I had a chance to work with the stunning makeup artistry of Shaquille Baker this week. Alongside the model, Sharn Tapsell and I also got to use the wearable art of Emma Edworthy, an outfit made of nature.
Here are a few highlights.
Here is the link to Shaquille Baker Makeup and Beauty
Looking forward to working with her again.
New project is a photo series inspired by nursery rhymes and featuring children as my models.
I have 10 Nursery Rhymes chosen, (with a couple in reserve as well).
LITTLE TOMMY TUCKER
WHAT ARE LITTLE GIRLS MADE OF?
JACK BE NIMBLE
MARY, MARY, QUITE CONTRARY
HEY DIDDLE DIDDLE
HICKORY DICKORY DOCK
RIDE A COCK HORSE
LITTLE MISS MUFFET
SING A SONG OF SIXPENCE
As the nursery rhymes are going to inspiration points only, the goal is to add my own photographic twists or embellishments to them.
Idea bubbles so far are:
Mary, Mary: - Two Mary's , two sisters. Give them a pile of fake flowers, lollipops, sticks, lace, ribbons, shells, pinwheels, feathers, necklaces, to make their own little fantasy garden. Get photos of them making it interacting with each other, and then some more posed shots within the garden....glitter for seed scattering?
Jack Be Nimble: - Boy and dog, stick fort in the bush, my oil lantern. Jumping and stick games with boy and dog.
Sing a Song of Sixpence: - Boy and Girl playing dress ups with crowns and capes over their every day clothing, stick scepters and origami black birds......
Jack and Jill: - Good ole fashioned sibling water fight......with a hill.....
Ride a Cock Horse: -2 Part photo session, with girl riding broom or hobby horse in jeans, then her in a fantasy dress with a real pony wearing bells, flowers, and ribbons etc
I want to do another exhibition and look book at the end of it.
If anybody wants to add their creative talents to the project, the more the merrier, and credits and photos will be given of course. I will be doing model call outs along the way too, so drop me a line if you have a child who you think would be perfect. Preferable 10 years and under, but I'm a bit of a go with the flow type of person, so I'll keep my options open on age.
Love to hear your thoughts and ideas on this!