I am very excited to share these images from a recent studio photo shoot with this fantastic new face from Distinct Model Management. Say hello to Georgia May Power...
Georgia traveled all the way up from my own home town of Limerick a couple of weeks ago for a quick test shoot in my Dublin studio, and I'm happy to say that I was quite impressed. So impressed that I've invited her back for another shoot with me and one of my favorite make up artists, Ciara Allen, in the not too distant future. We have a great concept in mind, that I think she will be perfect for.
Ciara and I will actually be collaborating on a number of projects in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for more news on all that coolness really soon.
For Georgia's test shoot, I pretty much stuck to shooting with the natural light coming through the windows of the studio. I've been shooting with strobes so much lately that I'd almost forgotten how much I really love simple, soft natural light. Stick a beautiful young girl in front of it and the only possible result is magic.
The first image above was shot on medium format film (Ilford XP2 Super 400 to be exact) using my brand new Hasselblad 553elx (I can admit that I am prone to referring to it as "my precious" every now and then). I'm still getting to grips with the quirks of this little beast of a camera, so expect some film experiments to show up on this blog from time to time in the future.
The last two images in this series were shot with strobes, using the same feathered lighting setup I've mentioned way too many times at this stage (yes, I'm a bit of hack/one trick pony).
Alrighty, that's it for now. I hope you like the images, I would love to hear some opinions. If you feel like calling me out as a failure, you can do so in the comments section below or hurl abuse at me over on my Facebook Page.