04 May 2009

Behind the Scenes - Brown Book Part 2

For the Brown-book magazine spread I did my duties of styling the shoot as well as taking the behind-the-scene shots of the images for my selfish blog purposes. Brownbook magazine commissioned me to style a London story, and it doesn't get anymore London than the Southbank. You've got the London Eye, the Thames River, the Skater area under Southbank, tourist attractions in the form of street performances, and a beautiful English model from Manchester called Rozie. This was my first time shooting on-location in cold harsh weather, and not in the studio or in a indoor studio. It was an amazing experience, starting at 10 am in Kentish Town taking the tube to Embankment and then walking up to the bridge (or rather taking the smelly elevator to the bridge) and starting our shoot by mapping out a day in the corners and shafts of the Southbank. What was great about the shoot was the immediate vibrancy of the atmosphere, crowds stopped and stalked us whilst working, the annoying side was finding places to change the model (starbucks toilet, eat toilet, in a tunnel at the Southbank were some of them) and lugging around suitcases and camera equipment up and down stairs. Overall it was an exciting experience, Rozie entertained us with funny stories of Carolina Herrera (who she modeled for) and we had a good laugh at skater boys who were drooling over her. Can't wait for the images to come out! 

Beautiful Rozie 
First shot, over the bridge

Snuggled in her sweater between shots 
The crowds we attracted for our shot - had to pay the clown a fiver to pose

Moisturizing Rozie's legs- ah the duties of the stylist 

Amazing graffiti images in skater corner in Southbank 

Piling our stuff whilst having a warm lunch in Eat ! 

The crowds we attracted while shooting

Silly boys walking into our last shot