Category Archives: p.004 CONTRASTING~emotions

Meet: Rachel


Date of shoot: 23rd March 2012

If I didn’t know better, I’d say Rachel was a gift from the heavens – such a bright girl, so bubbly and so enthusiastic with an infectious sense of humour and a stonking attitude to life. Beautiful too.

We started off our time together working on CONTRASTING~emotions, but very quickly got side-tracked into terribly interesting vignettes and segues – which, I hope you’ll agree, have produced some great shots.

Apologies, though, for the length of this post – there were so many good or interesting photos that I found it too difficult to cull them, so I’ve included all the ones I like! Hope you’ll bear with me…

I’ve also posted some of them in black & white – do you think they work? Do you prefer them to the colour ones?

I very much hope to work with Rachel again and have already started thinking about some ideas that I’d like to try (and some I’d like to re-visit) …

As always, a wonderful thank you to Rachel for giving up her time and energy!

Sam x

Meet: Cassandra


Date of shoot: 23rd March 2012

Cassandra is an actress, and a skilled one at that – you can certainly tell from the pictures that she was able to get ‘in the moment’, and all with very little direction from me…

She doesn’t normally pose for photos, so I really appreciate the opportunity – and the advice from a ‘seasoned pro’ on how to improve my sessions :)

As always, these are my favourites – to be compiled into CONTRASTING~emotions in due course…

Hope you enjoy them,

Sam x

Another exciting day!

I am just so fortunate to be surrounded by like-minded people, interested in creating something from nothing and enjoying the process of doing so.

Not to mention the great weather we have in London today – what could be better than zipping around London, enjoying the sunshine and meeting new and exciting people?

The morning has been fantastic as I got to work with Cassandra on the CONTRASTING~emotions project. This afternoon promises to be good too, with a meeting with Rachel on the cards that will hopefully include some outdoor shots and perhaps a delve into a project or two of mine…

As soon as the pictures are ready, I’ll pop them up here :)

Sam x

… but can you talk the talk?

For my CONTRASTING~emotions project, I have decided to pre-record the scenario descriptions and set them to music – to hopefully help better create the desired atmosphere.

If you, or someone you know, are a budding voice over artist – or would simply like to get involved and have a go at recording something for me – then please do get in touch.

I will, of course, be crediting everyone involved in the project so your efforts will not go unnoticed!

Thank you in advance,

Sam x

Meet: Ann


Date of shoot: 16th March 2012

Wow, what a morning.

I have just spent a most pleasant couple of hours with Ann – a most interesting and accommodating young lady who was just a joy to work with.

A little about Ann: she’s 22, recently moved to London from Edinburgh (about 9 months ago) and is currently working as a researcher / waitress with aspirations for – as yet unknown – greatness.

As you can see from this selection of shots, we had a lot of fun working on the CONTRASTING~emotions project and exploring various other shots and locations. We got through a lot of ‘costumes’ too, which was amazing fun.

By the way. these are just a few of my favourites from the shoot – in time, CONTRASTING~emotions will flesh out more fully…

I think my favourite features of hers are her eyes and her teeth, plus the contrast of her dark, reckless hair against her pure face.

Am very much hoping that we will get to meet up again – there were many shots we didn’t have time to get to and many other ideas yet to explore…

Thank you again, Ann, for giving up your precious time!

Sam x