Check out her Wikipedia or IMDB page to get more info
Johanna “Jo” Archbold is one of the rising models at the moment and an aspiring photographer. Currently with Assets after moving from 1st Option, she is super busy these days. I shot with Jo twice just before she signed with Assets, just test shoots. One shoot on location and the other in studio. Here is a selection of shots from both days.
Jo is great to work with. As well as being beautiful, she is a great model and good craic too. We good range of shots from the days, from natural right up to a sexy lingerie look. Hard to say which look was my favourite as there was so many nice shots to choose.
Here are a few snaps of Nadine who I met up with and shoot on one of my 2015 London Trips. As you have guessed by now, the shots are NSFW ( See all NSFW posts here) I have up until now ( March 2106) being holding back on all my NSFW shoots.
I aim is to create classy, beautiful images showing confident women who are not afraid to rock what they got. Let me know what you think of the shots. Are the beautiful images or do you think that they are distasteful and smutty? Let me know in the comments, I am interested in hearing your thoughts.
Sinead is one of those people beautiful on the inside and out. Not only does Sinead have the beauty, she has the brains to match as she is just about a qualified teacher. It is always great craic shooting with Sinead, normally we would be working with Aimee and Laura on a shoot, but this time it’s just the two of us. We didn’t need a full time this time around as shoot was all natural looks for a fitness feature in the Irish Sun
Sinead was on a bit fitness buzz at the time and was training hard in Go Gym and they were kind enough to let us shoot in the Gym in Greystones for a few hours.
Here are a few images from one of my latest shoots with the fantastic Hazel O’Sullivan, shot in Vanilla Nightclub a few months ago. We shot this before Hazel ventured into the Big Brother for her 10 week appearance on the Channel 5 show. This was my 5th shoot with Hazel now and I think it was one of the best yet. We shot these shots for press and to start selling posters to meet the demands of Hazel’s fans for posters. You can view the prints and sizes available for sale HERE
Below is an example of an A1 poster size print available 🙂
This was a popular shoot before it even was released… thanks to twitter. I took the picture of Hazel below to put up on twitter for Hazel to retweet to her fans. Low and behold, it was picked up by the papers and the Irish Daily Star printed the picture the next day. This is one of the con’s of posting images of shoots up on social media, especially if your shooting for press anyway. Normally I would not put up an image of a shoot that was destined for press, or if I do, it would be more of a behind the scenes type shot as opposed a full on shots as below. The lesson to be learned is to crack down tighter on the model’s doing it 🙂
This our second shoot in Vanilla. The first one was for the “Darts Babe” shoot last year. Big thanks once again to Pedro & Ruben for looking after us. Make sure to check out Vanilla if your looking for a good night out in Dublin – http://www.vanillanightclub.com/
Kelly Donegan is on a serious fitness buzz this weather. She is training hard and eating healthy…. basically everything I don’t do. We shot for the Irish Sun as part of a week-long fitness feature that Kelly was doing for the paper. It consisted of a number of days shooting for her in different locations and with different photographers. This particular section was for bikini’s and we shots it in the Botanic Gardens in Dublin.
It was a fantastic day when shooting in the Botanic Gardens….. well it started off raining but the sun came out and lite up the place along with increasing the temperature. The humidity and temperature are the first thing you notice when walking into the giant greenhouse.
The team on the day consisted of a few regulars and one new member. Clothes styling and Hair styling were performed by the Nicole and Shauna Spain duo. Make-up Artist Sharleen Collins was there to make sure that Kelly looked great. Finally, videographer Richard Finlay was there to get footage for the project. He was shooting Kelly at all the various stages of this feature and put together a nice little video as seen below. Check out his webiste here: http://www.brideandgroom.ie/
Here are a few images from a super quick, casual shoot with Catriona Barron from Wexford. I first met Catriona from a group shoot day that rented my studio a few months ago. She was one of the make-up artists on the day. We kept in touch and Catriona liked the idea of getting a few shots done for her self, so here we are.
It is nice to get out of the studio to shot some times. Shooting on location is how I started off before I got developed the studio. I had nearly forgotten what it was like to have to lug speedlights around on lights stands and the challenge of figuring out how to light each unique location…… great fun all together.
The post title might be a little bit misleading in that is not an all natural light shoot. It is a mix of natural light and some very soft fill flash. The walls in this room were white, so they made great natural reflectors for bouncing around some extra flash. The shot does not instantly look like it was flash due to the balance of the flash and the ambient lights and the quality of the light.
I can’t recall exactly the power settings I used, but I can guess is that I wanted it to be about a 1/3 to 1 stop under the ambient. Normally to achieve this I would dial in -1 stop in the flash. However in this case, because there was so much white in the room, the flash was already metering for the white and being roughly a stop under and looked great. So I left it. When technology is working… leave it be 🙂
The other aspect was the quality of the light. This basically how hard or soft it is. The light in these images is very soft. I achieved this by taking the flash and bouncing it off the wall or bit of a wall that was behind me. As the walls are white, light bounces all around the room and does not pick up a colour cast, so all is good.
It was nearly a year since I shot this Vintage Bridal look with Patricia from Distinct Model Management (distinctmodelmanagement.com). It was shoot for retailer, Dirty Fabulous and for the July 2013 edition of online magazine, Zen Africa. We shot it in fabulous surroundings Carton House. Unfortunately the weather was….. pretty awful to say the least on the day of the shoot, so we would not able to make any use of the spectacular grounds. We were confined to this room. It’s a fantastic room, but unfortunately it has been the location for many, many shoots before so it’s always a challenge is those circumstances to try to get shots that at least look a little difference that what has been shot before. Hopefully we achieved that.
The Make-up Artist on this shoot with Anita Adetoye, check out her FaceBook page https://www.facebook.com/AnitaBrowsBeauty. It was my first time working with Anita and she done a great job as the pictures show. Hair styling was not needed on this shoot since Patricia cut her.
It has been a while since I last shot with Lisa Nolan. As I said previously, Lisa was one of the very first people I shot on my own back in the day. Those old shots have long since been confined to the archives…. never to be seen again 🙂 . Back then she was with the Bscene Agency She is with Assets Agency these days doing great for her self. You would have seen her on the TV last year on the ICA Bootcamp along with being a presenter for the online “The Guy Show” on YouTube.
This time we were shooting a piece for the Sunday World back in May. You can check out some of my other published work also.
We were shooting in one of Dublin’s top night venues, Krystle on Harcourt Street, under the Russell Court Hotel. It has been a popular venue for photo shoots in the past, the large green leather chair has been the backdrop for several pictures. With that in mind, I was trying to use other parts of the venue as a backdrop. One such part on offer with this curtain at the side of the VIP room. It match in well with the corset that Lisa was wearing. I love the shot of Lisa above, it a cute laughing shot.
The style team consisted of Laura Mullet as stylist and Julie Caulfield on Hair & Make-Up. This was the first shoot I worked with Laura and I was very impressed with her work. We got on great and have since worked together on a lot of shoots, which will be up on the blog her in good time. Julie of course is no stranger to the blog and needs no introduction at this point. But if it is your first time here, Julie is a top class Make-up artist.
After the shoot, Laura had to head off to do drop backs to Ann Summers, i.e. dropping the clothes she borrowed for the shoot back to the stores where they came from. This is one of the jobs of a stylist… one of the tedious parts for them no doubt. While Laura went away, Lisa and myself headed down to the Hotel for a carvery lunch ( great value for tone of food) and we went through some images.
Below is a shot of me hard at work. This is a behind the scenes shot from Laura’s phone taken pretty close to the time of the actual shot used above. You can’t see it in the set up, but I had a light just behind my left shoulder with a bare reflector for a hard light. You can read more about the shoot from Laura’s point of view on her own blog, Lipstick Gossip.
Any comments or questions, leave them below.