Street Wear – Look Book

Creating look books for brands is something I want to do more in the future! What I like about it particularly is that it combines pretty much everything I am passionate about in photography: portraiture (especially environmental on location), fashion and street photography.

For this shoot I wanted to use a location I have been cycling past quite often before. It is just some bridges and footbridges across the North Circular Road in London. There is literally nothing beautiful around there; I don’t think this location has ever been used for a photo shoot. But that is exactly what I am thriving on. I knew there would be some great images to be made, with the right framing and lighting. I think changing or enhancing a scene with lighting and capturing an image that you can’t see with the naked eye brings back a bit of the magic, that I am missing from developing film in the past!

Furthermore what I really enjoyed is finding three different setups within 5 min walk. In my opinion you could think these three locations were shot on three different days, when actually we did all of it in about 2 hours!

Location 1:

Location 2:

Location 3:

Beauty Shoot with Colour Gels

Here are some more images from a recent shoot. The plan was to have very colourful images, regarding lighting, hair and makeup.

Three setups, one for each model and one for the images of both of them.

As you can see we were shooting just around the time in spring when the bluebells come out. Credit to the Make Up Artist Farzana Rahman and Hair Stylist Aieasha Paul for the idea of using the bluebells and dandy lions they just found outside the studio in the garden!

Shooting both of them, I tried to keep the coloured lighting less obvious and saturated, so it won't compete too much with their different makeup and hair:

Thanks to the whole team, it was amazing to collaborate together!

Model 1: Rufaro (IAM Castings)

Model 2: Andra Vlad

MUA: Farzana Rahman

Hair: Aieasha Paul