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Thursday, 12 November 2009

I am Set To Model For Blakemore Photography 2010

I have been asked to model for a 7 photo fashion shoot for Blakemore Photography in 2010. They will be covering different aspects of fashion and the photographs will be taken in "Liquid Light Format" and "Digital" The photogrpahs will be taken over a few weeks, leaving enough room in between for photographs to be sorted and printing. As liquid light is not the easiest nor the quickes process in the world, but it does looks splendid.
This will be an ongoing blog. It will be kept up to date with any meetings had regarding this project and in 2010 hopefully the photographs will be shared with you on here.

"I'm very excited for this future project. It is something I haven't done much of and I will really learn from the experience. I am getting together with Jo the photographer the end of this year to discuss plans for the shoot. Outfits, locations and poses. I'm on the look out for some brilliant examples of fashion photographs in magazines so that I can give 100% in 2010!"

Here are some examples of Blakemore Photography's work (Please click to enlarge!):

A link is soon to be added to Webpage.

1st December 2009
Meeting regarding Shoot

So we have now had a meeting to disuss the shots going to be taken for the final shoot. After much great diliberation I believe that Jo is going to be taken the shots in derelict buildings. Originally there was talk of taking quite contraversial shots such as a rocker at a ballet class or a Ballroom Dancer on a bike but we are now finalised on the shoot being in rundown buildings. I am growing ever more excited about this project as it really is a first for me. Modelling is not something that I have really ever done before so I'll give it my best shot and see how it goes.

Photography Method: Liquid Light Photogrpahy. The photograph below is an example of Liquid Light Photography!

I have been informed that Jo's Website will soon be up and running!

12th December
First 2 Shots Of Shoot

This shots are to be taken in the Studio. The first 2 of 6 photographs. I believe the first shot is going to focus greatly on the geek chic stlye and look. So bring on those thick rimmed glasses and slimey slicked hair hey? And the second a very simular shot to that on the front cover of Cheryl Coles Album. I'm growing ever more excited about this shoot. It should be great fun with a brilliant outcome.


So the 12th of December has been and gone and left a big batch of photographs behind. So first day in the studio and I loved it! It was great! Un-fortunatley we could only shoot one fo the photographs (Geek Chic Shot) Due to a costume failure on the other, so that is to be re-shot on the 14th December 09. Jo (photographer) Managed to shoot a large number of the photographs on digital to for my benefit. I have managed to get a copy of a few photographs (digital) already. I am aware that the final final final outcome will be the photo's in Liquid Light Format but they are not going to completed untill the new year!
Here are a few examples of 12th January Shoot!
(Not the greatest quality as I have emailed them to myself via Blackberry. But as soon as I have high quality versions I will replace them, No worries) But here is an idea.

These are just a few but I am looking to get them all up on this blog and onto my website when the shoot is finished and I have my hands on High Quality Copies!

13th December OUTCOME
Fascinator Shoot

So back to the studio and back behind the lens. We managed to sort the constume problem out and got started straight away. The shots look great. So once we managed to get the Fascinator shot that Jo wanted, we had a little play around in the studio. Taking random photographs and strking random poses. Another brilliant day in the studio and another batch of fantastic photographs. Same story goes with these though, I can only put up the shots that I have at present.
Here are a few examples of 13th January Shoot
(Not the greatest quality as I have emailed them to myself via Blackberry. But as soon as I have high quality versions I will replace them, No worries) But here is an idea.

Baby Trap Booby Trap! The Real Story of A Teenage Dad
Local Performance About Teenage Pregnancies

She's well fit isn't she? But are you ready to become a Dad? The teenage pregnancy team, NHS Walsall, want to make sure you can make good choices, and have produced this comic so you can find out what becoming a A Dad could really be like!

David Reynolds and I took this comic and wrote a script based on the storyline to perform today. We were performing the piece to people from the NHS, Council, Schools, Colleges, Parents, Teenagers. Our job was to bring the comic to life. To present it on stage. So that's what we did. we produced a short peice to display the rights and complications of becoming teenage parent, mainly aimed at teenage fathers.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Rent Video Footage Is Complete
Wed 11th Nov 2.30pm & 7.30pm.Thurs 12th Nov 7.30pm Fri 13th Nov 5pm & 8.30pm Sat 14th Nov 5pm & 8.30pm

After a whole night of working on the video footage for the muscial RENT for Puch Theatre Compnay. As in a WHOLE night. It is now complete and ready to be used! (hopefully I will have the video file on here soon)

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Filth - The Mary White House Story Repeat on BBC 4

5th November , BBC 4, 10.00pm (repeat)

I will be honest it came as a bit of a shock to me. I didn't have a clue this was going to be on tonight. But brilliant that it was, un-fortunatley I missed it due to a showing of "The Corner Shop" with Foursight Theatre Company. Hope you all enjoyed it!

Here is the link to view it:

In 1963 an unknown housewife and teacher from the Midlands, Mary Whitehouse, embarked on a mission to clean up British television. Her crusade led her into battle with the man she held responsible for a tide of 'filth' - Sir Hugh Carleton-Greene, Director-General of the BBC.

With Julie Walters starring as Mary Whitehouse and Hugh Bonneville as her arch enemy, this is a drama inspired by real events that brings life to the battle for Britain's morals.