Posts Tagged 'Fashion Photography'

Great Scott

Some of you may recognise  Jo from a previous shoot I did for Dorkzine ; well since that shoot we have stayed in touch and boy am I glad we did! Jo is not only captivating to look at from behind the camera but she has a similar creative vision to myself and we have developed a great working relationship. So I thought I would share a few shots from a couple shoots we have done recently.

First up we visited Alderly Edge a location I have always wanted to check out, not specifically for photography but generally it just looked like a nice place to visit. Anyways rather loosely Jo and I arranged to hook up and check it out for some shots. After meeting up and finding out Jo had forgotten her Sat Nav – we got explicit directions from her step-dad (something he is reknowed for apparently ;-) Anyway here’s a couple images…

The Thing I love and indeed other people have commented on my photos of Jo, is that she manages to look completely different all the time, whether that be down to posing, facial expression or styling; she is SO versatile to work with. Anyway we packed up after a few shots up on the edge itself as light was fading fast and rain was threatening, as is fairly common around these parts ;-) bloody English weather. If I was cursing the weather then, it was nothing compared to what was in store on our next trip out!

I awoke on the Wednesday morning at around 8:30am to large thunder claps and torrential rain, not what I had hoped for having planned a shoot with Jo at a location I had not previously scouted and was unsure how feasable it was to start with! As soon as it was a more sociable hour I sent a text to check weather (boom boom) we were still on. Jo was as usual still fiercly keen to shoot so we met as planned! On the way we both laughed at how both of us were more than concerned about dragging the other out on such a hellish day like this, despite both been secretly mad keen to go ahead anyways! So off we went…

After a little re-con we found the location, an abandoned power-station. I have to say visiting locations like this one is not un-common to me but dragging along a model is not such every-day occurence and I was unsure how Jo would hold out but like the  true preofessional that she is, she took it all in her stride. Anyway enough waffle here’s some of the shots…

…and just to demonstrate just how bad the weather was (and hopefully how awesome the location was), I used some artistic license and the full potential of my (basic) photoshop technique and came up with this…

Jo can also say she is an urban-explorer aswell as one hell of a model!

Hope you enjoyed looking, stay tuned for more…

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Bench Mark

Bench Flagship Store 1st Birthdayyear ago this Saturday I was in the Trafford Centre to cover the Bench “Flagship Manchester Store” opening and I dont think I have been back since; to be fair I loath the place! The Trafford Centre that is not Bench!

Anyway I digress; I was invited back again by Manchester based fashion label to cover the stores first birthday. A year ago, as you will see from the pictures (if you look) they laid on a big show in the Orient and had members of The Twang and former Inspiral Carpets Clint Boon DJ’ing in-store. Hopefully you will also see my shots have improved a lil bit since then ;-)

Bench Flagship Store 1st BirthdayThis year however, to celebrate the stores aniversary, they had two DJ’s in from Cream who were on hand to give any interested customers a few spins on the “wheels of steel” (**cough** CDJ’s)

Bench Flagship Store 1st Birthday

To their credit those who took on the challenge and stepped up to the plate didnt put a foot wrong, there wasnt a single mashed-up mix; so either these guys gave good instruction or it really is easy to mix with CDJ’s ;-)

Bench Flagship Store 1st Birthday

Bench Flagship Store 1st Birthday

Bench Flagship Store 1st Birthday

Bench Flagship Store 1st BirthdayWill update when these go up online, so you can have a butchers on the Bench website in the next day or two…

A Boy & His Barn Owl…

A boy and his barn owl...

Ok so this isn’t an everyday occurrence but during a recent fashion shoot, we stopped off at a models apartment for a quick break and low and behold he’s only got a barn owl as a pet! I was totally blown away. Not an amazing shot as one I didnt wanna use flash and (twit) twoo available light was very dim.

The shots from the shoot will be used by a new up and coming internet based fashion magazine “Dorkzine” and will hopefully go live this Sunday, I shall report back as soon as I know more. But for now here’s a few more shots, the shoots theme was colour…

Dork Shoot - Colours

Me being me I have been desperate to work light painting into a fashion shoot for sometime but whilst waiting for darkness to descend and in keeping with the colour motif, I used graffiti as a nice backdrop. Later on obviously the lights and gels came out ;-)

Dork Shoot - Colours

Photographer: Jon Shackleton (www.tdmphotography.co.uk)
Assistant Photographer: Gideon Foster
Stylist: Lucy Ellis
Make Up: Shell Sullivan
Model (Male): Toni Le Britton
Model: (Female): Johanna Scott

Acting Like a Dork!

Sneak peek at last nights Dorkzine photoshoot, the theme was colour. This shot is pretty much unedited but liked the look of it so thought I would up it quickly. Whilst we were waiting for the light to fade a bit so I could get to work on combining light painting with fashion, something I have wanted to do for sometime, we decided to shoot against the colourful graffiti backdrop of an old pumping house.

Photographer: Jon Shackleton (www.tdmphotography.co.uk)

Assistant Photographer: Gideon Foster

Stylist: Lucy Ellis

Make Up: Shell Sullivan

Model (Male): Toni Le Britton

Model: (Female): Johanna Scott

The Names TdM…TdM Photography!

1st Set of The New Business Cards

My new cards have finally arrived, well the first set anyways, waiting for the printer to come back from holiday. Thanks to help from Andy with the design and layout they have become a reality instead of just more JPG dreams on my hard-drive! I have to say I am really pleased with them and cant wait to dish a few out. Following on from these will be the designs focusing on fashion and then music photography.

Vivienne Westwood Store Opening

After a few other shoots for Manchester Fashion Network, I got invited along to the opening Westwoods new boutique on Bridge St Manchester. The Store is to showcase her new “Anglomania” collection which is a diffusuion of her Red & Gold Labels and celebrates all she has learnt and developed over 34 years.
Sadly she didnt put in an appearance but to make up for this there was champagne and sushi on hand to brighten the mood. The afterparty was to be at be at Ithaca Sushi Restaurant in a private bar high up on the  3rd floor.
Before making a beeline for there  we headed over to “Circle Bar” to quickly catch a fashion show put on by Channel M, we missed most of the show but we did run into one very familiar face, sadly he wasnt wearing baggy trousers…

Channel M Fashion Show - Circle Club, Manchester.

Funny thing was, because I was stood nearby, with my camera round my neck everyone wanted their picture taken with Suggsy (of Madness fame)! Luckilly though he’s a nice bloke and kindly abliged on at least 5 occaisions.


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