Team work

Where the hell have you been?
I've been a bad boy of late and completely neglected this blog for months and months (whoops!) please accept my apologies and I hope to resume normal service asap!

One of the reasons I haven't been on here as much lately is that I've just upped sticks and moved down to that there London, which is all very exciting indeed.

One of my goals upon moving here has been to work much more frequently with other creatives - MUA's, hair stylists and designers predominantly.  Whilst it takes a fair bit more organisation and communication to bring a larger group of people together, it definitely has a number of benefits that make it all worth while, not least of which is adding a whole other level of quality to your images.

So how can you ensure that a shoot with a full team goes smoothly?

The most important factor is simply good communication. If you can, speak to people face to face or on the phone instead of texts or emails.  Its faster and far more efficient.

Having good solid idea's will help when it comes to making sure everyone is on the same page. This doesn't have to be complicated, in fact simple idea's are often the best route to take. A short description backed up with a selection of example images will usually put your team in the right direction.

And finally get a date for the shoot set early and give yourself plenty of time to get everything in place. 

For a recent beauty shoot I had the pleasure of working with the very talented Neeza Rahim (MUA) and Myo Myint (Hair Stylist). They took my ideas and really brought them alive. The model was the beautifully versatile Lucy Parkes and what follows is some behind the scenes shots along with the finished images.