MODEL PORTRAIT: Sam Chason

I did this shoot a few weeks ago but have only just got round to editing and blogging after a busy few weeks.

 

I first worked with Sam in September 2011 on one of the first shoots I ever put together. It was pretty ambitious (involving three models, two make up artists, and one hair stylist, as well as sourcing dresses from a designer and booking a location) since I was still very much a novice with hardly any experience, but it turned out OK… You can see my blog post from that shoot HERE. At the time, I think I was probably quite proud of those photos, but now I mostly see the (many, huge!) flaws in them. But I guess it’s sometimes good to punch above your weight; I learn far better through personal experience than by reading something or listening to somebody else.

 

For this shoot, Sam needed some updated portfolio images, so we headed out to the woods near his house in Hassocks. I wanted to practise balancing flash with ambient light for some of the sets, and then we improvised as we wandered through the woods and saw locations that we liked. Sam is always great to work with and I think he’s a fantastic model, so this ended up being a pretty easy-going, fun afternoon. You can check out his ModelMayhem profile HERE.

 

If you need some new portrait photographs of yourself, get in touch!

Rachael-Emily.com. Portrait and music photography in London and Brighton, UK

Rachael-Emily.com. Portrait and music photography in London and Brighton, UK

Rachael-Emily.com. Portrait and music photography in London and Brighton, UK

Rachael-Emily.com. Portrait and music photography in London and Brighton, UK

Rachael-Emily.com. Portrait and music photography in London and Brighton, UK

Rachael-Emily.com. Portrait and music photography in London and Brighton, UK

PORTRAIT – Graeme Clarke from Wet Wet Wet

I was stoked to interview and photograph Graeme Clarke from Wet Wet Wet at a bar in Brighton! My parents played their music all the time when I was a kid, so it was awesome to meet one of the guys who wrote and performed the soundtrack to my childhood..! Graeme’s releasing a solo album and touring to support it. Check out his website HERE for more info.

Rachael-Emily.com. Portrait and music photography in London and Brighton, UK

Rachael-Emily.com. Portrait photography in London and Brighton, UK

PROMO: Cage The Gods

Back at the end of last month, I did a new promo shoot with Cage The Gods. These guys are currently on tour with Northern Irish rockers The Answer and Aussie three-piece Tracer, and they needed new promo images after a change in drummers. I’ve been covering part of the tour, so we’ll be putting together a collection of On Tour photographs, but for now check out the final three promo shots. The main image is a composite – each of the guys was shot separately and then merged together in Photoshop. Then we headed outside to get some less posed shots. The band’s debut EP ‘Favourite Sin’ is available at gigs only at the moment. The full album will be released next year..!

 

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