Boats Rock a Model Portfolio

Sussex has so many amazing locations to offer for a model portfolio shoot.  I love locations near the sea, because there is alway such variety.  For this photo shoot in East Sussex we went to Hastings so that we could photograph on the beach around the fishing fleet.  Awesome location!

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Maybe it’s because I’e always lived near the sea, apart from 6 landlocked years in London.  Or maybe it’s because my very clever dad built my brother and I a beautiful little sailing boat when we were very young, which started a lifelong love of sailing.  I’ve always loved boats and areas around boats, whether it is a luxury yacht basin, the local sailing club or a working fishing fleet.  Or maybe the photographer in me has always seen the design beauty of boats and all the paraphernalia that goes with any kind of boating / sailing /shipping.

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Well, whatever it is, you have to admit, this location rocks…even more than the boat that rocked.  Maybe I’ll just stick to photography and leave the clever word play to comedians.  Moving on.

Jade is starting out on her model journey and we planned a number of location shoots for her modelling portfolio.  This was our first.  For a beginner she connected down the lens like a pro!  Because that’s the tricky thing about modelling – being gorgeous is one thing, but emoting to the camera, now that takes skill and practice.  Some are naturals.

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Portfolio shoot in Hastings

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One thing I’ll never understand about the UK is why people with ginger hair get picked on.  I think any shade of red is gorgeous.  I don’t remember everyone in my class at school (all that long time ago), but I remember Janine Thomas, because she had the most beautiful red hair.

So, it is no surprise that I love photographing redheads.  The vibrant hair colour contrasting with usually pale skin and green or blue eyes automatically makes the photo vibrant regardless of location or background.  I love contrast in my imagery, whether it is textures, a beautiful woman in an industrial background, colours or feeling.  Contrast highlights the difference and this makes the image interesting.

I put out a model call on Facebook for redheads and Olivia responded.  She had no modelling experience, but was open to direction and keen to work with me to create beautiful imagery.  Nailed it!  To top it all off, we had a great time and I can’t wait for our next shoot.  Maybe when it is a little less freezing though.

Contact me to book your model portfolio shoot in Hastings or at many other great locations in the South East – Sussex, Kent, Surrey and London.

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