Shooting Grunge – Model

After weeks of truly rubbish weather it looked like we were going to have a break on the last day of the year.  We were wrong.

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It had been too long since my last location shoot and I was going into withdrawal, so we decided to go ahead anyway.  Luckily for me Helen is a true professional when it comes to arriving on set prepared and going with the flow.  We decided to embrace the windy and wet conditions and go a little wild and real with styling….shooting grunge in Sussex.

Our chosen Hastings location worked great to protect us a bit from the weather, but more importantly (because the end results are what count) to add to the slightly grungy look we wanted.  Helen’s wind whipped up hair looked just right.

wind whipped hair

redhead model hastings

The challenge of location shooting is working with what you’ve got to create awesome photographs.  As long as you work the light right, style the model accordingly and shoot appropriately for the location any type of weather looks good.

Love the results!

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hastings model portfolio grunge

Contact me, your go-anywhere Sussex photographer, for model portfolio photography anywhere in Sussex or Kent – it is an amazingly varied part of the world that offers endless opportunities to create awesome photographs.

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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.

hastings model portfolio

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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Contact Jane to start building your modelling portfolio.  It’ll be fun and you’ll get loads of advice to plan the shoot including wardrobe selection and I’ll help you to pose like a pro!

 

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