Vintage Selfies

We all take selfies, its part of modern life. You whip out your phone and bosh, the picture is taken. When you had a manual camera and used film, it was all much more difficult and hit and miss.

I was shooting a vintage fashion shoot for Georgina’s Vintage Couture in Reading last week and I took along one of my old, manual rangefinder cameras. The models and I had a bit of downtime between set ups and we played a bit with the idea of taking a ‘vintage selfie’ using my old clunky manual, film camera.

I was rather pleased with the results – What do you think?

Vintage Selfie Vintage Selfie

Ok this isn’t a selfie I know, but I love the image.

Vintage Selfie

Vintage Fashion

I was recently asked to do some work for a new vintage shop in Reading, Georgina’s Vintage Fashion Couture in Reading’s Harris Arcade. They wanted a selection of shots to show off their Autumn collection.

We shot in the lovely surroundings of Caversham Court in Caversham and the results are rather lovely.

Gina has made a couple of the shots in to a central part of her banner and an advert, which is aimed at Reading University Students.

If you like vintage clothes go and see Gina or vest her Etsy shop, she has a constantly evolving stock selection and you are bound to find something you like

Here are the ads:

Glitterbox Burly Brilliance; Again

Have just finished processing the latest pics from the Glitterbox Burlesque Christmas show fronted by the incomparable compere Alfie Ordinary. I cannot recommend the Glitterbox shows more highly. Amazing and Alfie Ordinary can tickle my ivories anytime, I was supposed to be working but couldn’t concentrate because I was laughing too much. The dancing actings are subtle, funny and will always put a smile on your face. The next show will be in the summer and you have got to, I say got to go.

As a photographer it is pleasure to work with a group of people who are so professional and also make me smile.

So if you are making any resolutions for 2015. Get down to the Glitterbox Burly in Windsor. You’ll love it…….honest.

AND don’t forget if have always promised yourself a glam photo shoot, give me a call. This is the year to make it happen.

 

Different and the Same

I have been working on the Burly portraits I took for the Glitter Box Burly girls and came up with a different twist which I really really liked. So I though I would share them. I was trying to ad a “vintage” look to the pictures and this is the result.

Obviously I would be happy to take some portrait pics for your portfolio or just for the fun of it. Get in touch

Burlesque Photoshoot

I was asked by some of the fantastic Glitterbox Burly girls to shoot some portrait and posed shoots. The girls are natural performers and very relaxed in front of the camera. I really enjoyed working with the guys and am looking forward to shooting them again soon.

Are you looking for a photographer to take some portrait shots, get in touch I’d love to hear from you:

Reading Vintage

I had the opportunity to shoot at the Reading Vintage Fair, which was taking place at the fantastic Purple Turtle. The Turtle has been recently renovated and is a great place to go for a drink if you haven’t been there recently.

The vintage fair was a fantastic mix of clothes, make up, records and people. The people were particularly photogenic and make me wish I still had hair so that I could wear a quiff.

This gallery shows some of my pics and you can see the whole set here.