For my next trick I’ll need a volunteer…

I made a decision a few days ago… For years now I’ve been shooting models, not just for standard portraiture work but for my conceptual work too. I’ve decided recently, that rather than models I’m now going to try and shoot my conceptual work with actors and actresses.

My favourite work to produce is work that has a narrative. Images that offer a glimpse of a story. For me that’s why it makes complete sense to work with actors. Because that’s exactly what they want to achieve. They are natural born story tellers. They will understand what I mean by emotion. By fear, sadness or confusion. They’ll get it immediately because it’s something that is asked of them every day.

I have a few ideas for new shots I want to create, and they are very much what I’d describe as “narrative shots”. Where as I’d normally work with a model I know or have worked with before, or post a casting call on Model Mayhem, I have this time decided to post the casting call on ‘Star Now’ and specifically seek out male and female actors. So far I’ve had lots of casting submissions from people, so I can’t wait to get started! As part of this series we are also going to be creating some YouTube exclusive, behind the scenes videos, which will include interviews with everyone involved as well as footage of the actual shoot.

I’m really hoping this will start a new chapter in my creative work, and I hope you all enjoy the images as I come to share them…

Thanks for reading. Fade to black…

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Femme Fatale – Roseanne – NSFW

I had a shoot last week with Roseanne – we did some editorial shots as well as some general portraiture.

The editorial shots are part of the ‘Fatale’ series that I have been working on in recent weeks.

The series depicts, strong, powerful and sexy women in a “noir” like environment…

We spent a hour or so working on some regular portrait work – the one below is one of my favourites thus far…

Dream

I don’t remember my dreams. I never have. When I wake, all I can remember is little snapshots of people, places and objects.

The interesting, obscure and the mundane. Like stills taken from a movie. This is what this project explores…

Screen shots from dreams…

“You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?’”

George Bernard Shaw

See the full set here.