Hello everyone :)
I was thinking it's time to use my blog more often and tell you something about my wonderful experience in London last december.
First photos i've taken were with lovely Liv Olsen MM#2227632
something about dolls. we went to London Eye to take photos!
Make-up & Hairstyle by Sasha Aleksandar MM#2268736
and the dress is by Odoris Floris MM#2304933
this is a beautiful square full of interesting lines really near to London Eye!
this is Pier, my friend. we were trying to fit the dress that was a little bit too large for her. we used her bra to make it more tight! :)
Last couple of shots taken with the carousel!
it was so cold!!! i felt so guilty for Liv because she was freezing... it was 10th december, not a good date to take photos with naked legs and all.. ^^'
the day after Liv's photoshoot, we went to Brighton's Seven Sisters.
It is one of the most beautiful places i've ever seen!
i wanted to go there for a very long time and finally i managed to do it!
i organized something really interesting with two models and the wonderful dresses of a very good stylist based in London, but i got some problems to catch the dresses in time and one of the models was sick...
so we tried to do something with the only one model and the dresses we had with us...
she is the beautiful Kristýna Daňkovà.
it's not the result i wanted firstly but i'm quite satisfied anyway. i think i'll come back one day to take some other photos with a different style :)
it's sure i'll do that!
we were going down when i took this photos. this is the sight from the beach.
this was the first weekend in London.
we saw a fox in front of our apartment. in Italy we're used to see cats and dogs around the city, but not a fox!!! we called her Hermione :) just for fun..
she went closer to us, looking for something to eat and we tought to give her two sausages we had in the fridge. we took it and gave her, and she was so funny with the big sausage in her small mouth :D
on monday 12th,
we started our short course at the Central Saint Martins, one of the coolest art schools ever!
i attended the Fashion Photography school, my two friends attended the Art Direction course.
Both really interesting and useful!
i did a lot of things, i learnt a lot and i took a lot of photos!!!! :)
my tutor was Leigh Keily, go checking his site ;)
in the first days he explained us a lot of things about this job and such. interesting things!
the first photos we took were with Danni Menzie (i really don't know if this is really her name.. ^^'), a commercial model that came at CSM to let us make some practice.
we had only one minute and a half to take some photos with each one of the several fittings. it was something like an exercise for the final shoot, where we had 2 minutes... -.-'
we had also some homeworks. i didn't know it.. ^^'
me and my friends were a little preoccupied because we wanted to go out, to meet people, to go dancing in the night... and we stayed some days at home doing our homeworks.. :)
but one of them was interesting for me.
we had to go out to take some street photos. the lesson finished at 4.30 pm so it was already dark and i decided to take some nocturnal shots. a new thing for me, i've never taken photos by night but always wanted to try..
this is from inside a telephone cabin. i always loved the traditional London telephone cabins, they are so... red.. and red :)
this is a man i found really good to photograph. he didn't notice i took this photo and i took it very quickly in fact..
we were at Leicester Square and around Covent Garden. i remember i was so tired that day..
we were waking up early in the morning every day and every night we were going out to drink one beer.. just because "we are in London! we must go out" ^^'
one day, at CSM, we had the photography studio all for us.. and we saw the phantomatic WIND MACHINE!!! i always dreamt to use it one day!
we obviously used it. so i took some photos of Tiffany, a very nice girl from Canada. she was in the course with me :)
we had a lot of fun!!!!
i love this b/w shots.. i think that the result is beautiful, besides the fact they were completely some "just for fun" shots :)
and finally on 15th, we had the final photoshoot with professional models at CSM.
it was great!
first of all, one of the two models is the winner of the last edition of GREAT BRITAIN AND IRLAND'S NEXT TOP MODEL, Jade Thompson. I had a talk with her outside, while smoking a cigarette and she told me something about the changing in her life after winning the contest. cool! :)
the other model was the adorable Shenyue Ding.
Both of them are in Models1 agency for models, a quite famous one based in the central London.
The first serie was about Beauty. We had two minutes to explain what we want to the model and take the photos. not a simple thing, but i love the result!
This is Shenyue
And this is Jade
After this two series of beauty shots, we did something fashion..
And finally something with both the models, Jade and Shenyue. I really enjoyed take photos with both of them :) just wanted from them to have fun too..
and i'm so satisfied about the final result!
this is the whole group. From left to right:
Evan Huang (make-up & hairstyle) he's a real genius!
Russell Philip Peek (styling)
and finally my tutor of the whole course, Leigh Keily.
I must admit it: i had a lot of fun in the course, and i'm so happy about all these new photos of mine!
Another nice thing about the course was that we were 10 in total and everyone of us come from a different place.. i was the only italian girl and i was very grateful about that (it has been really important to me for improving my english etc).
we were from all the corners of the world, Italy (me), Thailand, Canada, Estonia, Ucraina, Russia, Chile, Hong Kong, Sheffield, Brighton... so cool! i really liked this thing! :)
The course finished on friday, 16th.
We had the whole saturday (i had no photos, but just because unfortunately the model was sick.. hope i'll take some photos with her another time in London, because she is so beautiful, talented and particular!) to go shopping! :)
my friend Pier bought too many things and spent too much money so it finished i took his credits cards and didn't give them to him until the night ^^'
i bought the most beautiful coat ever ;)
on sunday i had the last photoshoot with the great Holly! :) (you can take a look at her on ModelMayhem, she's IvoryFlame http://www.modelmayhem.com/362051)
i'm still working on these last photos since i had a lot of work when i came back from London.
just a backstage photo, to start :)
I hope i'll manage to finish working on these last photos soon, so i can share them with you ;)
absolutely one of the most "creative" experiences in my life ^^