Bro&Brew

IMGP2753

IMGP2824A

Bro&Brew has now launched – if you’re an artist or writer please head to the site and go to the SUBMIT page if you’d like to have your work featured…

For my part – I’m going to be shooting a new model each month for the online version of the magazine. Above is 2 images from my first shoot with model Phoenix Ra.

Please go check out the site – it’s still a work in progress but any feedback would be greatly received.

www.broandbrew.com

Revisiting Previous Shoots…

IMGP3092A

Recently, I had to back up all of my work and Lightroom catalogues so I decided to use the opportunity to re-edit some older images…

It’s strange I’ve been working on photographs from shoots that perhaps originally I ignored or skimmed past.

I didn’t just want these new edits stuck in a folder on my MAC so I made the decision to post one per day on my Instagram profile: http://www.instagram.com/carlbeebee ( @carlbeebee )

The shot above is from a home studio session with model Jo Fry I shot a couple of years ago. There’s a fair few images from that shoot that I’ve used in various portfolios and marketing etc – but to my knowledge this is the first time this particular shot has been edited and uploaded anywhere online…

I hope you like some of the images and hopefully it will inspire others to actually have a proper look through some of their older images – it may just surprise you!

Thanks for reading…

The Un-United Kingdom

JACK

‘The Un-United Kingdom – 2003 by Carl Beebee.

I created this photograph 11 years ago and it seems fitting to post it today considering on this day the fate of a nation and a “United Kingdom” will be decided.

This piece of work was originally titled ‘Jack’ but was part of a series for exhibitions called the ‘Un-United Kingdom’.

The majority of people mis-read the concept of the photograph completely. Admittedly this could be my fault for not explaining well enough but lots of people considered it to be unpatriotic – it was even once deemed “racist”. Nothing could be further from the truth. I believed at the time (and still believe) that collectively as a nation we need to reclaim nationalism from the right wing extremists…

I guess if nothing else it serves to remind me that at times it really is best to explain the meaning/concept behind a particular piece or series of work.

New work, Fashion Shoots, Updates and California…

Screen Shot 2013-09-11 at 14.19.07

Apologies for the complete lack of blog updates recently – been crazy busy and I can get really bad at remembering/finding time too blog…

So, a few updates… The piece of above is from a new collection of conceptual portraits I’m creating. The series is entitled ‘Desire’ and aims to create emotionally driven portraiture…

IMGP7087-2

 

This photograph above is from a vintage, fashion shoot I did with my friend Esme – still lots more of these to edit and hopefully I’ll add some more to the blog very soon…

In other news the great folks at VSCO invited me to start a grid of my iPhone work on their site – there’s only a few images  there at the moment (including the one below) but I intend to add many more of the coming weeks. BTW if you haven’t already got it I highly suggest you download the VSCOcam app for your iPhone – it’s my favourite photography app and has some truly unique effects… You can take a look at my VSCO grid here: http://carlbeebee.vsco.co

Screen Shot 2013-09-23 at 12.41.15

And finally there is the news regarding my small trip to California…

In November I will be travelling to LA with three of my closest friends – during the trip – as well as several fashion shoots I will be documenting the towns, landscapes and the adventures of our trip for my forthcoming book ‘California Calling’ which will be internationally released at the beginning of 2014… This is a trip I’m really excited about and I really think I’m going to create something truly unique and very, very cool… What could possibly go wrong?

On this note – the casting is still open for these shoots – so if you’re a model in California and are interested please drop me a line at info@carlbeebee.com

Fashion Shoot

I recently did a outdoor, fashion style, shoot with model Jo Fry.

The location was a abandoned barn that is actually just a few yards from my house.

The inspiration for the shoot was from  ‘American Apparel’ – I love the style of the photographs on their new ad campaign.

I love doing outdoor fashion shoots, but unfortunately this year the weather really hasn’t been on our side…

Also just a quick note that I’ve updated my portfolio on my website at www.carlbeebee.com

Thanks for reading.

Promo Shoot

I had a shoot (very early) yesterday morning with Julia Smith Jewellery. I’ve been editing them most of the day but so far this is my favourite shot.

When I was shooting them it was very low light and I had decided early on that I wanted the images to have a lot of grain – in post editing I decided to give them a vintage feel and I think it works well for this series.