particular client. Whether it be a shoot for fun or for a massive assignment, the ease, fun and energy on set remains the same.

I can’t show any of the photos of Sheridyn’s shoot just yet, but my segway from there is due to the fact that I was lucky enough to shoot with another very close friend who shooting with is exactly the same. Lucky because it’s rare to have one person who you can shoot with like that, let alone two.

Donna Thompson is a name to remember Australia, because she not only an absolutely stunning model, but the most lovely person all-round. The shoot was her first photoshoot, done for the purpose of getting her a portfolio as she is only now starting to get into modelling. But her natural ability in front of a camera still amazes me, she is better than girls I’ve worked with who have been doing this job for years. I think it must come down to posing in the mirror and reading lots of fashion magazines :)

Since this was her first shoot, we wanted to get as many different looks as we could which ranged from natural, fun, fashion, lingerie, swimwear and bridal. It meant 2 long days of shooting, but like in the case of working with Sheridyn, the time was irrelevant because it was all fun and didn’t seem laborious. We shot some by ourselves and we also were lucky to have an amazing MUA and Hair stylist for some of the more dramatic/fashion looks, a wonderful woman by the name of Stella Anogianakis. The beach shots were our own again and then we did a shoot for the amazing Vivien who designs her amazing couture and jewellery for her own line Vee Love (I urge you all to google them to see her amazing vision).

I hope you all like the pics, I truely believe Donna can have a great future in this industry, so as I said, remember her name :)

Hopefully the next time I post, I can share with you some of the work for Playboy Australia and Sheridyn Fisher, it was an amazing shoot and an amazing opportunity which I hope to share with you all.



Styling by Neil Dixon/Donna Thompson
Hair & Make-up by Donna Thompson

Styling by Neil Dixon/Donna Thompson
Hair & Make-up by Stella Anogianakis

Vee Love Couture Shoot

Saturday, May 22, 2010

2009 Shoot - Anna Lind-Hansen

Hi All,

This shoot is one I did last year for the Vixen Management calendar, The Girls of Vixen 2010. The model was Anna Lind-Hansen, who some might remember from the 2006 season of Big Brother. She has also appeared in Ralph and Zoo on multiple occasions.

The first half of the shoot was a survivor/shipwreck theme we did for the calendar and then afterwards we took a couple of shots for the fun of it (I’ve separated the pics accordingly). The hair and make-up was done by Sheridyn Fisher and the styling was done by Sheri and myself.

The shoot took place at Nelson Bay and in spite of things; it was one of my favourite shoots thus far. I say in spite of things because it was one of the worst days to shoot weather wise than anything I’ve experienced so far. The wind was howling and the photos had to take place in between constant spells of rain, which wasn’t easy because the beach we were at was isolated and away from any shelter.

It was one of my favs because in spite of that all, we still managed to have fun with it. Anna is not only one of the nicest persons, she is an absolutely stunning woman in real life and one of the easiest models I’ve ever shot with, needing no direction and hitting each pose so easily. In all the time we shot in the cold wind and wet conditions, she never once complained and was 110% the whole time, a true professional in every sense.

She is also one of the lucky 3 people alive to hear Sheridyn belting out her shower rendition of Bobby Darin’s "Splish Splash".

I hope I’m lucky enough to work with Anna again and hope you guys like the pics as much as I do :)

Survivor theme Calendar Photoshoot

Muck around shots